TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie announced New Jersey will be the first East Coast state to participate in the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship program.
The governor held a news conference Friday saying he’s “proud to have that distinction” for the Garden State. The fellowship program provides $30,000 stipends for teachers to work at certain at-risk schools under three-year contracts.
“We’re reaffirming our commitment to investing in teacher talent,” Christie said.
Officials say the program’s goal Is to provide strong math and science teachers in understaffed schools.
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"Gov. Chris Christie says he won’t campaign for the Republican gubernatorial candidate in New York because the cause is hopeless: Gov. Andrew Cuomo is ahead by more than 30 points. But he will campaign in New Hampshire, over and over, where the Republican is also trailing by more than 30 points. What’s the reason? It may be that New Hampshire holds the nation’s first presidential primary. It may be that he doesn’t want to mess with Cuomo, who knows where the skeletons are buried at the Port Authority. But one thing is certain: Gov. Straight Talk is spinning again. And it seems to be habit-forming." - columnist Tom Moran- Star-Ledger
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