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36 Edison Seniors Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

September 18, 2018

EDISON, NJ – Thirty-six Edison high school seniors joined approximately 16,000 students in being named as a National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) Semifinalist in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These students will now have an opportunity to vie for one of approximately 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered next spring.

NJ Education Commissioner Discusses PARCC Changes at Joint Assembly & Senate Education Committee Hearing

TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint legislative panel 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 and answer ...

Bus Safety Bills Continue to Make Their Way Through NJ Legislature

TRENTON, NJ – A series of school bus safety bills that aim to improve bus safety and accident response, make bus drivers and company’s more accountable and require every student to carry an identification card at school-sponsored, off-campus activities cleared the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee on Friday. The bills are sponsored by Senator Joseph Lagana, Senate ...

$115M Rutgers Chemistry Building Formally Opens

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University today held an opening ceremony for its new $115 million Chemistry and Chemical Biology building providing laboratories for research in the fields of health and alternative energy among other sciences.

The four-story, 144,000 square-foot structure on the Busch Campus in Piscataway includes classroom space, and combines programs that previously were ...

State Board of Education Postpones Vote on PARCC Rollbacks

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Board of Education postponed a controversial proposal to cut back on standardized tests in certain grades and subjects, just minutes before it was set to vote on the plan.

The decision put off the vote was a setback to Gov. Phil Murphy, who campaigned on eliminating the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment on "day ...

Rutgers raises record amount of donations

NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers University funding-raising efforts brought in $223.4 million for the 2017-18 academic year, more than $10 million above what was raised the previous year and the largest amount ever collected in a single year, university officials said.

The donations were 6.8 percent above the $209.1 million donated in 2016-2017, which was 11 percent more than in ...

New Programs Introduced by Middlesex County Vocational and Technical School District

East Brunswick, NJ –  Students attending  Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools can expect a number of new and renovated facilities according to the district. Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools enroll approximately 2,000 high school students and over 7,000 adults annually.  The campuses include the Edison Academy for Science, Mathematics and ...

Saint Peter's University Hospital Hosts Open House for its Exploring Program

New Brunswick, NJ –  Saint Peter’s University Hospital will be hosting an open house on Wednesday, October 10, at 6:45 p.m. at the hospital, located at 254 Easton Ave. in New Brunswick.  The hospital will welcome students ages 14 to 20 interested in healthcare, IT, engineering, nursing and technologist’s careers for the hospital’s Exploring program. Those ...

Edison Teachers Receive $2,000 Grant for Innovative Program

Edison, NJ - A group of teachers at John P. Stevens High School in Edison, New Jersey, have received a $2,000 grant as part of the company’s 2018 Voya Unsung Heroes awards competition.  According to a release issued by Voya, Heather Guas, Patricia D'Alessio, Lisa Dato, Anthony DiPalo, Julie Jirout, Heather Reusch, Reena Pawar, and Gail Pawlikowski were selected from a group of more ...

Edison School Rankings: The Good and The Bad

Edison, NJ - Two sets of recently issued  rankings paint very different pictures of the Edison School District.  The Edison School District was ranked #23 of 243 on Niche’s “Best School Districts in New Jersey” list, and #302 of 10,758 on Niche’s “Best School District in America” list.   However, a NJ Monthly bi-annual list of the best high ...

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