The Senate Higher Education Committee endorsed bills Monday that would give the state’s higher education secretary until mid-2018 to complete a study of why so many high-school graduates leave New Jersey for college and give the state auditor a year to do performance reviews of every public college and university in the state.

A letter written by Governor-Elect Phil Murphy to still-Gov. Chris Christie asks the latter not to spend any unnecessary state money and stress New Jersey’s budget.

A teacher who used the N-word in a confrontation with a student has quit her job.

New Jersey’s skies will host the, Geminid meteor showers this week, and by all accounts, they will be pretty spectacular.