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More states grant in-state tuition to immigrants

2-1-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Four states passed statutes last year that will allow students who came to the U.S. without legal permission as minors to pay in-state college tuition. The National Conference of State Legislatures says 15 states now have ...

Beyonce by the book: Rutgers offers course on star

1-30-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Beyonce is one of the world's most scrutinized pop stars, and now that study is moving to academia. The Department of Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University is offering a course called "Politicizing Beyonce." ...

Rider University president to step down in 2015

1-29-14
LAWRENCE, N.J. (AP) — Rider University's president has decided to give up his post, but plans to remain in office until next year. Mordechai Rozanski announced his plans Wednesday. The 67-year-old is in his 10th year at the head of the ...

NJ high school coach dies following game

1-29-14
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A longtime northern New Jersey high school sports coach has died after he apparently became ill at as school where his team was playing. The Record (http://bit.ly/1expnNP ) reports Jon Goldstein, a longtime assistant varsity ...

NJ tot left on cold school bus for nearly 6 hours

1-29-14
FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Officials in central New Jersey have fired a school bus driver after a toddler was left on his bus in bitter cold weather for nearly six hours. The 3-year-old got on the bus at 8 a.m. Tuesday for the ride to the ...

Ex-school administrator sentenced on drug charges

1-28-14
SOMERVILLE, N.J. (AP) — The former assistant vice principal at a central New Jersey elementary school who admitted selling drugs out of his home will not have to serve a prison term. The Star-Ledger (http://bit.ly/Mrbmea) reports that 33-year-old ...

Investigation: Rutgers coach didn’t bully player

1-28-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A law firm's investigation has determined that a former Rutgers University football coach did not bully a former football player and that there was no retaliation against the player. The report issued Tuesday also found ...

Princeton University approves tuition boost

1-28-14
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Princeton University is raising the price of an Ivy League education along with the amount of financial aid available to students. The school's trustees approved boosting undergraduate tuition by 4.1 percent to $41,820. Room ...

NJ school officials cleared of cover-up

1-28-14
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Grand jurors in Monmouth County have cleared two New Jersey school officials of covering up allegations of a sex assault. Former Wall Township school superintendent James Habel and his assistant, Sandra Brower, were charged ...

College endowments show growth

1-28-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new report out Tuesday finds that the nation's college and university endowments had strong growth last year. That's a bit of good news for higher education institutions under pressure to hold down tuition costs amid some ...