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140630Newark

Anderson to Remain at Helm of Newark Schools, Activists Vow Ouster

6-30-14
Many are unhappy with Education Commissioner David Hespe's decision to renew Newark Superintendent Cami Anderson's contract.
140630Bri

Hunterdon County Merges Schools to Form New K-12 District

6-30-14
A new K-12 district, South Hunterdon Regional School District, has been created in Hunterdon County through consolidation.
140630Lyles

Jersey City Superintendent: District’s Biggest Strength is Diversity

6-30-14
Jersey City Superintendent of Schools Dr. Marcia Lyles says the diversity of the Jersey City schools is one of the city's biggest strengths.

Teacher admits inappropriate online chat with teen

6-30-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A central New Jersey teacher has admitted having an inappropriate online conversation with a 14-year-old male student. Middlesex County prosecutors announced Monday that 33-year-old Cara Conroy of South Brunswick ...

New Jersey rethinking new test to judge teachers

6-30-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers have postponed a vote on delaying the use of new standardized tests as part of their teachers' and principals' evaluations. State Sen. Jeff Van Drew says he's giving Gov. Chris Christie a chance to make a ...
New York Giants Punter Steve Weatherford poses with Project Prom winners. Photo Courtesy of Amanda Barry.

NY Giants’ Steve Weatherford Creates Project Prom

6-30-14
New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford hosted Project Prom, which helped high school seniors affected by Hurricane Sandy attend prom.

Gov. Christie renews Newark schools chief contract

6-27-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Christie administration has renewed the contract of the embattled superintendent of the state's largest school system. Acting Commissioner of Education David Hespe announced Friday that the contract of Newark Schools ...

Christie’s ex-coach backs retirement bill

6-27-14
LIVINGSTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's former high school baseball coach is urging the governor to sign into law a bill that would allow retired teachers to keep coaching without risking their pensions. The measure that received ...

Threat postpones last day of Northfield school

6-25-14
NORTHFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Officials postponed the last day of class at Northfield Community School while officials investigated an "unsubstantiated threat." Police on Wednesday searched the building in Atlantic County and a seventh grade boy was ...
140624Schools

New Program Eliminates Need for Individual Applications for Free School Lunch

6-24-14
The Community Eligibility Program is available for districts that can show at least 40 percent of its students receive certain federal assistance.