Education Top Stories

July 14, 2020

HACKENSACK, N.J. — The Board Secretary is seeking applications to fill a seat on the Board of Education vacated by Trustee Lara Rodriguez who announced her resignation last month.  Rodriguez, who served on the board for seven years, cited personal reasons for retiring in a letter she sent to the ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — City Trustee Frances Cogelja will not surrender her seat on the Board of Education, despite pleas from city officials on both the board and the city governing body, she announced during Monday night’s regular board meeting via Zoom. The announcement came during board comments ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. -- The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has announced over 650 additional winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by colleges and universities. These Merit Scholar designees join more than 3,300 other college-sponsored award recipients who were announced in ...

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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, visit njspotlight.com. A great deal has been said about reopening New Jersey schools in the fall while ensuring that ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — Beginning this September, Bergen Community College (BCC) will offer remote online learning for all students (except for some practice-based classes, which will be offered in person), the college announced in a press release Wednesday. The move to transition the majority of its ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Even in this era where statues of explorers are being dismantled, schools named after presidents are being rebranded and sports teams are replacing racially insensitive nicknames, don't expect Rutgers to change its name. The subject was raised to new university president ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy and NJ Department of Education (DOE) Commissioner Dr. Lamont Repollet provided guidance for the reopening of schools in the fall during the governor's daily COVID-19 press briefing in Trenton on Friday, June 25.  "Today, we're releasing guidance regarding the ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — The Hackensack Mayor and Council and Board of Education are calling upon the resignation of Board Member Frances Cogelja after her initial abstention on June 15 from the board’s resolution to commit to anti-racism and cultural proficiency in city public schools. The ...

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TRENTON, NJ — The state announced a pending set of guidelines are to come allowing school district to hold face-to-face summer school starting July 6, including extended school year and special education services.  This guidance will allow school districts to provide robust programs in a safe ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — The Paramus Police Department with the School District and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating a bevy of “racially, sexually-charged” messages that were circulated by Paramus students in the last week on social media. The messages — the content of which was ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — Bergen Community College honors graduate Amirah Elayan, a member of the Class of 2020, has earned the Northeast Regional Honors Council “Student of the Year Award” for her scholastic excellence and impact on Bergen’s Judith K. Winn School of Honors program. The Northeast Regional ...

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TRENTON, N.J. -- The New Jersey Council of County Colleges (NJCCC) has named three Bergen Community College students to the 2020 New Jersey All-State Academic Team, awarding one with a top scholarship from the Coca-Cola Foundation. “While we were unable to host a celebration in-person this ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — Bergen Community College held its 50th Commencement Ceremony virtually on Monday night. More than 10,000 people watched the proceedings on YouTube, which included a graduating class of more than 2,000 students and their families, friends, and interested onlookers from around the ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — Bergen Community College student Luis Cedeno Vera, of Hackensack, will receive up to $40,000 per year from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship to earn his bachelor's degree.  Vera has become the twelfth student at the college since 2008 to earn the distinction. In a pool ...

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NEW JERSEY -- While school districts across the state have been planning alternatives to traditional high school graduation ceremonies, any plans that school districts had in the works appear to violate Governor Murphy’s Executive Order No.107, which directs New Jersey residents to stay at home and ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — As the lockdown for the coronavirus pandemic continues, the voting process for this year’s school board election, which state officials announced last month would be delayed and conducted entirely via mail-in ballots, has now begun.  Vote by mail ballots began arriving in the ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. —  As the coronavirus pandemic reaches a health crisis of epic proportions forcing millions of Americans to stay indoors for our safety, there’s one important lesson such setbacks teach us about life: the power of self-reflection. And with that comes self-expression.  Many ...

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