NJ man tests positive for swine flu

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has tested positive for swine flu. Health officials in Warren County told The Star-Ledger (http://bit.ly/1jGlsTF ) Thursday that a teacher at Liberty Elementary School had been confirmed to have H1N1, ...

Camden School District Launches Pilot After-School Dinner Program

In an effort to make sure students receive three meals a day, the Camden school district has begun a pilot after-school dinner program.

Christie touts free dinner program for Camden kids

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is praising a new pilot program that is offering free hot dinners to students in a half-dozen Camden schools. Christie spoke Thursday at the Dudley Family School to promote the program, which is now serving ...

Union Says Newark Principals Suspended Because They Opposed District Changes

The union representative for four suspended principals says they were suspended because they spoke out against proposed changes to the district. But the district spokesman says that's not true.

Ex-school administrator indicted on drug charges

SOMERVILLE, N.J. (AP) — The former assistant vice principal at a central New Jersey elementary school has been indicted on charges he sold drugs out of his home. The Courier News of Bridgewater (http://mycj.co/1ahH4Fq) reports that the indictment ...

NJ school bus driver sentenced for DUI

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey school bus driver who admitted driving drunk with 25 students on board has been sentenced to three years in state prison. Carole Crockett had pleaded guilty last October to child endangerment and ...

Police: Penn student’s Center City death suicide

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police say a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania committed suicide by jumping from a parking garage roof in Center City. Police released their findings late Saturday, a day after 19-year-old Madison ...

3 years for former Rutgers student in porn case

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A 21-year-old Piscataway man has been sentenced to three years in prison for distributing child pornography over the Internet while he was a student at Rutgers University. Hongyu Wang had pleaded guilty in November to the ...

Christie’s Proposal to Lengthen School Day, Year Raises Questions

Education officials have several questions about Gov. Christie's plan to make school days and years longer, including how it will be paid for.

School bus hits light pole in Paterson

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — No one was injured when a school bus hit a light pole in Paterson. The bus was carrying 30 DePaul Catholic High School students when the crash occurred on Route 19 Wednesday. Deputy Fire Chief Bruce Vandervoort tells The ...