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From Rags to Rowan: President Ali Houshmand

Education helped Ali Houshmand escape poverty in Iran. Now he is thriving as the new president of a growing university.

By Robert Strauss

The New PARCC Tests: Are We Ready?

The Common Core program calls for new standardized tests. As New Jersey schools prepare for high-tech testing, some educators are asking: Why the rush?

By Neil deMause

The Great Debate on School Reform

School reform is an ongoing point of contention that sparks plenty of debate. We asked commentators Bob Braun and Jonathan Alter to face off on the issue.

A Dozen Kids, and a Bushel of Timeless Ideas

The Gilbreth family, best known for the book "Cheaper by the Dozen," made a happy home in Montclair.

By Sharon Hazard


Chef Ryan DePersio and his partners grab the spotlight with Battello in Jersey City.

By Pat Tanner, Eric Levin

Asbury Park's Twin Tragedies

80 years ago, an off-shore disaster in Asbury Park made national headlines.

By Jacqueline Mroz

When Fondue Won't Do: Inner Mongolian Hot Pot

“The Applebee’s of China” brings hot pot—Inner Mongolia’s signature style of communal cooking—to Edison, and the place is packed.

By Tammy La Gorce

The Extra Mile: Seeds of Hope 2014

Our annual Seeds of Hope awards honor exceptional New Jersey volunteers who go above and beyond the call. Read about our five honorees.

A Familiar Voice is Signing Off

1010 WINS morning news anchor Judy DeAngelis will hang up her headset for good after an illustrious 36-year broadcast career.

By Art Petrosemolo

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