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Life experiences to count for college credits

7-18-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Five New Jersey colleges are experimenting with offering students college credits for showing what they have learned from their jobs and life experience. Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno announced the pilot program Thursday at Thomas ...

NJ teacher sentenced for sex talk with students

7-18-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A teacher and former councilman in Camden County who admitted he engaged in inappropriate sexual communications with 17 male students is going to prison. A judge on Friday sentenced Charles Reilly to 15 years behind bars. He had ...

Janitor blamed for NJ school fire to retire

7-17-14
EDISON, N.J. (AP) — The janitor accused of causing a fire that burned down a central New Jersey school has resigned in order to retire. The Edison school board on Tuesday accepted Jerome Higgins' resignation. Board president Veena Iyer tells the ...

Rutgers tuition, fee to rise by about 2 percent

7-16-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Tuition and fees are going up at New Jersey's flagship university for the upcoming school year. The Rutgers University Board of Governors voted Wednesday to raise tuition by about 2 percent for the 2014-2015 academic ...

Teens charged in NJ school prank appear in court

7-16-14
TEANECK, N.J. (AP) — Three former students charged after a senior prank that went awry at a northern New Jersey high school have chosen to enter a pretrial intervention program for first-time offenders. The Record (http://bit.ly/1sp71ds) reports ...

Montclair’s Immaculate Conception to stay open

7-16-14
MONTCLAIR, N.J. (AP) — Montclair's Immaculate Conception High School will stay open after organizers raised nearly $500,000. The Archdiocese of Newark had planned to close the school, which had amassed $900,000 in debt. Development director Celia ...

Princeton professor accused of stealing lawn signs

7-16-14
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Police have charged a Princeton University professor with stealing lawn signs belonging to a computer repair business. Owner Ted Horodynsky tells The Times of Trenton (http://bit.ly/1qGr1o1 ) his signs began to disappear ...
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Christie Creates Commission to Study Standardized Testing

7-15-14
Gov. Christie has ordered the creation of a nine-member study commission, tasked with looking at the state's standardized testing.

Advocates sue New Jersey, Rutgers for calculations

7-15-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Affordable housing advocates have sued Gov. Chris Christie's administration and Rutgers University, accusing them of hiding calculations used to determine how much housing each town should provide for lower-income people. Fair ...

Christie changes teacher evaluation requirements

7-14-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has agreed to phase in the use of results of new standardized tests for students when it comes to evaluating teachers. Christie announced the changes Monday after weeks of negotiations with lawmakers and ...