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Rutgers tuition, fee to rise by about 2 percent

7-16-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Tuition and fees are going up at New Jersey's flagship university for the upcoming school year. The Rutgers University Board of Governors voted Wednesday to raise tuition by about 2 percent for the 2014-2015 academic ...

Teens charged in NJ school prank appear in court

7-16-14
TEANECK, N.J. (AP) — Three former students charged after a senior prank that went awry at a northern New Jersey high school have chosen to enter a pretrial intervention program for first-time offenders. The Record (http://bit.ly/1sp71ds) reports ...

Montclair’s Immaculate Conception to stay open

7-16-14
MONTCLAIR, N.J. (AP) — Montclair's Immaculate Conception High School will stay open after organizers raised nearly $500,000. The Archdiocese of Newark had planned to close the school, which had amassed $900,000 in debt. Development director Celia ...

Princeton professor accused of stealing lawn signs

7-16-14
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Police have charged a Princeton University professor with stealing lawn signs belonging to a computer repair business. Owner Ted Horodynsky tells The Times of Trenton (http://bit.ly/1qGr1o1 ) his signs began to disappear ...
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Christie Creates Commission to Study Standardized Testing

7-15-14
Gov. Christie has ordered the creation of a nine-member study commission, tasked with looking at the state's standardized testing.

Advocates sue New Jersey, Rutgers for calculations

7-15-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Affordable housing advocates have sued Gov. Chris Christie's administration and Rutgers University, accusing them of hiding calculations used to determine how much housing each town should provide for lower-income people. Fair ...

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.