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Law could oust some for-profit colleges

10-2-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers have advanced a bill that would let the state's higher education secretary revoke the ability of for-profit colleges to award degrees if they don't achieve minimum graduation rates. The Assembly Higher ...

12 community colleges to share $15M in funding

10-1-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's two U.S. senators say 12 of the state's community colleges will be sharing $15 million in federal funding. Robert Menendez and Cory Booker say the money will be allocated to training students at the schools for ...
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Recovery High School Offers Safe Place for Recovering Addicts

9-30-14
Recovery High School in Union aims to help recovering teenage addicts stay clean and graduate.
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Rutgers Studies How Babies’ Brains Develop Language

9-30-14
A Rutgers-Newark study has found that babies trained to react to sound and video cues starting at 4 months were better at detecting other sounds important to language at 7 months.
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Bill Cosby, Orange Township and the State of Arts Education

9-30-14
Education officials and Bill Cosby say arts education is important for students.

Transgender teacher who fought school boards dies

9-30-14
LITTLE EGG HARBOR, N.J. (AP) — The teacher whose battles with school boards in conservative areas of New Jersey made her a reluctant symbol of the transgender rights movement has died. Lily McBeth was 80. Her daughter says McBeth died Sept. 24 near ...

NJ’s first public recovery high school to open

9-30-14
UNION, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's first public high school for students with drug and alcohol problems is set to open. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place Tuesday in Union. State Sen. Ray Lesniak, who worked with an advocacy group to create ...
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North Jersey Home Schoolers Assoc. Contact: There is Choice with Home Schooling

9-29-14
North Jersey Home Schoolers Association New Member Contact Pam Romano says that home-schooling children offers flexibility with textbooks and religious instruction.

Rutgers to endow chair named for Gloria Steinem

9-27-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — An endowed chair in media, culture and feminist studies at New Jersey's flagship public university will be named in honor of noted women's rights activist Gloria Steinem. The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/1uQsz0h) ...

Rutgers lab churning out baby horseshoe crabs

9-27-14
LOWER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Six thousand baby horseshoe crabs are making their way in the waters near Cape May this weekend, thanks to a Rutgers University center that grows and releases them into the wild. The New Jersey Aquaculture Innovation ...