24 Albanians graduate from National Guard school

LAWRENCE, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's National Guard has trained 24 soldiers from Albania to become officers. They graduated from the state's National Guard Officer Candidate School during a ceremony in Lawrence on Tuesday. Officials say it's the ...

Court approves Christie’s pick for Rutgers board

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A court has ruled that Gov. Chris Christie had the right to appoint his choice of members to a Rutgers Board of Governors in 2012, despite a legal objection from the president of the state Senate. Tuesday's appeals court ...

Ex-teacher sentenced for student sex assaults

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey high school teacher who sexually assaulted two 16-year-old male students is now headed to prison. Middlesex County prosecutors say 25-year-old Jaclyn Melillo of Sayreville received a four-year state ...

HGH Use on the Rise for High Schoolers

According to the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, more high schoolers are reporting using synthetic human growth hormone.

Mason Gross Gives High School Actors the College Experience

High schoolers participate in the Rutgers Summer Acting Conservatory at Mason Gross School of the Arts.

NJ man sentenced in fatal college party shooting

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for his role in the fatal shooting of a New Jersey college student from Virginia. The Essex County prosecutor's office says Marcus J. Bascus was sentenced Thursday after pleading ...

Feds launch investigation into Newark schools

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal officials are investigating after parents alleged that Newark's school re-organization plan discriminates against black students. The U.S. Education Department's Office of Civil Rights says it is investigating whether ...

South Jersey teacher accused of sex assault

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors in Cape May County are accusing a Middle Township High School teacher of having sex with a student. Authorities have charged 34-year-old Joseph Towns with sexual assault, criminal sexual contact, child ...

Kids Count Report Ranks NJ 8th in Child Well-Being

According to the Kids Count Data Book, New Jersey ranked eighth in child well-being, down from last year's rank of five.

Catholic school changing name amid fewer students

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Ocean County's only Catholic high school is changing its name as it deals with declining enrollment. Monsignor Donovan High School in Toms River will be known as Donovan Catholic. Principal Edward Gere tells the Asbury ...