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High School Nurses, Counselors Receive Free Overdose Antidote

12-8-16
School nurses and counselors got free boxes of Narcan spray, used to reverse opioid overdoses. The drug epidemic now looms over New Jersey classrooms, reportedly with ODs in Ocean and Camden County high schools.

Students Call for President to Name Rutgers Sanctuary Campus

12-6-16
Chanting students staged a sit-in at the Rutgers Board of Governors meeting after President Robert Barchi offered to protect unauthorized immigrant students, but refused to officially designate the university a “Sanctuary Campus.”

Drone Technology Takes Off in New Jersey

12-5-16
Top researchers from NJ schools met with legislators to talk about research, development and new applications for drone technology.

NJ Schools Can Hire Retired Police Officers for Security

12-2-16
A new law gives districts the ability to hire specially trained, retired police officers for security at public and private schools and on community college campuses.

Scarlet and Black Project Tells the Story of Rutgers’ Disenfranchised

12-2-16
Rutgers Scarlet and Black Project is working to bring the histories of African-American and Native American people at Rutgers to light.

NJ to Get $18M in Federal Money for Pre-K

12-1-16
This year’s federal grant will allow 17 New Jersey school districts to continue their work and start up new pre-K programs, sending 2,000 4-year-olds through their doors, 6,000 total since the start of the Preschool Development Grant Program, aimed at lifting up children from low- to moderate-income families.

Sen. Menendez Praises Rutgers Alzheimer’s Research

11-28-16
Sen. Bob Menendez toured the Neuroscience and Cell Biology Department at Rutgers where researchers say they've found a way to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s in its early stages.

Slinging Pumpkins in the Name of Science

11-24-16
Picatinny Arsenal is turning Lake Picatinny into ground zero for the first-ever pumpkin slinging STEM competition for high school students.

Home-Schooled Teen Prevented From Playing on Local Team

11-23-16
New Jersey is one of six states whose laws leave it up to the local district to determine if home-schoolers to participate in outside activities.

Even in the Age of Vaccines Measles Outbreaks Can Occur

11-23-16
Princeton University-led research looked at an outbreak in London schools during 1904. Using mathematical models and statistical inference they determined the threat is not completely gone today.