Budget calls for more aid to NJ school districts

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie wants to give more aid to all New Jersey public school districts and give schools extra money to experiment with longer school days or hours. State Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff says the increases would ...

Indictment: Teacher had relationship with student

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey high school teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old male student. Acting Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp says 32-year-old Jenna Leahey faces three counts of criminal ...

Subsidy of Rutgers athletics soars amid transition

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers University officials say they still expect the athletics department to be financially independent by 2020 despite having to boost subsidies by nearly 70 percent last year. USA Today and the Home News Tribune ...

Minn. college official named new president at Drew

MADISON, N.J. (AP) — The leader of a private women's college in Minnesota will become the next president of Drew University in New Jersey. The school announced the appointment of MaryAnn Baenninger on Monday but did not disclose her salary. She ...

Camden Superintendent Says He’ll Advocate for Schools

Camden Superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard says he is going to vigorously advocate for the Camden schools, which deserve better resources.

Rutgers Scientists Identify Structure of Virus that Could Lead to Hepatitis C Vaccine

Hepatitis C is a major global health problem affecting 160 million people worldwide.

NJ Schools Try Out Virtual Learning as Alternative to Snow Days

Pascack Valley Regional High School District held classes virtually on school-issued laptops during a recent snowstorm instead of giving the students a day off.

Bed scene film clip costs NJ actor-teacher day job

RIVER EDGE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey teacher with a second career as an actor is losing his job after an arbitrator concluded that he showed students a clip of himself in bed with an actress. Technology teacher Richard Graffanino denied showing the ...

Authorities look into NJ wrestlers’ lynching photo

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey school sports officials have asked the state Division on Civil Rights to look into a photo that shows members of a high school wrestling team apparently depicting a lynching. New Jersey State Interscholastic ...

Speculation About Who Could Be Next Education Commissioner

Three names have surfaced as possible successors to Education Commissioner Christopher Cerf, who announced he is stepping down.