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Education

November 20, 2022

FAIR LAWN, NJ - "I am humbled every time I win." Michael Rosenberg has won another term on the Board of Education. It will be his 6th term. Can you please write a disclaimer that anything I said is my opinion only and not the position of the BOE.   "This win was a bigger one for me for a ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Lisa Yourman has been here before. She did not seek re-election on the Board of Education after a three-year term she completed at the end of 2011. But after raising her children in the Fair Lawn School system, both of whom have cystic fibrosis, an inherited life-threatening ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ – High school student Aashika Jagadeesh has been named a Governor's STEM Scholar--one of 128 students in the state. According to the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Scholar program, it's the largest class since its founding in 2013. Aashika is a senior at Fair ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The Board of Education affirmed its decision from last month to confine public participation for board meetings to "in-person" or "through district generated electronic form." On October 20, the Board voted 5-4 to discontinue its live online participation option for meetings.

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - "Your comments are not welcome here." Superintendent Dr. Brett Charleston told a resident on October 3 her comments were not welcome after she rebuked the Board of Education for its approval of the current health education curriculum. The current health curriculum, instituted ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - There could be budget issues looming for the 2022-2023 school year, according to the business administrator/board secretary. Saying some items have "raised [his] eyebrow," Michael Rinderknecht, Glen Rock Schools Business Administrator/Board Secretary, said while they budged for a ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ -- New Jersey ranked 6th on the list of Best & Worst States for Teachers for the year 2022, according to a new study from WalletHub that analyzed the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 24 key metrics. On a night when the Fair Lawn Board of Education moved its ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - A community college student, Yoav Aharon of Fair Lawn, will receive a $1,000 scholarship as one of 207 Phi Theta Kappa honor society members named as 2022 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar. More than 1,300 students applied for the scholarship. “I'm absolutely honored to have ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - It was back to school for kids this morning! Long-time Hamilton School Crossing Guard Jim Lane was ready as he greeted parents, kids and dogs alike with a hello and a friendly smile; and, from what we hear, dog treats! Send us your back-to-school photos! ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The High School PTA put out word on Facebook to abide by new traffic drop-off patterns at the borough's 1,500+ student high school. "Just a reminder, the Drop-Off areas have changed," was the posting on Facebook, which sited Principal Paul Gorski's recent letter to the ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Parents and students spoke about the new sex education curriculum during two August meetings, the second of which was held on August 29 where most were supportive of the new parts of the fall curriculum. Part I: Glen Rock Community Sounds Off on Sex-Ed Curriculum Approved for ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - It took a week, but individuals on both sides of the new sex education debate had a chance to voice their opinion over two meetings in the last week of August. Ultimately, the new curriculum, which includes the component of the introduction of sexual orientation and gender ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Voters will have six candidates to chose from in the fall Board of Education election, according to the Bergen County Election Board's unofficial list put out today at the 4 p.m. deadline. Elizabeth Carr, Stephanie Carosella, Benjamin Kalinkowitz, Angela Pucci-Bender, Sinead ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Five individuals are running for three Board of Education seats in the fall election, according to the Bergen County Clerk Office's unofficial list released today at the 4 p.m. deadline. Edward Bertolini, Jeanne Browne, Alba Morales Jimenez, Michael Rosenberg and Lisa Yourman are ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ – Most kids probably aren’t ready to think about school supplies yet, but many local retailers already have shelves full of back-to-school necessities. This year, families will get to save some money as the State has announced a tax holiday for school supplies purchased from August 27 ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - A Fair Lawn student was part of a team that earned first place in a community college science competition. “Taking first place is definitely a fantastic feeling, but it couldn’t have been done without the research team that works at Bergen,” Bergen Community College student winner ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- After two tough years of remote, hyrbrid or in-person classes, New Jersey's High School Class of 2023 will not be required to take the Graduation Proficiency Assessment test as a requirement of graduation under a law recently signed by Governor Murphy.  Lawmakers who sponsored the ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - It's a rite of passage for young people in this country that has been delayed or altered over the past two years, but yesterday, it was back: Glen Rock High School Graduation in June, complete with hugs! Advice is usual in these instances, with well-thought-out speeches and a ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Mother Nature showed mercy on the class of 2022 as heavy rain held off and the sun hid behind cooling clouds on June 22, graduation day for Fair Lawn High School on Sasso Field. And they deserved it. This class had been through the covid-19 pandemic (March 2020 through March ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ – Ava DeFino, graduating from Fair Lawn High School on June 22, has been awarded a scholarship from the NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome. She is one of the second place recipients who received the award on Friday, June 3, in honor of Tourette Syndrome Awareness Day. The NJ Center ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - A parent objected to a "progressive" flag he characterized as "controversial" and "politically charged" hung at TJ Middle School. Parent Kurt Schwarz, a lifelong resident of the borough who has three children, said, "Some, maybe not all, parents may be uncomfortable discussing a ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The superintendent assured the community of increased police presence at schools after the horrific event in Texas in which an 18-year-old killed 21 people at an elementary school. "We will have additional police presence from our Special III Officers for added security at all ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - A local resident who attends school at Bergen County Technical High School in Teterboro, has been awarded a National Merit Scholarship. Justin J. Jang earned the National Merit $2,500 Scholarship, supported through the scholarship foundation's own funds, according to a press ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Two Fair Lawn High School students were selected to participate in the 2022 Governor’s School of New Jersey, a tuition-free, summer, residential program for high achieving student scholars who have an interest in STEM subjects.   Aashika Jagadeesh and Alexander Dong, Class of ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Have you been thinking of having a career change? Going back to school? Not sure you have enough credits to surge onto a new path? Ever thought about going into substitute teaching? Chances are that any career path is acceptable when applying for a substitute teacher certification.

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FAIR LAWN, NJ — The Board of Education has approved tutoring for students in grades 5-12 through the end of this school year. The service will be paid for through COVID relief funds. The Board approved the contract with Tutor.com, an affiliate of The Princeton Review, which ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Ayaansh Jain, a 5th grader from Clara E. Coleman Elementary School, was named a semi-finalist in the NASA Lunabotics Junior Contest. The Lunabotics Junior Contest is a national competition for K-12 students featuring the agency’s Artemis missions. Contestants were charged with ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy declined the offer to show off his tap-dancing skills during his tour of Chatham High School on Friday morning, saying that he wasn't wearing the right shoes, but he also didn't dance around when it came to his assessment of the School District of the Chathams. "It ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - The Bergen County Clerk’s Office has announced it is resuming the Five-Star Student Award.  The Bergen County Clerk’s Office is in search of high school students who continually strive to learn and better themselves within their communities in some fashion. Here are some ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - The superintendent of schools said Board of Education meetings are to "conduct board business only," and they're not a "Q&A session." Superintendent Dr. Brett Charleston reminded the public of the purpose of Board meetings at the March 21 Board meeting. "We don't have all ...

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