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Penn State student from NJ found dead at residence

4-29-14
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A Penn State student has been found dead in his residence near the central Pennsylvania main campus. State College police said 22-year-old Darren Stafford of Princeton Junction, N.J., was found by friends on Tuesday ...

Rutgers students protest Condoleezza Rice speech

4-28-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Roughly 50 Rutgers University students are staging a sit-in at a school administration building in New Brunswick to protest the school's decision to invite Condoleezza Rice to speak at the university's commencement next ...
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Lakewood School District Faces Budget Deficit

4-28-14
The Lakewood School District is facing a $4 million to $5 million budget deficit, partly because it has been busing students to private schools.
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Essex County College Pres.: School Has Strategic Plan to Implement Pres. Obama’s National Plan

4-28-14
Essex County College President Dr. Gale Gibson says that the college has several strategic plans in place to answer President Obama's national call to educate and train more skilled workers.
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Newark Student’s PSA Draws Attention to Cyber Bullying

4-28-14
East Side High School student Eric Arce is a finalist in the New Vision Awards for his PSA depicting the dangerous consequences of cyber bullying.

College: Student fabricated racist attack report

4-28-14
MONTCLAIR, N.J. (AP) — Officials at a New Jersey college say a student fabricated a story about being assaulted outside a dormitory by assailants who used racial slurs. The Record (http://bit.ly/1fKexpb ) reports that 18-year-old Navjoat Aulakh had ...

Gas leak spurs evacuations at NJ college campus

4-28-14
EWING TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Two residence halls and six academic buildings at the College of New Jersey have reopened after a gas leak caused authorities to briefly evacuate the structures as a precaution. No injuries were reported in the incident, ...

Kids who met online win Scrabble championship

4-28-14
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two eighth graders who live hundreds of miles from each other paired to win the National School Scrabble championship. Thomas Draper, of Skillman, N.J., and Jacob Sass, of Magnolia, Texas, play Scrabble online. The ...

Report: New Jersey high school graduation high

4-28-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A new report finds New Jersey's high school graduation rate is relatively high, and the number of "dropout factory" schools is shrinking. But a national study being released today by America's Promise and other education groups ...

‘Rutgers Day’ festival draws record-setting crowd

4-26-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers officials say a record-setting crowd has turned out to get an up-close look at the university and its many offerings. An estimated 84,000 people came out Saturday for the annual "Rutgers Day" festival, an annual ...