Education

June 12, 2021

SOMERSET, NJ – Principals and teachers in Franklin’s public schools will be choosing when to allow kids to take their masks off, school officials said. With Gov. Phil Murphy leaving it up to districts to make their own decisions on wearing masks indoors on Wednesday, Franklin is holding to its ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School celebrated 28 seniors with its first graduation ceremony Friday, June 4, at Colonial Park.  "TEECS has grown a grade each year since its inception 9 years ago and was extremely excited to celebrate their first graduating class," TEECS Lead ...

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EVANSTON, IL — Janine Q. Yanes of Somerset was the only Franklin High School student included as National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced over 3,100 winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities. Officials of each sponsor college selected their ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – The Franklin Township Board of Education appointed Daryn Plummer as the district’s supervisor of equity, inclusion and world languages. The former Franklin High School vice principal and co-founder of the Warrior for Life Scholarship Foundation will hold a dual role in his new ...

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FRANKLIN, NJ –  All of Mark Saba's hard work over the past four years at Somerset County Vocational and Technical (vo-Tech) School has officially paid off. The Franklin resident will head to graduation next month two steps – or rather two years – ahead in his college journey having already earned ...

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FRANKLIN, NJ –  Franklin Township Public Schools, following an announcement earlier this week that virtual/remote instruction will no longer be allowed come the fall, is working on plans to safely welcome students back.  "We look forward to welcoming back all of our students to our school ...

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Former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey addressed graduates during a virtual ceremony shaped by the pandemic Two-time Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey told the Rutgers Class of 2021 graduating during a global pandemic and racial unrest that has gripped the nation over the past year that they ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Dr. Wayne Dyer, Vice President of Strategic Alliances is thrilled that U.S. Chaplain, Dr. Barry C. Black, is the keynote speaker at the Pillar College commencement on May 15. The ceremony which starts at 11 a.m. will be live streamed and people can tune in ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The ceremonial groundbreaking for a $55 million elementary school at 50 Jersey Ave. on Wednesday was hailed by the superintendent of schools as a “remarkable day” for the school district and the city. The 125,000 square-foot school, whose construction on a 4.25-acre tract is ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Tuesday’s announcement that Rutgers would be receiving about $148 million in federal funding and Middlesex College will get about $26 million comes as the county’s two biggest schools – along with several other institutes of higher learning across the state - are facing with ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Construction of the $55 million elementary school on Jersey Avenue will begin with a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday, May 12 at 11 a.m. Officials from the board of education, city government, RWJ Barnabas Health, Middlesex County and others have been invited to take ...

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SOMERSET, N.J. – The Franklin school board approved its $192 million budget for 2021-2022 school year last night, which raised total appropriations by nearly 2.5%, or more than $4.5 million from the previous year. Driving the increase is a 2% increase in the tax levy – the state caps these ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Pillar College has ranked in the top 50 for Best Colleges in New Jersey when compared to 150 institutions of higher learning by Intelligent.com. The ranking highlighted Pillar College, Best for their LEAD (Life-Enhancing Accelerated Degree) program, with an overall rank of #31. The ...

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FRANKLIN, NJ – Hundreds of Franklin Township Public School students can now, for the first time in 13 months, receive in-person instruction four days a week, every week.  Last month, Superintendent Dr. John Ravally announced that, based on the results of a survey sent to parents/caregivers, the ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Five student-athletes from Franklin High School signed on the dotted line on Wednesday to continue their academic and athletic careers at the college of their choosing. Kyierah Dempsey-Toney will be playing women’s basketball at Illinois-Chicago, Gabby Davis will be running track ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A cyber attack shut down the entire township school system on Monday with local and federal investigators working to pinpoint the source and what, if any damage has been caused to the computer network which is utilized by thousands of students, teachers and support staff ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Carlos Figueroa was asked what he has missed most over the past 13 months or so since he had last stepped foot inside Roosevelt Elementary School. His friends? His teachers? Recess? “I missed math,” the fifth grader said. Carlos and thousands of students in the K-5 and ...

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FRANKLIN, NJ –  The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) earlier this month released its School Performance Reports for 2019-2020. While Franklin Township Public Schools (FTPS), Central Jersey College Prep Charter School (CJCP) and Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School (TEECS), have not ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday announced that the NJ Dept. of Health has revised its guidance for local health departments on K-12 in-class operations.  The governor said that if masking and frequent hand-washing can be maintained by students and educators and support staff in a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The 2021-22 school year budget approved at a special Board of Education meeting Tuesday will not increase the taxes of the city’s residents. The tax levy – the total amount of property taxes the school district must collect to balance its budget after accounting for all other ...

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SOMERSET, NJ -- With the adoption of the Franklin school board’s preliminary budget, the board will now send their work off to the county superintendent of schools for approval this Friday. The $192 million budget will then come back to the board for final approval and adoption on April 27.  The ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – Ninety Somerset County educators were vaccinated over the weekend as eligibility opened up across the state for teachers and school staff. Despite increased eligibility widening the gap between supply and demand, some hope it’s a sign that life in the state’s schools may begin to ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Central Jersey College Prep (CJCP), will host its 2021-2022 academic school year lottery on Wednesday for grades K-5 and Thursday for grades 6-12. Both lotteries start at 1:30 pm and can be viewed online on CJCP’s YouTube Channel. CJCP, is a tuition-free public charter school ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Members of the Hillsborough Education Association will be among the first group of teachers in New Jersey to receive COVID-19 inoculations this weekend at a Walgreens drug store in Franklin Township. "I think we had registered 90 members in less than 10 minutes," said Henry ...

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NEW JERSEY -- In its new rankings of public schools nationwide, U.S. News & World Report said New Jersey is the state with the country’s top education system and is number one in pre-school enrollment.        “Investments in our students are investments in the future of our state, and I am ...

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FRANKLIN, NJ – Franklin Township School District students currently attending in-person instruction will be able to do so every week, beginning next month, according to Superintendent Dr. John Ravally. "Once again I want to thank everyone who responded to our survey," wrote Ravally in a March 3 ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mother Nature has delivered once again, with the second of three American Bald Eagle chicks cracking its egg March 2 at 6:04 a.m. The first egg hatched on Feb. 26 in the sturdy nest atop an 80-foot Sycamore tree at Duke Farms. A third egg has yet to hatch. The eggs ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — New Jersey will expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility later this month to millions more people including teachers, the homeless and clergy, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday. Educators have been among the groups lobbying for higher prioritization. As of March 15, K-12 educators and ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – The board of education approved a four-year equity plan aimed at creating more equitable outcomes for students in the district. The plan was prepared for the board by Johns Hopkins University researcher Lanise Stevenson, who proposed a system-wide equity needs assessment in ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Patrick Frain, president of the Somerville Education Association and other local education association leaders have written a letter urging Gov. Phil Murphy to give public school employees priority access to the COVID-19 vaccine. To do so would assist with the safe reopening of ...

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