Education

August 15, 2018

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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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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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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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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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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SOMERSET, NJ - The Board of Education and Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Ravally honored 30 retiring employees during Thursday's board meeting.  The retirees represent more than 550 years of experience, and the positions included teachers, maintenance/transportation workers, administrative ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The Franklin Booster Club awarded eight student-athletes $4000 in scholarships at Franklin High School on June 20.  Jessica Kunz, Sydney Wade, Andrea Gallagher, Madison Whiting, Christopher Destin, Quincy Maxwell, Joe Zjawiony, and Chibundu Nwanonyiri each received a $500 ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The Franklin Township School District held its third Annual Teacher and Educational Services Professional of the Year Breakfast, at the Imperia, Thursday morning.  "All teachers and support staff play a vital role in the day to day operations in our schools," Franklin Township ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Board of Education President, Nancy LaCorte asked members of the Township Council to bow their heads for a moment of silence, during Tuesday night's council meeting, for the 14-year-old male student who passed away in the morning.  According to a statement from district ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Nine Franklin High School students were recognized for being scholar athletes and confirmed their continued commitment to athletic competition. Surrounded by family, friends, coaches and school administrators two students signed their national letter of intent to play Division II ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Education recently announced a new initiative in which public opinion will be used to help decide how to transition the state to its next generation of statewide assessments, according to a news release.  "We will be visiting communities throughout the ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The average homeowner in Franklin Township could see a decrease of $22 in their school tax bill instead of $14, according to Johnathan Toth, assistant superintendent for business.  The reduction is based on the average home value of $325,100 for a township resident.  The public ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Franklin Middle School seventh-grade students assembled in the auditorium to graduate from the school's G.R.E.A.T. program, Friday morning, April 20.  "Look at the person to the right, and look at the person to the left," FMS Principal Nick Solomon said. "I want you to think about ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Registration for Pre-K students will begin Monday, Aprill 23. Last year parents who registered their children received a refund of close to $6,000, thanks to a grant.  The extension of the tuition-free program for the 2018-2019 school year is still under review. The following ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Franklin Township was named a high-performing public school district by the New Jersey Department of Education based on the districts Quality Single Accountability Continuum score, according to a letter from the NJDOE.   "We are pleased with the district’s  New Jersey Quality ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - The day before the start of an abbreviated Spring Break, close to 100 people gathered in the Franklin Middle School auditorium Thursday night to discuss school safety.    The Community Safety Symposium was a joint effort between Franklin Township Public Schools (FTPS), ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Deirdra Kea, school counselor at Franklin High School has been named the 2017 - 2018 Counselor of the County by the New Jersey School Counselors Association. "I am extremely grateful to receive this recognition," Kea said. "I enter the school each day with the goal of being an ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - In almost every community across the United States, school safety has surfaced as one of the most important topics of discussion this year.  Last week the freeholder board announced it will fund a second armed school resource officer at the county Vocational & ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - A lion-like March has caused problems for quite a few school districts in the Garden State as many public schools were closed for four or more days because of a string of recent nor'easters. Some districts will be trimming days off of their upcoming spring breaks while ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Middle and high school students along with their parents are invited to attend an educational conference hosted by the New Jersey Orators, March 24 at Sampson G. Smith from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. "We welcome all students in middle and high school as well as their parents ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Congratulations to Pascal Osei, a 9th grader at Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School in Somerset. Pascal was selected to receive The Mars Generation Space Camp scholarship to attend Advanced Space Academy at Space Camp USA located in Huntsville, Alabama this summer. Advanced ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Students at Central Jersey College Prep were among thousands of schools across the nation who participated in the National School Walkout on Wednesday.  Students were permitted to walk out to the front of the building under the protection of security. School administration was ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The Franklin Township School district turned a national tragedy into a teachable moment for the community.  "The kids did an excellent job, well planned, a great lesson in democracy, I am really proud of them," Superintendent of Schools, Dr. John Ravally said. "It is a teachable ...

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