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Disabled students gain equal access to athletics

6-19-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie recalled what a big part organized sports played in his early life as he signed a bill granting disabled students equal access to school athletics. Christie signed the bill Thursday the last full ...

Jackson board rejects Jewish high school

6-19-14
JACKSON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Jackson Township's zoning board has voted unanimously to reject a plan to build a 400-student all-girls orthodox Jewish high school. The board on Wednesday night questioned the size of the land, the impact on traffic ...

NJ college to break ground for nursing center

6-19-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is among those expected to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for Thomas Edison State College's new Nursing Education Center. The $26.2 million center will be built at the site of the former Glen Cairn Arms ...

State senate votes to expand Rutgers board

6-19-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's state Senate has approved expanding the Rutgers Board of Governors to give elected officials more control over who makes decisions for the state's flagship university. Under a bill adopted Thursday, there would be ...

New Jersey releases newest student health survey

6-18-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's latest student health survey finds fewer students are drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes and using drugs. But the number of students who say they were bullied hasn't changed since 2009 and many students continue ...

Bill delays new tests to evaluate NJ teachers

6-17-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Assembly has passed a bill that would delay the use of new standardized tests to evaluate teachers in New Jersey. The measure, which cleared the lower house by a 72-4 vote on Monday, also would create a task force to review ...

Red Bank substitute teacher arrested

6-17-14
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have accused a 37-year-old with having sex with a 16-year-old female student when he was a substitute teacher at Red Bank Regional High School. Monmouth County prosecutors have charged Darnell Lewis with sexual ...
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Sen. Lesniak: Rutgers Board Does Not Need An Increase

6-16-14
Sen. Ray Lesniak (D-20) says that the Rutgers University Board of Governors does not in an increase in board members who are political appointees.

Christie keeps focus on higher education

6-16-14
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is keeping his focus on higher education. The governor attended a ground breaking ceremony for a chemistry building on Rutgers University's Piscataway campus Monday. The $115 million project is ...

Upper level GWB lanes facing 12-week shutdown

6-16-14
FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — Motorists are urged to use the lower level of the George Washington Bridge during overnight hours due to construction. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says the three upper-level lanes of the bridge will be closed ...