NJ education commissioner stepping down

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's education commissioner is stepping down at the end of the month. Chris Cerf will join an education technology firm run by former New York City schools chancellor Joel Klein. Cerf served as Klein's deputy from 2006 ...

Report: NJ in top 10 on Advanced Placement tests

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey high school students who take Advanced Placement exams score among the nation's highest. But a new report finds that low-income students often do not take the tests. The College Board, which administers the test, ...

Teacher sentenced for sex relationship with teen

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey school teacher who had a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student has been sentenced to six years in state prison. Ocean County prosecutors say 32-year-old Erin Haskell of Barnegat also will be ...

Hearing held for ex-American Boychoir School dean

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Bail will remain at $250,000 for the former dean of students at The American Boychoir School in New Jersey, who is accused of sexually assaulting a boy last year. The Times of Trenton (http://bit.ly/1aOtYQ0) reports that a ...

Christie Forgets Bill He Signed in January

During his radio talk show, Gov. Christie seemed unaware that he had signed a bill granting the new Rowan-Rutgers board the power of eminent domain.

NJ man pleads not guilty in Mass. college assaults

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A New Jersey man charged with randomly attacking other students at the Massachusetts college he attended has been held without bail. Dillon DeStefano was held pending a hearing to determine whether he is a danger to society ...

First Round of New Teacher Evaluations Released to Educators

New Jersey's new teacher tenure law includes changes to evaluations. Student test scores are now included and tenure can be revoked if a teacher gets a poor rating two consecutive years.

Princeton; Navy re-establish NROTC program

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Princeton University is bringing back the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps program, known as NROTC. The university announced Thursday that a crosstown agreement between Princeton, the Navy and Rutgers University will ...

Mass. college student charged in random attacks

BEVERLY, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts college student has been charged with three apparently random assaults on campus that landed two victims in the hospital with broken facial bones. Police on Tuesday arrested 19-year-old Endicott College ...

Ex-American Boychoir School dean arrested

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have charged the former dean of students at The American Boychoir School in New Jersey with sexually assaulting a boy. U.S. Marshals arrested 55-year-old Thomas Curran in Woodstock, Ga., where he waived ...