Education Top Stories

July 30, 2021

CHATHAM, NJ -- Four of the nine seats on the Chatham Board of Education will be contested in the November election. Lara Freidenfelds and Brian Hargrove will be vying to win seats representing Chatham Borough on the board. The incumbent running for re-election to a 3-year term is Ann ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- A group describing themselves as a "network of Chatham residents" have signed a letter to the School District of the Chathams asking that masks be made optional for the upcoming school year. The group began collecting signatures on Thursday in response to an open letter sent to ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- An "Open Letter" with 78 signatories was sent to Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa and the Chatham Board of Education on Monday, advocating for a mandatory mask policy for school children in the fall. "The purpose of the letter to the Board of Education is to voice parents' ...

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OXFORD, OH -- Chatham residents Sophie Collins, Charlotte Ethridge and Kendall Cree all earned degrees from Miami University during spring commencement. Collins graduated Summa Cum Laude, University Honors with a B.S. in Business in Marketing, Interactive Media Studies. Ethridge graduated with a ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa assured parents that Critical Race Theory is not being taught in the District of the Chathams at the regular meeting of the Chatham Board of Education on Monday night. The board's curriculum committee met before the BOE meeting and LaSusa's ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- For the second straight month, Chatham mothers came out to ask that the district make wearing masks in school "optional" for the 2021-2022 school year at the regular meeting of the BOE held Monday night. With one mother wearing an "Unmask Our Kids" shirt, the Chatham moms spoke ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- The Chatham Education Foundation once again showed its support for the Chatham High math program by coming up with the numbers to multiply by three it's funding for "The Thinking Classroom". In 2019, CEF provided the funds for "The Thinking Classroom", converting two math ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- The Chatham Board of Education will vote on the recommendation of Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa to convert the Supervisor of Design and Technology position into a new Director of Educational Technology at its regular meeting set for 7:30 p.m. Monday in the CHS ...

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What do the following educational leaders have in common?  They led effectively through the COVID pandemic.   On Thursday, July 8th at 7pm, readers are invited to attend a Facebook Live Interview on these three leaders' work of demonstrating leadership their school districts through the COVID ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham residents recently earned college degrees from American International, Hamilton College, Holy Cross, the University of Mississippi, the University of Alabama, the College of Charleston, the University of Vermont and Ithaca College. Bonnie Kennedy received a bachelor's ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- ECLC School in Chatham celebrated 18 graduates with 2021 ceremonies held outside Wednesday evening at the school on Lum Field.  ECLC Principal Jason Killian and vice principal Allison Clemens announced scholarship winners, interspersed with "graduate reflections" speeches given by ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Seventeen Chatham High students were selected to receive CHS Junior Book Awards in the final week of the school year. “Our junior recipients should feel proud to be selected as Book Award winners," Darren Groh, CHS principal, said. "This is a clear indication that they have made a ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham parent Rez Estevez said she was surprised to learn how "Critical Race Theory" is woven into a number of classes taught to her children and asked the Chatham Board of Education for a way to have an open discussion on the topic at Monday night's BOE meeting. "This might not ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Matthew Gilfillan, finance chair and vice president of the board, reported that a capital improvement referendum could be put up for a vote by the taxpayers in 2022 at the regular meeting of the Chatham Board of Education on Monday night. "The fact that we actually came out of ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- At the first mask-free Chatham Board of Education meeting of the year, a group of Chatham mothers came forward to urge the BOE to end mask mandates for school children Monday night. Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa said that Chatham schools are still operating under the mask ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Clear, sunny skies welcomed the Chatham High Class of 2021 to Cougar Field for the 33rd Commencement Exercises on Thursday afternoon. The largest class in school history entered to the traditional Pomp and Circumstance.    

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Not only was the Chatham High Class of 2021 the biggest in school history, but it was also "the best one", according to Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa. LaSusa said in his remarks at the 2021 Chatham High commencement ceremony held Thursday at sunny Cougar Field that in his ...

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The National Cyber Scholarship Foundation ranked Chatham High School junior Sebastian Wu as a National Cyber Scholar with Honors in this year’s National Cyber Scholarship Competition. “I started learning computer security three years ago, and I'm really proud of how far I've come," Wu said.

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CHATHAM, NJ -- The Borough of Chatham Council has not held a live in-person meeting since March 2020 but on Tuesday Washington Avenue School Third-Graders went live with their in-person questions for Chatham Borough Mayor Thaddeus Kobylarz outside of borough hall. Washington third-grade students ...

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Chatham High technology club students pitched a new type of traffic light and earned second place in the 2021 Thomas Edison Pitch Contest, which was announced recently by the Edison Innovation Foundation. The CHS Tech Club members of "Team A Plus" - Willy Chan, Pranav Venugopal, Peter Henwood, ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa reported that there have been no new positive virus cases among the district students or staff since May 5 during his update at the Chatham Board of Education meeting on Monday night. According to LaSusa, this was the best stretch, by far, ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- The Library of the Chathams is seeking to promote recognition for veterans through the collection of video and written personal histories and testimonials of veterans who are or were residents of Chatham Borough and Chatham Township. "This is a very meaningful project," Karen ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa has set Tuesday, May 11, as the date for the return to daily in-person instruction for Chatham High seniors due to the moderate Covid activity level and the fact that more than 100 seniors are either "partially or fully vaccinated" and 45 others ...

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Chatham High graduate Kelly Krincek has been named the University of Georgia "Student Employee of the Year." Krincek has been working as a student media coordinator in the office of the dean of students at the university. She is an entertainment media studies major and was nominated for the ...

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