Education

May 7, 2021

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, TAPinto Elizabeth had the opportunity to talk to Robert Fontaine. He has been a science teacher at Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy for the past 10 years. This year, he is teaching environmental science primarily to underclassmen at the high school.  Fontaine ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The first person from Elizabeth has been awarded the School Nurse of the year by Union County School Nurses Association (UCSNA).  Marie Verdon Noonan has worked as a registered nurse with the Elizabeth Board of Education for the last 18 years, but her job has not been easy with ...

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A recent 2021 list released by The U.S. News & World Report ranked three Elizabeth Public Schools in the top 250 public schools in New Jersey. The report includes data on 24,000 public high schools nationally and 424 public high schools throughout New Jersey.  Elizabeth High School was ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — In the year of coronavirus, school district superintendent salaries increased 2.9% statewide to a median cost of $174,689, up from $169,689 the year before, recently released state Education Department data show. Elizabeth Superintendent Olga Hugelmeyer makes $210,000 in 2020-21, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Michael Adamowsky says he didn’t plan it, but he has found his purpose in life through teaching. After completing his master’s degree in accounting and starting a career at Community Access Unlimited, Adamowsky found that the accounting position didn’t suit him, and he didn’t ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Commissioners invites residents of all ages to take a look at the County’s Falcon Cam, which provides a live stream of the action in and around the peregrine falcon nest located on the roof of the County Courthouse in Elizabeth. “Peregrine falcons are ...

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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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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey will expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility later this month to millions more people including teachers, the homeless and clergy, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday. Educators have been among the groups lobbying for higher prioritization. As of March 15, K-12 educators and ...

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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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ELIZABETH, NJ - One hundred and six students received their nursing diplomas from the Trinitas School of Nursing for what would have been the 165th Convocation Ceremony on January 21. Although a typical ceremony was not held, 89 women and 17 men became eligible to sit for the registered nurse ...

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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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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy provided an update on remote vs. in-class school districts during his COVID-19 press briefing on Wednesday, Dec. 2. Murphy said that right now there are 89 districts fully open for in-person instruction, 438 offering hybrid of in-person and remote instruction, 246 ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — The autism program at Elizabeth Public Schools has officially decided to transition back into a fully virtual learning for the foreseeable future. As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to grow and the positive testing rate continues to rise, the district decided to make this ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - HUD’s ConnectHomeUSA, an initiative aimed at narrowing the digital divide in HUD-assisted communities across the country, selected Elizabeth, New Jersey, to join the 2020 ConnectHomeUSA Community Cohort. The designations will bring technical assistance resources that will enable the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Elizabeth Public Schools have decided to postpone the return to in-person learning until February 5, at the earliest. The announcement came in a letter from Superintendent Olga Hugelmeyer that was sent to families earlier this week. The original plan to implement phase III (all ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic an Elizabeth English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher has taken it upon himself to make sure his students can continue to learn from home. Omar Ashour is launching Wavy English on November 28. It will be a virtual learning platform so ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Make the Road New Jersey is helping out students who are applying for financial aid programs. Make the Road’s Student Success Center at Halsey Academy will be guiding students on how to apply for federal and state aid. The application help is open to all Elizabeth Public Schools ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Families can pick out free books at the Elizabethport Community Center on November 1, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Elizabethport Community Center parking lot. The free book event is being held by Prevention Links and Amerigroup on Sunday, which is National Family Literacy Day and the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held Thursday afternoon into the evening for parents of Elizabeth Public School students. The first block of conferences will be from 1:41-2:14 p.m for students in grades 9-12. From 2-3 p.m. will be the conferences for grades PreK-8 and from ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — At Thursday’s meeting of the Elizabeth Board of Education, Board President Diane Barbosa stated the district’s intention to begin to re-open school buildings for students. “We are working to reopen our schools for our children that are having a more difficult time virtually, and ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Ahead of Thursday’s Board of Education meeting Elizabeth Public Schools have released new information on how they have continued to educate in the virtual environment. Access to devices and the internet became essential in March. Almost immediately, the school system was able to ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - October 2 is the first day of the virtual computer class program being offered free through the Elizabeth Public Library. The classes will be held via Zoom every Wednesday and Friday in October. The first class will be an introduction to Zoom. Mr. Ed Dejesus will teach the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Elizabeth Public School students will be required to complete certain federal, state and locally mandated standardized tests in the 2020-2021 school year. Amy Gil, Director of Research, Evaluation and Assessment for the Elizabeth Public Schools, informed families of the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth Public Schools released a progress report on their implementation of the Amistad Mandate Friday. The progress report was put together by Dr. Davida Lindsay-Harewood, a consultant hired by the district to evaluate the Amistad curriculum’s implementation across ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Board President Diane Barbosa announced at this week's Elizabeth Board of Education meeting that beginning Monday, all Elizabeth public school teachers would begin teaching from home. Up until now teachers had been coming into their classrooms for live instruction. President Barbosa ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Tropa Exploradoras, a Girl Scout group for ESL students, will be transitioning to a fully virtual format this fall. The Girls Scout Heart of New Jersey launched the Spanish language Girl Scout program in 2018 for all girls enrolled in a K-12 ESL program. Girls who participate ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Elizabeth Board of Education President Diane Barbosa is holding special virtual office hours open to all parents or guardians who have a child in the special education program. Friday was the first day of the virtual marking period for the thousands of students in the Elizabeth ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Three women have declared themselves the progressive candidates for the Elizabeth Board of Education election this November.  Danielle Fienberg, Janice Figueroa and Natalie Hernandez officially launched their candidacy with a virtual campaign party August 28 with the slogan ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund, a non-profit organization created to address the health and economic crisis in New Jersey caused by the coronavirus pandemic, is providing $250,000 in matching grants to teacher projects in underprivileged school districts in New Jersey through ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth Public Schools posted their new website dedicated to school reopening information ahead of the first day of school next Friday. The page includes information on what students and their families can do to get prepared for the start of the school year. Classes begin ...

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