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The Assembly Chambers at the Statehouse
The Assembly Chambers at the Statehouse (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Lawmaker seeks dialogue with NJEA on pension reform

Many New Jerseyans want the state to make full payments into the public employees pension system, but the Garden State simply does not have the money, according to a legislator who is working on new pension reforms.

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Gov. Chris Christie delivers his budget address
Gov. Chris Christie (Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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Christie’s Proposals Could Lead to Rifts with Union Leaders [AUDIO]

During his budget address, Gov. Chris Christie trumpeted the idea of expanding educational opportunities, proposing $5 million in grants for schools to come up with different ideas about lengthening the school day, but he didn't offer specifics about how the state would pay for having children in school for more hours.

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School Classroom
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Educators Open to Christie’s School Proposal [VIDEO/AUDIO/POLL]

One of the highlights of Gov. Chris Christie's State of the State address Tuesday was his call for a longer school day and school year in New Jersey. His comments received immediate reaction from professionals in the field.

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Special Interests Set Record For Political Spending in NJ [AUDIO]

NEW JERSEY 101.5

Cynics who believe politics is all about money, may have some proof to support their claims.

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images
Tim Boyle, Getty Images
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Most Teachers Buying School Supplies with Their Own Money [AUDIO]

Parents are not the only ones doing back to school shopping, teachers are also hitting the stores to buy supplies for their classrooms, and paying largely out of their own pocket.

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Screen shot from NJEA video
Screen shot from NJEA video (NJEA)
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NJEA Attacks Christie In Public School Campaign [VIDEO]

 New Jersey's largest teachers union is out with two new TV ads it says are part of a campaign started nearly 20 years ago to promote public education.

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Barbara Buono addresses the NJEA
Barbara Buono addresses the NJEA (YouTube)
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NJEA Endorses Buono For Governor

The New Jersey Education Association has endorsed Democrat Barbara Buono for Governor.

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Wendell Steinhauer
Wendell Steinhauer (NJEA)
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NJEA Backs 3 Gun Bills Pending In Legislature

New Jersey's largest teachers union is officially backing three of the more than 20 gun measures approved by the state Assembly and awaiting action in the Senate.

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Governor Chris Christie
Governor's Office/Tim Larsen
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Chris Christie Wants Teachers In School Next Week [AUDIO]

Yesterday, the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) canceled its annual teachers' convention in Atlantic City for the first time in 158 years because of the damage caused by super-storm Sandy.

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New Jersey Education Association President Barbara Keshishian (center)
New Jersey Education Association President Barbara Keshishian (center) (Facebook)
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Teachers Convention Canceled In Wake Of Sandy

The New Jersey public teachers union has canceled its annual convention for the first time in 158 years because of Sandy.

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