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New Jersey school choice advocate: Caps hold students back

By   /  November 30, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog, New Jersey  /  No Comments

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“The program is stagnant,” said Valarie Smith of the N.J. Interdistrict Public School Choice Association. “We’ve been trying to work with the state for the last year, but the caps are holding the districts back.”

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New Jersey parents want to end last-in-first-out for teacher layoffs

By   /  November 16, 2016  /  Education, Judiciary, National, New Jersey, News  /  No Comments

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To the casual observer, a law requiring layoffs of competent teachers while ineffective teachers stay employed might not seem like it is in the best interest of students. Enter the state of New Jersey, where the law requires exactly that. So six parents from Newark filed a lawsuit this month challenging the constitutionality of the state’s […]

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Outlook for lame-duck action on online gambling gets fuzzier

By   /  November 11, 2016  /  National, Nevada, New Jersey, News, Regulations, Technology  /  No Comments

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“He’s trying to stop online gambling because he wants people to go to Vegas and his hotel and gamble down with him,” Williams said. “I don’t begrudge him that, but just don’t use the federal government to try to get legislation passed to protect your own interests.”

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Court rejects Dems’ poll-watching case against GOP

By   /  November 7, 2016  /  National, New Jersey, News, Politics & Elections, Texas  /  No Comments

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In a hyper-partisan poll-watching case, a federal judge denied a Democratic Party bid to sanction the Republican National Committee on Election Day eve.

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In double standard, Dems sue GOP over poll monitoring

By   /  November 3, 2016  /  Arizona, National, Nevada, New Jersey, News, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Politics & Elections, Voter Fraud  /  No Comments

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A court ruling that outlaws “ballot security” efforts by the Republican National Committee gives the Democratic National Committee free rein to run its own election-watch operations. Under the decree, the RNC must obtain the Democrats’ approval before training and placing poll watchers or conducting other forms of election-integrity operations.

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Nanny State of the Week: New Jersey’s great leaf-blowing war

By   /  October 24, 2016  /  Nanny State of the Week, New Jersey, News  /  No Comments

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Fall brings temperate weather, changing colors, falling leaves and — if the nannies in New Jersey have anything to say about it — backbreaking labor.

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