Education

October 22, 2018

  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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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Board of Education wants to build on a successful year that saw Superintendent Dr. John Ravally earn some $29,000 in merit pay, by taking a more holistic approach to a student’s education when the next school year begins in September. Board members met July 18 to ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Wednesday’s Active Shooter Response Training Exercise was only a drill. But the premise of the emergency response was enough to send chills down the spine of each police officer, first responder and EMT participating. The Auten Road Intermediate School was closed to the ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - With wishes of luck and happiness for the future, Franklin High School celebrated the graduation of 524 seniors at Warriors Stadium on Friday. FHS Principal, Frank Chmiel welcomed close to 4,000 people to the celebrate with the class of 2018.  The district named Kunj Padh ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - This year Franklin Middle School graduates, their friends, and family got a peek into the future during the class of 2018's graduation ceremony, Thursday afternoon.  For the first time in history, FMS students celebrated their graduation at Franklin High School, the next academic ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Twenty-one Franklin Twp. residents have received honors from their respective colleges and universities. The following students have received honors: Shelby A. Lubowicki has been named to the President's List at Clemson University for the spring 2018 semester. Lubowicki is ...

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EWING, NJ - With wishes of luck and happiness for the future, Central Jersey College Prep celebrated the graduation of 44 seniors at the College of New Jersey, Kendall campus, Saturday, June 23.  Class President, Justin Dixon gave opening remarks and Dr. Randall Pinkett gave the keynote ...

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The students of Franklin High School celebrated the Class of 2018 Prom at the Westin Princeton on Friday. Family and friends gathered around the Forrestal Village to watch the Class of 2018 arrive in glamorous gowns and tuxedos, some riding in fancy sports cars or stretch limousines. The rain ...

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