Education

May 14, 2021

EVANSTON, IL - Today, National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced this year’s National Merit $2500 Scholarship winners. The 2,500 Merit Scholar designees were chosen from a talent pool of some 16,000 outstanding Finalists in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. East Brunswick High ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — A flag emblazoned with Middlesex College’s new logo, officially trumpeting the school’s bold, new direction, ascended outside College Center. Once it reached its zenith, the assembled school officials realized it was upside down. On take two, the flag unfurled correctly, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Tom Valenti fought back tears. He was telling a crowd of about 200 people on Wednesday how proud his mother would be that the school to be built on this Jersey Avenue site will be named in her honor. The Blanquita B. Valenti Community School that will be home to some 1,100 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Tuesday’s announcement that Rutgers would be receiving about $148 million in federal funding and Middlesex College will get about $26 million comes as the county’s two biggest schools – along with several other institutes of higher learning across the state - are facing with ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - “Courtyard chaos” is promised as the School of the Arts on the East Brunswick Campus of the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools presents an outdoor production of Shakespeare’s comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream May 26-30.   Theater, music, dance, and arts ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - It's Teacher Appreciation Week in East Brunswick and throughout New Jersey.  Since March 15, 2020, teachers have been put in unforeseeable conditions which have impacted teaching, learning, and safety in our schools. Think it's tough being a kid in front of a machine all day ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - US News and World Report has named the top high schools in America in its annual review, and East Brunswick has moved up significantly higher on the table of well-respected secondary schools in both the state and the nation. According to the review, East Brunswick High ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - In-person classes have resumed on all five campuses of the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools. Since April 19, both academic and career-education classes have been held in person, although students still have the option of virtual education. Since ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Dr. Victor Valeski, East Brunswick's Superintendent of Schools has announced that there will be an online interactive forum to review and discuss the proposed changes due to restructuring by the township's schools.  Recently, the Board of Education announced that there would be ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick's Superintendent Dr. Victor Valeski has reason to celebrate.  Those students who chose to attend school every day this week and the teachers who taught them made it through with little difficulty and some opportunities for everyone to learn. Says Valeski, " As ...

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EVANSTON, ILLINOIS -  Today, National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) released the names of the first group of winners in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.  East Brunswick High School students Christina Chen, Abigail H. Portnoy, and Shreya Sai Rajeswaran have won the ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - An executive at a new-car dealership has been named Business Partner of the Year by the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools for hiring and supporting students studying for automotive careers. Michael Dooley, director of fixed operations for Dayton Toyota on ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — A high-ranking Rutgers executive says students who decline to take the COVID-19 vaccine should consider taking a gap year or transferring to another school. Antonio Calcado, the executive vice president for strategic planning and operations and chief operating officer, said ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Rutgers Board of Governors today voted to award an honorary degree to award-winning author and former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey when she addresses graduates at the 255th anniversary commencement of Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A cyberattack shut down the entire township school system on Monday with local and federal investigators working to pinpoint the source and what, if any damage has been caused to the computer network which is utilized by thousands of students, teachers and support staff ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Public Schools have adapted to many changes during this year of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Just last week, Superintendent Victor Valeski and the Human Resources staff oversaw the first-round vaccination of 80 district employees and 50 township residents.  Who ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Dr. Anthony Fauci has been presented with Rutgers’ inaugural Moral Courage in Medicine Award for his “steady and reassuring leadership steering the nation through an uncertain time during the pandemic.” Fauci, the White House chief medical advisor, received the award during ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers has opened a new building to better serve adults with autism spectrum disorder through vocational and recreational programs, making it possible to expand existing programs to address a growing need in New Jersey, which has the highest autism rates in the country. The ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers officials announced today that the university’s application to be a point of dispensing of COVID-19 vaccines has been approved by the state. Once Rutgers’ supply allotment has been determined and supplied by the state, it will offer vaccines to Rutgers faculty, staff ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer Brian Brodeur spoke with Vivian Cox Fraser, President & CEO of the Urban League of Essex County, about high rates of learning loss faced by K-12 students in New Jersey as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  “A Time to Act,” sponsored by ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday announced that the NJ Dept. of Health has revised its guidance for local health departments on K-12 in-class operations.  The governor said that if masking and frequent hand-washing can be maintained by students and educators and support staff in a ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Applications for the 2021-2022 East Brunswick High School Bears and Cubs Preschool Program are now available online at  www.ebnet.org/preschool  or you can scan the QR code below to take you directly to the application.   This program is FREE to East Brunswick residents.  ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - At its March 15 meeting, the Hunterdon Central Regional High School Board of Education heard rounds of public comments for and against the newly instituted anti-bias and anti-racism staff trainings that have occurred as a result of productive district-led dialogues with students, ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Public School District Community Programs Department again is offering the Early Learning Academy Preschool classes. This parent-pay program is for 3 and 4-year-old children residing in East Brunswick and surrounding areas. To be eligible for the 2021-2022 ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  In his message to the education community in East Brunswick yesterday. Superintendent Dr. Victor Valeski announced that single-session, five-days-per-week instruction will begin on April 19, the first day of the fourth marking period of the 2020/21 school year.  The Learning ...

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BURLINGTON, NJ -- First Lady Dr. Jill Biden made her first stop in her national "Help is Here" tour in South Jersey on Monday to underscore the benefits of the recently enacted American Recovery Act just days after President Joe Biden signed it into law. Governor Phil Murphy, United States Senators ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Amid the ongoing pandemic, the American education system has undergone major adjustments. Classes of all levels have largely transitioned to remote instruction, and for College Board, this means yet another year of difficulties administering standardized assessments. However, ...

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NEW JERSEY -- In its new rankings of public schools nationwide, U.S. News & World Report said New Jersey is the state with the country’s top education system and is number one in pre-school enrollment.        “Investments in our students are investments in the future of our state, and I am ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Public School District Community Programs Department is again offering summer in-person Kindergarten Readiness Academy and Summer Early Learning Academy programs to all East Brunswick residents, as well as surrounding communities. The Kindergarten Readiness ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - Families and support coordinators are invited to the Adult Community Services (ACS) virtual open house Friday, March 26 at 1 p.m. for a facility tour and to learn the latest information from the state Division of Developmental Disabilities. ACS, the Piscataway-based program ...

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