Education

September 27, 2020

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Diane Korzinski of Paul's Motors was delighted to host some spectacular pieces of "automobilia" Thursday when an adult education class from the Ridgewood Community School brought the marvelous motors to the lot. The car class is made up of collectors who are experts about ...

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PATERSON, NJ – With many school districts opting to start the year remotely, many working parents are scrambling to find child care and figure out how to pay for it. To ease the burden, the state has launched a $150 million tuition assistance program to help families cover those costs this ...

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In place of a classroom, some families are forming small learning groups, providing the social support many kids are missing 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 ...

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HAWTHORNE & NORTH HALEDON, NJ - School districts statewide have implemented their version of the 'new normal' this September. Governor Phil Murphy signed executive order 175 on August 13, 2020, stating, "School districts that resume partial or full-time in-person instruction shall permit ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - So, you think being able to Google the answers on your smartphone will be your ticket to good grades as the school year kicks off? Think again, says Rutgers researchers. The ease of finding information on the internet is hurting students’ long-term retention and resulting ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - On Tuesday, September 8, Saint Anthony School opened its doors again to accept students whose families have opted to return them to in-class learning.  Prior to going back, however, there have been exhaustive health protocols implemented in the school.  Students needed to be wearing ...

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NEW JERSEY – Real estate website Niche.com has announced its 2021 list of Best Colleges in New Jersey. Not surprisingly, Ivy League school Princeton University, which ranked No. 6 nationally, according to Niche.com, topped the New Jersey list, followed by Stevens Institute of Technology, ...

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County colleges say any reduction in state support will mean losses for students and workers and will hamper the economic recovery 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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TRENTON, NJ – More than half the public school districts and private schools that are working with the state on drafting their reopening plans will start the school year with a hybrid model of in-person and remote learning, officials said Wednesday. Gov. Phil Murphy said 434 school districts ...

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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. As the stakes and the drama rise on the reopening of New Jersey’s schools, the Murphy ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Pictures recently circulated social media of Montclair State University students at a party. Days later, they were kicked out of the dorms, officials confirmed.  According to published reports, nearly a dozen students have been suspended from on-campus housing at MSU for COVID-19 ...

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Lawmakers had backed the bill to halt plans for in-person learning in September, but Gov. Phil Murphy switched gears 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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HAWTHORNE, NJ - When the coronavirus pandemic began, the Louis Bay 2nd Library closed its doors on March 16.  Services were still on-going, however, with curbside pick up for books and media starting in June.  The library also hosted virtual programming, and free book giveaways have been available ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The leaders of the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA), the New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association (NJPSA), and the New Jersey Association of School Administrators are calling on Gov. Murphy and the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) to direct all public schools ...

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Schools must certify to the DOE that they are able to meet health and safety standards "We know the first day of school is not going to be like any other." -- Gov. Phil Murphy TRENTON -- At his COVID press briefing today, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that he would sign an Executive Order ...

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New guidelines on mandatory face masks, with 10 exceptions 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. Title: “School Reopening ...

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Top administrator association makes public plea to start the year with virtual-only instruction 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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Some are offering discounted tuition while the coronavirus keeps students off campus 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. The ...

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Parents split on online instruction as prospects for fall opening shaky 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. New Jersey’s ...

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PASSAIC COUNTY - The union representing Passaic County’s education professionals, including teachers, bus drivers, cafeteria workers, and secretaries, are speaking out about their concerns with the anticipated reopening of schools for in-person learning in September. “Simply put, our schools are ...

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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. In mid-June, the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education issued guidance for New Jersey ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Education was a main focus of Gov. Phil Murphy’s COVID-19 press conference in Trenton on Friday afternoon. Earlier,  he announced that parents who want their children to do online learning only would not be required to send their kids to school. “This is not going to be a normal ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - On Friday morning Hawthorne Superintendent of Schools Richard Spirito released a letter to the borough's parents with an update on the re-opening plan for the 2020-2021 school year. According to his letter, the first day of school has been moved back to September 8, which will allow ...

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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. Reopening schools in New Jersey may be more than a month away, but districts and families are ...

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IRVINGTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy moved Thursday to put a computer in every student’s hands and internet connectivity in their homes. The initiative to bridge the so-called digital divide in New Jersey will cost $115 million and will be paid for mostly with federal grants. The rest will come from ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Wednesday afternoon, county workers installed a large banner in Goffle Brook Park to salute the graduates of the high school class of 2020. The valedictorians and salutatorians of Hawthorne High School, Manchester Regional High School, and Paterson Rosa Parks Fine and Performing ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Hawthorne High School held its 86th commencement ceremony Monday at the Allison N. King Athletic Field. It was the high school’s first graduation held under the cloud of the coronavirus, which meant social distancing, mandatory masks, and a limit to the number of attendees. This ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - On Saturday, Superintendent of Schools Richard Spirito released a letter to the families of Hawthorne students, detailing the anticipated path forward for the upcoming school year in light of the pandemic.  His letter reads below: July 11, 2020 Good Morning Hawthorne ...

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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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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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