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Education

November 16, 2021

EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - No one wants to think about the horrific scenario of an active shooter entering their children’s school. While the odds of this happening are slim, New Jersey school administrators who are serious about protecting their students, teachers and staff need to have a plan in ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Registration is underway for Essex County College’s Winter Intersession, where students can earn three college credits in just 10 days. Classes run from December 23, 2021 to January 7, 2022. All classes will be held virtually via Zoom.   Each class is approximately 2 hours, 40 ...

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TRENTON, NJ—Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Monday at a pandemic media briefing that 9,000 New Jersey children between the ages of five and 11 have received their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Murphy explained, “When I look back on our announcement over the summer that our schools ...

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NEW JERSEY - Have you ever thought about how important it is to synchronize activities and, for that matter, technologies? For example, without a conductor and a high level of coordination and teamwork, a symphony orchestra wouldn’t be completely coordinated to play the right notes at the right ...

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ORANGE, NJ — October is Fire Prevention Month. To celebrate, the Orange Early Childhood Center, was visited by the Orange Fire Department. Firefighters spoke to Pre-K students about fire safety, 911 fire emergency, stop-drop-and-roll, and showed how they dress quickly in firefighter gear. The ...

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NEW JERSEY – Online resources have been made available to school districts and educators that can be used to incorporate climate change education across K-12 classrooms beginning in the 2022-2023 school year, announced the New Jersey Department of Education. New Jersey became the first state in ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County College is offering training in fast growing tech careers this Fall, with funding available for qualified students through a grant from the Johnson Controls Community College Partnership program. The program aims to equip students with in-demand knowledge and ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Students at Michelle Obama Elementary School, one of three new district schools that opened this fall, will learn a lot more than how to take control of their learning path. They will also learn how to take control of their health through wellness initiatives guided by the school’s ...

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NEWARK, NJ — New Jersey Institute of Technology continues to showcase itself as one of the country's best higher education institutions across the board after it placed in the top quarter of U.S. universities and colleges, according to the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education.  For the ...

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  ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - On-line registration for the Fall II Term at Essex County College is underway. The College’s Fall II Semester starts Thursday, September 23, 2021. In-person registration will be held September 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, and 22. Fall II classes run through December 20, ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University has shared this letter from the President of the University, Joseph E Nyre, Ph.D. regarding the sudden death of an undergraduate student following a medical emergency in the dormitory. "Dear Members of the Seton Hall Community,  It ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — To kick off the 2021 school year, city officials, police officers, and workers visited elementary and middle schools in the city. Concluding the tour, all the high schools in the city will also receive a visit.  The Mayor, City Council, Department of Public Works, Fire and ...

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Before 2020, the average person probably didn’t think much about the air they breathe — at least not while they were indoors. Like a reliable car, high indoor air quality (IAQ) is easy to take for granted until it’s no longer a certainty. Just ask any parent, teacher or school administrator who has ...

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It would be hard to name a community that provides more essential services — or perennially faces more challenges — than educators. Besides ongoing struggles with funding shortages, they’ve spent more than a year dealing with COVID-19’s profound effect on basic teaching processes and student ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County College Professor Pavi Jalloh, a Somerset resident, is the College’s new Special Assistant to the President. A faculty member in the College’s Division of Business since 2015, Professor Jalloh will work directly with Interim President Dr. Augustine A. Boakye on day ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Christine Ann Soto brings a wealth of public and private sector experience to her position as new General Counsel at Essex County College. “I see my role as providing support to the mission of Essex County College, which is serving our ...

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ORANGE, NJ — The grounds of Forest Street Academy School were filled with about 120 staff members, and students, accompanied by Orange School Board Vice president Jeffrey Wingfield, and Superintendent Dr. Gerald Fitzhugh, II. The socially distanced outdoor crowd caused residents to wonder, ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Nkuah Asare, Essex County College’s newly elected Alumni Association President, is quick to point out how his classes at ECC prepared him for when he transferred to NJIT. “I quickly realized, especially in math class, how my time at Essex made my adjustment to a four year ...

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ORANGE, NJ — Three rising Orange High School Grade 9 students participated in a four-week summer orientation at Kean University. The Kean Scholar Academy was held virtually and on Kean University’s Union and Skylands campuses. The program offers students the opportunity to earn college credits and ...

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(Newark, NJ) – The Essex County Board of County Commissioners recently honored Ashley Cruz of Newark, and Nicole Johannson and Neyah Johnson, both of East Orange, for being named the Essex County recipients of the 2021 Scholarship Program Award from the New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC) ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Essex County College is the recipient of a $90,000 grant as part of the Johnson Controls Community College Partnership program, which aims to equip students with in-demand knowledge and skills supporting employment and a pathway for life-long careers upon graduation. In ...

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ORANGE, NJ — During Orange Week 2021, Orange Public Schools held a cook-off. The judges were Chef Gaetano (Guy), Mastrangelo (Chartwells), Chef Darius Peacock (Food Network 2x Chopped Champion), and Candace Carter (SNAP- Ed).  Adult leaders were paired with students to make the teams: Principal ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - The Dual Enrollment program at Essex County College allows pre-college students to take college for-credit classes while still attending their local high schools. This year, 21 Newark Tech students were recognized for earning their Associate degree during ECC’s Virtual ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Web and in-person registration for Summer II 2021 classes at Essex County College is underway. The College’s Summer II term starts Monday, July 12 and runs until August 19, 2021.  Classes will return on campus at Essex County College for the Fall 2021 Semester.

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ORANGE, NJ — What's the capitol of Maine? Students in Grades 5 – 8 will answer questions like this when they compete virtually in the “6th Annual Geography Bee.”  The event will take place on Thursday, May 20, 2021, at 6 PM. Supporters who want to watch can do so by using the link ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University is requiring all students and employees to be vaccinated for the fall 2021 semester.  The school sent an email this week to the school community communicating the University's Executive Cabinet decision.  “We know that reaching a high vaccination level ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Rising high school juniors and seniors can earn college credits at Essex County College's Summer Camp 2021. The online program runs from July 12 to August 19. "The program is for those students interested in college after graduating high school,” said Dr. Elvy Vieira, Dean of ...

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ESSEX COUNTY — Essex County College is offering a series of short term training programs in the rapidly growing Allied Health Career fields. Thanks to the U.S. Department of Education’s Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, these program are offered tuition-free to qualified ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ — In January, TAP reported on the Essex County student and teacher winners of New Jersey Association of Gifted Children awards. Now, we are diving deeper into the story of Avien Abney, the winner of the Grades 3-5 NJAGC Distinguished Student Award for 2021. Avien Abney, ...

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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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