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New Jersey school boards group has new president

11-15-14
WEST WINDSOR, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey School Boards Association has a new leader. Donald Webster Jr. was elected to a two-year term as the association's president during its bi-annual meeting, which was held Saturday at Mercer County Community ...
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Proposed Legislation Could Ban Meal Plans At Colleges, Universities

11-14-14
Colleges and universities around the state require students to buy meal plans but proposed legislation could ban that practice.
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Sen. Rice: Newark Schools Don’t Seem Separate But Equal

11-14-14
Senator Ron Rice says that it does not seem like the Newark schools are separate but equal.

St. Peter’s student accused of sex assault

11-14-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Bail is set at $250,000 for a student accused of sexually assaulting another in a dormitory at Saint Peter's University in Jersey City. A 19-year-old female student told police 19-year-old Jean Jecrois of Atlantic City ...

Taxes, schools, casinos key to Christie AC plan

11-13-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's plan to help Atlantic City involves giving casinos predictable taxes, freezing taxes on non-gambling property, giving schools more aid if they reduce costs, and temporarily halting ...
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Emergent Repair Fund for Schools Exhausted

11-12-14
New Jersey's School Development Authority is running out of money needed to for emergent school repairs.
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Not Much Time for Christie’s Standardized Test Commission

11-12-14
Members of Gov. Christie's appointed commission to study the use of standards-based testing have just a few weeks before their first recommendations are due.

Authorities: School bomb threats may be related

11-12-14
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say bomb threats made against several northern New Jersey schools may be related. The Record (http://bit.ly/1unHQbq) reports that authorities were sweeping high schools in Garfield, Hackensack, Englewood and Fort ...

Stockton buying former Showboat casino

11-12-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Richard Stockton College is buying the former Showboat casino and plans to use it as a satellite campus. Caesars Entertainment and the college announced the purchase plan on Wednesday. The sale price was not ...

New Jersey court OKs new charter school rules

11-12-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey appeals court has ruled that the state Board of Education has the authority to change charter school rules to make it easier for existing charters to open new satellite campuses. The ruling was issued Wednesday. ...