Education

July 30, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - More than 100 public school teachers from throughout Somerset County made it abundantly clear yesterday that they're not happy about having to return to their classrooms in September, fearful that school buildings are unsafe because of the potential for COVID-19 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - In response to plans to reopen New Jersey public schools in September, members of the Somerset County Education Association, in conjunction with NJ21 United, a grassroots education advocacy group, will stage a demonstration on Thursday, July 30 on the Division Street pedestrian ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Senior members of the Hillsborough High School lacrosse team were joined by three other central New Jersey boys' and girls' squads Friday night to celebrate their truncated seasons and be recognized for their high school careers.  Apex Sports & Events hosted their final ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – A book drive has been organized by the Hillsborough Education Foundation to replenish teachers’ classroom libraries in Hillsborough Township Public Schools. The book drive will be held at the Hillsborough Township Municipal Building multipurpose room. Books will be accepted on ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ - Friends and family gathered around their phones, computers, laptops and tablets on Saturday, June 27, to cheer on Raritan Valley Community College’s 1,100 graduates during the College’s first virtual commencement ceremony. Held as a YouTube watch party, the ceremony featured ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Seven Hillsborough high school students have been awarded post-secondary school scholarships totaling $12,000 by the Rotary Club of Hillsborough. A decades-long tradition for the Club, the scholarship winners were selected from applicants who not only achieved academic ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Rutgers University Board of Governors has approved a tuition and fee freeze for undergraduates for the 2020-2021 academic year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  “While tuition and fee increases have been consistently low over the last five years, the Board of ...

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  FLEMINGTON, NJ - The New Jersey Institute of Technology on Friday presented Steve Kalafer, founder and chairman of the Flemington Car & Truck Country and chairman emeritus of the Somerset Patriots with the Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters during the virtual commencement ceremonies for ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Library System of New Jersey encourages Somerset  County residents to share their memories of the COVID-19 pandemic with the community through SCLSNJ’s digital community memories archive, "Our Lives Today." With support from the National Endowment for the ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Dr. Lisa M. Antunes, superintendent of schools, and Karen A. Bingert, principal of Hillsborough High School, circulated a letter to members of the school community yesterday in response to complaints about "racist, homophobic and profane" online posts from several Hillsborough ...

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TRENTON, NJ - High school and college seniors throughout New Jersey will enjoy the pomp and circumstance of an outdoor graduation with their fellow students and parents in attendance as Gov. Phil Murphy yesterday announced a relaxation of his crowd size and social distancing executive orders issued ...

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  HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township school system has submitted a proposal for a high school graduation ceremony for review to state officials, a plan similar to one proposed by Mayor Doug Tomson earlier this week with one huge difference - the administration proposes to hold its ceremony indoors ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mayor Doug Tomson, and Millstone Mayor Raymond Heck sent a proposal to the Board of Education Wednesday outlining a scaled-back, full-day graduation ceremony on June 22 at Mountainview Park for seniors in the class of 2020. The plan would require each senior to arrive at the ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Township Board of Education has unanimously appointed Dr. Lisa M. Antunes as Superintendent of Schools affective Tuesday, May 12. She has been serving as Hillsborough’s Acting Superintendent since October, 2019, when her predecessor, Dr. Jorden Schiff, abruptly resigned ...

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TRENTON, NJ - If Gov. Phil Murphy decides to re-open New Jersey schools for the last month of the academic year, it will be against the advice of a coalition of statewide education organizations.  Murphy said at his Saturday press briefing that he would announce his decision on ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Beyond the operating room and beyond the classroom, acute care surgeon Dr. Joseph Hanna is one person who has made a difference Make that two - a second person who has chosen to make a difference - Chanyoung Oh, a 13-year-old 7th-grader in Montgomery. And a third - Somerville ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - There are not many upsides to being stuck at home during a pandemic. But since our shelter-in-place orders overlap with the start of spring and the 50th anniversary of Earth Day (April 22), it does present a unique opportunity to get acquainted with the plant and animal life ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Parents in Hillsborough and throughout the state with children in grades 3-6 can supplement their children's distance learning beginning Monday, April 6, when children throughout New Jersey will be able to tune into NJTV, New Jersey’s public television network, for NJTV Learning Live, ...

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Editor's Note: Longtime school custodian Jim Cox reflects on his job, empty hallways, empty classrooms and COVID-19). HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - I have worked as a custodian at Woodfern School in Hillsborough for 31 years. Our students are in kindergarten through fourth grade, so of course we are very ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Acting Schools Supt. Dr. Lisa M. Antunes posted an update to students and parents on the school district website on how schools are coping with the COVID-19 virus. The letter addresses curriculum, at-home learning, school lunches for those eligible, kindergarten registration, ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - On March 16, 2020, the governor issued Executive Order 104, which requires that “all public, private, and parochial ... secondary schools, including charter and renaissance schools, shall be closed to students beginning on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 and shall remain closed as long ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Dr. Lisa M. Antunes, Acting Superintendent of Schools, announced this morning that all Hillsborough public schools will be closed for the next two weeks in an effort to slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The letter also provides answers to questions regarding ...

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SOMEMRVILLE, NJ - Schools Superintendent Timothy Teehan has informed parents, teachers and staff that the high school, middle school and Van Derveer Elementary School will close, with a distance learning plan implemented effective March 16 through Spring Break to prevent the spread of the ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ - The following message was sent by Raritan Valley Community College President Michael McDonough to the College community on March 12th. "For several weeks now, we have been monitoring the progress of COVID-19 coronavirus. We have participated in numerous conference calls with ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Acting School Superintendent Dr. Lisa M. Antunes has notified students, parents and staff that schools will follow a half-day schedule on Thursday, March 12th to allow teachers to "develop a reasonable, flexible learning framework" in the event schools are forced to close because ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Nationwide, the Bald Eagle symbolizes America's strength, resolve and courage, and more recently, survival and resiliency. Beset by insecticides, high wire electrocutions and illegal hunting, the survival of the Bald Eagle was precarious at best when In 1973, Congress passed ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Following guidance from the state Department of Education, the Hillsborough School District is working on contingency plans to close all schools and institute “distance learning” via online instruction and other means in response to the continued spread of the ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Closing New Jersey’s schools in favor of online/home instruction is one of several measures under consideration by the state Department of Education to help blunt the spread of the Coronavirus, with more than 100,000 people worldwide infected. Four persons have tested positive for ...

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  HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Township resident Dominick Zona, a second-year Education major at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg,, has been selected as a Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact. Zona joins 290 students from across the country selected for this honor, which recognizes their ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - "The Adventures of Jeff the Potato," written and published by 12-year-old Hillsborough author Manu Datta, will be shared with library customers on March 21st from 2-3 p.m. at the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey’s Hillsborough Library branch, 379 South Branch ...

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