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School Newcomer Program Named Model for NJ

9-23-14
Atlantic City High School offers students instruction in their native language as a way to help them learn English and subject matters.
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Student Performance Director: DOE Needs to Focus on PARCC Assessments

9-23-14
Mount Olive School District Director of Student Performance Tracey Severns says the Department of Education needs to focus on the PARCC Assessments because there are so many misperceptions of it.

Miss America admits she was forced out of sorority

9-23-14
NEW YORK (AP) — Miss America says she was removed from her college sorority over a letter that made light of hazing, but she denies a report that she was involved in aggressively hazing fellow students. Kira Kazantsev said on ABC's "Good Morning ...
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Non-Profit Offers Broadband to Low Income Students

9-22-14
JerseyOn, a new statewide non-profit, is providing a lifetime of one gigabyte of broadband internet per month for a flat fee of $40 for low income students.

School bus driver cited in crash that injured 7

9-22-14
MEDFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A school bus driver has been cited for careless driving after she was involved in an accident last weekend that left seven high school students with minor injuries. The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1ymJ8XS) ...

Rutgers student dies, alcohol suspected

9-22-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Alcohol is suspected of playing a role in the death of a Rutgers University student. The Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office says 19-year-old Caitlyn Kovacs of South Brunswick appeared to be in distress while attending ...

Ex-school custodian sentenced for hidden cameras

9-21-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A former custodian who videotaped students and teachers with hidden cameras in a southern New Jersey high school won't have to serve a prison sentence. John Martin of Wenonah instead will serve 120 days of house arrest and five ...

Prosecutor: Student’s death may be alcohol-related

9-21-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Rutgers University student has died after she "became distressed" while attending a small gathering at a fraternity house. A preliminary investigation determined that the death of 19-year-old Caitlyn ...

Rutgers’ Hermann made joke about Sandusky scandal

9-19-14
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers University has acknowledged that Athletic Director Julie Hermann made an off-the-cuff joke about the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal at Penn State during a meeting with staff last fall. The university said ...
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32 NJ School Districts Offer Free Breakfast and Lunch

9-19-14
The federal Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act subsidizes breakfast and lunch in 32 New Jersey school districts, regardless of income level.