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Lawmakers Question State Education Commissioner on PARCC Phase Out

September 18, 2018

TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s effort to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided.

State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a joint hearing of the Senate and Assembly Education committees on Monday to ...

New Staff, Fresh STEM Initiative in Flemington-Raritan Schools

RARITAN TWP;., N.J. – The Flemington-Raritan School board welcomed 50 new staff members to the K-8 district at its meeting last week.

Their specialties run the gamut –from a kindergarten teacher, to experts in educating those with autism or disabilities, to lunch aides to new school nurses.

They each received a rose in recognition and joining them in the honor was school ...

Flemington-Raritan School Fungus a $500K Problem

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – The cost to remediate the fungus problem at the schools in the Flemington-Raritan School District keeps rising as parts of some of its six schools remain closed to staff and students.

Fungus found in the schools prompted the district to postpone the first day of school for students from Sept. 6 to yesterday, Sept. 11.

“We had issues in all six of our ...

Flemington-Raritan School District Settles Lawsuit, Releases Legal Bills

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – In response to a lawsuit, the Flemington-Raritan School District has released legal bills related to a pair of ethics complaints regarding its school board members.

TAPinto Flemington sought the invoices related to the complaints against Anna Fallon and Alan Brewer. When the district responded with copies that had been redacted so as to conceal the actual work ...

Fungus Delays Opening Day for Flemington-Raritan Schools

FLEMINGTON, NJ – The K-8 school district here has delayed the first day of school for students because of fungus found in its schools.

The first day of school for students in the Flemington-Raritan School District had been set for Sept. 6. But as TAPinto reported, District Superintendent Kari McGann said problems first found at Copper Hill School prompted an examination of other district ...

State on Deadline to Answer School Integration Lawsuit

TRENTON, N.J. Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration is facing a Friday deadline to respond to a lawsuit seeking to desegregate schools in cities like Newark, Camden, New Brunswick, as well as districts throughout the state with a large population of minority students.

Such a lawsuit drives directly to New Jersey's core, a practice of generations in which mostly white children have the ...

Fungus Could Delay First Day for Flemington-Raritan Schools

RARITAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. – Copper Hill School is scheduled to begin the school year and open to students Sept. 6, but the presence of fungus could change that.

It’s even possible that the first day for all students in the K-8 district may be delayed.

“That’s a decision yet to be made,” District Superintendent Kari McGann told a roundtable of parents last week.

Chabad Community Hebrew School Accepting New Students

CLINTON, NJ—Entering its 15th year, Chabad Hebrew School of Hunterdon County has announced that registration is open to new students for the upcoming school year, which is set to begin on Sunday, Sept.16.

Chabad Hebrew School invites potential new students and their families to visit the school, meet the staff and teachers, and enroll in a free one-month trial.

Chabad Hebrew School ...

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