Late Labor Day means early school starts for some New Jersey students

News 12 has the latest in back-to-school food,

News 12 has the latest in back-to-school food, fashion and fun!

EDISON - A late Labor Day means early school start dates in many New Jersey districts.

Most of the state's schools usually open in the days after the end-of-summer holiday. But with it coming late this year, many districts are opening for classes this week.

The new year is bringing major changes in Newark, the state's largest district. Former state Education Commissioner Christopher Cerf is the new school superintendent there, replacing embattled Cami Anderson. Officials are also working on a plan to get the district out from under state control.

One other high-profile education announcement will not mean an immediate change.

Gov. Chris Christie says New Jersey should back away from the contentions national Common Core curriculum standards. But the state is just now forming a task force to review the standards.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 Police investigating overnight shooting in Paterson
South Brunswick's Mohammed Sanu from the Falcons is 2 Falcons, Patriots coaches guest coach at Rutgers' spring game
Eric Schneider is today's Scholar Athlete. 3 Scholar Athlete - Eric Schneider
Some of the residents who were evacuated after 4 Some Passaic fire victims return to collect belongings
Markis McDuffie is today's Scholar Athlete. 5 Scholar Athlete: Markis McDuffie

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE