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Lawmakers Question State Education Commissioner on Rush to Phase Out PARCC

September 18, 2018

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 a joint hearing of the Senate and Assembly Education committees on Monday to testify ...

Become a Certified Personal Trainer in Six Weeks at Union County College

CRANFORD – Start a new career this fall by becoming a certified personal trainer.

The Office of Continuing Education at Union County College is offering the Personal Trainer National Certification beginning on September 8. The class will be held on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. from September 8 through October 13. The course is a combination of lecture sessions and ...

Union County College Partners With Warren County Community College to Provide Drone Technology Training

CRANFORD – Union County College (UCC) and Warren County Community College (WCCC) have established an agreement between the two institutions to promote the usage and training of drones (sUAS or small unmanned aircraft systems) for their students and residents throughout New Jersey. UCC’s President Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin joined WCCC’s President Dr. William Austin to sign a ...

NJ Monthly Ranks Cranford High School No. 31 in State

CRANFORD —  In its September issue, New Jersey Monthly ranks Cranford High School No. 31 on its list of top 100 public high schools in the state. The last time the list came out, in 2016, Cranford High School was ranked No. 54.

New Jersey Monthly says it creates its “Top Public High Schools” chart based on data collected by the NJ ...

Union County College Partners with Warren County Community College to Train Students as Physical Therapist Assistants

PLAINFIELD – Union County College (UCC) and Warren County Community College (WCCC) have established an agreement to provide students at WCCC with the opportunity to earn their Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Associate degree from UCC. UCC's President Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin was joined by WCCC's President Dr. William Austin to sign a Memorandum of ...

Newark Parents Ask State's Highest Court to Hear Suit Against Teacher Layoff Laws

NEWARK, NJ - A group of parents are appealing to the state Supreme Court to hear their case challenging state laws that require newer teachers be laid off first without considering job performance.  

The case, filed in 2016, has already been dismissed by the state superior and appellate courts. 

Six parents and their children, who attend Newark Public Schools, filed the suit ...

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