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A later Labor Day this year means early school start dates in many New Jersey districts.
Most of the state’s schools usually open in the days after the end-of-summer holiday. But with it coming later this year, many districts are opening for classes this week.
Labor Day fell on Sept. 1 last year; this year it’s Sept. 7.
Here’s a look at what’s changing in public schools across the state.read more
A group of New Jersey parents is suing New Jersey’s Department of Education over the use of new state exams and SAT and ACT tests to determine whether students meet graduation requirements.read more
Shavar Jeffries, an attorney who lost his bid to be mayor of Newark, N.J., is the new president of Democrats for Education Reform, the Los Angeles Times has learned.
Jeffries is black. His appointment comes as the self-titled education reform movement tries to look more like the children it aims to uplift.read more