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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 ...

Camden planning residential public school

1-27-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The schools superintendent in Camden plans to open a residential public school for homeless and other high-risk children as part of his plan to improve education in a city that ranks among the nation's poorest. Paymon ...

NJ school district settles sex harassment case

1-26-14
LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — The Long Branch school district will pay $600,000 to settle a former secretary's claims of sexual misconduct against a former district superintendent. The Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/1mKBcED) reports the ...

Agency seeks to replace Trenton’s Central High

1-24-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State officials are recommending replacing Trenton's 82-year-old Central High School. The Schools Development Authority initially proposed repairing the structure, which has been in a state of decay for years. Authority chief ...

NJ man tests positive for swine flu

1-23-14
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, ...
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Camden School District Launches Pilot After-School Dinner Program

1-23-14
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

1-23-14
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 ...
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Union Says Newark Principals Suspended Because They Opposed District Changes

1-21-14
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

1-19-14
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

1-19-14
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 ...