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Boy Scouts of America President Calls Ban on Gay Troop Leaders ‘Unsustainable’

5-22-15
Robert Gates, president of the Boy Scouts of America, says the ban on gay troop leaders is "unsustainable," though he didn't call for a formal vote by the national scouting board.

Rutgers Ban on Greek Parties Expires

5-22-15
The house party ban on New Brunswick-Piscataway campus fraternities and sororities expired when the spring semester ended.

Students Recognize Fallen Service Members with Field of Flags

5-22-15
Southern Regional High School students, along with others in the area, place flags representing each military member's life lost on the school lawn in honor of Memorial Day. This year there are 6,847 flags.

Consortium Opts to Shorten PARCC Exams, Merge Two Testing Periods into One

5-22-15
In response to complaints, a multi-state group decides to shave 90 minutes off math and language arts sections and alter PARCC exam schedule.

D.A.R.E. New Jersey Loses Fight with National Organization

5-21-15
D.A.R.E. New Jersey has lost its legal battle with D.A.R.E. America so the state organization no longer exists. The national organization is still teaching middle school students drug prevention in New Jersey.

Growing New Jobs in Newark for Veterans

5-21-15
Rutger's Veterans Environmental Technology Solutions program is putting unemployed veterans back to work and allowing them to give back to the community in a new way.

NY Giants’ Punter Holds Second Project Prom

5-20-15
New York Giants Punter Steve Weatherford recently held his second annual Project Prom.

Two Cases Raise Questions About Free Speech Versus School Policies

5-18-15
Elementary school teacher Marilyn Zuniga was fired after having her students write letters to a man convicted of killing a police officer and Rev. Warren Hall was reassigned from Seton Hall University after supporting a group that promotes same-sex marriage.

Proposed Legislation Aims to Keep State Aid Separate from PARCC Participation

5-18-15
Sen. Nia Gill introduced a resolution that wouldn't let Education Commissioner Hespe withhold state aid from school districts with low participation in the PARCC test.

Students Work for Legislation to Protect Turtles

5-18-15
Students at the Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science have testified in front of a Senate committee to push for legislation that would change the designation for diamondback terrapins, turtles that live in New Jersey.