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NJ man sentenced in fatal college party shooting

7-24-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for his role in the fatal shooting of a New Jersey college student from Virginia. The Essex County prosecutor's office says Marcus J. Bascus was sentenced Thursday after pleading ...

Feds launch investigation into Newark schools

7-23-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal officials are investigating after parents alleged that Newark's school re-organization plan discriminates against black students. The U.S. Education Department's Office of Civil Rights says it is investigating whether ...

South Jersey teacher accused of sex assault

7-23-14
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors in Cape May County are accusing a Middle Township High School teacher of having sex with a student. Authorities have charged 34-year-old Joseph Towns with sexual assault, criminal sexual contact, child ...
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Kids Count Report Ranks NJ 8th in Child Well-Being

7-22-14
According to the Kids Count Data Book, New Jersey ranked eighth in child well-being, down from last year's rank of five.

Catholic school changing name amid fewer students

7-22-14
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Ocean County's only Catholic high school is changing its name as it deals with declining enrollment. Monsignor Donovan High School in Toms River will be known as Donovan Catholic. Principal Edward Gere tells the Asbury ...

Life experiences to count for college credits

7-18-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Five New Jersey colleges are experimenting with offering students college credits for showing what they have learned from their jobs and life experience. Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno announced the pilot program Thursday at Thomas ...

NJ teacher sentenced for sex talk with students

7-18-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A teacher and former councilman in Camden County who admitted he engaged in inappropriate sexual communications with 17 male students is going to prison. A judge on Friday sentenced Charles Reilly to 15 years behind bars. He had ...

Janitor blamed for NJ school fire to retire

7-17-14
EDISON, N.J. (AP) — The janitor accused of causing a fire that burned down a central New Jersey school has resigned in order to retire. The Edison school board on Tuesday accepted Jerome Higgins' resignation. Board president Veena Iyer tells the ...

Rutgers tuition, fee to rise by about 2 percent

7-16-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Tuition and fees are going up at New Jersey's flagship university for the upcoming school year. The Rutgers University Board of Governors voted Wednesday to raise tuition by about 2 percent for the 2014-2015 academic ...

Teens charged in NJ school prank appear in court

7-16-14
TEANECK, N.J. (AP) — Three former students charged after a senior prank that went awry at a northern New Jersey high school have chosen to enter a pretrial intervention program for first-time offenders. The Record (http://bit.ly/1sp71ds) reports ...