Camden schools plan to lay off 400 staff

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Camden school officials say they must lay off one-fifth of their staff as enrollment is dropping. Superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard (PAY'-mahn roo-HAN'-ih-fard) introduced a budget plan Wednesday calling for 575 jobs to be ...

Honor student who sued parents picks a college

LINCOLN PARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey honor student who had sued her parents for financial support has chosen a college. The Daily Record of Parsippany (http://dailyre.co/1j1qI4o) says Rachel Canning announced on Facebook that she plans to attend ...

Judge tosses counts in high school track team suit

SOMERDALE, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge has thrown out several claims made by a southern New Jersey man who sued a high school over his son's dismissal from the school's track team. Ervin Mears Jr. claims in the suit filed last year that his son was ...

NJ Spotlight Founder: There’s No Clarity On School Funding Formula

NJ Spotlight Founder John Mooney says that the school funding formula is confusing.

Rutgers board votes to merge 2 nursing schools

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — The Rutgers University Board of Governors has approved merging two nursing programs despite questions from union officials about the implications for employees. The new Rutgers School of Nursing will launch July 1. It ...

NY student accepted at all 8 Ivy League schools

SHIRLEY, N.Y. (AP) — A 17-year-old Long Island student has applied to and was accepted at all eight Ivy League schools. Kwasi Enin of Shirley began hearing from the schools on March 27. The William Floyd High School senior tells Newsday ...
Stefanie Arozamena's daughters Emily and Kayla cutting the ribbon of a new Jame Monroe Elementary School sign with the principal Lynda Zapoticzny & Mayor Ricigliano in 2011. Photo courtesy of Stefani Arozamena.

Parent Fundraises for Edison School Teachers Who Helped Her Family After House Fire

Stefanie Arozamena is raising money for the teachers at James Monroe Elementary School in Edison to help them rebuild their classrooms after the school burned down. Members of the school community helped the Arozamena family after their home was lost to fire in 2011.
Nine of the 445 images of an unidentified man who took photobooth self-portraits over the course of three decades. Photo courtesy of Donald Lokuta.

Mystery Photobooth Portraits Baffle Historians

A haunting collection of 445 photobooth images of a man taken over decades is unveiled at the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers, begging the question: Who is he?

Prosecutors probe student’s death at NJ college

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a student at a southern New Jersey college. It's not yet clear when or how Henry Lee died. But school officials say foul play is not suspected. Richard Stockton College of ...

After Sandy, feds mull plan for artificial islands

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — Federal officials looking to better protect New York and New Jersey from storms like Superstorm Sandy are examining a plan to create a string of islands off the coast. The proposal by New Jersey's Stevens Institute of ...