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Ex-teacher sentenced for student sex assaults

7-28-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey high school teacher who sexually assaulted two 16-year-old male students is now headed to prison. Middlesex County prosecutors say 25-year-old Jaclyn Melillo of Sayreville received a four-year state ...
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HGH Use on the Rise for High Schoolers

7-25-14
According to the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, more high schoolers are reporting using synthetic human growth hormone.
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Mason Gross Gives High School Actors the College Experience

7-25-14
High schoolers participate in the Rutgers Summer Acting Conservatory at Mason Gross School of the Arts.

NJ man sentenced in fatal college party shooting

7-24-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for his role in the fatal shooting of a New Jersey college student from Virginia. The Essex County prosecutor's office says Marcus J. Bascus was sentenced Thursday after pleading ...

Feds launch investigation into Newark schools

7-23-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal officials are investigating after parents alleged that Newark's school re-organization plan discriminates against black students. The U.S. Education Department's Office of Civil Rights says it is investigating whether ...

South Jersey teacher accused of sex assault

7-23-14
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors in Cape May County are accusing a Middle Township High School teacher of having sex with a student. Authorities have charged 34-year-old Joseph Towns with sexual assault, criminal sexual contact, child ...
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Kids Count Report Ranks NJ 8th in Child Well-Being

7-22-14
According to the Kids Count Data Book, New Jersey ranked eighth in child well-being, down from last year's rank of five.

Catholic school changing name amid fewer students

7-22-14
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Ocean County's only Catholic high school is changing its name as it deals with declining enrollment. Monsignor Donovan High School in Toms River will be known as Donovan Catholic. Principal Edward Gere tells the Asbury ...

Life experiences to count for college credits

7-18-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Five New Jersey colleges are experimenting with offering students college credits for showing what they have learned from their jobs and life experience. Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno announced the pilot program Thursday at Thomas ...

NJ teacher sentenced for sex talk with students

7-18-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A teacher and former councilman in Camden County who admitted he engaged in inappropriate sexual communications with 17 male students is going to prison. A judge on Friday sentenced Charles Reilly to 15 years behind bars. He had ...