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June 30, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - After a five-year impasse, Jersey City school crossing guards have ratified a tentative contract. The 102 crossing guards voted in favor of a contract that will give them an immediate $1 an hour raise, bringing their hourly salary up to $18. They will also receive retroactive ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Susan Henderson resigned her position as president of New Jersey City University where she had served for ten years on Monday. She made the announcement just after the trustees declared a state of financial emergency – although the two announcements may not be ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Under bright skies and potentially even brighter futures, the Dickinson High School Class of 2022 held their commencement ceremony on Tuesday. To enthusiastic cheers of family and friends, the 408 graduates took their seats in the school gymnasium where they became the focus of ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Ceiling high balloons celebrating the commencement of the Class of 2022 decorated Ferris High School Auditorium on June 27 marking the end of a particularly difficult four years for many of the 254   graduating students. Class President Maria Tejada spoke briefly about the ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Jersey City Public Schools students in need of credit recovery or seeking to take advanced classes will have the opportunity to attend summer school June 29 through Aug 10 at Lincoln High School Freshman Academy and McNair Academic High School, Jaime Morales, Director of Secondary ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - County Prep High School Fashion and Design students participated in the annual student Fashion Show at the Earl W. Byrd Center in Jersey City last week. Students showcased the designs that they spent the school year creating at the show, which was attended by Mrs. Janet Patten, ...

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The Hudson School is proud to announce its fourth annual Golf Classic at Rock Spring Golf Club on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 1:30PM (all start at 2:30PM). Golfers and supporters of The Hudson School will enjoy an incredible afternoon of golf (all 18 holes), refreshments, online auction, and prizes.

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Jersey City school officials need to have more say as to where cannabis distributors are being located, several said at a recent meeting.  The concerns were first raised just before the Jersey City Planning Board approved the application of Cannabis Place 420 Corp to operate an ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Jersey City will continue to see increased security in and around public schools in reaction to the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, that left 19 students and two adults dead. “There are no threats in Jersey City,” said Mayor Steven Fulop. “However, in an ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - New Jersey City University will honor three distinguished individuals and one visionary organization at the NJCU Leadership Awards on May 31. The event will be held at Liberty House, 76 Audrey Zapp Drive, Jersey City.  Those being honored include Assembly Deputy Majority Leader ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ – Billy Urena, a math teacher at William L. Dickinson High School, has been selected among thousands of eligible teachers as a 2022 Amazon Future Engineer Teacher of the Year Award recipient. Urena will receive a prize package valued at more than $30,000, which includes $25,000 to ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - New Jersey City University (NJCU) will award 1,876 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees in a double ceremony during its 2022 Commencement exercises on Thursday, June 2 at the Prudential Center in Newark. The first ceremony is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. and will ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ -- Shrutee Sangeeta Behera and Ankit Mithbavkar of Dr. Ronald E. McNair Academic High School are two of just 95 New Jersey high school and college students set to graduate on May 21 from the prestigious Governor’s STEM Scholars, a program of the Research & Development Council of ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Jersey City Board of Education passed its $974 million budget for the 2022-23 school year 5-4, with Board President Gerald Lyons casting the deciding vote. Lyons joined Vice President Gina Verdibello, and trustees Noemi Velazquez, Paula Jones-Watson, and Lorenzo Richardson ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Magda Botros has been named Jersey City’s Educator of the Year for the 2021-22 school year. Botros is a first-grade teacher at the Martin Luther King Jr. School. She will now be considered as a possible candidate for Hudson County Teacher of the Year as well. A native of ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - New Jersey City University (NJCU) has entered into an innovative international academic partnership with Caucasus University (CU) in the Republic of Georgia to offer students the ability to complete a 1+1+1 bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity. Launching in Fall 2022, this ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Mussab Ali, who in 2017 became the nation’s youngest Muslim elected official after winning a seat on the Jersey City Board of Education, has been awarded a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship. More than 1,800 New American graduate students in the US applied. The 30 Paul & ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A teacher at Academy 1 Middle School was suspended after allegedly going on a 45-minute racist rant directed at African American students. The teacher was suspended with pay pending an investigation. A portion of the rant was recorded by a student.  Parents of students claim ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A preliminary budget for the 2022-2023 school year was passed by the Jersey City Board of Education and will go to the County Superintendent for review. While the budget can still be amended, it represents the biggest budget the school district has ever passed, and was nearly not ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Students at Jersey City’s Hudson Montessori School have mobilized a humanitarian aid drive for the Ukrainian people, emphasizing calls for peace and expressing their wish for earthly harmony. The effort, school officials said, come fresh from the student’s  return from the ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Franklin Walker, who retired in December as superintendent of Jersey City’s schools, will get $200,000 in unused sick and vacation days. The Board of Education approved the payment at its Feb. 24 meeting Walker has been in the Jersey City School system for 48 years before ...

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KEARNY, NJ – As the economy continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, New Jersey lawmakers and educational officials are optimistic schools in New Jersey will be able to get students back on track. U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) believes that while “a long and challenging road is ahead of ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - George Floyd’s death under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer spurred a renewed racial justice movement that changed history during the tumultuous summer of 2020. At Learning Community Charter School in Jersey City, it also spurred change. The public charter school ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - More than 450 people have signed a petition to put a stop to a proposed merger of performing arts programs at Hudson County Schools of Technology, saying neither parents nor students were consulted about the change. “We received the email yesterday (Jan. 21) at the same time ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Jersey City Board of Education has named Dr. Norma Fernandez as interim superintendent. The board will begin a national search for a permanent replacement. Fernandez, who has been with the district for 40 years, was serving as deputy superintendent when the board tapped her ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A year after Jersey City Board of Education trustees removed her from her leadership role as vice president, a new board put Gina Verdibello back in a top spot, part of a reorganization that included the creation of two vice president positions. In a 6-3 vote, Gerald Lyons, was ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The surge of COVID-19 cases in the area has prompted the Jersey City School District to return to a remote learning situation. “As a precautionary measure, we return to virtual instruction for a week effective Monday, Jan. 3, 2022,” said Jersey City Schools Superintendent ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - While a rapid increase in the number of COVID-19 positive cases has already prompted the Paterson Public Schools District to announce that they’d switch to remote learning after the holiday break, and Newark’s superintendent to suggest teachers and students prepare for such a ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - As soon as COVID vaccinations became available for children, the Centers for Disease Control stressed that schools should help promote them. One Jersey City public charter school took that challenge on through an art contest, and a vaccination clinic with special outreach to their ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - In an end of the year session on Dec. 16, the Jersey City Board of Education approved raises for a variety of non-teaching positions in the school district. This includes a two percent increase for secretaries and paraprofessionals; teacher assistants will receive a $500 ...

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