Nutley Schools Closed Friday Following Security Threat

February 16, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Police Department is currently investigating a video posted to Instagram that suggested a possible threat to schools. Dr. Julie Glazer, Nutley Superintendent of Schools, made the decision late Thursday night to close Nutley schools on Friday as a safety precaution. 

The Nutley Police Department reports they have spoken to the individual that ...

PARCC debate in Newark continues amid calls from Murphy for its dismantling

Newark, NJ--Ever since New Jersey began using the PARCC exam in the 2014-15 school year, the state teacher's union and other groups have criticized the the standardized test and called for the state to stop using it to assess student performance.

During the campaign for governor last year, Phil Murphy, who was endorsed by the New Jersey Education Association, promised to ditch ...

At Westfield High School, Student Says ‘It’s Almost Normal to Juul Here’

Editor’s note: This story about the rise in teen e-cigarette use, written by Westfield High School student Greta Frontero, originally ran in the Jan. 8 edition of Westfield High School student newspaper Hi’s Eye.

WESTFIELD, NJ — A 12th-grade Westfield High School female said she doesn’t bring her Juul to school, but will use someone else’s if the opportunity ...

Montclair Legend, James Firebrace, Jr. Passes Away

MONTCLAIR, NJ - James A. Firebrace,Jr., beloved Montclair legend, passed away on Monday evening, according to several family members. 

Firebrace has been a well-respected lifelong member of the Montclair community. A retired teacher from the East Orange School District, Firebrace also taught tennis to countless people in his spare time.

Because of his ...

Queen Latifah, Anita Hill, Tapped as Rutgers Commencement Speakers

NEWARK, NJ - Rutgers University has tapped Queen Latifah and Anita Hill to give commencement speeches to the graduating classes at two of the campuses in May of this year.

The decision was announced at the Rutgers Board of Governors Feb. 7 meeting in Newark. Both are regarded as icons of advocacy for feminist and African American social issues.

Yet the announcement still begs the question ...

Residents, Educators Gather to Discuss Racial History in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A national movement is growing in public schools across the nation to bring the Black Lives Matter discussion to America's classrooms. On Monday, Montclair educators gathered with local leaders and residents to discuss desegregation in Montclair Schools and to plan a course of action for the future.

From February 5 to 9, Montclair residents and educators joined ...

Rutgers ​Receives Historic $15​ Million​ Gift for New Athletic Facilities, 2030 Master Plan

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers Athletics ​march toward having athletic facilities comparable with other Big 10 schools received a stunning boost: a record $15 million donation to support the services of 700 student​ athletes,

​.The money is being earmarked towards the Gary and Barbara Rodkin Center for Academic Success, named after the two donors of the same names, near High Point Solutions ...

Newark school district opens new headquarters as it readies for local control

It was Christopher Cerf's last public act as Newark's school superintendent as he officially cut the ribbon on the district’s new central office on Wednesday, marking a major milestone as the city prepares for the return to local control.

Cerf was joined by  a who's who of county, state, city and education dignitaries including Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, NPS ...

Lower Tuition Under Murphy? Not So Fast, Rutgers Pres. Says

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy, following his inauguration last week, ​ticked off a list of lofty goals and​ progressive​ proposals for the state. 

Yet allies and opponents have shown skepticism, or at least questioned, his vision for New Jersey

Rutgers President Robert Barchi made himself no exception, during ​a start-of-the-semester kick-off address at the Rutgers ...

School PARCC Testing Dead? Governor-Elect Murphy Calls for Change

TRENTON, NJ. - He called for its end during his campaign for Governor and now Governor-Elect Murphy places PARCC testing for students on the ropes for real.

This past friday, after the Governor-Elect announced that Asbury Park School District Superintendent Lamont Repollet will lead the State Education Department, he pivoted to ...

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Arts of Global Africa

February 11, 2018

Arts of Global Africa
Saturday, February 17th - 12:00pm
Tickets are $30 for adults | $25 for seniors, students, and children

We're proud to partner with The Bloomfield Civil Rights Commission on an exciting trip to the Newark Museum's Arts of Global Africa exhibit. Arts of Global Africa invites a contemporary vision of the African continent as a source of global creativity ...