Charges dismissed in teacher-student sex case

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A judge has dismissed official misconduct charges filed against a central New Jersey high school coach accused of having sex with an 18-year-old female student. But acting Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said he ...

Anti-Bullying Task Force Chair Says Reported Bullying Incidents Significantly Dropped

Anti- Bully Task Force Chair Patricia Wright says that the number of bullying cases being reported has significantly dropped since last year.

Rutgers board to discuss strategic plan

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Officials will examine the future of New Jersey's largest university. The Rutgers Board of Governors is set to review the school's strategic plan at its meeting in Newark Tuesday. Rutgers President Robert Barchi will outline the ...

Colleges in Camden closed due to power outage

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Rowan University's Camden campus is closed and Camden County College and Rutgers University's campuses there are opening late because of a power outage. Camden County College and Rutgers are to open at noon Monday because of ...

More states grant in-state tuition to immigrants

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...