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Texas Tech invites Rice as commencement speaker

5-6-14
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech University has invited ex-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to take her pick and speak at summer, fall or 2015 graduation ceremonies after protests against her planned appearance at Rutgers University. Chancellor ...

Ex-teacher admits touching, texting student

5-6-14
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A fired West Central High School teacher in Morris County has admitted sexually touching and texting a 15-year-old female student. Thirty-one-year-old David Scheck of North Brunswick pleaded guilty on Monday to criminal ...

Kean replaces Rice as Rutgers commencement speaker

5-5-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers University says former New Jersey Gov. Tom Kean will deliver the commencement address at this month's graduation ceremony. The announcement came Monday afternoon, two days after former Secretary of State ...

Healthier school meals: How 5 districts are faring

5-5-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two years in, schools are having mixed success putting new healthier school lunch rules in place. Some report that students are excited about a variety of healthier options and have barely noticed the changes. Others say some kids ...

Ex-band director surrenders on sex assault charge

5-5-14
MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A former southern New Jersey high school band director accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old student has turned himself in to authorities. Atlantic County prosecutors say 26-year-old Jason Koenig of Hammonton ...

Man faces numerous counts in frat party shooting

5-5-14
HILLSIDE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who allegedly started shooting after he was thrown out of an off-campus fraternity house party last month is now facing four counts of attempted murder. The Star-Ledger (http://bit.ly/1idWfBc) reports ...
The Jefferson Township winning team accepting their tablets and check, along with Verizon representatives, Principal, Assistant Superintendent, and faculty members.

Jefferson Twp. Middle School Wins Verizon App Challenge

5-5-14
Jefferson Township Middle School was named one of eight national winners of the Verizon Innovative App Challenge for the second year in a row.

Panel wrestles with New Jersey school funding

5-5-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers have divergent views on a fair way to distribute aid to school districts. In budget committee hearing on Monday, Republican Assemblyman Jay Webber asked Education Commissioner David Hespe whether it's fair ...

Police: 2 students plotted to stab classmate

5-4-14
OCEAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Two students face several weapons charges after they allegedly brought an 11-inch kitchen knife and scissors to their southern New Jersey elementary school and planned to attack another student. Ocean Township police ...

College student killed when car collides with bus

5-3-14
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a Rider University student was killed when his car and a school bus collided on a highway near the school's campus in central New Jersey. Eliseo Diaz, a 22-year-old Union City resident, was pronounced ...