Students walk out of Newark schools in protest

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Some students from three Newark high schools have walked out of class to protest the state's control of New Jersey's largest school district. Students from Science Park High School, Arts High School and Central High School were ...

Rutgers gets $10M pledge for cancer research

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — An anonymous donor is pledging $10 million to Rutgers University over two years to advance the treatment of patients with rare and resistant cancers that do not respond to standard therapies. New Jersey's largest ...

State critical of Sandy pay in Pleasantville

PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. (AP) — State officials are questioning overtime pay to school officials in Pleasantville during Superstorm Sandy. The school board will hold a special meeting on Tuesday to discuss a report from the state Education Department's ...

Police ID Towson student who died off-campus

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Police in Baltimore County are identifying a Towson University student from New Jersey who died in an off-campus residence. Police identified the student Monday as 18-year-old Julia Margaret Ratnaraj. Police say they were called ...

Ex-teacher sentenced for touching, texting student

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A former high school music teacher has been sentenced to five years in prison for sexually touching and texting a teenage student seven years ago. David Scheck of North Brunswick will also have to register as a sex offender ...

Newark Superintendent: Schools Had Good Opening Day

Newark Public Schools Superintendent Cami Anderson says that the school district had a good first day of classes despite frustration over the One Newark plan.

Teacher charged with having sex with student

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A Monmouth County teacher has been charged with allegedly having a sexual relationship with a student. A grand jury indicted 24-year-old Kalee Warnick on three charges stemming from an investigation alleging that she entered ...

Paterson teacher accused of sex with student

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Bail is set at $150,000 for a Paterson school teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student. Authorities in Essex County have charged 28-year-old Adelardo Romero with nine counts of sexual assault, ...

BESE executive director leaving

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Heather Cope is resigning as executive director of the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1oLJCfB ) that Cope is becoming chief of staff for the Office of School ...

Free football parking ends in New Brunswick park

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — It will now cost Rutgers University football fans to park in New Brunswick. The City Council has approved charging $20 to park in Buccleuch Park during game days. The fee begins with Saturday's game against Howard ...