Education

July 28, 2021

NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey was ranked as the country's third best school system in the country, according to personal finance website WalletHub's annual list States with the Best and Worst School Systems. Only two states Massachusetts (No.1) and Connecticut (No. 2)  ranked higher New Jersey. New York ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ — Summer vacation is here, but the new school year is just a little more than a month away and with the new school term means new expenses for faculty and staff.  However, Hawthorne educators as well as those in administration are able to make some deductions, according to a recent ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ — Provisions requiring the U.S. Department of Transportation to study the effectiveness of three-point seatbelts on school busses passed in Congress Friday with bipartisan support.  The legislation was initially introduced to Congress as part of the SECURES Act by Representative ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Hawthorne High School's gymnasium has a sharp, new look, complete with the branding the school's mascot, the bear, to promote school spirit and athletic zeal.  The Hawthorne Board of Education had made a strong case for a number of capital projects, including renovating and branding ...

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NORTH HALEDON, NJ - Children, parents and faculty gathered safely on the outdoor playground at The Learning Experience North Haledon for the Preschool 2021 Graduation. The signs of the times were very evident, as the number of guests were limited in order to maintain social distancing, mask wearing ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Hawthorne High School Class of 2021 celebrated their graduation on June 18. This was Hawthorne High School's eighty-seventh commencement ceremony and took place outside on the Allison N. King Athletic Field. Hawthorne High School's 2021 valedictorian is Kayla Brady, while the ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The honor rolls for the last marking period of the 2020/2021 school year have been released by Hawthorne High School.  The students who achieved the high honor roll and honor roll are listed below. Freshman High Honor Roll Kaleb Ambrose   Carlo Araya Barrantes    Jack ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Four years ago, teacher Danielle Forshay teamed up with Superintendent Richard Spirito and Director of Special Education Jessica Pignatello to fill a need she saw while working as a life skills teacher at Hawthorne High School. With her help, graduates with IEP's could benefit from ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Jonathan G.S. Koppell has been selected as Montclair State University’s 9th president, the Board of Trustees announced this week. A nationally regarded scholar of policy, organization and management who transformed the public affairs college at Arizona State University into one of ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Saint Anthony's School has announced their honor rolls for the fourth marking period of the 2020-2021 school year.  8th Grade First Honors Fiorella Del Orbe Robbie Elko Gianna Nelson Justin Pidane Second Honors Haley Meza Jack Mulholland Alexis ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Board of Education meeting held in the auditorium of Hawthorne High School recognized outstanding educators from the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 school year.  The honorees received certificates from the Governor's Educator of the Year Program. The program, "was developed for the ...

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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. College officials, students, faculty, staff and members of the LGBTQ ...

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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 announced that upon the conclusion of this school year, schools will be required to provide full-day, in-person instruction, as they were ...

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WAYNE, NJ — Seton Hall University is the latest New Jersey college that now requires all students and employees to be vaccinated for the fall 2021 semester. The catholic university in South Orange joins a list of now fourteen major NJ institutions to require inoculation in some form before the ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - This week was Teacher Appreciation Week, and TAPinto wanted to share the reflections of Hawthorne residents who are also educators. After having the most uniquely structured year these teachers have ever faced, there were lots of stories shared about the complexity of the 2020-2021 ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Murphy reported during his COVID briefing on Wednesday that effective May 19, the state will lift the prohibition on interstate indoor youth competitions. Additionally, he said that only 16 school districts are still all remote.  "We continue to work to see every school ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Hawthorne High School has announced their high honor roll and honor roll students for the third marking period of the 2020-2021 school year. Congratulations are extended to all those students who made the respective lists. HIGH HONOR ROLL Grade 9 Kaleb ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Saint Anthony School has released their honor rolls for the third marking period of the 2020-2021 school year.  For the first time, the fourth grade has also been included on the honor rolls.  "Congratulations to our scholars!" Principal Sister Colleen Clair said. 8th ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — A high-ranking Rutgers executive says students who decline to take the COVID-19 vaccine should consider taking a gap year or transferring to another school. Antonio Calcado, the executive vice president for strategic planning and operations and chief operating officer, said ...

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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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HAWTHORNE, NJ - In the past, Washington Elementary School has held its annual "Wax Museum" history project, where fifth grade students study a figure from a number of categories.  Previously, before the coronavirus pandemic, the students would line the school gymnasium dressed as their chosen ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - St. Anthony School, Hawthorne's Catholic parish school found on Diamond Bridge Avenue, has been received Cognia STEM re-certification.  STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  The certification of standards satisfied carries from 2021 to 2025.  There are ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - A projection of St. Anthony School eighth grader Liliana Eastlake illuminated the classroom whiteboard as the gathered students listened to their upperclassman read to them while they sat wearing masks in their spaced-apart desks.  The event was a feature of "Read Across America" ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Saint Anthony's School in Hawthorne has released their honor rolls and honorable mentions for the second quarter of the 2020/2021 school year.  The honorees are listed below. Fifth Grade First Honors Isabella Minetti Kianna Sadati Isabelle Cairoli Maria ...

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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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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Hawthorne high school juniors and seniors looking to go on to higher education have an opportunity to apply for the Louis Bay II Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship Competition, the borough of Hawthorne said. The scholarship is held by the New Jersey State League of ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Superintendent of Schools Richard Spirito emailed parents early Sunday morning regarding the full reopening of the Hawthorne public schools. "Parents may recall that the district had planned to increase our in-person instruction back in November 2020, in what we called Phase II.

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NEW JERSEY – 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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