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Defining the Diploma: A Roundtable on High School Graduation Issues

Commissioner Repollet and high school principals talk about the move away from PARCC and other central questions concerning graduation in NJ

Lamont Repollet
State Education Commissioner Lamont Repollet

State Education Commissioner Lamont Repollet discussed the future of high school graduation in New Jersey at a roundtable hosted by NJ Spotlight last week. The roundtable, at Union County’s Academy for the Performing Arts, was the first in a four-part series, Defining the New Jersey High School Diploma. Joining Repollet in the discussion were three prominent high school principals.


Dr. Lamont O. Repollet, Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Education

Karen A. Bingert, Principal, Hillsborough High School

Akbar Cook, Principal, West Side High School, Newark,

Michael Parent, Ed.D, Principal, Passaic County Technical Institute


John Mooney, Education Reporter, NJ Spotlight

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