Education

December 7, 2018

FRANKLIN TWP.—To help one individual maximize their health, it often takes a doctor. To get an entire community on the path to stronger and healthier relationships, takes the work of three doctors, or the much-celebrated Three Doctors Foundation.  A community basketball game and holiday ...

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TRENTON, NJ— More than 50 public charter school families and advocates gathered outside of the state Department of Education Wednesday to show their support for charter schools and present a report recommending ways to improve charter schools across the state, including a call for fairer ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office and borough police detectives are investigating a series of phone calls and Instagram posts received by Somerville High School students over the weekend that threatened each of them with bodily harm. “It’s an active investigation,” said ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - When Franklin High School asked for students to step up and mentor peers in need of guidance, the response was overwhelming. More than 100 students have signed on as leadership volunteers for the Warrior Peer Mentorship Program, which is making its debut this year at just the ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Students from 11 Central New Jersey schools competed in the League of Woman's Voters' (Greater New Brunswick Chapter) inaugural "Y Vote" contest earlier this year.  Already a big hit, the contest drew 91 responses - 77 essays, and 14 videos. The top entries in both categories ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Questions surrounding church finances at Saint Matthias led to the resignation of Rev. Douglas J. Haefner according to a letter sent to parishioners and school families on Nov. 2.  "It is with sadness that I must inform you that Father's resignation coincides with serious ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - You’re never too young to flex your muscles when it comes to the power, responsibility and rights associated with voting. That’s the message that the Greater New Brunswick Area chapter of the NJ League of Women Voters tried to get across with its first-ever student essay/video Y ...

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  SOMERSET, NJ: The Positive Behavioral Support (PBS) framework used in Franklin schools to address behavioral and disciplinary issues is getting results. Compared to 2016-2017, discipline referrals across the district showed clear declines for the 2017-2018 school year. Discipline write-ups ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- Michael Botting, a senior at St. Joseph’s High School in Metuchen has been chosen as a semifinalist in the 2019 Merit Scholarship competition. Botting, a Piscataway resident joins 16,000 other seniors in the annual competition, now in its 64th year of awarding scholarships to ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The percentage of Franklin students that met or exceeded expectations on the math section of the PARCC test are below the levels of achievement seen on the English portion of the test in 2018. When averaged across all grade levels, 38.8 percent of students scored at or above ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The percentage of Franklin students that met or exceeded expectations on the math section of the PARCC test are below the levels of achievement seen on the English portion of the test in 2018. When averaged across all grade levels, 38.8 percent of students scored at or above ...

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FRANKLIN PARK, NJ — Franklin Township’s newest elementary school is now officially open for business. On Thursday, teachers and members of the board of education welcomed students and parents to the new Claremont Elementary School to mark the start of the 2018-2019 school year. The school’s ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Franklin High School student Arnav Tolat, has been named as Semifinalist in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship® Program. Tolat is among 16,000 Semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. He has an opportunity to continue in the competition for a chance to ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The Assembly and Senate Education committees held a joint hearing on Monday to hear from the Commissioner of Education about the proposed changes being considered for the PARCC test as part of a plan by the Murphy administration to transition to a different statewide assessment. The ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Parents play a large role in keeping kids safe at school, according to a panel discussing the issue at the Franklin Township Public Library Monday night. “We need to play ‘cop’ at home,” retired Somerset County Sheriff’s Office Chief Tim Pino said. “We see children speaking out ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – Assemblyman Joseph Danielsen helped distribute more than 750 backpacks to students in the 17th Legislative District for the new school year, as part of his annual back-to-school backpack drive. The drive was held between July and August and yielded thousands of school supplies.

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SOMERSET, NJ - UPDATE: Not all of the private school students who received bussing last year will have busing this year, according to Mary Clark, the district’s coordinator of policies, regulations, and communications. The decrease in bus coverage is due to the lack of acceptable bids offered by ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – Franklin Township residents are invited to bring their ideas, concerns, and most pressing questions to the Back to School Safety Panel Discussion, to be held at the Franklin Township Public Library (FTPL) on Monday, September 10th from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. The discussion, which is ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - If all goes according to plan Franklin Township Public Schools Superintendent Dr. John Ravally will earn a bonus at the end of the upcoming school year, more minority students will be enrolled in AP classes, the grade level English Language Arts proficiency of 5th and 6th grade ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - UPDATE: Not all of the private school students who received bussing last year will have busing this year, according to Mary Clark, the district’s coordinator of policies, regulations, and communications. The decrease in bus coverage is due to the lack of acceptable bids offered by ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The public is invited to attend a back to school safety panel discussion at the Franklin Township Public Library, Monday, Sept. 10, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.  The community event will be hosted by the FTPL, and co-sponsored by Grades 4 Life, and TAPinto Franklin ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Week of the People, Inc., (WotP) in partnership with the Somerset Community Action Program (SCAP) and the Hamilton Street Marketing Committee presents a Back-to-School Event on Saturday, August 25, 2018, at Naaman Williams Park, which is located at 1 Matilda Ave., ...

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KINGSTON, NJ - Students spent part of their summer immersing in the “stars” of a second language rather than gazing at them through a telescope in the night sky, thanks to a federal program. Thirty-six students at the YingHua International School took part in the special STARTALK Teacher and ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Week of the People, Inc., (WOP) in partnership with the Somerset Community Action Program (SCAP) and the Hamilton Street Marketing Committee presents a Back-to-School Event on Saturday, August 25, 2018, at Naaman Williams Park, which is located at 1 Matilda Ave., Somerset, ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - If you want to know more about the weather patterns forcing most people to use an umbrella almost daily, lately on the East Coast, just ask a local woman—Monique Robinson. This 23-year-old Franklin High School Alum and Maryland University graduate is both a reporter and ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Eleven Franklin Twp. residents have received honors from their respective colleges and universities. The following students have received honors: Victoria Seamon has been named to Alvernia University's Dean's List for the spring 2018 semester as a senior. Seamon studied ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Do you want to serve? This fall, voters in Franklin Township will elect candidates to the K-12 board of education. Three seats are up for grabs. A full term on the school board runs for three years.  A candidate must file a nominating petition with the county clerk for his or her ...

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SOMERSEST, NJ - Board of Education members passed five new district goals for the coming year and heard a report regarding gains in student achievement Thursday night. Five of the attending members each read one of the new goals into the record before unanimously adopting them for the 2018-19 ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Piscataway homeowners can expect a bit of relief in this year's property taxes as school district officials announced how it will allocate its increase in state aid it recently received as part of Governor Phil Murphy’s 2018-2019 school district funding plan.  In a Thursday news ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - When the Board of Education meets Thursday night, it hopes to adopt goals that will help put students in touch with their passions and look to challenge themselves more academically. Last week, New Jersey School Boards Association representative Gwen Thornton assisted the board in ...

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