Education

December 17, 2018

Local Couple Fulfilling Dream of Opening a Preschool  LONG HILL, NJ (Dec. 21, 2018) – Sumara and Imran Ahmad, owners of the newest The Goddard School in Long Hill, NJ, are one step closer to fulfilling their dream of opening a preschool. After spending more than 10 years working on Wall ...

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MAHWAH, NJ -  Film and animation students from Columbia High School (CHS) won two awards at Ramapo College of New Jersey's 4th Annual High School Film Festival. The festival took place on Dec. 8, and included 36 original films submitted by students.  Students entered original films in a ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ The "Momo Challenge" is an alleged form of cyberbullying that spreads through social media and cell phones. After phone users are enticed to contact a user named "Momo" through the social media network WhatsApp, they receive graphic threats from the user and are instructed to ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Summit Superintendent of Schools June Chang’s decision to add more post-lottery sections of Full-Day Kindergarten (FDK), and discussion on the lottery itself, along with more comments on the hate symbols and words that were found in two Summit school bathrooms, made up the lion's share ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Fifty-six Fall '18 grants, totaling more than $257,000, were awarded to the Summit Public Schools by the Summit Education Foundation, an amount that marks -- according to the SEF -- its largest fall grant cycle ever. Since its founding in 1986, the SEF has awarded grants exceeding ...

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BERKELEY COUNTY, SC - Daniel Island teachers can expect to see a boost in their paychecks in the near future. During the Berkeley County School Board meeting on Tuesday evening, Chairwoman Sally Wofford announced a 2% raise for teachers and district employees. The pay increase will be ...

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Edison, NJ -  Edison Board of Education Member Shannon Peng is warning parents about a new online trend that appears to be targeting children, some as young as 6 years old.  The viral trend known as the “Momo Challenge” uses an avatar to communicate with children via the smartphone app “WhatsApp” ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Board of Education (BOE) handed out the Certificate of Excellence to the High School Marching Band for yet another successful season at its Thursday, Dec. 13 meeting. It has been “another awesome year” for the Marching Band, Board Member Robert Dinerman said as he began to ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Frank K. Hehnly School Mentoring LINKS (Looking Into the Needs of Kids) program was in full swing at a "Bowling and Burgers" event. Students and their mentors visited Garwood Lanes where they formed teams and worked together to earn the highest score.   According to Mentor LINKS ...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ - You see it every day. Parents on devices. Children on devices. Ignoring each other. Immersed in some inconsequential email, game, text, post of some kind. Growing bodies of research is showing what is clear as day to the glowing screen on the faces of millions. Screen time is ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Ten years ago, 1,234 were taking online college courses at Rutgers University. Last year, in the fall semester of 2017, that number reached 23,042, according to university figures. Nationwide over 6.4 million people are sitting in front of computers to take college ...

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Welcome back to Lutz Do Science!  Who’s ready for the holidays?  The music, decorations, and family traditions during the winter holidays just make this such a special time of year. And who can forget the gifts? I really strive to give people meaningful or useful gifts. I don’t want to be that ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Stoneman Douglas High School's highly regarded Douglas Drama will be presenting its Superior Showcase this evening, Monday, December 17, at 6:00 p.m. The Superior Showcase highlights Douglas Drama's outstanding District competition results and awards, including 4 Critics Choice ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD - The sounds of the season filled the halls of South Plainfield Middle School on December 12th for the Annual Winter Music Concert.  Music students of the Choir, Orchestra, Percussion Band and Concert Band had the opportunity to perform before family and friends, highlighting the ...

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VILLAGE SCHOOL GIVES BACK!   HOLMDEL (December 11, 2018): Holmdel Village School. The name alone takes you back to a time where folks were closely connected and communicating on their child's education. It is still that way with young children in their beginning years in the school system and ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — A Livingston teenager is hoping to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) among underprivileged children through an initiative she started called Techshare Project. Molly Cantillon, a sophomore at Newark Academy with an entrepreneurial spirit, launched ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Ridge High School lacks the classroom and cafeteria space to allow a revised schedule to be implemented now. Elliot Merenbloom, a former educator in Maryland and an expert in school scheduling, told the Bernards Township Board of Education on Thursday night that the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains- Fanwood High School (SPFHS) inducted four new members into its alumni Hall of Fame on Tuesday, Dec. 11.   After Laura Swidersky, head of the SPFHS Alumni Association, congratulated the honorees, Principal Dr. David Heisey welcomed the graduates back ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The culmination of the strategic planning process for the Sparta Board of Education was held in the Sparta Middle School library on December 6.  The third Sparta Strategic Planning meeting took the work from the previous two sessions to develop Goals and Objectives to inform the ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley children will each write a poem, you're invited to listen and know 'em, about cats in hats, baseballs and bats, and you can attend this greatest show-um.  Nutley Academic Booster Club is hosting the annual "Nutley ABC Poetry Festival." This year the event will be held at John ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - With only eight shopping days until the big day, what better week to skip cooking and head out to a dine-to-donate to support Project Graduation/Senior Week 2019. Diners heading to Chipotle in East Brunswick on Tuesday, December 18 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. will have 33 percent of ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The parents who spoke out at the Dec. 11 West Orange Board of Education (WOBOE) meeting still had the Nov. 15 snowstorm on their minds, as they sought to find answers to how future weather emergencies will be handled. Acting Superintendent of Schools Eveny de Mendez reviewed ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – You don’t have to be a teacher in order to positively impact students’ lives. The Board of Education (BOE) presented its second Impact Teacher Award to Elias Leader, groundskeeper at Salt Brook School, at the Thursday, Dec. 13 meeting.  Leader was recognized for his role in ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – AP Capstone, is a two-year certificate and diploma program. The first year, it is offered as a year-long seminar to students in grade 11; those who take that course successfully can then take AP Research, another year-long program. Last year, the first time AP Seminar was ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ - Competing against 30 other high schools from across New Jersey, Chatham High Academic A Team won second place in a competition on Friday at John F. Kennedy Memorial High School. "I'm proud of our strong finish and I hope we can continue the momentum," Sophie Andrews, president ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ The "Momo Challenge" is an alleged form of cyberbullying that spreads through social media and cell phones. After phone users are enticed to contact a user named "Momo" through the social media network WhatsApp, they receive graphic threats from the user and are instructed to ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The SPFK12 School District honored School Board Attorney Casper P. Boehm, who has served the BOE since 1976 at its final meeting of 2018 on Wednesday, Dec. 12. During his 42 years of service, Boehm attended public meetings, provided verbal counsel and written ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Middle School announces the students who have earned High Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the fourth marking period of the 2018-2019 school year. Students who have earned A’s in all major subject, including World Language, with no grade below a B in any other class qualify ...

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RAHWAY, NJ - Students at Rahway's Franklin Elementary School wrote their way to a $438 donation to the Make A Wish Foundation, courtesy of Macy's BELIEVE campaign. After a student in the school received his wish from the Make-a-Wish foundation, he wanted to find a way to help other kids ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - For the first time in Highlander history, Governor Livingston High School hosted the Highlander Honors ceremony to celebrate the academic achievements of students. On Thursday, December 5th, the honored students and their families gathered at the Stiefel Theatre to earn their ...

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