|5-16-16 Education in the News|
NJ Spotlight--The List: 10 Schools That Make the Grade for Student Scores in Advanced Classes
Students across the state are taking Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate tests to earn college credit or graduate early
For the past two weeks, thousands of New Jersey high school students have spent hours at a time taking difficult tests -- not ones they were forced to take to graduate or get into college, but ones that they chose to take.
High school students take Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams to try to earn college credit for classes in history, math, languages, sciences, English, and electives and possibly graduate earlier.
Colleen O'Dea | May 16, 2016
Jersey Journal--Sweeney says lawmakers 'very close' to unveiling plan that would change how school funding is allocated
BAYONNE -- Senate President Steve Sweeney and state Sen. Jennifer Beck (R-Monmouth) are "very close" to unveiling a plan that would change how money is allocated among New Jersey schools, Sweeney said this week.
During an event at a Bayonne school on Wednesday, 31st District Assemblyman Nicholas Chiaravalloti asked Sweeney (D-Gloucester) to push for more state funding for the chronically underfunded Bayonne school district.
In response, Sweeney said lawmakers "made mistakes with school funding formulas, but we are very close to coming and presenting something."
Sweeney spokesman Richard McGrath later confirmed that Sweeney was referring to a potentially controversial bipartisan plan that he and Beck have been working on that they say would make school funding more equitable.
Jonathan Lin | The Jersey Journal| May 13, 2016 at 9:08 PM
Garden State Coalition of Schools