Hespe Assures Senate Panel PARCC is on Track, Despite Lingering Doubts

It looks like PARCC testing is on track but Technology readiness remains largest concern, with recent reports showing only 70 percent of field trials were up to the task, says John Moony via NJSpotlight

Tesla Motors Appeals NJ Regulation Banning Car Sales Directly to Consumers

Tesla Motors is appealing last month’s state Motor Vehicle Commission ruling that would prohibit the car maker from selling its luxury electric vehicles directly to consumers, bypassing franchise dealers. Via. NJ.com.

Mercer County Wave Energy Company Cancels Plan for Project Off Oregon Coast

Ocean Power Technologies of Pennington said it terminated an agreement to deploy one of its PowerBuoys off the coast of Oregon because it was unable to obtain financing to cover “a considerable increase in costs,” Bloomberg reported, citing a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Story via Alexi Friedman/The Star-Ledger

South Brunswick-based Steel ORCA to Operate $650 M Data Center in Old Phizer Labs

Steel ORCA will operate a collocation center, in the former Phizer labs space on Ridge Road in South Brunswick. The company will reopen the facility in stages, eventually investing an amount they have pegged at $650 million. Via Brendan McGrath/The Times of Trenton.

Newark’s Oliver Street School a National Winner in Samsung Competition

The students in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) program run by teacher James Intrabartolo at the K-8 Oliver Street School, part of the Newark Public School District, have a lot to be proud of.They learned March 25, 2014, that they had won $140,000 worth of technology equipment for their school — which will enhance its existing STEM program — through Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow Competition.

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