Education

March 13, 2021

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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SOMERSET, NJ – Somerset County Vocational and Technical High School (VoTech) is a step closer to securing the funding needed to expand 21st Century programs at its Bridgewater campus.  On Feb. 9, Somerset County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to guarantee the 25-percent match. The ...

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METUCHEN, NJ – Saint Joseph High School is celebrating Catholic Schools Week in service to others. Through the school’s Campus Ministry team, students, staff, families and alumni are working to reach out to first responders and senior citizens.  “Senior Citizens have suffered through long ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The Franklin Township Public School District will be fully remote Feb. 4, and Feb. 5 will be a typical school day for students and instructional staff, learning will be remote and asynchronous.  All other staff members will be expected to report to work at their normal time. Meal ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – District administrators are looking to the state for funding to send struggling students to a summer “learning recovery” program. Last night, board members approved a grant application petitioning the state Department of Education for $156,425, which would pay for 370 first- through ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Did you know you can get career ideas by just walking around in a supermarket?  The supermarket is just full of all kinds of products. You have the produce, meat, and deli sections, plus all the cereal, baking, and frozen food aisles that includes one of my favorite products, ice cream ...

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PATERSON, NJ – It’s Pillar time in the Silk City as the Christian college opens its newest location in the renovated Beaux-Arts building. The downtown seat of the school’s operations in Paterson marks a new era for not only the college and its students, but the building as well.  Built in 1814 ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – The school board welcomed new and returning members at last night’s annual reorganization meeting. As part of this process officials returned Nancy LaCorte and Ardaman Singh to their positions leading the board for another year as president and vice president respectively.  All ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – Franklin’s schools were approved on Friday to become a distribution center for the COVID-19 vaccine, now the district just needs to get its plan approved by the state so it can administer the vaccine to employees.  School workers are up for the second wave of vaccinations -- ...

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FRANKLIN, NJ –  Superintendent Dr. John Ravally, in a Dec. 15 letter to Franklin families, announced that the district is hitting pause on in-person instruction, effective Monday, Dec. 21.  "I am writing this letter to inform you that this afternoon, on behalf of the Franklin Township Restart ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Franklin Township Public School Superintendent, Dr. John Ravally sent a letter to school staff and families expressing his condolences concerning the loss of a beloved support staff member who recently passed away.  "I want to take this opportunity to express our sincere ...

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UPDATE (Dec. 9, 6:26 pm): Franklin Township Public Schools reported 5 new cases since Dec. four staff members and one substitute. The district will update its dashboard if more cases are reported.  FRANKLIN, NJ – Franklin Township Public Schools last week reported a rise in positive COVID cases ...

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FRANKLIN, NJ – Franklin Township Public Schools on Friday updated its website to account for additional positive COVID cases, bringing the district's total to 18 as of press time. Since Oct. 5, 12 staff members have tested positive, including six from Franklin High School, two from the central ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – The school board expressed confidence in its plan to open schools last night while local and state groups called for caution as coronavirus cases rise in Franklin and across New Jersey.  “We know lots of folks are anxious about schools, especially as communities are experiencing ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy, along with governors of six Northeastern states - New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.- issued a statement Thursday endorsing in-person learning, despite record numbers of COVID-19 cases that continue to surge through the ...

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A new statewide poll found that New Jersey families want a better remote education experience for their children who have been forced to forego in-person learning as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The poll, conducted by Global Strategy Group on behalf of JerseyCAN and the New Jersey ...

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FRANKLIN, NJ – Families of Franklin High School (FHS) students were notified this weekend that all classes will be remote, effective Monday, Nov. 9, after the district received confirmation that two additional staff members have tested positive for COVID-19.  Because the school system is ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A positive test for COVID-19 was reported at Hillsborough High School on Thursday, (Nov. 5) in addition to two other cases reported on Wednesday (Nov. 4), bringing the total number of cases involving a student or staff member to 9 since Sept. 29 when the building re-opened, ...

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Not as many panels, and no gift bags. Sessions on remote learning, social justice draw attention. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District is reporting another six positive COVID cases out of the high school, as of Wednesday, according to a letter sent to the community. Based upon a consultation with the local health department, all individuals who are required to ...

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FRANKLIN, NJ – As of press time, the Franklin Township Public Schools has confirmed 10 positive COVID cases between Oct. 5 and Oct. 29. According to school officials, four of the positive cases involved staff members, five involved students and one involved an outside vendor.  The confirmed ...

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FRANKLIN, NJ – For the third consecutive year, teachers across the U.S. and Canada were invited to apply for a chance to win a free VIP admission into the TCS NYC Marathon. On a local front, Franklin High School's own Maggie Muir Shylock was among just 50 teachers selected by Tata Consultancy ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – The Franklin Township school board approved a new principal for Franklin Park School and heard reports on student safety and academic achievement at last night’s board meeting.  Rebekah Solomon, who attended Franklin Park School as a student, will take over for former principal ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Wherever you may have grown up, or raised a family, there is undoubtedly a teacher, or teachers you remember fondly.  If your child attends, or has attended Hillsborough Elementary School, there’s a good chance that teacher is Mrs. Regan. Amy Regan, a long-time teacher at ...

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