Education

May 22, 2020

Dear Editor: During this time, education has been impacted by the coronavirus. Currently, I'm learning based on a system known as remote learning. The system is tedious, isolating, and hard to understand. I want to prove to you that keeping this as a permanent solution is only going to hurt the ...

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Dear Governor Murphy, I have the pleasure to serve as the President of the Holmdel Board of Education. As you can imagine, members of our community are requesting that we do whatever we can to advocate in favor of a live graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020 and their families. They fully ...

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Dear Editor: The essence of my fight for at least the past 12 years has been the illegal underfunding of our school district by the State of New Jersey. This isn’t a jab to the current governor Phil Murphy. He wasn’t here when it all began. I’m sure he knows about it.  Back then, former ...

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As we continue to adjust, adapt and do whatever we have to do to make this “new normal” work, my thoughts are with you and your families and I hope you are staying safe and everyone is healthy. The last two months have been an emotional rollercoaster and have been trying for all of us, but I ...

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To the Editor: Thank you for the article highlighting the challenge and concerns of educating our children remotely while being sheltered in place. As a member of OTSD School Board, we will continue to support the district’s  educational needs, the welfare and the safety of our children is and ...

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Board president Peggy Oster announced that master technology teacher Jeanine Gottko is the recipient of the 2020 Rotary Club of Westfield’s Philhower Fellowship in recognition of outstanding teaching at the elementary school level. Ms. Gottko taught first and fifth grade at Franklin School for ...

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To the Editor: In violation of the governor's executive order to avoid public gatherings, the Linden Board of Education held a public hearing at 6 pm on Thursday, March 26, 2020, in the Linden High School auditorium.  The purpose of this hearing was to propose the disposition of Green Acres ...

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It’s been three weeks since our last Board of Ed meeting. Sadly, since that time, we’ve all borne witness to how this insidious COVID-19 virus is impacting our families, our communities and our very way of life. What we’re facing is daunting, but I am heartened by the moments of triumph in everyday ...

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Dear Editor, As a former member of the Plainfield Board of Education and a close follower of the board’s actions, I was surprised to say the least at the recent swearing-in ceremony for Willie Pat Hembree. Ms. Hembree won her seat last November by a margin of only 13 votes, but she won fair ...

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Over the last few weeks, uncertainty (to say the least) has become a way of life, and we have all been adapting to a new routine for the well-being of ourselves, our families and our community.  I want to take a moment to thank each and every one of you – parents, students, faculty, staff – for the ...

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Dear Editor: The Linden Board of Education held a public hearing at 6 pm on Thursday, March 26, 2020, in the Linden High School auditorium.  The purpose of this hearing was to propose the disposition of Green Acres  Funded parkland, in order to facilitate building a second Linden High School ...

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The following is a synopsis of Westfield Board of Education Meeting held on March 24, 2020. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the March 24 Board of Education meeting was held remotely, with Board members and members of the community joining in from remote locations using an online videoconferencing ...

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Dear Editor, Without a measure of doubt, the COVID19 Coronavirus has stretched us all beyond any area of comfort. It’s almost unfathomable to think that this pandemic has yet to reach its peak. Nevertheless, we cannot allow ourselves to give up or to give in. In our darkest time we must continue ...

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Dear BH Administrators, Teachers & Support Staff We would like to say a huge THANK YOU for everything you have done this week.  We understand this has been an immense amount of change over a short period of time and it can be stressful.  Your dedication, resourcefulness and creativity to do ...

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Dear Editor: I just want to update the Paterson community on the great work Paterson Public Schools, volunteers, community stakeholders and faith based leaders are doing to weather this Coronavirus storm.  To date, thousands of meals have been distributed to students. Despite this time of ...

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Former Holmdel Committeeman Terence Wall on proposed cuts to employee contributions to health insurance. HOLMDEL, NJ - A national emergency is crippling the country, people are infected, financial markets are temporarily crushed and all public, private and parochial schools are closed.  This ...

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Superintendent Diana Mitchell scored a big win with parents and other Plainfield residents when she added an SAT prep course to the high school curriculum. The lack of such a course came to Dr. Mitchell’s attention just a few short weeks ago through board of education member Carmencita Pile. Ms.

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A proposal for increasing family involvement and input into the law enforcement activities in Berkeley Heights Schools is an issue I have been raising for some time.  I am going to avoid citing the substantial and growing amount of evidence that suggests these programs do more harm than good. I am ...

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2020-2021 BUDGET Business Administrator Dana Sullivan presented a report on the proposed budget for the 2020-2021 school year. She reported that this budget is preliminary since, at the time of the Board meeting, state aid information had not been received from the State and was expected on ...

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