Thousands of Rutgers grads get their diplomas

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Thousands of Rutgers students received their diplomas during the university's system-wide commencement ceremony. School officials say the class of 2014 had an estimated 16,431 graduates. That includes students from the New ...

New NAACP leader: I’m Brown v. Board beneficiary

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a Head Start and Yale Law School graduate, Cornell William Brooks calls himself a direct beneficiary of Brown v. Board Education. Now the lawyer and activist is taking over as the next national president and CEO of the NAACP, ...

Student Entrepreneurship and Artistry on Display in GlassRoots Trade Fair

GlassRoots teaches high school students the ins and outs of artistic glass creation, as well as the business side of selling art.
A Drawing of the Newark Public Library. Photo Courtesy of Nadine Sergejeff.

Newark Library Celebrates 125 Years

The Newark Public Library is celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Washington Street main library. A reception for a new exhibit is scheduled for May 19.

Ex-Paterson school official going to prison

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a former Paterson school district employee to five years in prison without parole after she was convicted of misconduct and theft. Prosecutors say Anna Taliaferro hired a company in which she had an ...

Christie tells Rowan grads hard work is key

GLASSBORO, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie says that willingness to work hard is the key to a successful life. The governor and possible 2016 Republican presidential candidate gave the commencement speech Friday at southern New Jersey's Rowan ...

Camden School District Faces Layoffs Because of $47 Million Deficit

Camden High School students staged a second walkout to protest a plan that would take some of their favorite teachers.

Paterson Education Fund Director: Paterson Schools Need to Return to Local Control

Paterson Education Fund Executive Director Rosie Grant says that the Paterson School District has improved under the state but that it needs to go back to local control.

Camden students walk out over teacher layoffs

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Hundreds of students from Camden high schools left class to protest layoffs of more than 200 teachers and dozens of other school employees. The students on Wednesday walked to the district office and shouted for Superintendent ...

Students sheltered during central NJ escape

JAMESBURG, N.J. (AP) — It should be a quieter day for students at four central New Jersey schools. They were ordered to shelter in place on Wednesday after a drug suspect escaped from the Jamesburg police station. Police apprehended 19-year-old ...