Education

March 22, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ - A notice was sent to parents this week from the Elizabeth School District to notify them that a number of students had made attempts to change attendance records and classroom grades.  According to the letter sent out to parents by Olga Hugelmeyer the Superintendent of Schools, ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - In recognition of Arbor Day 2019, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is once again partnering with the Union County Shade Tree Advisory Board to provide free trees for local schools. “The tree giveaway has always received an enthusiastic response from schools in ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Schools with students in grades pre-K through 12 are eligible to apply once again for the Union County Kids Dig In grant for 2019. The program is designed to help schools provide enriching educational experiences while encouraging students to give back to the Union County ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Historical Society of Plainfield hosted a lecture entitled “Plainfield’s Hidden Black History” to celebrate Black History Month in February, with a discussion led by society president Nancy Piwowar.  Zion Briddle-Fredericks, an 8-year old in second grade at Ronald Reagan ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – The Elizabeth Jazz Ensemble received a gold rating and were recognized as the best rhythm section while the Elizabeth Jazz Band received a silver rating at the New Jersey Association for Jazz Education (NJAJE) Jazz Ensemble Festival preliminaries held at Bridgewater-Raritan High ...

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Sophia Pineiro-Widejko - Presented with Silver Key Award by Montclair Art Museum ELIZABETH, NJ - Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy junior Sophia Pineiro-Widejko was selected to receive the Silver Key recognition for the 2019 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Where you can go on Saturday, March 23, to enjoy over 40 FREE activities in one place?  Try 11 South Broad Street, in Elizabeth, for the Elizabeth Public Library's 5th year of participation in NJ Makers Day.  Plant a seed, watch a weaving demo, make a vision board, pose in ...

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ELIZABETH/UNION, N.J. – An Elizabeth woman attending Kean University as an art history student is being groomed as a future leader in the art world with a prestigious three-year internship at the Newark Museum putting her on a path towards arts leadership. Senior Jennifer Zuniga, who grew up in ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Students dismayed by the dismissal of Union County Vo-Tech's electrical technology teacher, Daniel Burns, have started an online petition calling for his reinstatement. Let us have our education back!  Over three weeks ago an in-class incident between a teacher and a ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield Public Schools’ community internship program has expanded this year to include students participating in Structured Learning Experiences (SLEs) with Maschio’s Foods, the district’s food service provider, for breakfast and lunch. The program, now in its fifth year, is the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - An Elizabeth High School senior has announced his intentions to run for the Elizabeth Board of Education in this year’s 2019 November Election. Kason Little an 18-year-old high school senior at John E. Dwyer Technology Academy made a formal announcement last week that he intends ...

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UNION COUNTY – About 40 students at Union County Vocational-Technical High School in Scotch Plains have been diverted from their regular program of study following the firing of the school’s electrical engineering teacher after a classroom dispute with a student. After families rallied in ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Elizabeth Public Schools have been awarded the Advanced Computer Science Competitive Grant in the amount of $95,101 by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE). Elizabeth Public Schools Superintendent Olga Hugelmeyer announced this week that the grant, which runs from ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – With a mix of snow and freezing rain in the works for the Union County area, Elizabeth Public Schools will be closed on Tuesday according to both school districts.  The National Weather Service has predicted up to 5 inches of snow and a light glaze of ice to form overnight into ...

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 A Fourth EPS School Receives NJ Honorable Mention School of Character ELIZABETH, N.J.– Jerome Dunn Academy of Mathematics, Technology, and the Arts School No. 9, Dr. Albert Einstein Academy School No. 29, and Frances C. Smith Early Childhood Center School No. 50 were among 26 schools to be ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Elizabeth schools will be receiving $95,101K as part of the $2 million in Advanced Computer Science Grants as part of Gov. Phil Murphy’s Computer Science for All initiative state grant to expand computer science education to high school students. The state will award $2 million ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – The Elizabeth Boys Basketball team, ranked No. 9 in the state remained undefeated with an impressive win over the No. 8 ranked Patrick School yesterday at the 25th Annual Hoops to End Homelessness at the Thomas G. Dunn Sports Center. According to a representative from the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University will postpone collection of currently unpaid tuition and other fees from federal employees furloughed during the government shutdown, and their dependents. “This is one way that we can minimize that stress and eliminate disruption of academic careers while ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - UPDATED: 1:19 pm. Statement of Elizabeth Schools Spokesman Pat Politano  "The Elizabeth Fire Department responded to an alarm caused by a slight increase in carbon monoxide levels at one if the city's elementary schools this morning.  "The alarm was triggered due to a ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth Board of Education reorganized this week with veteran member Stephanie Goncalves chosen as President for 2019. Charlene Bathelus was sworn to a new term on the board and newcomer Iliana Chevres was sworn to her first term. Bathelus and Chevres were elected in ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi has announced the launch of the first annual Union County Clerk “I Voted” Sticker Design Art Contest for students in grades 5-12. All Union County students in public, private and home schools are invited to participate. “The tremendous ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced an award of grants for elementary and middle schools in 15 school districts through the new Union County STEM Scholars grant program. The program launched this year under Freeholder Chairman Granados’ “Moving Union County ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth Board of Education has reached a settlement in three long-standing legal actions brought against the Board, a former principal, and other administrators in the district with no tax dollars used in the financial settlement. According to School Officials, the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Nathalie Hernandez, a Court-Appointed Special Advocate who represents children in Union County’s foster system, has been unanimously chosen to be a member of the Elizabeth Board of Education. Hernandez holds a bachelor’s degree in biology, a master’s degree in biotechnology and a ...

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UNION, NJ – Family, friends, public officials and colleagues came together at a retirement celebration for long time Union resident, former Union mayor and Superintendent of the Union County Vocational-Technical School, Peter Capodice. Capodice, 67, joined the Union County Vocational-Technical ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - “The Snowman Project” is enjoyed by many as they walk through Union Square Plaza on Elizabeth Avenue, but many do not know where they came from, who created them. Here is what you don’t know about the amazing project! David Strochak, Executive Director for The Elizabeth Avenue ...

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ELIZABETH, N.J. - John E. Dwyer Technology Academy senior Ya-Sha-Rah Brathwaite was recently selected as a 2018 Wendy’s High School Heisman School Winner. Nearly 42,000 applications were received for this year’s competition from high school scholar-athletes graduating with the class of 2019.

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The opening of the Simon Youth Academy, a first in the state of New Jersey to provide at-risk youth an opportunity to earn a high school diploma has been opened at The Mills at Jersey Gardens Mall in the City of Elizabeth. “The Union County Freeholder Board is proud to support ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  NJ  Governor Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy will serve as honorary chairs for the Bloomfield College Sesquicentennial Gala. The gala will be held Saturday, December 1, 2018, at the Valley Regency at 6:30 p.m. The black-tie Sesquicentennial Gala is being hailed as "the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A letter from Elizabeth Superintendent Olga Hugelmyer went out to parents in Elizabeth today about a reported luring incident that occurred yesterday afternoon near Dr. Albert Einstein Academy School No. 29 of an Elizabeth student.  According to school officials, the Elizabeth ...

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