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Program will expand music education in NYC schools

3-18-14
NEW YORK (AP) — Some 600 New York City public schools will receive expanded music instruction thanks to a collaboration between the Berklee College of Music and the nonprofit Little Kids Rock. Under the program called Amp Up NYC, students will ...

Meningitis death tied to last year’s NJ outbreak

3-18-14
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal health officials say a Philadelphia college student died of the same type of meningitis that caused an outbreak last year at Princeton University in New Jersey. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...

Judge dismisses student’s suit against parents

3-18-14
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A judge has formally dismissed the lawsuit brought by a New Jersey honor student who wanted her parents to financially support after she moved out of their home. The dismissal order issued Tuesday by state Superior Court ...

Lawsuit seeks to end NCAA’s ‘unlawful cartel’

3-17-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A new federal lawsuit claims the National Collegiate Athletic Association should allow college football and basketball players to get some of the money they make for their schools. The suit filed Monday in Newark comes on the ...
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NJ School Districts Juggle Calendars to Make Up Snow Days

3-14-14
Education officials have gotten creative to make up the abundance of snow days taken this winter. Some schools will open Saturdays, others have canceled spring break and some are adding days to the end of the school year.
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Touring Troupe Takes Shakespeare to Schools

3-14-14
Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey offers Shakespeare LIVE! where actors travel to schools and perform Shakespeare plays for students.
Bergen Community College student and NAACP member Ivan Wei

Bergen Student Named NAACP East Region Chair

3-14-14
Bergen Community College student Ivan Wei's efforts with his local NAACP chapter have led to his selection as Region II chairman throughout the Northeast.

College offers to pay students to take year off

3-14-14
MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — A new Tufts University program hopes to remove the financial barriers keeping cash-strapped students from taking a year off after high school to travel or volunteer, offering an opportunity to explore different communities ...
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Rutgers’ Choice of Commencement Speaker Angers Some

3-13-14
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is set to give the commencement speech for Rutgers, but many faculty members and students don't want her to.
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Old Bridge Glass Slipper Project Helps Students Afford Prom

3-13-14
The Old Bridge Glass Slipper Project accepts donations of prom related items, for students who cannot afford all the expenses so they can attend the prom.