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Security focus of NJ school construction votes

3-10-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — It's Election Day in 13 New Jersey school districts. Voters will go to the polls on Tuesday to consider projects worth $180 million. Nearly half the costs could be picked up by the state government. New schools are not on the ...

Teacher charged over ‘inappropriate’ online chat

3-9-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Child endangerment charges have been filed against a teacher accused of having an inappropriate online conversation with a 14-year-old male student. Middlesex County prosecutors say 33-year-old Cara Conroy of South ...

Dispute erupts over school reform in Newark, NJ

3-8-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey district that received a $100 million commitment from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to remake its schools is engulfed in a dispute over proposed large-scale teacher layoffs. Nearly half the money given by ...

Rutgers backs inviting Condoleezza Rice

3-7-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers University officials are standing by their decision to invite Condoleezza Rice to speak at the school's commencement in May. The school's Board of Governors voted to pay the former secretary of state under ...
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Read Across America Takes Place In NJ

3-6-14
Read Across America events have been taking place throughout New Jersey to celebrate the life of Dr. Seuss.

Popular W. Mass. teacher mourned

3-6-14
EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A private school in western Massachusetts is in mourning after the unexpected death of a popular young teacher and coach. Bob Hill, head of the Williston Northampton School in Easthampton, said on the school's Facebook ...

NJ closing 2 charter schools, renewing 10

3-6-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey officials have told two charter schools that their charters are being revoked and they will be closed at the end of the academic year. Another 10 schools are having their charters renewed for five years, though four ...

Florida student mistaken for teen who sued parents

3-6-14
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A 22-year-old University of South Florida student found herself on the wrong end of a social media frenzy involving a teenager with the same name who made headlines for suing her parents. When Florida's Rachel Canning checked ...

Union seeks removal of NJ school superintendent

3-6-14
MULLICA TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Union members are seeking the removal of a southern New Jersey school superintendent who is pursuing tenure charges against a teacher who reported finding two kindergarten students engaged in sex play. Wednesday's ...

NJ judge doesn’t yet force parents to support teen

3-2-14
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A judge has denied a request from a northern New Jersey honor student to force her parents to immediately provide her financial support. Judge Peter Bogaard Tuesday scheduled a hearing for next month in the lawsuit filed by ...