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NJ students might get social media training

1-14-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Students in New Jersey might get social media training in school. Lawmakers on Monday sent Gov. Chris Christie a bill that would help educate students on the responsible use of social media and its many pitfalls. The ...

NJ’s Christie to propose longer school day, year

1-14-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is set to unveil a plan to increase the amount of time children spend in public school. The Associated Press has obtained excerpts of Christie's State of the State speech scheduled for ...

Official: Boy had loaded gun at Jersey City school

1-13-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Jersey City school officials say a seventh-grade student brought a loaded handgun to his school. A school district spokeswoman tells The Jersey Journal (http://bit.ly/1dqDFVg) that officials learned about the weapon late ...

Police: Bicycling bandit robbed 2 Rutgers students

1-13-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Robbery charges have been filed against a bicyclist accused of using an imitation firearm to rob two Rutgers University students. New Brunswick police say 44-year-old Tyrone Johnson of Newark also faces weapons charges ...

NJ teacher, believed to be oldest, turns 100

1-10-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A woman believed to be the oldest working teacher in America is celebrating her 100th birthday. Students, teachers and family members of Agnes Zhelesnik (zel-LEZ'-nik) gave her a birthday celebration at The Sundance School in ...

Perth Amboy substitute teacher sentenced

1-8-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a Perth Amboy High School substitute teacher to three years in prison for endangering the welfare of a female student. Anthony Morales must also surrender his teaching certificate. The 30-year-old ...
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Christie Holds Ceremonial Signing of DREAM Act

1-7-14
Gov. Chris Christie publicly signed the DREAM Act, which he officially signed privately last month, which lets undocumented students pay in-state tuition rates in New Jersey.

North NJ district banning private lunch deliveries

1-7-14
RIDGEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey school district says it will no longer allow private businesses to deliver lunches to students. The Record (http://bit.ly/19QPp2M) reports that Ridgewood Superintendent Daniel Fishbein announced the ...

5 Rutgers students charged in drug case

1-7-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — New Brunswick police have arrested seven people, including five Rutgers University students, following a drug investigation. The probe led to the search of a home on Hamilton Street. Police say they seized approximately ...

NJ Gov signs immigrant tuition act

1-7-14
UNION CITY, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has held a ceremonial signing of a bill that lowers tuition costs at public colleges for New Jersey students who lack lawful immigration status. Christie signed the bill privately last month, the day ...