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New Jersey teacher in recording flap reinstated

8-22-14
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — A lawyer says a New Jersey special-education teacher has been reinstated two years after she was placed on leave when a student made a secret recording of possible abuse in her classroom. Lawyer Matthew Wieliczko says Kelly ...

Port Authority graduates largest police class

8-22-14
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — The Port Authority Police Department has graduated its largest class in the department's 86-year history. Two sons of officers killed in the line of duty during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks were among the 249 cadets ...
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The Rising Cost of Back to School

8-21-14
With the school year starting soon, parents are finding they have to spend more money on supplies for their children.

New Jersey requires students to get CPR lessons

8-20-14
BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey high school students will be required to have CPR training starting this year. Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno signed a law Wednesday requiring the lesson for all public and charter school students in ninth ...
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Concern for Schools Near Areas of Pesticide Use

8-19-14
The Environmental Working Group says hundreds of schools nationwide are at risk of exposure to a toxic pesticide, but EPA officials say parents don't need to worry.

Family of Rutgers student receives gay pride award

8-19-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The mother and brother of an 18-year-old Rutgers University student who committed suicide days after his roommate publicized details of his relationship with another man have received a gay pride award. NJ.com reports ...
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Critics Say Cami Anderson’s School Reforms Will Lead to Chaos

8-18-14
With about three weeks to go before the start of the school year, critics of the One Newark plan say its implementation will cause confusion and chaos within the district.
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Law Requires Defibrillators in NJ Schools

8-18-14
As of Sept. 1, New Jersey schools must have defibrillators called AEDs and staff trained to use them.

Princeton: Staff didn’t harm ball-riding monkey

8-18-14
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Princeton University says it found no evidence that its researchers mistreated a monkey by putting into a ferret exercise ball and had it roll on the floor for 13 minutes. The university conducted an internal investigation ...

Grow your own pot seminar coming to Atlantic City

8-18-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City will host a grow your own marijuana seminar. The $1,000, four-day course will be offered by a California-based marijuana school at Bally's Casino next weekend. While medical marijuana is legal in New ...