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Student releases pepper spray in NJ high school

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Officials say a student released a blast of pepper spray outside the cafeteria at Freehold Township High School. Students and teachers were required to shelter in place after the 8:20 a.m. incident Wednesday. The ...

Rutgers Professor: School Not Prioritizing Instructional Resources

Associate Professor Charles Haberl says that Rutgers is not prioritizing instructional resources for faculty.

Bound Brook teacher suspended over laptop use

BOUND BROOK, N.J. (AP) — Bound Brook school officials plan to go to court to challenge the penalty imposed against a high school math teacher who used a school laptop to send nude photos of himself. The district sought to fire Glenn Ciripompa. But ...

Pungent odor shutters several buildings at college

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) — Several buildings at a New Jersey county college were briefly shuttered after a "bad odor" was reported in the school's library. Brookdale Community College officials attributed the odor to household cleaning and piano ...

NJ Assoc. of School Administrators Director: Consolidation Will Not Always Produce Savings

New Jersey Association of School Administrators Executive Director Dr. Richard Bozza says that consolidation between school districts does not always provide savings and that districts should study the issue before deciding on consolidation.

Professor’s ‘Game of Thrones’ punishment rescinded

PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey professor suspended over an online photo containing a quote from "Game of Thrones" has had his punishment rescinded by the college. A Bergen County Community College official told Francis Schmidt in a letter last ...

Armed robbery attempt on Rutgers campus

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Police are looking for the man who held up a Rutgers University student on the New Brunswick campus at gunpoint. Police say the student was walking on Mine Street near Union Street when he was approached by the man on ...

Student science projects explode with rocket

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Eighteen groups of students have lost science projects that were onboard an unmanned rocket that exploded in Virginia after taking off for the International Space Station. Students at the Urban Promise Academy in Oakland, ...
A new species of leopard frogs has been discovered inhabiting the I-95 corridor from Connecticut to North Carolina. Courtesy: Jeremy Feinberg

New Frog Discovered Inhabiting I-95 Corridor from Connecticut to North Carolina

Decades after naturalist’s claim of a new species was dismissed, frog named in his honor.

NY school cancels last football game, cites hazing

ELDRED, N.Y. (AP) — Officials in a rural school district in upstate New York say they've canceled the varsity football team's season finale over hazing. Eldred Central School District Superintendent Robert Dufour says the team will forfeit ...