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July 25, 2022

HACKENSACK, NJ – Most kids probably aren’t ready to think about school supplies yet, but many local retailers already have shelves full of back-to-school necessities. This year, families will get to save some money as the State has announced a tax holiday for school supplies purchased from August ...

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TRENTON, NJ --  After two tough years of remote, hyrbrid or in-person classes, New Jersey's High School Class of 2023 will not be required to take the Graduation Proficiency Assessment test as a requirement of graduation under a law recently signed by Governor Murphy.  Lawmakers who sponsored ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - In a graduation Bergen County Technical Schools ceremony on June 4, JerseyCAN, a nonprofit advocating for high-quality schools for all New Jersey students, celebrated the graduation of the 2021-2022 New Jersey Teacher Leader Policy Fellows.  This year’s graduating class included ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - A parent objected to a "progressive" flag he characterized as "controversial" and "politically charged" hung at TJ Middle School. Parent Kurt Schwartz, a lifelong resident of the borough who has three children, said, "Some, maybe not all, parents may be uncomfortable discussing a ...

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The inaugural iLearn Schools Gala drew more than 170 supporters to the Hilton Hasbrouck Heights/Meadowlands honoring companies and individuals as well as raising more than $30,000 for the first recipients of iLearn Schools Scholarship Fund. The night was hosted by Ms. Alicia Quarles, Senior ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - After the New Jersey Department of Education encouraged districts with schools as polling places to operate remotely with the increase of COVID-19 cases, Hackensack Public Schools have announced that all schools will have a virtual day on June 7.  “Please know this decision has ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - With Hackensack Public Schools being a polling location, Superintendent Robert Sanchez has announced that all schools will observe a half-day on Tuesday, June 7 for Primary Elections.  In a letter sent home to families, Superintendent Sanchez states that the early dismissal will ...

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HAMILTON, NJ – May 11, 2022 – A new statewide poll from Change Research released today by the New Jersey Public Charter Schools Association (NJPCSA) found that a majority of voters in New Jersey support public charter schools by a nearly 2:1 margin (50% of respondents indicated support and 27% ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Bergen County Academies has placed second in Niche.com’s best public high school rankings and also took the top spot as the best high school in the City of Hackensack.  According to Niche.com’s ratings of the school, Bergen County Academies received an A+ rating, receiving A+ ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Bergen County Academies has kept its spot as the third-best high school in New Jersey on the U.S. News Report’s ranking of the best high schools.  According to the U.S. News Report’s rankings, Bergen County Academies scored a 98% for students taking at least one AP exam, 96% for ...

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BERGEN COUNTY, NJ - iLearn Schools will be hosting their first gala to honor 15 years of high-quality education. The gala will take place on Thursday, May 26 at 6:00 p.m. at the Hilton Hasbrouck Heights Meadowlands.  In 2007, iLearn Schools founded Bergen County Arts and Science Charter School ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Hackensack Middle School Assistant Principal Adi Madden has filed a lawsuit against the Board of Education, former Board of Education President Lancelot Powell and two employees of the district, Julio Morel, a fellow assistant principal at Hackensack Middle School and Michael ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ- Hackensack Middle School and Hackensack PTA have partnered up with Krispy Kreme to help raise funds for students to attend the 2022 8th grade dance. The Digital Dozen Fundraiser will help pay for the 8th Grade Dance by selling digital dozens of glazed Krispy Kreme doughnuts. The ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ- The Bergen County Clerk’s Office is excited to resume the Five-Star Student Award.  The Bergen County Clerk’s Office is in search of high school students who continually strive to learn and better themselves within their communities in some fashion. Here are some examples of what ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Assistant Superintendent Rosemary Marks has filed a lawsuit against the HackensackBoard of Education, former Board of Education President Lancelot Powell and an employee of the Hackensack School District alleging pay discrimination, hostile work environment, gender and ethnicity ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - As COVID-19 cases decrease and Governor Murphy’s in-school mask mandate is being lifted, Superintendent of Schools Robert Sanchez has announced all Hackensack Public Schools will be mask optional for students and staff starting March 7.  “After consulting with our local health ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - All Hackensack Public School students are returning to class following Hackensack High School’s evacuation due to a bomb threat Friday morning. Schools that were put under the shelter-in-place order are also operating as normal, according to the Hackensack Public School District ...

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UPDATE: Hackensack High School has received an all-clear from the Hackensack Police Department. Students are returning to class and the shelter-in-place orders at other schools have been lifted. Read more here.  HACKENSACK, NJ - Hackensack High School has been evacuated and all other Hackensack ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - From Sophia Silvera’s point of view, the assignment should not have been controversial. Their Lincoln Middle School teacher proposed a debate among students on whether COVID vaccines should be mandated in schools. But like almost every other sector of society, the middle school ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers University–New Brunswick announced sweeping new financial aid program that builds upon existing state aid programs to enable New Jersey students with family incomes below $65,000 to attend the university tuition-free.  The program also provides a sliding scale that ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Utilizing a theme of "What My Municipal Government Does Best,” the New Jersey State League of Municipalities will again offer three, $1,000 awards through the Louis Bay II Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship Competition. Three winners will be chosen from throughout the state by the ...

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KEARNY, NJ – As the economy continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, New Jersey lawmakers and educational officials are optimistic schools in New Jersey will be able to get students back on track. U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) believes that while “a long and challenging road is ahead of ...

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NEW JERSEY -- In a move that the College Board describes as "student-friendly," the SAT, and the tests allied with it, will be delivered in a digital format beginning in 2024. This move will affect students currently in Grade 10. In a pilot program delivered in last fall, students who took the test ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Superintendent of Schools Robert Sanchez has announced that the district’s COVID-19 guidelines will not be updated at this time for asymptomatic and mild virus cases.  “We have been working collaboratively with our health department and decided that we are not reducing our ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- New Jersey’s anti-bullying statute, already among the nation’s most stringent, will be strengthened even further under legislation Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law on Tuesday, Jan. 11. The bipartisan legislation (S-1790), which Senators Joe Pennacchio, R-Essex/Morris/Passaic, and ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Superintendent of Schools Robert Sanchez announced Thursday that all Hackensack Public Schools will be returning to in-person instruction Monday, January 10.  “Over the past few weeks we have witnessed an increase in positive COVID-19 cases across the District. This is ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - The Hackensack Public School District has announced that they will be transitioning to virtual learning following the holiday break. Virtual classes began January 3 and in-person learning will not begin until January 10.  “We know that this news is disappointing for some and ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ- A recent 2022 list released by Niche.com ranked Bergen County Academies as a top public and magnet high school in New Jersey. The report includes data on 19,984 Public High Schools nationally and 425 Public High Schools throughout New Jersey.  Bergen County Academies was ...

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During their sophomore year at Bergen Arts & Science Charter School in Hackensack, Mustafa Cifci and his friends began to notice litter in several of the parks in their neighborhoods. They decided to do something about it. With the encouragement of their school, they formed a club – ...

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Police and School District leaders nationwide and here in New Jersey are reacting, and, in some cases, increasing security, following a social media 'challenge' threatening school violence on Friday, December 17. No specific locations were named in the TikTok threat. Governor Phil Murphy says ...

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