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New Jersey Students Against Gun Violence Gather for Roundtable Discussion at Kean University

April 6, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Triggered by the Parkland High school shooting in Florida this past February, New Jersey high school students and public officials, including members of Governor Murphy’s administration, gathered together at Kean Universities roundtable to discuss the ongoing gun violence issue in their communities and in the United States.

The event was hosted by the Lesniak Institute ...

New Jersey charter schools come together in advocacy for Parent Action Day

Trenton, NJ—More than 500 charter school parents, educators and advocates from across the state gathered at the Statehouse in Trenton Monday for a CharterStrong Parent Action Day rally to celebrate New Jersey’s 50,000 public charter school children and to raise awareness of the more than 35,000 children that remain on charter school waiting lists.

Organized by a coalition ...

Scenes from Saturday's 'March for Our Lives' Event in Union

UNION, NJ – Over 500 students, parents, public officials, and activists marched and gathered in Union Saturday morning for the Union County ‘March for Our Lives’ event.  The student-led march, which called on the U.S. government for stricter gun laws and memorialized the 17 people killed in Parkland, Florida last month, was one of hundreds of March for Our ...

Elizabeth H. S. Students Take Action Against Gun Violence in the National Walk-out Day

ELIZABETH, NJ - Approximately 6,000 Elizabeth H.S. students took part in the national walk-out on Wednesday afternoon, raising their voices and concerns about gun violence to federal, state, county and local officials at town halls held at each of Elizabeth’s schools.

The district arranged and coordinated the town halls to give students direct contact with the officials who make gun laws ...

Teacher Training at Trailside

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ  - Teacher Training programs at Trailside will be offered this spring for teachers of students in Kindergarten through grade twelve starting March 15.

Project WET, a teacher training program for teachers K – 12 will be offered on Thurs. March 15 from 9 a.m.. to 3 p.m.  This workshop will provide the necessary tools, resources, and lessons for teachers ...

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Senator Menendez Speaks at Union County College about College Affordability

April 18, 2018

ELIZABETH – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez visited Union County College’s Elizabeth campus on April 13 to speak about issues surrounding college affordability. He has been an advocate for affordable higher education in New Jersey for many years and recently co-sponsored the America’s College Promise Act which would offer free tuition at community colleges throughout the ...