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State Sen. Teresa Ruiz (D-Essex)

Superintendent Salary Cap Back in Limelight As Clock Counts Down

2-10-15
As limits on top school administrators' pay near expiration in 2016, a stalled Senate bill draws new attention as it's voted out of committee.
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Legislation Addresses PARCC Test Controversy

2-9-15
Assemblyman Patrick Diegnan is sponsoring legislation that would postpone the use of PARCC test results for three years and ensure alternative programs are available for students who refuse to take the test.
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Montclair Program Offers Alternative for Suspended High Schoolers

2-9-15
The Montclair Neighborhood Development Corporation offers suspended students from Montclair High School the opportunity to participate in a program that gives four hours of academic training and two hours of academic counseling.
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Rutgers Researchers Use Cold Plasma to Prevent Food Poisoning

2-9-15
Rutgers researchers are using a technique called cold plasma to decontaminate produce to help prevent food poisoning.
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Camden Superintendent Gives District Update

2-5-15
Camden Superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard gave the district a C+ for its improvement efforts, saying older students face the most challenges.
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Colleges Teach Social Media

2-4-15
As social media takes an increasingly important role in daily life, colleges and universities are responding by teaching courses on the subject.
Ron Brown studied more than 350 workplace murders in preparing to write Dying on the Job, believed to be the first book to focus exclusively on workplace murder. Photo: Jeff Tolvin

What Drives Individuals to Kill Their Co-Workers

2-3-15
"Dying on the Job" by Rutgers graduate Ronald D. Brown provides behavioral clues and contributing factors in workplace murders that few authors have attempted to explain.
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Booker Pushes for More Affordability and Access to College

2-2-15
Sen. Cory Booker was at Rutgers-Newark pushing a plan to make access to college cheaper and easier.
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Rutgers Researchers Collect Data from Antarctica in Real Time

1-30-15
Using underwater robots, researchers from Rutgers University are able to determine how the environment affects penguins in Antarctica.
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Tech-Based Art Takes Over Rowan University Art Gallery

1-30-15
Rowan University Art Gallery’s Simulate-Permeate exhibition elevates everyday technology from supporting player to star, showing tech-based art.