Christie Promotes Camden Promise Initiative During Visit

During his recent visit to Camden, Gov. Chris Christie talked about his Camden Promise Initiative plan.

School bus protest could lead to traffic jam

LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Officials in a predominantly Orthodox Jewish community in New Jersey are working to avert a school bus protest which could clog with streets with hundreds of cars. A rabbi is calling on the parents of private school students ...

Kid says teacher taped mouths, prompting probe

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A substitute teacher in northern New Jersey is under investigation following a complaint she taped the mouths of several children who were talking during quiet time. Police in Elizabeth say the incident occurred Monday and ...

Rutgers starts institute to prepare for disasters

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers University has launched a new institute to help government agencies and businesses prepare for natural disasters and other emergencies. The state's flagship public university announced the institute Friday during ...

Appeals court upholds firing of New Jersey teacher

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — An appeals court has upheld the firing of a special-education teacher at a central New Jersey school who told her predominantly black students they were "stupid" and "acting like monkeys." Courtney Watson was a ...

Security boosted at North Bergen school

NORTH BEGERN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are taking no chances after a written threat to "shoot up" North Bergen High School was found written on a desk. The school's 2,800 students will be subject to a metal-detector search and students will not be ...

Christie attends Stockton groundbreaking

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is touting his administration's investments in higher education. The Republican governor traveled to Richard Stockton College in Galloway Township Thursday to join school administrators at a ...

Despite Return of Some Control, Newark, Paterson School Officials Want More

The New Jersey State Board of Education held a meeting where Newark and Paterson were given partial control of their school districts.

Newark regains some local control of schools

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Newark has regained some additional local control of its schools, which have been state-run since 1995. The state Board of Education on Wednesday approved returning control of fiscal management to Newark. It also granted ...

NJ school evacuated after spray released

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A public school in northern New Jersey was evacuated after someone released what's believed to be pepper spray inside the building. The incident happened Wednesday morning at the Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School. ...