Education

June 19, 2021

TRENTON, NJ - Governor Murphy signed legislation (S3434/A5366) which offers an additional year of public education and related services to students with disabilities. According to the Governor's office, this bill will provide a temporary one-year extension of special education and related ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – Bergen Community College will become one of the only community colleges in the country to offer a course in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer studies this fall, according to college officials. BCC has three campuses, with one in Hackensack. College officials, students, ...

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If buildings are open for in-person instruction, parents or guardians will not be able to opt-out of in-person instruction. NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy today announced that upon the conclusion of this school year, schools will be required to provide full-day, in-person instruction, as they ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -  In the age of this school year’s hybrid in-school and at-home learning, students in Advanced Placement classes at Hackensack High School have seen unique challenges in test preparation.  The College Board and Advanced Placement Program announced three options for testing the ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Thursday, March 12, 2020. The day that Bergen County Executive James Tedesco announced that all schools in the county would close and move to virtual learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was originally thought that the shutdown would only last for two weeks.  In the ...

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Students will still face a version of the mandatory exam in the fall. But questions on the details linger. Special to TAPinto.net. 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.

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NEWARK, NJ — Area politicians and education advocates are now discussing ways to improve student proficiency in English Language Arts and math after a recent study of New Jersey schools found significant drops during the COVID-19 pandemic. JerseyCAN, a nonprofit focused on advocating for ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  – Rutgers University will require the COVID-19 vaccine for students who are enrolled for the 2021 fall semester. Assurances from the federal government that vaccines will be available for all Americans by the end of May and assessments by public health experts prompted ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The New Jersey Dept. of Health (NJDOH) has released updated COVID-19 K-12 operational guidance for local health departments (LHDs). The updated guidance, which reflects recent changes to K-12 recommendations from the CDC, is aligned with the goal of opening schools for in-person ...

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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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HACKENSACK, NJ - TAPinto Hackensack has received a grant for a special series to look at the digital divide in the city's schools during the ongoing pandemic. TAPinto Hackensack was one of 15 news organizations from across New Jersey, and the only one in Bergen County, to receive funding. The ...

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Districts will measure if students are learning at, above or below grade level in language arts, math and science. 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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JERSEY CITY – Fulfilling a promise to make tuition-free community college a reality, Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday signed A4410, permanently establishing the Community College Opportunity Grant Program (CCOG) that will allow qualified students to attend any New Jersey community college without tuition ...

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Gov. Announces Two Initiatives: Opportunity Meets Innovation Challenge Grants ($28.5 Million) and Hunger-Free Campus Grant Program ($1 Million) TRENTON – Gov. Phil Murphy and Secretary of Higher Education Dr. Brian Bridges announced that $29.5 million in federal funding will be available to New ...

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Officials Also Unveil $1.2 Billion Plan to Address Educational, Mental Health Needs of Students TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey education officials are asking the federal government to waive standardize testing for this school year, maintaining that it is more important to focus on instructional time ...

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TRENTON - Governor Phil Murphy and New Jersey Department of Education (DOE) Acting Commissioner Dr. Angelica Allen-McMillan on Friday announced “The Road Forward,” a series of coordinated policy initiatives that dramatically expand the Administration’s efforts to identify and address the academic ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - The Hackensack High School National Honor Society will hold a clothing drive to help raise funds for end of year scholarship for graduating seniors. The clothing drive will be held on Saturday, February 27 from 8 am to 12 noon. The drop off location will be at the Main Parking ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Over 100 residents attended for the first Strategic Planning Meeting hosted by Hackensack Public Schools last Thursday night. The meeting was held virtually in partnership with the New Jersey School Boards Association. It is the first of four planned meetings in the coming ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Zonie LeSane was selected to fill a vacancy on the Hackensack Board of Education in a special meeting that ran over five hours on Monday night.  LeSane was one of five candidates who gave five-minute presentations to the Board members. Other candidates were Marlene Somerville, ...

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NEW JERSEY — A new executive order will mean sweeping changes for the way teachers and students are evaluated for the 2020-2021 school year. Gov. Phil Murphy, who has long said this isn’t a normal school year due to COVID-19, announced the changes during a Monday press conference on pandemic ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -  The Hackensack Board of Education will hold a special meeting Monday to fill a vacancy on the Board. The Board will meet on Monday, January 11 at 5:30pm to interview candidates for the one vacancy. Login information can be found on the district's website.  The vacancy opened ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- The Board of Education of Hackensack is accepting recommendations for qualified candidates to fill a vacancy on the Board of Education. The vacancy opened in late November when then-Board member Frances Cogelja resigned after accidently broadcasting herself in the bathroom ...

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NEW JERSEY — Ten school districts across the Garden State will receive $10 million to expand their preschool programs starting in February 2021, a move expected to improve existing seats and add 818. The money has been earmarked in the governor's 2021 budget, he announced Monday. “These ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — The Bergen Community College Board of Trustees has named Eric M.  Friedman, Ph.D., the eighth president of New Jersey’s largest community college. The board announced his hiring to a three-year contract at the Dec. 1 meeting of the College’s governing body. Friedman will begin his ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Following her accidental broadcast of herself in her bathroom during the school board’s Zoom meeting Monday night and the board’s subsequent rejection of a resolution to move the school board election date from the third Tuesday in April to November 2021, thereby extending her ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — Bergen Community College and Jersey Mike’s Subs (305 Route 17 South, Paramus) celebrated the spirit of the season by showing gratitude for the faculty and staff who worked on-campus this semester with a complimentary luncheon featuring socially-distanced ...

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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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PARAMUS, N.J. — The Bergen Community College Board of Trustees unanimously approved its officers for this year during its November 4 reorganization meeting.  The board selected longtime member Dorothy Leung Blakeslee as chair, Adam Silverstein as vice chair, Joseph Barreto as treasurer and ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — Bergen Community College Managing Director of Athletics Jorge Hernandez recently earned an appointment to the National Junior College Athletic Association’s equity, diversity and inclusion council — racial equality subcommittee.   “The College is extremely proud to have Jorge ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — While the Hackensack Public School District had been gearing up for a November 2 reopening, the district has nixed that plan and will instead continue remote learning until further notice. In a letter addressed to district staff from Schools Superintendent Robert Sanchez on ...

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