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Puerto Rico university students launch protest

4-23-14
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Students at Puerto Rico's largest public university have launched a 24-hour protest following talks about a tuition increase. The protest was called even though officials at the University of Puerto Rico have extended ...

Rutgers names new chancellor for Camden campus

4-23-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — The dean of the University of Maryland's law school has been named the new chancellor for Rutgers University's Camden campus. Phoebe Haddon will start in New Jersey on July 1. Her appointment was announced Wednesday by ...
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Parents Claim School District Discourages Blacks from Taking AP Classes

4-22-14
Parents of students in the South Orange/Maplewood school district say black students are discouraged from taking harder Advanced Placement courses.
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NJIT Launches New Jersey Innovation Institute

4-22-14
The New Jersey Innovation Institute, a non-profit spinoff of NJIT, will allow those involved to work more freely with private corporations.
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School Board Assoc. Director: 15% Voter Turnout for April Elections

4-22-14
New Jersey School Board Association Deputy Executive Director Frank Belluscio says only 15 percent of registered voters come out for April school district elections.
Sophie Sabin, an eighth-grader at Philip's Academy Charter School in Newark is one of nine youth journalists.

Newark Student Reporter Honored as #NextGen Public Media Producer

4-22-14
Sophie Sabin, an eighth-grader at Philip's Academy Charter School in Newark, is one of 11 youth journalists named PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs All-Stars.

Maine theater troupe says school ruined costumes

4-21-14
BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — A Maine theater company is suing a New Jersey school district with a complaint that the school damaged costumes loaned for a production of the musical comedy "Spamalot." Brunswick-based Maine State Music Theatre is suing ...

NJBEST college savings plan fees cut in half

4-21-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Investors in New Jersey's 529 college savings plan will now have more money to put toward their children's college expenses. The management fees for the New Jersey Better Educational Savings Trust (NJBEST) are being cut in half ...

New Jersey school sued over ‘under God’ in pledge

4-21-14
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A family is suing a New Jersey school district, contending that the phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance is discriminatory toward atheist children. The lawsuit against the Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District ...

New Jersey students to map 150-year-old shipwreck

4-21-14
GALLOWAY, N.J. (AP) — Students from a New Jersey college are preparing to spend the summer delving into details of a 150-year-old shipwreck in the Atlantic Ocean. The students are to use sonar and other equipment to map the site of the steamship ...