Education

July 29, 2021

NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey was ranked as the country's third best school system in the country, according to personal finance website WalletHub's annual list States with the Best and Worst School Systems. Only two states Massachusetts (No.1) and Connecticut (No. 2) ranked higher New Jersey. New York ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ — Brenda S. Gupta was appointed Supervisor of School Counseling and Student Wellness for the Fair Lawn Board of Education, effective July 1. A new position within the district, Gupta is charged with creating a comprehensive school counseling program for all students to receive ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - It was John Comegno's first meeting as the Board of Education's attorney, and he wasted no time establishing a decorum. "I caution you, there's to be no defamatory, slanderous of false statements," he told resident and former board member Lisa Yourman who was speaking during ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The Board of Education has approved the purchase of 241 outdoor picnic tables at a cost of $292,133. The tables, and eventually tents to go over them, were purchased with ''Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act'' federal funds. The picnic tables were purchased ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - The Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education has filed suit against Google, and its YouTube subsidiary, as well as JMO Productions over a rap music video that was filmed at Depken Field without permission according to a story on Law360.  The suit was filed in the U.S. District ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ — Ethan J. Donovan, resident and student at Bergen Academies in Hackensack, won a National Merit Scholarship through the University of Chicago. Donovan plans on studying law. Chartered in1890, The University of Chicago's approximately 7,000 undergraduates comprise a community ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ — Wilkin Santana, a Board of Education trustee who has challenged the school administration continually over the last three years, is not running for re-election. “It’s been an honor and privilege to serve the students and families of Fair Lawn for the past three years," Santana ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Dr. Joseph Segriff earned two Associates degrees in May 2020, bringing his collection of collegiate degrees to an impressive 17 total.  Segriff has attended 10 colleges and universities in total, eight of them in New Jersey, including Rutgers, Fairleigh Dickinson, Drew, Monmouth, ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ — The school district's business administrator/board secretary is leaving for neighboring Paramus, according to the Paramus superintendent. The Paramus Board of Education appointed Brooke Bartley as the new School Business Administrator/Board Secretary effective August ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ — With parents, schools officials and police working to get to the bottom of the apparent mayhem that occurred with more than 100 youth gathering in the streets and subsequent damage to the graduation field in the wee hours the day after graduation, the superintendent has put out a ...

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TRENTON, NJ — "Barring a significant change in health metrics, school districts will be able to determine masking policies at the local level," the governor and state health officials announced today. In addition to masking guidelines, Governor Phil Murphy, New Jersey Department of Education ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - The vandalism after graduation has caused a stir in the borough, and the police chief said they are "sort[ing] fact from speculation and rumor" today after the destruction that took place in the wee hours on June 25. Police are "currently sorting through information...received, ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Vandals struck after Glen Rock's High School graduation this week with "community members and students" informing the school administration of the "disgraceful act...committed by our own students," according to the high school principal. Graduation was held on June 24.

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - It all looked so normal. After a year of covid-19 pandemic fears, a partial schedule and social distancing with masks, 211 Glen Rock High School seniors graduated on June 24 under sunny, comfortable skies walking next to each other on the football. Their parents were close-by ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ — The Randolph Board of Education’s Special Meeting on June 21 was a four plus hour affair, consisting of cheering, booing, rousing ovations, multiple interruptions, and once again - chaos and confusion. Over 40 people representing a diverse demographic took to the podium for the ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ — The high school seniors started in Memorial Park and made their way to the high school where they heard their names called, a drum line welcoming and some cheers. After the Cutter Caravan on Monday afternoon, students that had to withstand 14 months of a pandemic and a stutter ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The graduation caravan began last June and this year again there was a "Cutter Caravan," but this time, there will be an in-person ceremony on Sasso Field, as well. While there was an in-person graduation last year, as well, no one but students and a few faculty were invited to ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Deb Cella, art teacher at Glen Rock High School, is being honored as a Woman of Strength on Monday, June 21 at 7p.m. Freida Rothman, Designer and CEO, with The Good Life Gift Boutique in Surf City, NJ, is holding a virtual Trunk Show and part of the festivities include The Good ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - The Board of Education ratified a three-year agreement with the Glen Rock Education Association but did not publicize the terms of the new contract. "I want to acknowledge the teachers this year for the Herculean task of getting through the pandemic," Board President Sharon ...

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PARAMUS, NJ — Parents expressed concern over the public school district's mask policy at Monday night's Board of Education meeting. Superintendent Sean Adams assured parents the policies have not changed, although he said there have been different interpretations of why children can remove their ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Parents questioned the district's "Safe Return to In-Person Instruction" plan which continues to include all children and staff wearing masks. Superintendent Brett Charleston said the plan, which is due to the state by June 24, is required to apply for federal covid-19 relief ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation (S3434/A5366) which offers an additional year of public education and related services to students with disabilities. According to the Governor's office, this bill will provide a temporary one-year extension of special education and related ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ — The Randolph Board of Education voted unanimously to remove the names of all holidays from the school calendar, and plans to simply call everything "Day Off". The decision shocked those who were left in attendance, after many others had walked out or been asked to leave by security ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Jonathan G.S. Koppell has been selected as Montclair State University’s 9th president, the Board of Trustees announced this week. A nationally regarded scholar of policy, organization and management who transformed the public affairs college at Arizona State University into one of ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ — Kate Nafz, Supervising Children’s Librarian at the Maurice M. Pine Free Public Library in Fair Lawn, has been awarded the New Jersey Library Association/NJ Association of School Librarians Amy Job Partnership Award. "We are so proud of Kate Nafz, the Head of our Children's ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - In the world of computers and electronics that have helped us through a year-plus of covid-19 shutdown, one teacher has recycled some older technology into an in-person wall of reflection. Lisa Limongelli at Glen Rock Middle School has created "The Power of Storytelling" through ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – Bergen Community College will become one of the only community colleges in the country to offer a course in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer studies this fall, according to college officials. College officials, students, faculty, staff and members of the LGBTQ ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ — For the very first time, Fair Lawn High School’s Child Care preschoolers met their teachers on May 27 – Fair Lawn High school seniors – on Sasso Field for their fun-filled graduation ceremony. For the entire school year, the Child Care class has been held virtually on Zoom.  “I ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - District schools were closed Friday as a giveback for an unused snow day, but doors remained open with counselors for those needing to talk about a nine-year-old boy who was struck by a car after crossing the street "suddenly" on Wednesday afternoon, police said. "I keep thinking ...

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SYRACUSE, NY - Seems it was a good class for Syracuse University if you're from Glen Rock, NJ. Here are just three of the SU graduates on May 23, all smiles after graduation. Dom Biamonte, Kevin Sheahen and Michelle DeMaria on graduation day from Syracuse University in Upstate NY.

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