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Not Much Time for Christie’s Standardized Test Commission

11-12-14
Members of Gov. Christie's appointed commission to study the use of standards-based testing have just a few weeks before their first recommendations are due.

Authorities: School bomb threats may be related

11-12-14
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say bomb threats made against several northern New Jersey schools may be related. The Record (http://bit.ly/1unHQbq) reports that authorities were sweeping high schools in Garfield, Hackensack, Englewood and Fort ...

Stockton buying former Showboat casino

11-12-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Richard Stockton College is buying the former Showboat casino and plans to use it as a satellite campus. Caesars Entertainment and the college announced the purchase plan on Wednesday. The sale price was not ...

New Jersey court OKs new charter school rules

11-12-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey appeals court has ruled that the state Board of Education has the authority to change charter school rules to make it easier for existing charters to open new satellite campuses. The ruling was issued Wednesday. ...

Student charged after school put on lockdown

11-10-14
MAPLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A lockdown at a northern new Jersey high school has ended with one student being arrested. Maplewood Police Chief Robert Cimino says the lockdown was ordered as a precaution shortly before 1 p.m. Monday, after staffers at ...

New Jersey school ordered to rehire 1 teacher

11-10-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's largest school district has been ordered to rehire a teacher in a case that could set a course for others dismissed under the state's tenure system overhaul from 2012. An arbitrator ruled last month that Newark ...
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Backlash Over Ramapo College Sexual Assault Presentation

11-7-14
Ramapo College has been criticized for a sexual assault prevention presentation that suggested women could help avoid unwanted advances by being mindful of body language, dress, alcohol consumption and facial expressions.
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Bloustein School Assoc. Prof. Recommends Weighted Lottery to Solve Charter School Issues

11-7-14
Rutgers University Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy Associate Professor Julia Sass Rubin says she recommends a weighted lottery to fix some issues charter schools have with representing students.

Drug rehab teacher charged with sex assault

11-7-14
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have accused a female teacher at a drug treatment facility in northern New Jersey of having sex with an 18-year-old male who lived at the facility. The Morris County Prosecutor's Office has charged 28-year-old ...

NJ No Child Left Behind waiver extended for 1 year

11-7-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has received a one-year extension of its waiver freeing it from some requirements of the No Child Left Behind education reform act. The extension was announced Friday by the Obama administration and will last through ...