Education

November 16, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Several residents have expressed concerns that the board of education is planning to require teachers and faculty to pay to use rooms and facilities in the district for enrichment programs – but board of education members say this concern is premature. One resident spoke out at ...

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UPDATE: As of 7:30 am Friday, all Bridgewater-Raritan schools will be closed Friday due to the weather. BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Because of the weather forecast and existing conditions throughout the district, primary schools will be closed Friday and all other schools will be on a two-hour delayed ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Adamsville Primary School held its 4th Annual Armed Forces Salute Nov. 7 to celebrate the community's veterans and active members of the military. Every year, the event is sponsored by the Bridgewater-Raritan Education Association and the New Jersey Education Association, which ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Parents and guardians in the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District are being asked to take part in surveys through the strategic planning. According to a letter from the district, they are developing and implementing a consistent, thorough, data-driven, multi-year ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Fifth grade students in Terry Tunkel and Joy Dorman's class at Hillside Intermediate School learned about organisms, their environment and how energy moves through an ecosystem, and shared what they learned through letters and posters. The students completed investigations in ...

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Editor's Note: Article has been updated to include comments from fourth candidate Stephanie Black. BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The two incumbents for Bridgewater-Raritan Regional Board of Education saw a secure margin to earn new terms in Tuesday’s elections, but the ballots are still out on who will fill ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The district has taken continued steps to protect against cyber attacks, according to a report from district manager of information technology Andres Ospina at a recent board of education meeting. Ospina said there are 9,700 users in Bridgewater, 640 access points across the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Although negotiations may have taken a positive turn, according to Bridgewater-Raritan Education Association president Laura Kress, they are still not close to settling a new contract with the board of education and the plans will be moving forward to discontinue all non-stipend ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two Bridgewater-Raritan High School students were named the first place video competition winners in a contest to convince others to vote. "You’re never too young to flex your muscles when it comes to the power, responsibility and rights associated with voting." That’s the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Superintendent of Schools Russell Lazovick sent out a message to the district regarding a new homework survey that will be available until Nov. 7. Below is the message in its entirety: Dear Parents and Guardians, In my opening letter to you this year, I highlighted our ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan Education Association held a rally Monday outside the Wade building during the previously scheduled mediation session being held between their representatives and the board of education representatives. The most recent three-year contract was approved in ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Several Bridgewater-Raritan High School students were named finalists in the Y Vote Contest, sponsored by the League of Women Voters. The contest required students to create a persuasive essay or produce a memorable video to inspire their peer group and others to vote. It was ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Education Foundation of Bridgewater-Raritan held its annual Taste of B-R event Oct. 15, with hundreds coming out to support the organization that supports the school district. “Thank you for what everyone does,” superintendent Russell Lazovick said at the event. “We look ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Through October, for the fourth year in a row, the Bridgewater-Raritan Education Association has created an opportunity for primary and intermediate school communities of students, parents, teachers and educational support professionals to get together with special breakfast ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The district heard a presentation from assistant superintendent Daniel Silvia about PARCC test scores in the annual testing report, and recognized that students in Bridgewater-Raritan are continuing to outperform other states and New Jersey. Information on SAT and ACT results ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Superintendent Russell Lazovick gave his annual state-of-the-district address Monday, focusing on the work of the different action teams for the strategic planning committee, and explaining the work that has been done for the 8,637 students in the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - With the next mediation meeting scheduled for Oct. 22, and tensions continuing to run high, members of the Bridgewater-Raritan Education Association turned out to Tuesday’s board of education meeting to speak out against the continued contract negotiations – and one student ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District students wore red Tuesday to stand in support with teachers who have been working without a contract since the most recent one expired in June. Tuesday was chosen as a day to wear red because of the evening's planned board of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – More than 200 school teachers and support staff from school districts throughout Somerset County, including Bridgewater-Raritan, gathered downtown late Thursday afternoon to raise awareness about several issues that continue to stall negotiations over new contracts. Carrying ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - A Bridgewater resident and a Raritan resident were among 32 honored from the Pingry School as a Commended Student in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. According to a release from the school, these students placed in the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The board of education has approved a memorandum of agreement for a partnership with Bridgewater Township to hire three Class III officers to serve in the district during the school year – and the township council is expected to approve it during the Oct.1 council ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan Education Association has announced plans for ceasing all volunteer work for clubs and more at the schools if movement is not made on a new teacher contract over the next month. The most recent three-year contract was approved in May 2016, following a ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A number of Bridgewater-Raritan High School students were named semifinalists from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, and will now compete for scholarships worth more than $31 million, being offered next spring. Over 90 percent of finalists will earn finalist standing, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The new academic year is underway in the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District, and by all indications, it looks to have been a smooth start. “Thank you to everyone for doing their part to make the start of the school year a success,” said Superintendent of Schools ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Matters are far from concluded between the Bridgewater-Raritan Board of Education and the local teachers union, whose contract expired in June. At least a dozen members of the Bridgewater-Raritan Education Association were in attendance at the Sept. 11 school board meeting, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District celebrated the first day of school Thursday, with students heading into all schools to begin a new year. Although the district called a half day because of the excessive heat expected Thursday, students headed to their respective ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School was named the Somerset County winner of a school mural contest from Chirp Workshop, in Flemington, to have a kindness or inclusion-themed quote painted on a wall in the school. According to BRMS principal Nancy Iatesta, the school has been ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Due to the excessive heat, the first day of school Sept. 6 will only be a half day, according to a message on the district website. According to the message, staff have been working in the buildings over the last two days, but most of the buildings are not ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The board of education continued its discussion on concerns over student performance and meeting mandated benchmarks at different grade levels, based on a report from Superintendent Russell Lazovick that found some discrepancies. Lazovick presented a report in June that found ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The district is moving from the current Honeywell system for emergency and other alerts to School Messenger, which superintendent Russell Lazovick said is more designed for school districts. Lazovick said at a recent board of education meeting that parents will receive emails ...

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