How Pearson plans to avoid another PARCC exam crash

Inside Pearson's command center NJ Advance Media received a rare tour of Pearson's command center one day before the company's PARCC exams crashed in New Jersey. IOWA CITY -- Everything appeared to be running smoothly Tuesday morning inside the testing command center of Pearson, the world's largest education company. At the sprawling facility here on the…

Law requring N.J. police cars to have cameras is unconstitutional, council rules

TRENTON -- A New Jersey law requiring all new police vehicles be equipped with mobile camera systems has been struck down after a state panel found it created an unconstitutional financial burden on local governments. The Council on Local Mandates -- a little-known body that reviews laws to make sure they're in line with the state…

PARCC error means lost funds, rescheduling, frustration, school officials say

Schools across the state scrambled this morning as teachers and students attempted to log in to the testing platform for PARCC exams but couldn't due to a technical error, forcing testing to be postponed. State Education Commissioner David Hespe called the tech issue "totally unacceptable," and said it was a problem with Pearson, the company that…

NJ Class Suits Over E-Commerce Disclaimers Causing Stir

Companies engaged in e-commerce in New Jersey are being hit with class action suits claiming their terms of service violate a state consumer protection law enacted when Ronald Reagan was president—and the litigation is causing concern in the business community.

N.J. schools postpone PARCC testing after technical error

New Jersey schools were forced to postpone state testing for some students this morning because of a technical error that prevented students from logging in to the computerized exams. The error left students sitting at their desks looking at blank screens instead of the math and English tests, called the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for…

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