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Disabled students gain equal access to athletics

6-19-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie recalled what a big part organized sports played in his early life as he signed a bill granting disabled students equal access to school athletics. Christie signed the bill Thursday the last full ...

State senate votes to expand Rutgers board

6-19-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's state Senate has approved expanding the Rutgers Board of Governors to give elected officials more control over who makes decisions for the state's flagship university. Under a bill adopted Thursday, there would be ...
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Special Olympics Athletes Take to the Soccer Field

6-18-14
The Unified Soccer competition of the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games was held in West Windsor.

New Jersey releases newest student health survey

6-18-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's latest student health survey finds fewer students are drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes and using drugs. But the number of students who say they were bullied hasn't changed since 2009 and many students continue ...
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Athletes Show Talents in Special Olympics Gymnastics Competition

6-17-14
Meet New Jersey's Special Olympics gymnastics team, who call themselves the Fab Five.

Bill delays new tests to evaluate NJ teachers

6-17-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Assembly has passed a bill that would delay the use of new standardized tests to evaluate teachers in New Jersey. The measure, which cleared the lower house by a 72-4 vote on Monday, also would create a task force to review ...

Red Bank substitute teacher arrested

6-17-14
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have accused a 37-year-old with having sex with a 16-year-old female student when he was a substitute teacher at Red Bank Regional High School. Monmouth County prosecutors have charged Darnell Lewis with sexual ...
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2014 Special Olympics USA Games Are Underway After Ceremony

6-16-14
The opening ceremony for the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games was held Sunday night at the Prudential Center in Newark, officially kicking off the games.
Manuel "Manny" Jimenez participates in the Adaptive Scuba for Soldiers Program at CentraState. Photo courtesy of Melissa Baratta.

CentraState Offers Scuba Diving Program for Wounded Veterans

6-16-14
New Jersey scuba diving instructor Stewart Snyder leads the Adaptive Scuba for Soldiers Program at CentraState Healthcare that teaches wounded veterans how to scuba dive and certifies them.

Christie keeps focus on higher education

6-16-14
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is keeping his focus on higher education. The governor attended a ground breaking ceremony for a chemistry building on Rutgers University's Piscataway campus Monday. The $115 million project is ...