Assembly drops financial aid from tuition bill

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Assembly has passed a compromise immigrant tuition bill, which Gov. Chris Christie is set to sign on Friday. The Assembly vote came Thursday evening. Christie said earlier in the day he was prepared to sign the ...

6 states receive $280M in early learning grants

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has announced that six states have won a combined $280 million in grants to improve early learning programs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and ...

Ex-school official sentenced for theft of GED fees

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A former central New Jersey school official who stole more than $26,000 in student GED application fees has been sentenced to a 364-day county jail term. Patricia Ruggeri of East Brunswick must also make full restitution ...

Guenther Says He’s Honored to be Superintendent of the Year

Atlantic County Institute of Technology Superintendent Philip Guenther says that he is honored to be selected as the New Jersey Superintendent of the Year by the New Jersey Association of School Administrators.

NJ school put on precautionary lockout

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities placed a southern New Jersey grammar school under a precautionary lockout after a parent reported hearing gunshots in nearby woods. Police responded to the J.W. Lilley Elementary School in Gloucester ...

Only 3 students scored college-ready in Camden, NJ

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The new school superintendent in Camden, N.J., says it was a "kick-in-the-stomach moment" when he learned that only three district high school students who took the SAT in the 2011-12 school year scored as college-ready. Paymon ...

NJ teacher on leave after shouting video posted

FAIR LAWN, N.J. (AP) — Officials have placed a teacher in northern New Jersey on leave while they investigate a video posted online that shows a man yelling at a student in a classroom. The man is obstructed by the student in the video and the ...

Most NJ schools to try out new standardized test

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Most New Jersey school districts will try out a new standardized test next year before it goes statewide in 2015. The state plans to use the new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers to replace its ...

NJ looking at forgiving medical school loans

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New doctors in New Jersey could have their medical school loans forgiven if they practice in low-income communities for a decade. The state Assembly's higher education committee unanimously advanced the measure on Monday. Under ...

Princeton police kill coyote

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Police in Princeton have killed a coyote that was described as being aggressive. Police say they responded to reports of an animal growling and appearing disoriented on Quaker Road Monday. Animal control and health ...