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College Textbook Costs Remain High, But Cheaper Options Exist [AUDIO]

In addition to college costs, students are facing high prices for textbooks, even as cheaper options continue to be offered.

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Mario Tama, Getty Images
Mario Tama, Getty Images
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Role of Technology Increases in Classrooms [AUDIO]

Pencils and notebooks are slowly finding themselves being replaced by laptops and tablets when it comes to essential classroom supplies.

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Marc Serota, Getty Images
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Should NJ Students Be Taught the Dangers of PEDs? [AUDIO]

Even if you're not a big baseball fan, you've probably heard that former National League MVP Ryan Braun has been suspended for the rest of the season in connection with the MLB's probe into performance enhancing drugs (PEDS). Many feel the Yankees' Alex Rodriguez is next.

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Many Teachers Pay For Supplies Out-Of-Pocket, Survey Says [AUDIO]

A sign of tight school budgets. A new survey finds a majority of school teachers make up for gaps in classroom supplies out of their own pockets.

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Rutgers University students call for a tuition freeze
Rutgers University students call for a tuition freeze (Townsquare Media)
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Rutgers Hikes Tuition Again [AUDIO]

The Rutgers University Board of Governors approved a 3.5 percent hike in tuition for the 2013-2014 academic year, despite passionate opposition from students and faculty.

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Facebook's New Policy
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Do Your Kids Know What They’re Doing on Facebook? [POLL/AUDIO]

With so much rain lately your kids are probably spending a lot of time indoors staring at a computer screen.

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NJ College Kids Slammed By Student Loan Rate Hike [AUDIO]

Interest rates on federally subsidized Stafford student loans have doubled, going from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent, after Congress failed to reach a deal to avoid the increase.

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Governor Chris Christie speaks at Rutgers Integration Day for Rutgers Transition Ceremony in Piscataway.  (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
Governor Chris Christie speaks at Rutgers Integration Day for Rutgers Transition Ceremony in Piscataway. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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New Jersey Higher Ed Merger Now Official [AUDIO]

It's official. Rutgers University has taken over most UMDNJ schools.

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Rutgers University
Rutgers University (Tim Larsen, Governor's Office)
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NJ Public Universities Officially Reconfigured [VIDEO]

Rutgers officially added two medical schools on Monday in a university reconfiguration that officials hope will turn the school into a medical research powerhouse.

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Kid Outside
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Well-Being of NJ Children: A Mixed Bag [AUDIO]

New Jersey ranks fifth nationwide for the well-being of children, according to an annual report. While the ranking could be worse, the state recorded some disturbing numbers in certain categories.

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