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School budget elections disappearing in New Jersey

4-12-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The April school budget election is swiftly becoming a thing of the past in New Jersey. On April 23, voters in just 26 communities across the state will hold the elections in which voters are asked to approve their school ...
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Ballet and Physical Education Go Hand-in-Hand for New Brunswick Third-Graders

4-11-14
American Repertory Ballet offers the Dance Power program, which teaches young students ballet and offers scholarships for them to continue their dance education.

2 workers injured in college garage collapse

4-11-14
WAYNE, N.J. (AP) — State inspectors are on the scene of a partial collapse of a parking garage under construction on New Jersey's William Paterson University, injuring two workers. University public relations director Mary Beth Zeman (ZEE'-man) ...
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NJ Schools Test Administering Exams on Computers

4-10-14
All New Jersey schools must be ready to administer tests online in 2015, but some have started trying out the practice ahead of the deadline.

Rutgers has new rules for Bangladesh-made apparel

4-10-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers University says it is requiring companies that make its licensed apparel in Bangladesh must agree to fire and building safety requirements. New Jersey's flagship state university says it's the 16th U.S. ...

Christie to speak at Rowan graduation

4-10-14
GLASSBORO, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie will deliver the keynote address to Rowan University graduates next month. The university will also bestow honorary degrees to Christie, Senate President Steve Sweeney and state Sen. Donald Norcross. ...

NJ teacher admits sex talk with 17 male students

4-10-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a teacher and former councilman in Camden County has admitted engaging in inappropriate sexual communications with 17 male students. Forty-five-year-old Charles Reilly on Wednesday pleaded guilty to official ...

NJ school placed on lockdown; no weapons found

4-9-14
WEST PLAINFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Police say no weapons have been found at a northern New Jersey school that was placed on lockdown Wednesday following reports that a student had brought a gun into the building. West Caldwell Police Chief Michael ...
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Rutgers Dance Marathon Benefits Kids Cancer Foundation

4-9-14
More than 1,200 Rutgers University students participated in a 30-hour dance marathon and raised more than $620,000 for Embrace Kids Foundation, which helps better the lives of children with cancer.

Students seek tuition freeze at Rutgers

4-9-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — About a dozen students called on the Rutgers University Board of Governors to consider freezing tuition. It costs in-state students more than $13,000 in tuition and fees at attend New Jersey's flagship university. The ...