NJ school put on precautionary lockout

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities placed a southern New Jersey grammar school under a precautionary lockout after a parent reported hearing gunshots in nearby woods. Police responded to the J.W. Lilley Elementary School in Gloucester ...

Only 3 students scored college-ready in Camden, NJ

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The new school superintendent in Camden, N.J., says it was a "kick-in-the-stomach moment" when he learned that only three district high school students who took the SAT in the 2011-12 school year scored as college-ready. Paymon ...

NJ teacher on leave after shouting video posted

FAIR LAWN, N.J. (AP) — Officials have placed a teacher in northern New Jersey on leave while they investigate a video posted online that shows a man yelling at a student in a classroom. The man is obstructed by the student in the video and the ...

Most NJ schools to try out new standardized test

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Most New Jersey school districts will try out a new standardized test next year before it goes statewide in 2015. The state plans to use the new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers to replace its ...

NJ looking at forgiving medical school loans

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New doctors in New Jersey could have their medical school loans forgiven if they practice in low-income communities for a decade. The state Assembly's higher education committee unanimously advanced the measure on Monday. Under ...

Princeton police kill coyote

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Police in Princeton have killed a coyote that was described as being aggressive. Police say they responded to reports of an animal growling and appearing disoriented on Quaker Road Monday. Animal control and health ...

10 librarians receive $5,000 awards for service

NEW YORK (AP) — Some were praised as inspirations for young people, others for their work on digital projects and still others as tireless researchers. The American Library Association announced Tuesday that 10 librarians were named winners of the ...

NJ court OKs charter school denial

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Supreme Court says the state education commissioner has wide latitude when it comes to deciding whether to deny an application to start a charter school. The court unanimously ruled Monday that the state was ...

Ex-transit chief admits bilking 2 NJ schools

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — The former transportation manager for two New Jersey school districts has admitted bilking the districts out of nearly $566,000. State authorities say 40-year-old Michelle Pumilia of Union Beach pleaded guilty Friday to ...

Police stage drug raid in NJ college dorm

GLASSBORO, N.J. (AP) — Police say they found nearly $29,000 in cash and a variety of drugs inside a safe in a student's dormitory apartment on a southern New Jersey college campus. The raid took place Thursday in the Edgewood Apartments on the ...