NJ school to pay $75K to settle bullying suit

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey school district has agreed to pay a student $75,000 to settle allegations that the district failed to take appropriate steps to end years of race-based bullying. The girl, who is black, attended Franklin ...

Kitten found under hood of NJ teacher’s car

FAIR LAWN, N.J. (AP) — A kitten hitched a ride to school under the hood of a northern New Jersey teacher's car. Pamela Haug heard strange noises as she drove to work at Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Fair Lawn on Tuesday. She asked vice ...

In Camden, Christie Touts Successes in Schools, Dismisses Critics

Gov. Christie visited a Camden elementary school where he praised the district for positive changes. He also criticized Newark kids who skipped class to protest.

Some NJ School Buses Display Ads

New Jersey boards of education are able to sell ad space on the exterior sides of their school buses. Seventeen districts in 14 counties have taken advantage of it.

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.