Education

September 10, 2020

JERSEY CITY, NJ - As many as 3,000 Jersey City Public Schools students are starting the new year with no Chromebooks, a shortage of technology that will make it difficult for them to work remotely from home as classrooms remain shut due to COVID-19. The Chromebooks were ordered in early August ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Conducting a thorough and accurate Census is critically important to our communities on a number of levels. Funding for schools is distributed based largely upon census numbers, and the challenges of the forthcoming school year certainly underscore the need for widespread ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ -  An accusation of racism by a member of the public against Jersey City School Board Trustee Gerald Lyons brought a defiant rebuttal from several board members during the Aug. 27 meeting. The conflict came after Lyons led a successful move to change the school board's policies ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Although students will still have to study remotely when schools in Jersey City open on Sept. 10, they will have a teacher to interact with, said Schools Superintendent Franklin Walker. The schools leader has also said in classroom learning might be delayed until January. This ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Superintendent Franklin Walker has said that in class instruction will not likely happen until November – and could possibly be delayed at late as January. The announcement came at the August meeting of the Jersey City Board of Education. The district will likely have to make ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Congratulations are in order for Jersey City resident Tatiana Cruz, named the New Jersey Youth of the Year by Boys & Girls Clubs of America. A recent graduate of McNair High School, Cruz has been recognized for her leadership, service, academic excellence and dedication to ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Defying recommendations made by Gov. Phil Murphy, the Jersey City Board of Education voted to keep kids out of the classroom when the school year starts. The board unanimously approved the total remote learning plan presented by Superintendent Franklin Walker. The decision came ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Unable to convince a majority of The Ethical Community Charter School board to remove four of its members, principal Marta Bergamini appears to have opted for retirement. In late June the school announced via an online post that Bergamini, in the position for 11 years, would ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A survey of Jersey City teachers indicated that more than 200 of the district’s 3,000 teachers may not be willing to enter classrooms in September due to COVID-19 concerns. The district conducted a survey to see how many teachers intended to return either through in class teaching ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - While parents will have the option to continue home-schooling their children as they have since classrooms were closed in March, the Jersey City Public School District plans on alternating in-school learning with remote learning five days a week. This according to Superintendent ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ -When graduating students from The A. Harry Moore Laboratory School (AHM) gathered at Bayonne’s Chandelier restaurant in June 2019, they thought they might be the last class from a program that started almost 80 years ago. Last week, however, the Jersey City Board of Education ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Board of Trustees at The Ethical Community Charter School changed course from a previous decision, voting on July 8 to continue negotiations with a popular school principal. Specifically, the body voted 6-1 in favor of a resolution that said that they would “offer Ms.

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The termination of a principal at The Ethical Community Charter School has outraged parents and students and has many fearing the school may not survive. According to the school’s website, The Ethical Community Charter School is a public charter school promoting the ideals of ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - After getting significant criticism, the Jersey City Board of Education voted to put off giving a two percent raise to the district’s highest paid administrators. The board unanimously voted on June 25 to table the annual contract renewal for three assistant superintendents and ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Nancy Do lives in an apartment in Journal Square in Jersey City amid the noise, traffic and bustle of New Jersey’s second largest city. But she feels at home about an hour away in the woods. “Nature is a place for me to just be surrounded by the environment in an open ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A teacher at McNair Academic High School has been suspended with pay after an on-line petition raised allegations of inappropriate behavior and sexual misconduct with students. “I cannot comment on personnel matters, but an investigation is ongoing,” said School Board President ...

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HOBOKEN - Stevens Institute of Technology has formally announced that classes will return to Hoboken for the Fall 2020 semester, after closing down their campus in mid-March over COVID-19 concerns. "The question we are asked most often is 'Will we be back on campus for the Fall semester?' We are ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Jersey City Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to approve its $736 million 2020-2021 budget that will include a 39 percent increase to the local tax levy. “I appreciate the efforts everybody made in making this budget possible,” said Board President Lorenzo ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Officials at St. Peter’s University in Jersey City said they would freeze tuition for the upcoming academic year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This affects all undergraduate, professional and graduate students for the 2020-21 academic year  and students in Saint Peter’s ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - New Jersey City University (NJCU) will launch an Institute for International Studies and state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center thanks to the support of former Congressman, philanthropist, and real estate developer Frank Guarini, Dr. Sue Henderson, NJCU’s president announced ...

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RUTHERFORD, NJ - Felician University officials have announced that they are freezing tuition rates for the 2020-2021 academic year. The move, which will apply to all new and currency students, comes in response to the hardships everyone is facing as a result of the COVID-19 public health ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Grace Suttle will never forget the day in October 2015 that changed her family forever. It started out like an ordinary morning. The forecast was rain, and her father told the Rutgers-New Brunswick college senior to make sure she took an umbrella as she left her Jersey City ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Although touted to help the school district to fill a gap in the school district budget left by cuts in state aid, Mayor Steven Fulop said the city may not be able to deliver on the $82 million raised by the payroll tax. “Prior to the Board of Education members voting on their ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Students from Martin Luther King Jr. School – PS 11 in Jersey City, N.J., enjoy breakfast from their new in-school breakfast cart provided by GENYOUth and partners the PepsiCo Foundation and American Dairy Association North East during a National School Breakfast Week event held ...

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