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School Board Assoc. Director: 15% Voter Turnout for April Elections

4-22-14
New Jersey School Board Association Deputy Executive Director Frank Belluscio says only 15 percent of registered voters come out for April school district elections.
Sophie Sabin, an eighth-grader at Philip's Academy Charter School in Newark is one of nine youth journalists.

Newark Student Reporter Honored as #NextGen Public Media Producer

4-22-14
Sophie Sabin, an eighth-grader at Philip's Academy Charter School in Newark, is one of 11 youth journalists named PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs All-Stars.

Maine theater troupe says school ruined costumes

4-21-14
BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — A Maine theater company is suing a New Jersey school district with a complaint that the school damaged costumes loaned for a production of the musical comedy "Spamalot." Brunswick-based Maine State Music Theatre is suing ...

NJBEST college savings plan fees cut in half

4-21-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Investors in New Jersey's 529 college savings plan will now have more money to put toward their children's college expenses. The management fees for the New Jersey Better Educational Savings Trust (NJBEST) are being cut in half ...

New Jersey school sued over ‘under God’ in pledge

4-21-14
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A family is suing a New Jersey school district, contending that the phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance is discriminatory toward atheist children. The lawsuit against the Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District ...

New Jersey students to map 150-year-old shipwreck

4-21-14
GALLOWAY, N.J. (AP) — Students from a New Jersey college are preparing to spend the summer delving into details of a 150-year-old shipwreck in the Atlantic Ocean. The students are to use sonar and other equipment to map the site of the steamship ...
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Junior Achievement of NJ Teaches Young People to Succeed in Global Economy

4-18-14
The non-profit mentoring group Junior Achievement of New Jersey strives to help students learn to succeed in the global economy with corporate role models.

College to give honorary degree to Monument Man

4-18-14
EASTON, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania college is paying tribute to one of the last surviving members of the World War II group known as the Monuments Men. Lafayette College will present an honorary degree to 88-year-old Harry Ettlinger at its ...

Student wounded in frat house party shooting

4-18-14
HILLSIDE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey college student was shot and wounded when a man who had been thrown out of an off-campus house party returned to the residence and opened fire. Hillside police tell The Star-Ledger (http://bit.ly/PcxuJN) that the ...

8 confirmed cases of mumps at New Jersey college

4-18-14
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Officials are investigating eight confirmed cases of mumps found in students at New Jersey's Stevens Institute of Technology. The college in Hoboken says the students range in age from 18 to 21. All were fully vaccinated with ...