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As college students walk, speakers walk away

5-14-14
Forget about their students not making it to graduation. Now colleges have to wonder whether their speakers will. Former University of California, Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau (BUR'-zheh-noe) has added his name to the expanding list of ...

New Jersey lawmakers look at college changes

5-14-14
EWING, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers who want to make the state's colleges more accountable and affordable are hearing about some complications with their plans. The Assembly's Higher Education Committee heard Wednesday from college presidents, ...
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Teaneck Marks 50th Anniversary of Desegregation Vote

5-13-14
The Teaneck school board voted 50 years ago to end segregation.
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MSU Hosts Inventors Day with $10,000 Prize

5-13-14
Students pitched their business ideas during Inventors Day at Montclair State University, which awarded $10,000 to the winning team.

Civil rights complaints target charter schools

5-13-14
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A coalition of groups opposed to charter schools says it is filing federal civil rights complaints claiming discrimination by officials running school systems in New Orleans, Chicago and Newark, New Jersey. Copies of the ...

Pedophile teacher abused dozens as clues missed

5-13-14
William Vahey was a beloved teacher in the small world of international schools that serve children of diplomats, well-off American expatriates and local elites. He was often the first to arrive, and the last to leave. He led students on class trips ...
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Bernards Twp. Police Work to Identify Explicit Photo Sender in School District

5-12-14
Bernards Township Police Department Operations and OEM Coordinator Captain Michael Shimsky says the police department is working to identify who is sending explicit photos to students in the Bernards Township School District.

Princeton president: College is sound investment

5-9-14
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — The president of Princeton University says that despite questions about the value of college education, a bachelor's degree is essential to getting a good job. Christopher Eisgruber told a group of business leaders at a ...

SIU-Edwardsville names new provost

5-9-14
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville has a new provost for the first time in several years. The university system's governing board of trustees on Thursday confirmed Parviz Ansari (Pair-VEEZ An-SAR-ee) as the ...

Bill banning smoking at colleges advances in NJ

5-8-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A legislative committee advanced a bill Thursday that would make New Jersey the latest state to ban smoking everywhere on college campuses. The bill would amend the New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act to prohibit smoking in and ...