Education

April 8, 2021

Edison:  The Edison Board of Education and the Township are working to fid sites where new schools cn be constructed or rehabilitated to create much needed classroom space.  A subcommittee of the Board along with the Township Council education committee met to continue the dialogue in hopes of ...

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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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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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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University will divest from fossil fuel investments following approval today by the university’s Board of Governors and Board of Trustees. The decision follows the recommendation of an ad hoc committee of faculty, students and staff formed to consider a fossil fuel ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Mechanically-inclined high school seniors in Middlesex County are being offered an opportunity to get a head start on a lucrative career as forklift technicians. The free pilot program, spearheaded by the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools, will offer ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Amanda Lyons pulls up her file of thank you notes from Middlesex College students who have recently accessed the school’s food pantry. There’s a heartfelt message from a single mom. There’s a note from a young woman who was living in her car. There’s a letter from a person who ...

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Gov. Announces Two Initiatives: Opportunity Meets Innovation Challenge Grants ($28.5 Million) and Hunger-Free Campus Grant Program ($1 Million) TRENTON – Gov. Phil Murphy and Secretary of Higher Education Dr. Brian Bridges announced that $29.5 million in federal funding will be available to New ...

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EDISON- COVID-19 vaccination efforts were at the forefront of the agenda during the Feb. 23 press conference held at the Edison Board of Education office. Leaders in attendance included Edison Councilman Joe Coyle, Office of Emergency Management Coordinator Andrew Toth, Edison Superintendent Dr.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University President Jonathan Holloway acknowledged that his decision to forgo in-person commencement ceremonies this spring was an unpopular one among the many who sent him letters over the past week. And, he is doubling down on his decision to hold them virtually ...

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TRENTON - Governor Phil Murphy and New Jersey Department of Education (DOE) Acting Commissioner Dr. Angelica Allen-McMillan on Friday announced “The Road Forward,” a series of coordinated policy initiatives that dramatically expand the Administration’s efforts to identify and address the academic ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers, a university named after a slave owner, is taking new steps to acknowledge its connection to slavery and racial injustice with the creation of four additional historical markers that tell the story of its early benefactors whose families made their fortunes through ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Olivia Kuzman ticks off the events and experiences that Class of ’21 has been robbed of by the COVID-19 pandemic. There was Rutgers Day, football games, basketball game and more. As the spring draws closer, there was the hope of several pre-graduation events. “So, I can ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers may be hoping that a recession of COVID-19 cases will mean more students and staff on campus in the fall, but the school has decided to host commencement events across the university via virtual means. The decision to forgo in-person ceremonies was a difficult one, ...

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EDISON, NJ — Edison’s Junior Achievement’s (JA) mission is to “inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.” The organization, which has a partnership with the New Jersey Department of Education, provides a great deal of crucial resources to help students choose careers and find ...

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We don't just take the top students; we are a school of opportunity. EDISON, NJ – At a time when parents are looking for different educational options for their children, Wardlaw+Hartridge offers small classes, a welcoming environment, and opportunities to do many different things. The school ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A plan to build a $55 million elementary school that will become a state-of-the-art home to about 1,100 students was approved by the Planning Board on Monday night. Jersey Avenue School Redevelopment Associates LLC, an affiliate of the New Brunswick Development Corporation ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The Grant Student Council, which is comprised of 30 student representatives from fifth and sixth grade, has been busy since the start of the 2020-2021 school year planning and running virtual events and organizing community initiatives to keep students involved and ...

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EDISON, NJ — Twelve candidates vied to fill the Board of Education (BOE) seat formerly held by Ralph Errico, who resigned in late December. After submitting letters of interest and their resumes to the BOE, the dozen candidates presented their platforms at the January 21st caucus. Biral Patel ...

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METUCHEN, NJ – Saint Joseph High School is celebrating Catholic Schools Week in service to others. Through the school’s Campus Ministry team, students, staff, families and alumni are working to reach out to first responders and senior citizens.  “Senior Citizens have suffered through long ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Coach Samir Sanu was proud of his team. Not one player complained when the New Brunswick High School boys basketball team held a handful of practices outside to prepare for the season. The Zebras bundled up, huddled up and used the unique experience to bond together before ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The president of Rutgers University has returned to a full work schedule – albeit remotely – as he continues to quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19. The school announced on Jan. 11 that the Jonathan Holloway would be “paring back” his schedule as he quarantined ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Johnson & Johnson and the Middlesex College Foundation are sponsoring scholarships for New Brunswick residents enrolled in the Continuing Education Allied Health Certificate Program. Many opportunities exist in allied health, a career field that has demonstrated ...

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EDISON, NJ - Following the new trend of county colleges dropping the word “county” from their names, Middlesex County College was renamed Middlesex College on January 1, 2021. Board of Middlesex County Commissioners Director Ron Rios announced the new name during Thursday's virtual ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway has announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and that his symptoms are mild – similar to those of a cold. He said he has been in self-quarantine since he learned he was exposed to someone who was COVID-19-positive last ...

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NEW JERSEY — A new executive order will mean sweeping changes for the way teachers and students are evaluated for the 2020-2021 school year. Gov. Phil Murphy, who has long said this isn’t a normal school year due to COVID-19, announced the changes during a Monday press conference on pandemic ...

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EDISON, NJ - Jacqueline Sanin is the President and Founder of Jump! Immersion School. Headquartered in Edison, New Jersey, Jump! is a school offering two options for children to learn Spanish or Mandarin Chinese in addition to English. The fluency track is offered to students enrolled in the Day ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY – The newly renamed Middlesex College will publicly unveil its new logo in May, according to a statement from a school spokesperson. Known as Middlesex County College since its opening in 1964, the Edison-based school with centers in New Brunswick and Perth Amboy is following in ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Eighth-graders will get a second opportunity to apply to the Middlesex County Academy for Allied Health and Biomedical Sciences in Woodbridge. Applications are being accepted for a second entrance exam, to be held online on Jan. 30. The deadline for applications is Jan.

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Metuchen, NJ - Metuchen Education Foundation (MEF), a 501c3 nonprofit organization, was established in 1996 by a group of parents, local business people, and other professionals with the objective of assisting the public schools to purchase new equipment and offer special programs for ...

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EDISON, NJ — Venus Majeski is an ardent advocate of serving and empowering those with disabilities. As the Director of Development and Community Relations for the New Jersey Institute for Disabilities (NJID), she has designed and directed three Federal Projects of National Significance. She has ...

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