Education

September 25, 2018

TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint legislative panel expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided. State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a joint hearing of ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Total enrollment on opening day of school was down about 2 percent from last September, Superintendent Nick Markarian told the Board of Education on Monday, Sept. 17. District numbers showed 5,322 in schools. The number was 105 fewer than in September 2017, he ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Nine instructional aides were appointed by the Bernards Township Board of Education at its meeting Monday, Sept. 17. Hired to help teachers in the classroom were: -- Nazan Bulca and Alpha Hamann at Liberty Corner School; -- Michele Ivarone and Mary Walker at Ridge ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP,  NJ - School spirit will be the focus of the student government this year, student body president Maddie Athanasiou reported to the Bernards Township Board of Education on Monday, Sept. 17. Athanasiou, this year’s student representative to the school board, said efforts of the ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Security moves are moving apace at Bernards Township schools, Superintendent Nick Markarian said after the Board of Education meeting on Monday night, Sept, 17. The board hired Sean Kiernan as high school campus monitor at $21 per hour for five hours per day, filling the ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Some progress was made Monday night toward a possible solution that would allow runners quicker access to the Ridge High School track following winter snowstorms. Bernards Township school board members, in a straw vote, authorized the administration to see what could be ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided. State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Bernards Township school board members voted Monday on administrative and teaching personnel slots for the upcoming school year. Kristin Fox was named assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, at an annual salary of $151,500. She had been ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Recently retired Bernards Township police officer Hank Werner was appointed to the newly created job of director of school and campus safety by the Bernards Township Board of Education on Monday night, Aug. 27. Werner, who worked 24 years as a patrol officer on the local ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Bernards Township school board members on Monday discussed buying a covering for the Ridge High School track and a snow blower to allow quicker access to the running facility following winter snowstorms. A custom-fit covering might cost about $15,000 to $16,000, ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A report on long-term facilities planning, as well as consideration of an agreement to share responsibility with the municipality for special law enforcement officers trained in school security, are among the items on Monday night's agenda for the Board of Education ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Committee has pledged to hire and equip the school district's first specially trained school security officers, to be stationed at Ridge High School, while the Board of Education is expected to vote on Aug. 27 whether to pick up the salaries of the the ...

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BERNARDS, NJ - Longtime Bernards Township Board of Education member Beverly Darvin Cwerner won’t be a candidate for re-election. A former board president, she is chair of personnel committee this year. She has been on the board since 2009. Four people have filed and will be on the Nov. 5 ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - School days take in more than classroom hours, with hundreds of students participating in sports and extracurricular activities. The Bernards Township Board of Education has set the salaries of coaches, music and drama organizers, club advisors and other ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - A program designed to deal with emotionally challenged youngsters is keeping more than a dozen students in classes at Ridge High School, instead of being educated outside the district. Gerard Barone, executive director of Effective School Solutions, based in Summit, ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Jackson Education is having a soft summer opening this month. TAPinto Basking Ridge sat down with the owner, Walker Jackson, to find out more about his business. What made you decide to open a location here? Walker: I guess my first thought is “why not?” Every time I drive ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Bernards Township Committee on Tuesday will vote whether to sign an agreement with the Board of Education to partner in providing special police officers in township schools, according to a resolution listed on Tuesday night's meeting agenda. The resolution does not ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Several staffing moves at Cedar Hill Elementary School were approved by the Bernards Township Board of Education at its meeting on July 23. The resignation of Kim Ace, an art teacher at the school, was accepted. Five teachers were hired to work at the school: Holly ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ — In its newly released 2019 “Best Schools” list, national educational research and rankings firm Niche has placed Bernards Township as the No. 7 school district in New Jersey. It ranked Ridge High School No. 15 among public high schools in the state. Niche gave Bernards ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Work on Bernards Township school facilities will be accelerated, thanks to increased state aid. Board President Robin McKeon said the district will receive an additional $433,753 for the 2018-19 school year, an increase in the estimated state aid figure that was included ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Bernards Township Board of Education member Timothy Salmon has filed to run for the remaining one year in the term to which he was appointed in January. He is the only incumbent to file as of Thursday. Petitions to guarantee a spot on the Nov. 6 ballot must be received by ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Brian Heineman left the Bernards Township school district this month to take one step toward a goal of becoming a superintendent of schools, he said. Heineman, the director of curriculum and instruction in Bernards Township for the last three years, took a job in the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Board of Governors today approved a 2.3 percent hike in tuition and fees, as well as increases for dorm rooms and meals, for the 2018-2019 academic year.  The increase now brings the annual cost for undergraduate students to $14,975, which is $337 more than ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Hundreds of teachers and other classroom professionals had their next year’s tasks approved June 18 by the Bernards Township Board of Education. School and task assignments for dozens of certificated staffers for 541 members of the Bernards Township Education Association ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Fifth grade won’t be quite the same next fall in Bernards Township schools. Administrators described a revamping of the academic day for that grade level to the Board of Education on Monday, June 18. Instead of remaining in the same room with one teacher for all core ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Administrators at Bernards Township schools have reached a three-year agreement on salaries and benefits. The agreement, which covers from July 1 to June 30, 2021, means the administrator's group will receive annual increases in salary of 3.15 percent for each of the next ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Frank Caccavale, a technology and engineering education teacher for the last three years in the Bernards Township School District, has recently been the recipient of two prestigious honors and some high-profile visits to his classroom. Earlier this month, he was presented ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Bernards Township school board members approved another personnel move Monday night, June 18 with an eye to improving security at Ridge High School this fall. The Board of Education abolished the position of “parking lot attendant,” effective July 1, with the intent of ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ It wouldn't be summer without the summer reading program at the Basking Ridge Library _ and this year the library again is offering reading and book discussion activities for children, teens and adults. The theme for this year's summer reading program is "Libraries Rock!" The ...

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SUMMIT, NJ – The Class of 2018 graduated at the 124th Kent Place School Commencement on Sunday, June 3, in Summit. Elyse DiCesare and Chloe Esposito (pictured, from left) were among the 67 members of the Class of 2018.

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