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Christie changes teacher evaluation requirements

7-14-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has agreed to phase in the use of results of new standardized tests for students when it comes to evaluating teachers. Christie announced the changes Monday after weeks of negotiations with lawmakers and ...
A new technology based on carbon nanotubes promises commercially viable hydrogen production from water. Image: Tewodros Asefa.

Rutgers Chemists Develop Technology to Produce Clean-Burning Hydrogen Fuel

7-14-14
New catalyst based on carbon nanotubes may rival cost-prohibitive platinum for reactions that split water into hydrogen and oxygen.

Governors group skirts ‘radioactive’ Common Core

7-13-14
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Facing opposition from staunch conservatives, the Common Core education standards designed to improve schools and student competitiveness are being modified by some Republican governors. They cite concern about the federal ...
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Camden Superintendent’s Excited to Provide High Quality Schools

7-11-14
Camden Superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard says he is excited to be able to provide high quality school options for students and families.
Wind and sea ice cover influence how many krill there are at the bottom of the food chain off the Antarctic Peninsula, and the fate of the krill reverberates throughout the food chain, Grace Saba says.

Antarctic Food Web Depends on Changes in Wind and Ice Cover

7-11-14
As the wind and ice go, so go the phytoplankton; as the phytoplankton go, so go the krill and everything that eats the krill.

Christie wants changes to college cost panel

7-10-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he likes the Legislature's idea of studying college affordability but says he does not want the effort to take resources from his branch of the government. The Republican issued a ...

NJ Supreme Court won’t review Dinky case

7-10-14
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Supreme Court has decided not to review a case involving Princeton University's Dinky train station. The station on the Princeton campus serves a two-car train known as the Dinky that shuttles passengers to ...

Board approves tuition boost for Stockton College

7-10-14
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Tuition and fees at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in Galloway Township are going up by 2 percent for the upcoming academic year. The school's board of trustees on Wednesday voted not to increase them for ...

Teens charged in NJ school prank appear in court

7-10-14
TEANECK, N.J. (AP) — Four of the 63 students charged after a prank at a New Jersey high school have appeared in court to face disorderly persons charges. Lawyers for three of the teens on Wednesday requested new court dates to give them time to ...
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Parochial Schools Face Closures in New Jersey

7-9-14
Many parochial schools in New Jersey are facing closure because of declining enrollment.