Student dies after collapsing in gym class

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. (AP) — An eighth-grade student has died after he collapsed during gym class at a southern New Jersey school. Mount Laurel school district officials say the Harrington Middle School student was doing "routine activity" when he ...

Promoting Prom Safety in New Ways

The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team (ADAPT) is appealing to the popularity of zombies to help students make smart decisions related to their proms.
Chris Randall and Elijah Smith of Rutgers University-Newark were the fifth-ranked policy debate team in the nation during the 2013-14 season. Photo: Shelley Kusnetz.

Rapid Rise to the Top for Rutgers University-Newark Debaters

A collegiate debate team barely six years old makes its mark in national competition.

Assembly speaker unveils vocational ed bills

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Assembly Democrats have introduced a package of bills designed to improve and expand vocational education in New Jersey. Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto and Assembly Education Committee chairman Patrick Diegnan Jr. say the ...

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 ...