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Rutgers President Barchi Staying 2 More Years

September 19, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University President Robert Barchi has agreed to continue in that position for two more years, university officials said.

Members of the university board of governors asked him to remain at least two more years, and he agreed, officials said.

“Bob Barchi has been a remarkable leader for Rutgers,” board president Sandy Stewart said.  He said ...

PARCC Testing in Schools: Lawmakers Question State Education Commissioner

TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided.

State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a joint hearing of the Senate and Assembly Education committees on Monday to testify ...

Rutgers Raises Record Amount of Donations

NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers University funding-raising efforts brought in $223.4 million for the 2017-18 academic year, more than $10 million above what was raised the previous year and the largest amount ever collected in a single year, university officials said.

The donations were 6.8 percent above the $209.1 million donated in 2016-2017, which was 11 percent more than in ...

Have We Forgotten the True Meaning of Labor Day?

Labor Day – What is It & What does it Mean?

Labor Day is a U.S. national holiday held the first Monday every September. Unlike most U.S. holidays, it is a strange celebration without rituals, except for shopping and barbecuing. For most people it simply marks the last weekend of summer and the start of the school year.

The holiday’s founders in the late ...

Holmdel Students Quickly Rally Around Classmates After Home Fire


Classmates quickly sprang into action today after two of their own were displaced by a home fire, at 6 Barrister in Holmdel.

Thankfully the family and their two dogs were unharmed in the severe blaze which resulted in the entire loss of their home and possessions.  The fire began in the early morning reported by TAPinto in an earlier article ...

The Roggy Legacy Continues: New Modern Lighting Graces Field For High School Football and Pep Rally

HOLMDEL, NJ –  It was a proud moment for the Holmdel School system on Thursday evening as the Holmdel Board of Education and Administration as well as members of the Holmdel Township Committee  gathered to greet the public and 'Re-Light" Roggy field with a new generation of technology.

Roggy Stadium was named after the world class Javelin Champion and former ...

NY/NJ Baykeeper Opens New Hdqtrs

NY/NJ Baykeeper will be holding a Grand Ribbon-Cutting to celebrate the opening of its new headquarters on Thursday, August 30.

NY/NJ Baykeeper fights to protect, preserve and restore the health of local waterways through advocacy campaigns and legal actions.

In addition, NY/NJ Baykeeper’s conservation program has helped preserve more than 10,000 acres of open space in the NY-NJ ...

Seatbelt 'Selfies': Holmdel Village School Open House Will Include Photo Booth Seatbelt Safety Demonstration for Bus Riders

HOLMDEL, N.J. - They are 'innovating' seatbelt learning to 'elevate' safety at the Holmdel Village School.  Safety is a priority with the Holmdel School District, and creating fun learning exercises to make it easier for children to learn and remember safety tips, is a great way to help ensure they don't forget them.  

This week at the annual ...

Mandatory Recess, Sexting Training and More: Update from the New Jersey School Board Association

NEW JERSEY - Legislative Update: Governor Approves Recess Bill, Other Education-Related Measures

Over the past two weeks, Gov. Phil Murphy has signed into law various pieces of legislation that were sent to his desk this past June.  Summarized below are any new enactments that will impact New Jersey’s public school districts and students.

Mandatory ...

JCWI School Adoption: Govt. MPPUP School Mysannagudam

Sourish Jasti, reporting from Jangareddygudem, India.


This summer, I am travelling across Southern India and helping over 2,000 students get clean drinking water. Working through the Jasti Clean Water Initiative, I am providing clean drinking water to schools and communities. My latest “adopted school” was the Govt. MPPUP School Mysannagudam.


A brief ...


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Holmdel Schools Earn 'Future Ready' Distinction

September 19, 2018


HOLMDEL, NJ –  “We’re four for four!” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Robert McGarry exclaimed Tuesday afternoon, referring to the notifications the district received from the organizers of the Future Ready Schools New Jersey program. After a year-long application development and submission process, Holmdel ...