It’s a long headline, but then again, it’s New Jersey, where the news is never dull.
First, let’s be serious: Education stories are proliferating in the Garden State. Can it be that the start of the school year is just a few days away?
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the embattled Camden school district has a new chief — one without in-classroom experience but with background as a high-level administrator in the New York City public school district.
A survey of two dozen four-year colleges and universities by the Star-Ledger found that tuition will go up this year for nearly all — but not as precipitously as in some previous years.
Meanwhile, WBGO reports that there is a bill in the assembly to ban extracurricular fees; Assemblyman John Burzichelli says such fees discriminate against students who can’t afford them.
For those with more limited career choices, NJ dems and gubernatorial candidate Barbara Buono say they are looking out for you by pressing for a hike in the state minimum wage.
A strange and silly feud is brewing between Gov. Christie and a NY Daily News sports reporter concerning differing opinions about the coaching abilities of the Jets’ Rex Ryan.
In other “politics,” an Inquirer story addresses speculation about Cory Booker’s sexual orientation.
Our full roundup:
N.J. board approves new Camden schools chief Philadelphia Inquirer
NJ Transit Plans New Micro-Grid to Keep System Up When Grid Goes Down NJTV*
Premature to Judge NJ Transit’s Response to Sandy, Christie Says WNYC/NJPR
Ready for a $200K bachelor’s degree? Tuition at N.J. colleges continues to rise NJ.com*
BILL WOULD BAN EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES FEES WBGO News
Meet Hazlet’s Newest Board of Education Member Holmdel-Hazlet Patch
Dem gubernatorial candidate Buono, labor groups press for minimum wage hike in N.J. NewsWorks*
Montclair Schools are Honored for Safe Routes to School Efforts Barista Kids*
Can strippers save Atlantic City? The Record
Gov. Chris Christie calls Daily News reporter Manish Mehta ‘idiot’ on radio show New York Daily News
NY Daily News calls Christie ‘fatso’ on front page Philadelphia Inquirer
Cory Booker, N.J. Senate candidate, dodges the gay question again Philadelphia Inquirer
Summer Reading: New Books with a Jersey Connection — ‘Palisades Park’ NJ Spotlight*
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