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SAYREVILLE, N.J. - In front of a crowd that demanded answers and, at times, slammed district officials for their handling of a high school football hazing scandal, the Sayreville Board of Education voted Tuesday night to approve the suspension of football coach George Najjar and four others.
It started Friday with a memo meant for staff at Howard Yocum Elementary School in Maple Shade. The school nurse wrote that on Monday, two students were arriving at the K-2 school from Rwanda, an East African nation with no Ebola cases. Even so, the nurse wrote, she was going to take the precaution of monitoring the children's temperatures during school three times a day for 21 days.
As Ebola concerns mount, many campuses across the region are suspending university-sponsored travel to affected countries, training health center employees to deal with an outbreak, and monitoring the health of students arriving from regions hit by the illness.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A lawyer for the parents of an autistic high school soccer player in Pennsylvania who was duct-taped to a goal post in a prank this month says the parents don't want charges filed against the two students involved.
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - The Princeton University professor accused of stealing 21 lawn signs belonging to a computer repair business will tutor students in exchange for the charges being dismissed.
Members of the Temple University faculty union would receive across-the-board raises of slightly over 1.6 percent each year for the next four years under a tentative contract agreement reached last week. The agreement would also make union members eligible for 5 percent to 6 percent increases in merit pay over the next four years.
After 5 years in London, Lindsey Scannapieco returned to Philly in June and won a competition to remake the historic S. Phila. school.
Some students in Burlington County are being kept home from school due to fears stemming from the Ebola outbreak. A message on the Maple Shade School...
Penn State board of trustees has scheduled a special meeting to debate whether to take any position on the university-commissioned report that found fault with former university leaders for failing to report child sex abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky.
Judge Nina Wright Padilla ruled in favor of an injunction sought by the teachers union that would stay all changes to health-care plans.
SAYREVILLE, N.J. - The dream of becoming a Bomber on this town's beloved high school football team begins across the street from the stadium floodlights, down the hill on the playing field tucked behind a lake.
Joe Amento, a lifelong resident of Ambler, was 53 when he died of a rare cancer with one main cause - exposure to asbestos.
Monday, Oct. 6, is another day that will live in infamy, now that the state's School Reform Commission, in a Pearl Harbor-like sneak attack on organized labor, unilaterally ripped up the Philadelphia public school teachers' union contract.
SAYREVILLE, N.J. - In front of a crowd that demanded answers and, at times, slammed district officials for their handling of a high school football hazing scandal, the Sayreville Board of Education voted Tuesday night to approve the suspension of football coach George Najjar and four others.
City Controller Alan Butkovitz Tuesday released a report calling for sweeping changes in state law to lessen the financial impact that the city's growing charter school community has on the district and taxpayers.
As Ebola concerns mount, many campuses across the region are suspending university-sponsored travel to affected countries, training health center employees to deal with an outbreak, and monitoring the health of students arriving from regions hit by the illness.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A lawyer for the parents of an autistic high school soccer player in Pennsylvania who was duct-taped to a goal post in a prank this month says the parents don't want charges filed against the two students involved.
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - The Princeton University professor accused of stealing 21 lawn signs belonging to a computer repair business will tutor students in exchange for the charges being dismissed.
A Common Pleas Court judge Monday granted the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers' request for a preliminary injunction to stop the School Reform Commission from imposing changes to teachers' health-care benefits.
Camden, a favorite place to visit for Gov. Christie, got another high-profile visitor Monday -- State Senate President Stephen Sweeney, who toured the LEAP Academy charter school.
It started Friday with a memo meant for staff at Howard Yocum Elementary School in Maple Shade. The school nurse wrote that on Monday, two students were arriving at the K-2 school from Rwanda, an East African nation with no Ebola cases. Even so, the nurse wrote, she was going to take the precaution of monitoring the children's temperatures during school three times a day for 21 days.
What's the value of a high school education? Recent U.S. Census data says it's worth at least $10,386 - the difference between the average income of high school graduates and the income earned by dropouts.
Pushed by alumni members, Pennsylvania State University's board of trustees has scheduled a special meeting next week to revisit the controversial report that concluded that former top administrators conspired to cover up child sex-abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky.
Members of the Temple University faculty union would receive across-the-board raises of slightly over 1.6 percent each year for the next four years under a tentative contract agreement reached last week. The agreement would also make union members eligible for 5 percent to 6 percent increases in merit pay over the next four years.
Some students in Burlington County are being kept home from school due to fears stemming from the Ebola outbreak. A message on the Maple Shade School...
Penn State board of trustees has scheduled a special meeting to debate whether to take any position on the university-commissioned report that found fault with former university leaders for failing to report child sex abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky.
After 5 years in London, Lindsey Scannapieco returned to Philly in June and won a competition to remake the historic S. Phila. school.
A Common Pleas Court judge Monday granted the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers' request for a preliminary injunction to stop the School Reform Commission from imposing changes to teachers' health-care benefits.
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