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Education

Gov. Murphy signs bill expanding veteran access to vocational education

“Our veterans have made incredible sacrifices and put their lives on the line for our country, but they’re all too often unable to find work after leaving the military,” Sen. Vin Gopal, a sponsor of the legislation, said in a statement. “With this law, we will give our faithful service members a leg up on getting the education they need to transition back into civilian life and build a successful career.”

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Poll: Most New Jerseyans perceive no school segregation

“Despite being one of the most diverse states in the country, research shows New Jersey has the sixth-highest level of segregation of black students and the seventh-highest level for Latin-American students,” said Ashley Koning, assistant research professor and director of the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling at Rutgers University–New Brunswick.

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Barbara George Johnson, executive director, John S. Watson Institute for Public Policy at Thomas Edison State University.

‘Build that table’ (access required)

Barbara George Johnson, executive director of the John S. Watson Institute for Public Policy at Thomas Edison State University in Trenton, hopes to serve as an inspiration for women to move forward, and a conduit to help them in their own careers. At the Leading Women Entrepreneurs Force for Change event on Nov. 14 in Newark, she and other successful women will connect with and learn from each other.

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