Debate is Over, Time for Chatham Residents to Vote on Referendum

September 27, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - Jill Critchley Weber, board president, made the announcement at the top of the Chatham Board of Education meeting on Monday night. BOE business would be thorough, but completed in an abbreviated time frame.

"We're going to be as succinct as possible so people can get to the debate," Weber said.

Long before the televised debate everyone was talking about on ...

South Brunswick School District Announces Homework Free Holidays

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Students in the school district will get some relief when it comes to homework during three key holiday breaks this year, district officials announced during Monday night’s Board of Education meeting.

Assistant Superintendent Joanne Kerekes announced that the district would not be assigning homework during the Thanksgiving, winter and spring breaks this year ... to Host Open House for Students Interested in Communication and Journalism Careers, October 6

Students from Union County, ages 13 - 20, who are interested in careers in the journalism, communications, social media, and more are invited to attend an open house for the communication and journalism Exploring Post 100 on Thursday, October 6 from 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm at the Westfield Knights of Columbus (2400 North Avenue, Scotch Plains, New Jersey 07076). Students who attend will be ...

Leadership Lesson for Carl H. Kumpf Middle School Students

CLARK, N – Carl H. Kumpf Middle School had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Frank Rudnesky, former principal of Belhaven Middle School and author of “50 Great Things Leaders Do: Let’s Get Fired Up”, on Tuesday, September 20.  

Rudnesky has been recognized for the positive culture and climate he created at Belhaven Middle School.   

“Dr. Rudnesky gave ...

Southern Regional Girls Gymnastics Defeat Toms River South 98.125 to 92.3.

TOMS RIVER, NJ - On Friday afternoon, the Southern Regional Girls Gymnastics team won their second contest of the season on Saturday be defeating Toms River South 98.125 to 92.3.  Ashley Hemenway won the individual all around competition with 33.65 points.  Toms River South's Ashley Gangemi came in second at 31.475 and Southern's Olivia Lattanzi finished third with ...

Three Columbia High School Students Graduate from 'Girls Who Code' Program at NJIT

NEWARK, NJ - Columbia High School seniors Asma Makhdoom and Halle Bryant of South Orange, and Ellie Cohen of Maplewood, recently graduated from the seven-week "Girls Who Code" summer Immersion program offered at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).

Makhdoom, Bryant, and Cohen were among 40 young women from throughout New ...

South Brunswick High School Athletic Director Elaine McGrath Elected President Of NJSIAA

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – South Brunswick High School Athletic Director Elaine McGrath is the new president of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA).

She won election to the post on Tuesday, Sept. 19.  

According to the press release, McGrath previously served as first president of the NJSIAA last year and is excited to start the new year with a new ...

Ridge High Principal Ends Senior "Theme" Week on Monday

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Ridge High School Frank Howlett Jr. on Monday pulled the plug on the senior class's "Theme Week" after he said that students had staged a "medieval" fight in the school's atrium after being warned against doing so, resulting in a student injury.

The result, Howlett said in a special email sent to parents later on Monday, was that a ...

Foundation to honor Bayonne HS Principal Baccarella on Thursday

BAYONNE, NJ – The Bayonne Education Foundation (BEF) will present Bayonne High School Principal Richard Baccarella with its 2016 Lifetime Achievement in Education Award when it fetes him on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. at the Bayonne Community Museum.

Baccarella will be honored at the foundation’s annual “Welcome Back to School Celebration” at the museum, 229 Broadway, ...

College Fair Scheduled in Clark

CLARK, NJ - Arthur L Johnson High School is hosting a college fair October 6 from 4- 5:30 p.m.  All interested students and parents including those from neighboring towns are invited to attend.  More than 100 college and admissions representatives will be in attendance, including American University, the University of Delaware, the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Marist ...

Parents are the only hope for NJ public education

September 26, 2016

I really wanted to take one of my precious few PTO days I had left to drive down to Trenton on September 7th and tell the State Board of Education how disappointed I was in them, again.... but more important things were going on. There was a Kindergarten bus to catch and a first day of school morning to have and I had already wasted 2 of those precious days on a state BOE that has all but ignored ...

Sign Up for E-News

Upcoming Events


Tue, September 27, 11:00 AM

DeCorso Community Center, New Providence

Maintaining & Improving Senior Health - ...

Education Health & Wellness


Tue, September 27, 11:00 AM

DeCorso Community Center, New Providence

Maintaining & Improving Senior Health - ...

Education Health & Wellness

Tue, September 27, 12:00 PM

Liberty Hall Museum, Union

Toys Through Time: History of American Fun

Education Other

Madison High School Junior Class Presents “Stars and Stripes” Tricky Tray

September 26, 2016

MADISON, NJ -  On Thursday, October 27 from 6:00p.m. to 10:00 pm, Madison High School Class of 2018 will be hosting a Junior Class Tricky Tray, with a “Star and Stripes” theme.  The public is invited to the event, which will take place in the MHS cafeteria, located at 170 Ridgedale Avenue, Madison, NJ.

“This annual event promises to be a fun night for ...

Field Hockey Gets B1G Win Over No. 15 Iowa, 2-1

No. 15 Hawkeyes are highest ranked foe ever defeated by RU Field Hockey

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Rutgers field hockey got its first Big Ten win of the season in landmark fashion Sunday afternoon, winning 2-1 at No. 15 Iowa. The victory was the Scarlet Knights first win over a ranked opponent since October of 2013 and the highest ranked foe ever defeated. With the win, RU improves to 6-3 overall ...

Westfield In-Service Readies School Personnel

Westfield Public School teachers and support staff returned to school early this year with an In-Service held on September 7.  The Curriculum, Instruction and Program Department outlined a full schedule for staff at all grade levels.

A variety of topics were covered, from curriculum development and technology to CPR.  For example, elementary teachers attended differentiated ...