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Ways to Curb Learning Loss: Study Recommends Accurate Measurement and Targeted Academic Interventions

April 5, 2021

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer Brian Brodeur spoke with Vivian Cox Fraser, President & CEO of the Urban League of Essex County, about high rates of learning loss faced by K-12 students in New Jersey as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“A Time to Act,” sponsored by JerseyCAN, is a unique, statewide report on elementary-level student achievement ...

NJ Students Have Experienced Significant Learning Loss During Pandemic New Study Shows

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Patricia Morgan, Executive Director of JerseyCan, a company focused on creating lasting changes for New Jersey students, spoke with TAPinto TV’s Brian Brodeur about the academic slide brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic in New Jersey. 

JerseyCan’s study, “A Time to Act,” examined diagnostic fall assessments of 18,000 students across fifteen ...

Railroad History Comes Alive at Steamtown Historic National Site in Scranton PA

SCRANTON, PA -- Located in the heart of Scranton, Pennsylvania, Steamtown National Historic Site offers visitors an exciting look into one of the first rail lines built in the northeast. The park is built on the former site of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad, one of the earliest and most important rail lines in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Steamtown features a large collection of ...

Valentine's Day: Learn About the Origins and History of the Annual Day of Love

LITTLE FALLS -- Valentine’s Day is widely known as the day of the year when love is celebrated, and indeed, February has been a month of romance for centuries. The St. Valentine’s Day we observe today evolved both from ancient Roman and early Christian history.

There are many legends about who St. Valentine was. One story dates from the third century A.D. Apparently, Emperor ...

Local Chefs Teach Online Cooking Classes to Fight Food Insecurity in Hudson Valley NY

HUDSON VALLEY, NY -- Janet Irizarry, the founder of Hudson Valley Eats, spoke with Brian Brodeur about her latest initiative, “Cooking For A Cause”. Irizarry started Hudson Valley Eats, whose main goal is to “make sure that everyone in the Hudson Valley eats, not just those who can afford it.” 

During the pandemic, it is hard for people to afford their basic ...

When Electoral History Passed Through Georgia: Follow Jimmy Carter's Path to the Presidency

ATLANTA, GA -- Jimmy Carter was the first and only president to be a born in Georgia, and the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum can be found in Freedom Park in the heart of Atlanta.

Though we know the story of the peanut farmer who rose to national heights, there’s much more to learn about the early life of James Earl Carter, Jr. here, including his early career in ...

Chuck Kovach on Keeping an Open Mind for Effective Corporate Collaboration and Distance Learning

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- TAPintoTV’s Brian Brodeur spoke with Chuck Kovach about his new venture, Chuck Kovach’s Collaborate for Results

An intriguing question led to a new business venture for Chuck Kovach, a corporate education and distance learning consultant and associate professor at Seton Hall University, who spoke with TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer, Brian Brodeur about his ...

Manage the Financial Uncertainty of Reaching Retirement: Bucket Strategy and Sequence of Return Risk

What are you doing to manage the financial risks that you'll face in retirement?

Sequence of Return Risk – or “SRR” - is the most underestimated danger when shifting from pre-retirement savings accumulation to retirement savings distribution.

SRR is the risk of receiving lower or negative returns early in a period when withdrawals are made from your investment ...

Documentary Filmmakers on the Untold Story of How Indigenous Women Influenced the Suffragette Movement

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- TAPintoTV Executive Producer Brian Brodeur talked with Director Katsitsionni Fox and Editorial Consultant Corinna Sager about the new documentary film Without a Whisper, the untold story of how indigenous women influenced the early suffragette movement in the United States. 

The film “uncovers that hidden history,” said Fox. Women in the Haudenosaunee ...

The 400th Anniversary of the Pilgrims Landing at Plymouth Rock and the History of Thanksgiving

PLYMOUTH, MA --  This year marks the 400th anniversary of the historic landing of the pilgrims at Plymouth Rock. A ship named the Mayflower set sail from England and eventually arrived at Plymouth Harbor, Massachusetts in 1620. The pilgrims originally tried to sail to Virginia, which was already an established colony at that time. However, rough seas and storms took them off course and they ...

How to Survive Political Discussions at Your Next Family Holiday Gathering

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Clinical psychologist Dr. Meryl Dorf sat down with TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer Brian Brodeur to provide strategies on how to negotiate potentially difficult political discussions at family holiday gatherings.

Dr. Dorf joined Brodeur at East Main Media Studios’ studio facility earlier in 2020, after being featured several times on TAPintoTV via Zoom. East ...

NJ Policy Experts Discuss New Survey Data Examining Parent Concerns About Remote Learning

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- TAPintoTV Executive Producer, Brian Brodeur, was joined by Janellen Duffy, Senior Advisor with JerseyCan, and Vivian Cox Fraser, President and CEO of the Urban League of Essex County, to discuss a recent report released by the Global Strategy Group and the New Jersey Children’s Foundation examining parents’ perspectives on remote learning during the 2020-21 school ...

Discover The Bridge To Serenity: Take Control of Your Retirement with Wealth Financial Partners

At Wealth Financial Partners we know that you want to be in control of your retirement. 

In order to achieve that, you need a holistic roadmap that is easy to understand and simple to implement. 

The problem is you don't have a guide to help synchronize all aspects of your finances into one complete plan that will bridge your working years to your retirement years. You are ...

New Survey of New Jersey Parents Identifies Gaps in Remote Learning

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- TAPintoTV Executive Producer, Brian Brodeur, spoke with Kyle Rosenkrans, Executive Director of the New Jersey Children's Foundation. Rosenkrans joined Brodeur to discuss their recently-released survey of parents of New Jersey public school students, the first such survey conducted during the start of the 2020-21 school year. 

The New Jersey Children's ...

Stretch IRA, Annual RMDs and More: Important Details Regarding the 2020 Secure Act

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- 2020 will go down in history as a traumatic and difficult year. More than ever, clients are searching for answers and direction.

We are here to help your situation with the most current information regarding the SECURE ACT that came into effect on January 1, 2020.

Many conversations I am having with my clients are regarding the following topics:

RMD Age Raised to ...

From Peanuts to President: Experience the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library in Atlanta Georgia

ATLANTA, GA -- Jimmy Carter was the first and only president to be a born in Georgia, and the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum can be found in Freedom Park in the heart of Atlanta.

Though we know the story of the peanut farmer who rose to national heights, there’s much more to learn about the early life of James Earl Carter, Jr. here, including his early career in ...

Roth IRA Conversion: It's All About The Tax Rates

Path to Prosperity with Walter Pardo: Roth Conversions - Why the opportunity cost argument is invalid. 

Some people believe that there is an opportunity cost by doing a Roth conversion, that the funds used to pay the conversion tax could have been otherwise invested, and that investment return opportunity is lost.

FALSE! It’s all about the tax rates. 

There is no ...

How To Survive Political Discussions During Divided Times

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Clinical psychologist Dr. Meryl Dorf spoke with TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer Brian Brodeur to highlight strategies to help navigate potentially difficult political discussions with family and friends during hyper-partisan times. 

Dr. Dorf joined Brodeur at East Main Media Studios’ media production facility in Little Falls, NJ, after being featured ...

Seven Tax Questions You Need To Answer Before The End Of The Year

Walter Pardo of WFP-Taxes Presents Path To Profitability: Tax Questions to Answer Before Year's End

Assets and Debt:

Do you have unrealized investment losses?
Do you have investments in taxable accounts that are subject to end-of-year capital gain distributions?

Tax Planning:

Do you expect your income to increase in the future? 
Do you have any capital ...

METAvivors of NJ Co-Founder Shares Personal History and Struggle with Metastatic Breast Cancer

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Tami Bowling, Co-founder of Metavivors of New Jersey, spoke with TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer, Brian Brodeur, about the upcoming “Light Up MBC” event, which takes place virtually and in-person on Tuesday, October 13, 8pm EST. Bowling also spoke about her own personal history and struggle with metastatic breast cancer.

Metastatic breast cancer (MBC), ...