NJ announces $508 million for school construction

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's School Development Authority has announced plans to use $508 million to help pay for construction projects in the majority of the state's school districts. The state said Wednesday that it will pay 100 percent of ...

NJ approves alternatives to GED test

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is offering alternatives to the GED exam to enable those who drop out of high school to receive diplomas. The state Board of Education announced Wednesday that it has approved three vendors for the assessments ...

NJ high school graduation rate edges up

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's high school graduation rate has edged up for the second year in a row. The state Education Department said Wednesday that the graduation rate for 2013 was 87.5 percent, one percentage point higher than the previous ...

Fire in Atlantic City school parking lot

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Five vehicles were damaged in a fire in the employee parking lot at Atlantic City's New York Avenue School. The fire began Wednesday when an engine caught fire in one employee's car. Fire Chief Dennis Brooks tells The ...

Rutgers hires risk management specialist

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's flagship state university is starting a new enterprise risk management program aimed at warning top campus officials about potential problems and scandals. Rutgers University has hired former state deputy ...

Rahway Elementary School Sees Better Behavior With Breakfast Program

Roosevelt Elementary School staff say that feeding students breakfast has improved their behavior and capacity for learning.

Christie lays out objections to tuition bill

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has spelled out his objections to an immigrant tuition bill making its way through the state Legislature. The governor said Monday that he opposes a provision that allows students in the United States ...

Some doubt Christie’s word on tuition parity

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Latino leaders disagree over how to interpret Gov. Chris Christie's recent comments about a bill granting in-state tuition for students living in the U.S. illegally. Christie told the Latino Leadership Alliance last month he ...

Rutgers hires firm for bullying investigation

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers University has hired a law firm to investigate bullying allegations against a former football player against an assistant coach. University lawyer John Farmer Jr. had announced last week that he would conduct a ...

Princeton to offer meningitis B vaccine to 6,000

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Princeton University says a meningitis vaccine not yet licensed for use in the U.S. will be made available on campus starting Dec. 9 to nearly 6,000 students. The Ivy League school has experienced an outbreak of type B ...