New Jersey lawmakers move bill on campus assaults

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey legislative committee has advanced a bill that would make colleges pay $50,000 fines if they fail to report student-on-student sexual assault allegations. Reporting is already required. But the bill's sponsor, ...

Parents protest crossing where 3 children were hit

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Parents and children are demanding safer crossings after three children were struck walking home from school by a vehicle driven by New Brunswick's fire director. They plan to attend Thursday night's Middlesex County ...

NY library shelves revamp, won’t move 1M books

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Public Library has abandoned its $300 million plan to revamp its flagship midtown Manhattan building and move 1.5 million books to New Jersey. Library president Tony Marx said Wednesday that library officials and New ...

Georgian Court president planning to step down

LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — The longtime leader of a private Catholic university in southern New Jersey is planning to leave her post. Sister Rosemary Jeffries announced Wednesday that she will step down next year as president of Georgian Court ...

UMaine-led offshore wind project loses key grant

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A University of Maine-led offshore wind pilot project has failed to a win a key $47 million grant from the federal government. The Department of Energy said Wednesday that the Maine Aqua Ventus project was selected as an ...

More room found for students at sold-out prom

BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — There should be room enough for everyone at a New Jersey high school's prom after all. Bordentown Regional High School's interim superintendent Joseph Miller says Wednesday that Adventure Aquarium has made space ...

Texas Tech invites Rice as commencement speaker

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech University has invited ex-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to take her pick and speak at summer, fall or 2015 graduation ceremonies after protests against her planned appearance at Rutgers University. Chancellor ...

Ex-teacher admits touching, texting student

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A fired West Central High School teacher in Morris County has admitted sexually touching and texting a 15-year-old female student. Thirty-one-year-old David Scheck of North Brunswick pleaded guilty on Monday to criminal ...

Kean replaces Rice as Rutgers commencement speaker

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers University says former New Jersey Gov. Tom Kean will deliver the commencement address at this month's graduation ceremony. The announcement came Monday afternoon, two days after former Secretary of State ...

Healthier school meals: How 5 districts are faring

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two years in, schools are having mixed success putting new healthier school lunch rules in place. Some report that students are excited about a variety of healthier options and have barely noticed the changes. Others say some kids ...