NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Public schools in Newark, Camden, Jersey City, Elizabeth, and Passaic surpassed New Brunswick's new High School in this year's edition of New Jersey Monthly's "Top Public High Schools."

The formula used by the magazine to rate high schools relies on graduation rates, standardized test scores, the ratio of students to faculty, the percentage of faculty with advanced degrees, and the number of Advanced Placement courses offerred.

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TRENTON, NJ—After four years of legal wrangling, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled unanimously last month that an impromptu closed session held by Rutgers Board of Governors in 2008 violated the state's Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA).  The board has broad powers to set tuition rates, negotiate with unions, buy land and build new buildings, as well as hire and fire the University's President.

The ruling, however, did not go as far as the man who filed suit, Rutgers University alum Francis J. McGovern, would have liked.

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