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Former teacher indicted on sex assault charge

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A former substitute teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old female student has been indicted on three counts of sexual assault. Monmouth County prosecutors say 37-year-old Darnell Lewis also faces a ...

NJEA President: Teacher Leader Programs Would Help Keep Teachers in the Classroom

NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer says that teacher leader programs would help keep teachers in the profession and in classrooms.

New Jersey announces high school grad exam plan

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey education officials say the state will start using a new test as an option for high school students to graduates starting in 2016. But the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARC, ...

Law could oust some for-profit colleges

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers have advanced a bill that would let the state's higher education secretary revoke the ability of for-profit colleges to award degrees if they don't achieve minimum graduation rates. The Assembly Higher ...

12 community colleges to share $15M in funding

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's two U.S. senators say 12 of the state's community colleges will be sharing $15 million in federal funding. Robert Menendez and Cory Booker say the money will be allocated to training students at the schools for ...

Recovery High School Offers Safe Place for Recovering Addicts

Recovery High School in Union aims to help recovering teenage addicts stay clean and graduate.

Rutgers Studies How Babies’ Brains Develop Language

A Rutgers-Newark study has found that babies trained to react to sound and video cues starting at 4 months were better at detecting other sounds important to language at 7 months.

Bill Cosby, Orange Township and the State of Arts Education

Education officials and Bill Cosby say arts education is important for students.

Transgender teacher who fought school boards dies

LITTLE EGG HARBOR, N.J. (AP) — The teacher whose battles with school boards in conservative areas of New Jersey made her a reluctant symbol of the transgender rights movement has died. Lily McBeth was 80. Her daughter says McBeth died Sept. 24 near ...

NJ’s first public recovery high school to open

UNION, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's first public high school for students with drug and alcohol problems is set to open. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place Tuesday in Union. State Sen. Ray Lesniak, who worked with an advocacy group to create ...