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Franklin Township: Central Jersey College Prep Charter School Celebrates First International Day

February 20, 2017

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Over 250 parents, students and staff gathered Saturday night to celebrate Central Jersey College Prep’s inaugural International Day Celebration in the school's auditorium. 

“In the future we would like to do more and more events for CJCP, hopefully we’ll be in the new building next year and we’ll have more space so we could accommodate ...

Franklin Park Resident Among Students Selected for Presentation at United Nations Event

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - On Jan. 27, 13 senior students in the Academy for Health and Medical Sciences at Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School were selected as poster winners at the 18th Annual CTAUN Conference 2017 entitled, “The Refugee Challenge of the 21st Century,” held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

The 13 SCVTHS students were ...

Franklin Township Students Pledge to Stand Up for the Other

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Close to 7,000 Franklin Township public school students joined together to take the "Stand Up for the Other" pledge on a day many people associate with love, Valentine's day.

The "Stand Up for the Other Pledge" was proposed by Co-Founder of the New Jersey Interfaith Coalition Dr. Ali Chaudry in March of 2015, and was formally launched in ...

UPDATE: Franklin Township: Public Panel to Discuss the Impact of Charter Schools

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Franklin school district will be closed tomorrow therefore, Franklin C.A.R.E.S. will hold a panel called "Panel: Protect Public Schools - Oppose Charter Growth" at the Franklin High School Cafeteria Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 7:00 p.m. 

Last month Franklin Township's BOE passed resolution Moratorium on New Charter School Seats in Middlesex and Somerset ...

Franklin Township: Sampson G. Smith Players Proudly Presents Peter Pan Jr.

 

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Over 300 hundred proud parents, family members and friends gathered Saturday night at Sampson G. Smith Intermediate School to see the Sampson G. Smith (SGS) Players present Peter Pan Jr. 

The production was a community affair, with students, parents, school administration, and local businesses all contributing to the success of the event. Terri Seggio ...

Franklin Township: BOE Passes Resolution Calling for Moratorium on Charter Schools

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - The district is looking to pause the expansion of charter schools its students attend. 

During the Jan. 26 Board of Education meeting, a resolution was proposed and passed calling for a temporary moratorium on new charter school seats in Middlesex and Somerset counties, as well as the expansion of existing charter schools. 

Members, except for Patricia ...

Incarcerated Teens Find Their Voices

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ — It doesn’t look much like the jails of the movies.

In fact, parts of the Middlesex County Juvenile Detention Center resemble a high school more than a place where people serve time.

Only the uniform orange slip-on shoes scattered across the floor distinguish the gym, with its full basketball court and ping-pong table, from that of your typical high school.

Senate Bill Expands Varsity Letter Eligibility Beyond Athletics

TRENTON, NJ -The Senate Education Committee has passed legislation sponsored by Senate Republicans Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer) and Diane Allen (R-Burlington) to extend opportunities to earn varsity letters to high school students who participate in competitive activities other than athletics.

“A varsity letter has become a ...

Franklin Township BOE Outlines Goals And Work On District Mission Statement

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Members of the Franklin Township Board of Education announced a small "shift" in its mission statement on Wednesday when board members met with parents and community members for a strategic planning meeting. 

There was a small shift made to the mission statement based on feedback from the last meeting. "You have already made a difference," ...

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Statement from Timothy White, spokesperson for Central Jersey College Prep Charter School

February 14, 2017

"CJCP vehemently denies engaging in any form of discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, or any other factor prohibited by federal or state law.  We will respond to the recent allegations against the school at the appropriate time, in the appropriate forum. We believe the attacks levied against CJCP are part of a larger effort to harass and ultimately shut down ...