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A student takes the PARCC test
A student takes the PARCC test (CBS New York)
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The PARCC debate rages on with round two underway

The second round of the controversial Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers testing is underway this week in New Jersey classrooms. There remains a fair amount of parental and legislative opposition to the exams, but the state's education commissioner has defended the tests in hearings before Senate and the Assembly committees.

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East Brunswick's Jax performs Kelly Clarkson's "Beautiful Disaster" on "American Idol"
East Brunswick's Jax performs Kelly Clarkson's "Beautiful Disaster" on "American Idol" (YouTube)
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Jersey girl Jax returns home after latest ‘American Idol’ triumph

Jersey Girl Jax will be honored by her hometown Friday when she returns to the Garden State. She took one step closer to the American Idol finals this week, becoming the only woman in the competition's top 4.

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Preventing school violence: NJ event teams educators with officers

School violence cannot be avoided entirely, but through a conscious effort from school staff and law enforcement, today's students can be safer than in the past.

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Damage from Superstorm Sandy in Point Pleasant
Damage from Superstorm Sandy in Point Pleasant (Dennis Malloy, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Letters will soon be sent to Sandy victims about reopening claims

Beginning next month, thousands of Hurricane Sandy victims will begin receiving letters asking whether they want to reopen damage claims if they feel their initial claim was wrongfully denied or they don't believe they received a fair settlement.

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Education commissioner repeats warning regarding state aid, PARCC

Instead of backing away from threats to withhold school aid for districts that fail to have 95 percent of their students take the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers tests, New Jersey Education commissioner David Hespe doubled down Tuesday and repeated a warning to the State Senate Budget Committee.

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Mariusz Malkowski
Mariusz Malkowski (Fibaro)
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2 New Jersey survivors returning from Mount Everest avalanche

A Brick family is awaiting the return of their oldest daughter, who was hiking in Nepal when a powerful earthquake devastated the country on Saturday.

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A beautiful spring day today, big changes tomorrow

Thermometers will climb into the 70s across most of New Jersey today, but tomorrow will feature clouds, showers, and cooler temperatures.

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Mild finish to April, showery start to May

New Jersey will experience beautiful spring weather for the next two days before the forecast becomes muddled with clouds and showers as April becomes May.

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(Photo By: Kira Buxton, Townsquare Media NJ)
(Photo By: Kira Buxton, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Gov. Christie says he feels ‘successful’ but not ‘wealthy’

Gov. Chris Christie has gone on record as saying he doesn't consider himself to be a wealthy man, even though he and his wife have earned about $700,000 annually for the past several years.

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Chris Christie responds to a question from Townsquare Media's Eric Scott. (Photo By: Kira Buxton, Townsquare Media NJ)
Chris Christie responds to a question from Townsquare Media's Eric Scott. (Photo By: Kira Buxton, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Christie strategist – Running for president is ‘deeply personal’

Mike DuHaime, Gov. Chris Christie's longtime advisor and top political strategist said the decision of whether or not to run for president in 2016 is tougher to make than most people might think.

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Volunteers carry the body of a victim on a stretcher, recovered from the debris of a building that collapsed after an earthquake  in Kathmandu, Nepal. (AP Photo/ Niranjan Shrestha)
Volunteers carry the body of a victim on a stretcher, recovered from the debris of a building that collapsed after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal. (AP Photo/ Niranjan Shrestha)
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New Jerseyans join efforts to assist Nepal earthquake victims

New Jerseyans are joining in the international effort to assist the victims of the Nepal disaster. A powerful earthquake, measured at 7.8 on the Richter scale, struck this already-impoverished country Saturday.

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Gov. Chris Christie appears Townsquare Media's on "Ask the Governor" on Monday, April 27, 2015 (Photo By: Kira Buxton, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Christie says sagging poll numbers won’t change his approach

As he continues to mull a run for the White House in 2016, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s approval numbers continue to sag, but the governor says he won't let his actions be dictated by poll results.

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