Education

January 16, 2019

An Open Letter to Senator Nellie Pou:   As you know, New Jersey's public schools rank among the finest in the nation. This achievement was made possible due to the unwavering dedication from all of New Jersey's teachers and educational support professionals. In fact, we are proud products of ...

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Dear Editor,  As of January 1, the teachers in the New Providence School District have been teaching on an expired contract for six months, since July 1, 2018.  One of the Board of Education’s primary functions is collective bargaining, which results in a contract between the Board and the ...

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Dear Editor: For families with a loved one with autism and other developmental disabilities, it can be daunting to find the help needed. It is why the New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NJSHA) is spreading the word about the New Jersey Autism Therapy Mandate, and its most recent ...

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Dear Editor: I read an article this morning online that stated a NJ Appellate Court struck down a requirement that students must pass two state exams before they can graduate high school.  Since 2015 I have been on the frontline with many state education activism groups like Save Our Schools ...

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It’s time for us to take a step back and look at the state of public discourse in our town. The fact that a seventeen-year-old can elicit such a strong response from our school board means that they’re not used to being challenged in the public arena. At such a critical point in this debate, it is ...

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To the Editor: For families with a loved one with autism and other developmental disabilities, it can be daunting to find the help needed. It is why the New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NJSHA) is spreading the word about the New Jersey autism therapy mandate, and its most ...

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Dear Editor: For families with a loved one with autism and other developmental disabilities, it can be daunting to find the help needed. It is why the New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NJSHA) is spreading the word about the New Jersey Autism Therapy Mandate, and its most recent ...

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Dear Editor: For families with a loved one with autism and other developmental disabilities, it can be daunting to find the help needed. It is why the New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NJSHA) is spreading the word about the New Jersey Autism Therapy Mandate, and its most recent ...

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Dear Editor: For families with a loved one with autism and other developmental disabilities, it can be daunting to find the help needed. It is why the New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NJSHA) is spreading the word about the New Jersey Autism Therapy Mandate, and its most recent ...

Read more »

Dear Editor: For families with a loved one with autism and other developmental disabilities, it can be daunting to find the help needed. It is why the New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NJSHA) is spreading the word about the New Jersey Autism Therapy Mandate, and its most recent ...

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NOTE: See more coverage on Legionella testing from this week's West Orange Board of Education by clicking HERE.   Dear High School Parents and Guardians, Initial testing for the presence of Legionella bacteria in the water system was conducted at West Orange High School in August. The ...

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HONORING OUR STUDENT-ATHLETES AND COACHES On behalf of the entire Board, Board President Gretchan Ohlig presented congratulatory certificates to 10 members of the Boys Cross Country team and their coaches as NJSIAA Sectional Champions.  The boys team also finished 2nd at the Group 4 State ...

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Dear Editor: My eight year-old daughter and I have a secret delight: We love to make Verona drivers late. For years, we have undermined the very foundation of driver sanity. You’ve observed our leisurely street-crossing strolls, our full six and one half seconds of time-consuming indulgence. But ...

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I am writing to express my dissatisfaction with an upcoming resolution that will be presented on Tuesday Nov. 20 at the Township of  Nutley Board of Commissioners meeting. I recently learned of a resolution that would limit voluntary members on township appointed boards to two consecutive ...

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What follows is a synopsis of the Tuesday, Nov. 13, Westfield Board of Education meeting. COUNSELING DEPARTMENT REPORT ON SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING (SEL) Maureen Mazzarese, Director of Counseling in the Westfield Public Schools, prepared a report summarizing her department’s role in ...

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To the Editor: I am so excited that I will be a member of the Hillsborough Board of Education! I am grateful for the support that so many people have given me, and I appreciate the variety of valuable input submitted by so many people. The education of our students affects all Hillsborough ...

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Dear Editor,  This piece really showed me how proud I am to be a part of this town. Growing up in Roxbury my entire life, it has always been evident that we are a town that will always be willing to give a helping hand. This article is a beautiful example of that. Going through the Roxbury ...

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Dear Editor: My eight year-old daughter and I have a secret delight: We love to make Verona drivers late. For years, we have undermined the very foundation of driver sanity. You’ve observed our leisurely street-crossing strolls, our full six and one half seconds of time-consuming indulgence. But ...

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Dear Nutley Staff, Parents and Community, Thank you. Almost two years ago, the Board of Education and district  administration began our journey to present the community with our  best long-term solution to the overcrowding in our schools. We believed that this referendum would not only ...

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Dear TAPinto Nutley Editor, As with any election, choosing the best candidate can be challenging due to the amount of misinformation the public is exposed to daily. This is especially true as we depend on the accuracy of the internet to supply all the facts and figures needed to make these ...

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Dear Editor, I am writing to endorse Annemarie Maini and Javier Farfan for the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education. For the past 10 months, I have had the pleasure of serving on the Board with Annemarie Maini, and in the last few months have had the opportunity to get to know Javier ...

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Dear Neighbors, Three years ago, I endorsed Annemarie Maini for the Board of Education because—having worked with her for several years on Presidents’ Council—I knew that she was, even among a group of other smart, deeply committed, and engaged parent volunteers, unique: the one who always went ...

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As a longtime Nutley resident and active volunteer in our community and schools, my roots and commitment to our town run deep. After careful consideration of the candidates for Board of Education, I unequivocally support Sal Balsamo, Ryan Kline, and Debbie Russo...4, 5, and 6 on the ballot...for ...

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Nutley Friends and Neighbors: I hope you will join me in supporting my friends Sal Balsamo (4), Ryan Kline (5) and Debbie Russo (6), for re-election to the Nutley Board of Education. I feel they are the best candidates for the position, I have found them to be tireless volunteers; always ...

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Dear Editor, With election day approaching, we wanted to reach out and share the Nutley Board of Education’s perspective on the referendum and proposed construction projects at four district schools: Yantacaw, Washington, John H. Walker Middle School and Nutley High School. There seems to be a ...

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Editor's Note: This letter was submitted to Tapinto Somerville on Oct. 29, in conjunction with a communication shared with Somerville parents and taxpayers concerning the status of negotiations between the Somerville Board of Education and the Somerville Education Association. October 29, ...

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The recreation fields within the Maplewood/South Orange community are in a state of disrepair, and do not reflect the vitality of our sports programs.   Our towns are growing and shifting in population, and so are increasing popularity of organized athletics.  Unfortunately we have underfunded ...

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Dear Editor, I am writing in response to the Somerville Board of Education’s October 31 correspondence to parents regarding the status of negotiations with the Somerville Education Association (SEA).  To say we are disappointed by this piece of fiction, written by what can only be described as ...

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Board President Gretchan Ohlig opened the meeting with a moment of silence for the victims of the weekend shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT On Sunday, I was among the hundreds who attended the vigil at Temple Emanu-El, along with members of the ...

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Did you know that Verona still does not have full day Kindergarten? That's right, after many years and 4 attempts to pass, our town still does not offer a public full day kindergarten program. Currently Verona offers a 4-hour day, called “extended day” kindergarten. This is the bare minimum for ...

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