Over 60,000 New Jersey Students Take Part in Field Test of Online PARCC Exams

More than 62,000 New Jersey elementary and high school students were part of the nation’s first large-scale test of the online PARCC exams, an early trial that officials are calling a success -- despite some glitches. Via NJ Spotlight.


NJ Set E-Filing Record for Filing Tax Returns

New Jersey actually has set a record number of electronic filings this year, according to an IRS spokesman. We have received the most electronic file returns that we have ever received in the history of electronic filing. We received 3.1 million tax returns, and that’s out of 3.5 million that we projected for the entire year.”


Jefferson Twp Students Awarded Best in Nation Prize for App Design

Middle School students in Jefferson are being honored today for their app design, “Super Science Girl,” one of eight winners in the national Verizon innovative App Challenge.


Policy Experts Call for Easier Access to Healthcare Data for Research

Dr. Jeffrey Brenner, a leader in coordinating healthcare initiatives in Camden, said legislation is needed to make data more easily accessible to researchers, who can spend years trying to access the information they need. Layers of security protect data, under federal privacy laws, and the fact that data for individual patients is kept by several different state agencies complicates efforts to improve access.Via NJSpotlight.


Hespe Assures Senate Panel PARCC is on Track, Despite Lingering Doubts

It looks like PARCC testing is on track but Technology readiness remains largest concern, with recent reports showing only 70 percent of field trials were up to the task, says John Moony via NJSpotlight





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