Education

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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FLEMINGTON, N.J. – The search room in County Clerk Mary Melfi’s office might not appear to be a likely setting for summer camp, but that’s exactly what it is this week. It’s the brainchild of Clerk’s Office staffers Sue Bennett and Faith Quikel, who brought their idea to Melfi: Why not have kids ...

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TRENTON, NJ— Some county college students around the state could attend classes in 2019 for free thanks to a new sate pilot program. The program, the Community College Innovation Challenge, is the first phase of the Gov. Phil Murphy's effort to provide two years of community college free for ...

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SERGEANTSVILLE, NJ – The Delaware Township Summer STEAM Program invites everyone to participate in its marquee science project and view completed artworks on Wednesday, July 25. It is an ambitious expansion of the township’s popular and long-running Summer Recreation Program. This year serves as ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Board of Governors has approved a 2.3 percent hike in tuition and fees, as well as increases for dorm rooms and meals, for the 2018-2019 academic year. The increase now brings the annual cost for undergraduate students to $14,975, which is $337 more than ...

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RARTIAN TWP., NJ -  Led by the students in Susan Stess' sixth grade Language Arts class, the Reading-Fleming Intermediate School Huskies successfully raised $7,000, in just four days, for a charitable organization called, “Water for South Sudan.” The project started after students read a book in ...

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FLEMINGTON, N.J. – A 15-year-old high school student, Lorenzo Sanelli of Three Bridges, won first place and $5,000 in the second annual HackHunterdon Hackathon competition. Lorenzo created a messaging app called "Communique" that allows users to anonymously post messages that fade away in 60 ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - With a crowd of both teens and their families in attendance, Chabad of Hunterdon County's Teen Network (CTeen) held its annual end-of-year award ceremony to celebrate and recognize a year of dedicated community work. The ceremony was addressed by the Flemington Mayor Phil ...

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RARITAN TWP., N.J. –The organizers of Hunterdon’s 2018 Hackathon are inviting the public to a two-hour “pitch-a-thon” competition with $10,000 at stake. The event will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 10 at Hunterdon Central High School’s Little Theater. The pitching session is the ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ - Kari McGann has been named the new superintendent for the Flemington-Raritan School District. The school board approved McGann's appointment yesterday. She'll officially begin the job July 1. “We are thrilled to have Ms. McGann join our team,” said board President Tim Bart ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ - A free “Introduction to Coding” workshop is designed for beginners, but planned in conjunction with the HackHunterdon event that will draw experienced computer programmers to Hunterdon Central High School on June 9. The one-hour workshop is ideal for adults who are curious ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ –  Rep. Leonard Lance of New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District will hold his annual Service Academy Information Fair for high school students. The annual event allows students to meet with academy officials to learn more about the admissions process and how to pursue their ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Students at Hunterdon County Polytech are putting the finishing touches on 40 Adirondack chairs they’re building for a community art and “creative place-making” project. The chairs are part of Flemington Community Partnership’s “Let’s Sit Together” program, which aims to entice ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ - A former state Assemblywoman and a Hunterdon County businessman have joined the Raritan Valley Community College Board of Trustees. Donna M. Simon of Whitehouse Station and Roger R. Locandro of Delaware Township were appointed by the Hunterdon Freeholders. They joined the board ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – Hunterdon’s 2018 Junior Historian is Christian Ventura of High Bridge Elementary School. Christian was selected for writing the best essay in the contest sponsored annually by the Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission. The second place honor went to Austin Fritz of ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ - Raritan Valley Community College awarded associate degrees and certificates to more than 1,300 graduates at its commencement, Saturday, May 12, including Somerville resident Barbara Kania, an Honors College student who introduced commencement speaker Judge Paul W.

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ALEXANDRIA, NJ - “God, why didn't you make me smart?” That's one of the notes Jordan Toma wrote to himself back in grade school. A severe learning disability, exacerbated by high anxiety, frustration and hopelessness soaked his childhood in failure. Until he learned to overcome his deficiencies ...

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ALEXANDRIA, NJ - Intermingled with Delaware Valley High School’s Bring Your Child to Work Day on Thursday was a fundraiser for a child with a grievous and incurable disease. Makenzie Cadmus is a 2-year-old in Hauppauge, N.Y., whose cousins Caitlin and Lianna Viespoli attend Del Val.  Makenzie ...

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MILFORD, NJ - The YMCA Preschool on Bridge Street here recently received certification from the state Center for Quality Ratings. Following over a year of demonstrating early childhood program quality in the Grow NJ Kids Program, the preschool earned a three-sar rating from the NJCQR. Milford ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – The organizers of Hunterdon’s annual hackathon are casting a wide net to attract technologists from all over the northeast to participate in this year’s event, which will be held on June 9 and June 10 at Hunterdon Central High School. HackHunterdon is a 24-hour ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – Reading-Fleming Intermediate School students in Spring Unity throughout the month of March. “Giving Back to Help our Community,” was the theme. The school ran special collections for Flemington Area Food Pantry, United Way of Hunterdon and  Harvest Family Success ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ – Hunterdon Central High School’s robotics team has been awarded the prestigious Chairman's Award by FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) at the Mid-Atlantic Montgomery District Robotics Event.     Team 3637 – the Daleks – will go on to compete in ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ – Campus security gets special attention in the $62.93 million Hunterdon Central High School 2018-2019 draft budget that will be subject to a public hearing April 30. The spending plan includes a $52.599 million tax levy. That’s the amount to be raised from the regional school ...

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