Education

May 17, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Editors were tapping on keyboards inside The Daily Targum's newsroom on Neilson Street Tuesday night, stopping only to wander over to a table at the front of the room and grab a slice of the pizza that had just arrived. There was a hint of garlic in the air, but no hint they ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Registration is now open for those who want to reserve a plot in the soon-to-be opened community garden in Hackensack.  Ground was broken earlier this month to prepare a section of Johnson Park for the garden and by Memorial Day the area will be ready for residents to start ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – Artwork created by nearly two dozen students from around Bergen County will grace the walls of municipal buildings, libraries, senior centers, schools and county offices after being named winners of the county’s 2020 election calendar contest. The annual poster contest, which is ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Brendan Vann, a senior at Fair Lawn High School knows 'cleats represent opportunity," the opportunity of play. The young philanthropist put together a program which collected and cleaned gently used soccer equipment for donation. Bergen County Clerk John S. Hogan recognized ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- This past Wednesday, public school employees throughout Bergen County participated in a show of pride in Bergen County’s public schools, tying red ribbons around trees or otherwise showcasing them, as part of an on-going “Red for Ed” campaign. May 1 is known as International ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – On Saturday, a program for local youth will be held in Hackensack about interactions with law enforcement. The program, which is being presented by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and several local police departments, will be held from 9:30 a.m.

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- When Bergen County school children are experiencing behavioral or mental health problems during school hours, they can expect to receive understanding and a focused plan to stay in school. CBH Care, the community-based mental health-focused non-profit that has served the greater ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ  – Bergen County Academies in Hackensack is one of the top high schools in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 best schools ranking. Altogether, 44 schools from the Garden State were rated among the top 1,000 public high schools, including Bergen ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- At Monday night’s Hackensack Board of Education meeting, Board Trustees selected Lance Powell and newly-elected Trustee Scott James-Vickery to fill the year-long President and Vice President positions, respectively. “I feel humbled and excited,” Powell said. Elected to the ...

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BERGEN COUNTY, NJ – Students from Paramus High School and Bergen County Academies will be among the 110 honorees recognized this year at the New Jersey Governor’s Awards in Arts Education. The annual event highlights students from across the state, as well as teachers, parents, businesses and ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – Bergen Community College has received a $35,000 grant that allows the school to broaden its criminal justice program to include more humanities. Integrating the study of film, art, music and literature into the school’s existing criminal justice program will ultimately better ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -  A memorial is planned for Saturday to honor Harold Bloom, the longtime Hackensack High School prinicipal who died earlier this year. The tribute will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the auditorium of the high school, which is located at 135 First Street, Hackensack. All in ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Ira Goodman pulled ahead of Board of Education Vice President Tim Hoffman in the continuing race for the third and final seat on the Hackensack School Board today after 17 provisional ballots and 32 vote by mail ballots were counted at the Bergen County Board of Elections. The new ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – An Easter egg design created by a senior at Hackensack High School will represent New Jersey at the White House Easter Egg Roll Monday in Washington, D.C., the New Jersey Department of Education announced Thursday. Each year, every state is asked by the U.S. Department of ...

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HACKENSACK –Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center rolled out a mobile residency rotation on St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, giving a doctor-in-training the opportunity to help a community that is still recovering from damaged caused by severe hurricanes nearly two ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- The Hackensack Smart Schools slate will pick up at least two seats on the city's Board of Education after Tuesday's election, with the third spot still up for grabs with more votes to be counted and a potential recount looming. According to unofficial results provided by the City ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – An anonymous email acquired by TAPinto Hackensack and sent to hundreds of Hackensack school employees late Saturday night tells them that their “jobs are at stake” unless a slate of candidates led by Board of Education Vice President Timothy Hoffman wins Tuesday’s school ...

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Hackensack is gearing up to join citizens worldwide in recognizing the crucial importance of ethical and moral education on April 16 of this year as Mayor John Labrosse and the city council proclaimed Education Day in the Hackensack as a day of increased focus on education in a time of increasing ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which uses research by Rutgers University, shows a significant increase in the percentage of 4-year-old children with autism spectrum disorder in New Jersey. The study found the rate increased 43 percent from ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The driver of a school bus involved in a 2018 crash on Route 80 in Mount Olive - an incident that killed two people and injured 40 - has been indicted on charges including homicide, authorities said today. The indictment charges the bus driver, Hudy Muldrow, 78, of Woodland ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Three “Hackensack Smart Schools Team” candidates running in Tuesday’s Board of Education election, and members of the City Council, all say they will be voting Yes on the school budget. The candidates also say they want to “immediately” replace an ancient heating system for the ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Two sophomores at Bergen County Academies in Hackensack have received honorable mentions from a national competition for a documentary they created on diversity and immigration in America. The students, Erin Alonso and Olivia Lord, enrolled in C-SPAN’s 2019 StudentCam ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- A frustrated teacher from Fanny M. Hillers Elementary School confronted the Hackensack Board of Education at a special meeting last Friday, and her concerns are becoming a front and center issue in the April 16 school election. The teacher asked the Board a simple question: Is ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Prom dresses can cost hundreds of dollars, making them an out-of-reach expense for some families, but Johnson Public Library is trying to make sure every girl gets the chance to shine on that special night. On Saturday, the library will host its second Dress Giveaway, which ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- In a demonstration of bipartisan cooperation rarely seen in New Jersey, the State Senate and Assembly have passed a bill to better prepare school officials and law enforcement to respond to emergencies on school grounds. The legislation requires NJ schools to provide maps and ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- An emergency Board of Education meeting held this morning proved fruitless, as the Board failed for the second time this week to muster the necessary support to pass a budget. The school budget now goes to the Acting Bergen County School Superintendent, who is likely to approve ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- In what appears to be a “first” for Hackensack, the Board of Education could not adopt its own school budget at a meeting on Tuesday night. They’re going to try again at a special meeting Friday morning at 7:30am. The $126.5 million school budget was defeated because six votes ...

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HAWORTH, NJ -- Bergen Center for Child Development is hosting 1st Annual Special Needs Community Resource Fair this Saturday, March 30, from 10am-2pm at 140 Park St., Haworth, NJ.  The fair, which will be open to the public - will provide information and networking opportunities about numerous ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Just when the dust begins to settle from one Hackensack election, another has appeared on the horizon and it has caused a significant political realignment in the city.  Board of Education President Lara Rodriguez announced yesterday that she is joining new candidates Michael ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University officials say they are "making progress" with the labor union representing faculty, but still the American Association of University Professors-American Federation of Teachers - representing 4,800 full-time faculty and graduate employees - is considering a ...

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