Starting in September, if your son or daughter engages in trash talk during a high school sporting event, they may face personal discipline, their school team could be fined or suspended, and the student could wind up being investigated by the New Jersey Division of Civil Rights.
After losing one superintendent to a very public corruption scandal and another soon to a health crises, officials of New Jersey's fourth largest school district are hoping to involve residents in the selection of a new superintendent.
When a school bus pulls off to the side of the road, flashes its lights and a stop sign pops out, most New Jersey drivers obey the law and come to a complete stop, but a small number of motorists ignore the warning, swerve around the bus and continue down the road.
President Barack Obama says he wants 99 percent of American students connected to super-fast Internet within five years. He's directing federal regulators to use an existing program to equip schools with broadband Internet.
Citing recent school bus accidents in Old Bridge, including one in which several students were injured, State Senator Sam Thompson is introducing legislation which would require all new school buses in New Jersey to include three-point lap and shoulder seat belts.