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Threat postpones last day of Northfield school

6-25-14
NORTHFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Officials postponed the last day of class at Northfield Community School while officials investigated an "unsubstantiated threat." Police on Wednesday searched the building in Atlantic County and a seventh grade boy was ...
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New Program Eliminates Need for Individual Applications for Free School Lunch

6-24-14
The Community Eligibility Program is available for districts that can show at least 40 percent of its students receive certain federal assistance.

New Jersey school fined $10K for service dog ban

6-24-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Justice Department has reached a settlement with a New Jersey school district resolving allegations that a student was denied use of his service dog for school-related activities. The agreement says the Delran Township ...

Trenton school employee fired over pot deal

6-24-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Officials have fired a student assistance coordinator at a Trenton high school who was accused of failing to report a marijuana transaction between two students. Loretta Young was employed 17 years at Steinert High School to ...

NJ teacher who reported sex play keeps job

6-24-14
MULLICA TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey kindergarten teacher who reported two five-year-olds after they emerged from a bathroom and said they had engaged in sex play will not lose her job. An arbitrator refused to uphold tenure charges ...

New Jersey student charged with changing grades

6-23-14
ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in northern New Jersey say a high school student has been charged with unlawfully accessing a school computer to change the grades and attendance records of multiple students. Officials from the Essex County ...

6 charged with stealing from school lunch program

6-23-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey authorities say six public employees have been charged with stealing a total of more than $10,000 from a school lunch program. The office of the attorney general says six women face theft-by-deception charges for ...

D-Day vet gets NJ high school diploma

6-20-14
LINDEN, N.J. (AP) — A D-Day veteran who missed his high school graduation was among the graduates at a northern New Jersey high school. Herman Zeitchik didn't walk with his Linden High School class in 1944 because he had enlisted in the Army. The ...

Maryland teens win marbles championship

6-20-14
WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Two teenagers from Maryland have taken all the marbles. Marilyn Fisher and Dominic Rudakevych of Middletown Valley won the 91st annual National Marbles Championship in Wildwood, New Jersey, on Thursday. Forty-two boys and ...

Kentucky receiving $900K for workforce database

6-20-14
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Education and Workforce Development Cabinet is receiving more than $900,000 to help with a database to link workforce and education information. The U.S. Labor Department grant is part of nearly $6 million being ...