Education

April 20, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The ribbon cutting on the Hudson Helps Resource Center at Hudson County Community College was one more proud moment in the long history of a college that has become a huge part of the local community, officials said Thursday. The center, located on the third floor of 70 Sip ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — For the second year in a row, the Hoboken Public School District has been honored with the “Best Communities for Music Education” designation from The NAMM Foundation, awarded to districts that demonstrate an outstanding effort to provide music access and education to all ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ – What do you want to do with your life? That’s a hard answer to nail down for anyone—let alone a teenager. But it’s certainly helpful to hear those who have gone before us share their insight on what they’ve done. Building Bridges: A Career Exploration Series for Teens offers up ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - Hoboken Charter School now has a single, permanent home for its K-12 program, with Thursday's opening of its brand-new high school building at 711 Washington Street. Formerly a four-story residential property, the new facility was purchased in August 2019 and underwent an extensive ...

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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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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Standing out in the cold in a small park near the Hudson County Community College’s Culinary Arts building, Hudson County Executive Tom Degise welcomed Gov. Phil Murphy and other key educational leaders for the signing of what many called “game changing” legislation. Started ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy and Secretary of Higher Education Dr. Brian Bridges announced that $29.5 million in federal funding will be available to New Jersey’s institutions of higher education amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to support the goals of the State Plan for Higher ...

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HAMILTON, NJ - While New Jersey's public charter schools "have found remarkable ways to meet the needs of our students and families during this public health crisis," New Jersey Public Charter Schools Association President and CEO Harry Lee said Friday, they continue to need State guidance and ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy and New Jersey Department of Education (DOE) Acting Commissioner Dr. Angelica Allen-McMillan on Friday announced “The Road Forward,” a series of coordinated policy initiatives that dramatically expand the Administration’s efforts to identify and address the ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - Hoboken Public Schools will virtually host a Preschool Information Session via Zoom on Tuesday, February 16th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Any parents looking to enroll children in preschool this Fall will have a chance to meet the Administrative Staff, learn about Enrollment ...

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NEW JERSEY — A new executive order will mean sweeping changes for the way teachers and students are evaluated for the 2020-2021 school year. Gov. Phil Murphy, who has long said this isn’t a normal school year due to COVID-19, announced the changes during a Monday press conference on pandemic ...

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PATERSON, NJ – After turning around one of the worst-performing high schools in the country, Dr. Gemar Mills is sharing his model for improvement. As principal of Malcom X Shabazz High School in Newark, Mills gained national recognition for transforming a school so troubled that it was slated to ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - The Hoboken Board of Education appears to be settling a lawsuit filed by parents of a special needs student who was allegedly subjected to the unlawful and improper use of physical restraints by several employees of the district. The family maintains that their daughter, who is ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - In a time when lockdowns and remote learning have our children cooped up inside, parents and guardians find themselves constantly looking for options to get kids outside. Ashley Babilonia, a 2nd Grade Teacher at the Joseph F. Brandt School in Hoboken, has taken steps to remind her ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - With the holiday break upon us, parents are learning that Hoboken Public Schools will not return for on-site learning until January 11. "The entire Hoboken Public School District will operate on a remote learning schedule, just as we did the week after Thanksgiving, from Monday, ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - Any students seeking to resume onsite learning at Hoboken Public Schools will need to be tested for COVID-19 this weekend. According to a letter sent to district parents Monday night, students seeking to be enrolled for the period between December 7-23 must be tested no earlier ...

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NEW JERSEY - A new statewide poll found that New Jersey families want a better remote education experience for their children who have been forced to forego in-person learning as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The poll, conducted by Global Strategy Group on behalf of JerseyCAN and the New ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - To avoid a potentially dangerous COVID scenario in classrooms, Hoboken Superintendent of Schools Dr. Christine Johnson announced that the public school district would switch over fully to a remote teaching plan for the week following Thanksgiving. "In an effort to reduce the ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Liberty Science Center has come to an agreement with the Hudson County Schools of Technology to establish a unique public-private partnership for the creation of the new proposed Liberty Science High School, located within the new cutting-edge SciTech Scity. The planned 30-acre ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - After weeks of vigorously campaigning for the Hoboken City Council to deliver PILOT money directly to Hoboken Public Schools, the Board of Education is now expressing a desire to have the State decide, claiming it is illegal for the Council to make a decision on the matter. A ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - Wallace Elementary School will be going all-remote for the next few weeks after two individuals tested positive for COVID-19. The news comes on the heels of Hudson County being elevated from low to moderate health risk after a recent uptick in COVID-19 cases. In accordance with New ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - Recent statements by Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla, the Hoboken Board of Education, and the city's charter schools have ignited a firestorm within the Hoboken School system over funding from a PILOT agreement at 770 Jackson Street. At the heart of the matter is whether or not funds ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ – (UPDATED at 3:15) A schoolyard scuffle has broken out as parties in Hoboken disagree over the distribution of PILOT payments to schools. At last week's Council meeting, the topic of the Payment In Lieu Of Taxes (PILOT) prompted questions among council members and residents as to ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - An uptown Hoboken school will be suspending in-person learning for an extended period of time after cases of COVID-19 have reportedly popped up in classes. Elysian Charter School will be going all-virtual, for what might be as long as the next 14 calendar days, as they respond to ...

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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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HOBOKEN NJ - Mile Square Early Learning Center (E.L.C.), a provider of pre-kindergarten educational programs, is set to open its doors at 770 Jackson Street. The 14,032 square feet of ground-floor retail space is located inside the 7 Seventy House, a new luxury rental building developed by locally ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ – What started out as a collective group looking to help in the fight against COVID, the Jersey City Rapid Maker Response Group (JCRMRG) recently announced the donation of 21,000 face shields to school districts in Newark, Jersey City, Hoboken, and New York. JCRMRG is an ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - Hoboken Public School students in grades 3-12 will all have their very own Chromebook for the upcoming school year, thanks to donations from the community and the efforts of the Hoboken Public Education Foundation. Back in May, HPEF began raising funds for the purchase of computer ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - An alert put out by Hoboken Public Schools Wednesday indicates that in-school classes are now scheduled to start on September 21, weeks after the traditional start of the school year. An email was seemingly sent to parents, and the school's website was updated with a message, ...

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NEW JERSEY — A dozen bills, part of a package introduced by Senate Education Chair M. Teresa Ruiz on Monday, would help create a more diverse roster of educators across New Jersey and tackle the state's ongoing issue with teacher shortages. “During last year’s teacher diversity hearing we heard ...

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