Pa. Catholic school teacher fired for gay wedding

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A gay teacher at a suburban Philadelphia Catholic high school has been fired after he applied for a New Jersey marriage license. Michael Griffin was fired from Holy Ghost Preparatory School on Friday after administrators said ...

Kean board upholds tenure denial for 6 profs

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Kean University trustees have unanimously upheld the denial of tenure to six professors. The board deliberated about 90 minutes Saturday after hearing nearly three hours of pleas that the school administration's ...

Study Finds Rutgers, NJIT Spending Increased More for Athletics Than Academics

Both Rutgers and NJIT increased spending on its sports programs more than it did for its academics, according to the Knight Commission.

Rutgers-Camden Law sanctioned over admission tests

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The Rutgers University School of Law in Camden has been fined $25,000 by the American Bar Association for accepting students who did not take the bar association's law school admission test. The bar association requires that ...

Adults Get New Options to Obtain High School Diploma

The New Jersey State Board of Education has approved three adult education assessment providers, so there will be two tests in addition to the GED for adults to obtain a high school diploma.

Judge says NJ teacher should be fired

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — An administrative law judge has found a New Jersey school district should fire a popular teacher who routinely called female students prostitutes and made unwanted advances at a female teacher. Officials suspended James ...

Charter School CEO Says Students Learn Better With iPads Than Textbooks

North Jersey Arts and Sciences Charter School CEO Nihat Guvercin says iPads engage students more than traditional textbooks.

Police probe alleged assault of Seton Hall student

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Police in northern New Jersey are investigating an allegation of a sexual assault of a Seton Hall student that may have been captured on video. South Orange police tell The Star-Ledger (http://bit.ly/ISBtsJ) the incident ...

NJ finds school violence, bullying declines

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's state Department of Education says there were fewer cases of violence, vandalism and drug use in schools last year. The state says part of the 19 percent drop in harassment, intimidation and bullying is due to ...

Former NJ school superintendent loses pension

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former school superintendent in New Jersey has lost his $155,000 pension. A state pension board unanimously revoked Michael Ritacco's pension, calling his actions a "complete betrayal of trust." The former superintendent of ...