Judge says NJ teacher should be fired

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — An administrative law judge has found a New Jersey school district should fire a popular teacher who routinely called female students prostitutes and made unwanted advances at a female teacher. Officials suspended James ...

Charter School CEO Says Students Learn Better With iPads Than Textbooks

North Jersey Arts and Sciences Charter School CEO Nihat Guvercin says iPads engage students more than traditional textbooks.

Police probe alleged assault of Seton Hall student

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Police in northern New Jersey are investigating an allegation of a sexual assault of a Seton Hall student that may have been captured on video. South Orange police tell The Star-Ledger (http://bit.ly/ISBtsJ) the incident ...

NJ finds school violence, bullying declines

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's state Department of Education says there were fewer cases of violence, vandalism and drug use in schools last year. The state says part of the 19 percent drop in harassment, intimidation and bullying is due to ...

Former NJ school superintendent loses pension

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former school superintendent in New Jersey has lost his $155,000 pension. A state pension board unanimously revoked Michael Ritacco's pension, calling his actions a "complete betrayal of trust." The former superintendent of ...

South Jersey high school evacuated after smoke

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Classes have resumed after smoke forced the evacuation of students from Highland High School in Gloucester Township. Police received a call early Thursday that heavy smoke was billowing from the ceiling of the ...

NJ announces $508 million for school construction

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's School Development Authority has announced plans to use $508 million to help pay for construction projects in the majority of the state's school districts. The state said Wednesday that it will pay 100 percent of ...

NJ approves alternatives to GED test

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is offering alternatives to the GED exam to enable those who drop out of high school to receive diplomas. The state Board of Education announced Wednesday that it has approved three vendors for the assessments ...

NJ high school graduation rate edges up

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's high school graduation rate has edged up for the second year in a row. The state Education Department said Wednesday that the graduation rate for 2013 was 87.5 percent, one percentage point higher than the previous ...

Fire in Atlantic City school parking lot

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Five vehicles were damaged in a fire in the employee parking lot at Atlantic City's New York Avenue School. The fire began Wednesday when an engine caught fire in one employee's car. Fire Chief Dennis Brooks tells The ...