Education

October 18, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - Ravyn John grew up in Paterson, graduated from JFK High School in 2018, and moved on to higher level education. And, thanks to the opportunity presented close to home, she didn’t have to go far. On Wednesday, John, joined by fellow members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The weather couldn’t have been better on Saturday evening for the Dey Mansion Garden Extravaganza and ribbon-cutting that marked the official opening of the newly restored Olmsted Garden. Several of the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders were present for the ceremony, ...

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WAYNE, NJ - William Paterson University’s Nicholas Hershon has received the 2019 David L. Eshelman Outstanding Campus Adviser Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, the nation’s most broad-based journalism organization dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Thanks to a newly launched program at Passaic County Community College (PCCC), 50 students are receiving additional proactive coaching focused on career exploration; holistic advising on financial aid, community resources, and other matters that could affect their academic ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - On Tuesday, Hawthorne went to the polls to decide whether to approve a referendum to renovate the public school system, a project coming to the tune of $24.4 million.  Approximately two-thirds of the voters said "Yes" to the ballot question, which will start the ball rolling for one ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - As of 9:02 p.m., the unofficial results were released by the borough of Hawthorne after voters went to the polls to decide whether or not to approve $24.4 million towards renovations and upgrades.  The referendum passed overwhelmingly, with 1,360 votes in favor and 619 votes ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - On Tuesday, September 24, between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., residents will have the opportunity to vote in the Hawthorne Public School Renovation Referendum, which would allocate some $24.4 million dollars, of which 40% is said to be serviced by the State of New Jersey, towards ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The Wayne Township Council Chambers was painted red Thursday as just about every seat held teachers from Wayne, and across the state, all wearing their union colors and holding signs that stated: “WE ARE ALL EDA FERRANTE” The educators were at the Wayne Board of Education (BOE) ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  — Addressing the national call for research on the causes of firearm violence, the New Jersey Center on Gun Violence Research at Rutgers University announced Monday it is launching eight new studies on gun violence and prevention. The research, led by faculty members from ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Hawthorne Superintendent of Public Schools Richard Spirito encouraged local residents to register in time to participate in the 2019 School Referendum.  The referendum, which will determine whether or not $24M will be dedicated towards renovating, repairing, and modernizing the ...

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PATERSON, NJ - With classes starting in just a couple weeks Passaic County Community College (PCCC) officials are reminding all new, current, and returning students that there is still time to register for the fall semester.  PCCC offices on their Paterson, Wanaque, and Passaic campuses will be ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Kendra V. Johnson, J.D., Ph.D., has been selected as Montclair’s permanent Superintendent of schools after an extensive search, the Montclair Board of Education announced at a special meeting on April 11. She is the district’s first permanent superintendent in three years, and the ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ – Now is your chance, students and parents, to lobby your high school administrators to be part of a pilot program to open school at a later start time of 8:30 a.m. Gov. Phil Murphy signed the bill into law late last week that supports assessing how pushing back high school start ...

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NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey schools ranked second in the country behind only Massachusetts in personal-finance website WalletHub's new report on the States with the Best & Worst School Systems for 2019. To determine the rankings, WalletHub compared the 50 states and Washington, DC, across 29 ...

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The Board of Governors of Rutgers approved a $4.6 billion budget for the upcoming academic year that will include a 2.9% tuition and fee increase for undergraduates. University officials seemed to point to employee raises as a factor for the tuition increase. It was noted during Tuesday's ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers President Robert Barchi, whose tenure at the 253-year-old school has been marked by unprecedented successes as well as scandals and setbacks, will step down after the 2019-20 school year. Barchi's pending departure was confirmed to TAPinto New Brunswick by a source ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown has many historical sites, this week we are highlighting Fort Nonsense.   If you venture up to Fort Nonsense, you will come across stones in the ground. According to archeological evidence, the pattern of the stones seems to reveal the location of the walls that ...

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UNION, NJ – Members of the New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association (PBA) and others attended a rally on Wednesday morning in a parking lot at Kean University to protest the actions of Kean University Director of Public Safety, Mark Farsi, in advance of a hearing for charges against ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - While the school year may be over and summer vacation on the minds of most Hawthorne students, there is much to be done with with the buildings themselves which make up the Hawthorne school district.  Superintendent of Schools Richard Spirito has taken to social media to implore ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Hawthorne resident Andrea Roy, a student graduating from Passaic County Technical Institute, was named as the recipient of the 2019 John Purroy Mitchel Memorial Scholarship by Municipal Credit Union, according to a statement from MCU.  Roy intends to put her scholarship money ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Environmental Commission announced that their annual school presentation on student participation in environmental activities has been scheduled for Monday, June 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. "This event provides teachers with an opportunity to showcase any ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Lila Kawash, a junior at Hawthorne High School, has been named a State Finalist in the 2019 competition for the Louis Bay 2nd Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship, according to a statement from the Borough of Hawthorne. "The purpose of the scholarship is to advance the virtues of ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Hawthorne Board of Education seeks to gather public support to pass a Public Schools Referendum which will be held on September 24, 2019.  The Board of Education has made the details of proposal available online, publishing a comprehensive website with information for residents ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Parents who have students entering Lincoln Middle School have the opportunity to enroll their children in the 2019 Leadership Camp in August to help prepare them for the transition.  The Hawthorne Police Department announced on Tuesday that they have partnered with the Hawthorne ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Mike Guastaferro was in for a rude awakening when he arrived at Rutgers University. "I came in from high school where I was (on the) honor roll and all that stuff," he said. "I came into chemistry my freshman year and got my butt handed to me. I was on academic probation my ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Exceptional Hawthorne High School seniors were the beneficiaries of financial benevolence at the Scholarship Night at Hawthorne High School on Wednesday, May 15.  Fifty-four scholarships were available for the Class of 2019 and are listed here, many of which are offered in honor of ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - On Tuesday, May 7, the Hawthorne Board of Education Youth in Community Night brought students in for an evening to fill the adults' shoes at the Board meeting held at Hawthorne High School.  While there, the following teachers were recognized as Teachers of the Year with Resolutions ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Despite rainy weather, locals gathered Sunday morning for the 4th Annual Hawthorne Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) Color Run, a 5-k participants registered to run or walk. The rain or shine event had participants make the five kilometer course, being doused with ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - On both banks of Arnold's Pond, a tranquil oasis amid the suburban sprawl of Hawthorne, members of the Hawthorne Teachers' Association, their families, friends, and supporters gathered on Wednesday for a two-hour public demonstration.  The occasion was a "Rally for Relief", a ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Hawthorne Teachers Association, a chapter of the New Jersey Education Association, has announced that they will hold a "Rally for Relief" from Chapter 78. From 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., the teachers and their supporters are expected to gather near Arnold's Pond in the northern ...

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