Education

June 21, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - With the introduction of masks as a necessity to in-class learning, Thyson T. Halley, a lifelong Jersey City resident and recognized advocate for those with hearing impairments, realized that deaf kids going back to school may face obstacles that other students wouldn’t. While ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Federal guidelines under President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan appear to prohibit the state from cutting aid to “high need” districts such as Jersey City.  In a letter submitted to the New Jersey Senate Budget and Appropriations and Assembly Budget Committees, Jersey City ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A Dickinson High School senior identified in court documents as T.W. has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the Jersey City Board of Education, school officials, and the teacher. The lawsuit alleges that on April 28 and 29, 2021, teacher Howard Zlotkin spewed ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - 31 Hudson County high school students will receive diplomas from Hudson County Community College during the in-person Grad Walk Thursday. The students each earned their associates degrees as part of the HCCC Early College program.  “We are so proud of our Early College ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ -Choosing to focus his attention on battling cancer, Jersey City School Board President has opted against running for mayor in November. In March Ali announced that had been diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and faced months of intensive chemotherapy. He said he wants to ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ – After scoring above the 85th percentile nationally in the 2020 Mathcon national math competition, three students from BelovED Community Charter School in Jersey City made it all the way to the finals.  Over 20,000 students nationally across 748 schools and ranging from grades ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ  -- Gov. Phil Murphy today Monday that upon the conclusion of this school year, schools will be required to provide full-day, in-person instruction, as they were prior to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. “When schools across New Jersey first closed their doors in March of ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Bret Schundler walked around the new BelovED High School in Jersey City looking a little like a new father. Indeed, the former mayor of Jersey City and one-time Commissioner of the State Department of Education has often been credited as the father of charter schools in New ...

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Mission Viejo, CA – Kamuran Soydam, an educator with Hudson Arts and Science Charter School of iLearn Schools, was honored by the Association of American Educators (AAE) as part of of National Charter Schools Week May 9 - 15, 2021. AAE, a national, nonunion, professional association serving ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A group of local activists held a rally outside the offices of the Jersey City Board of Education Monday demanding the removal, whether by firing or resignation, of Howard Zlotkin, the Dickinson High School teacher recorded going into a tirade at four African American students ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - For the second time in a month, the City Council met with the Jersey City Board of Education in an attempt to resolve the financial woes of the school district. With Board of Education President Mussab Ali describing that the district will see $250 million in funding cut over ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Three County Prep High School students have been awarded a first place prize at the statewide SkillsUSA competition for their effort to bring their school community together during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Aleena Choudhry, of Bayonne, Fajrhafza Sohail, of Jersey City and Varsha ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ -- The annual U.S. News & World Report ranking of the best high schools by state and nationally gave high marks to two Jersey City high schools. The rankings released Tuesday put Dr. Ronald E, McNair High at number 5 in the state among 405 schools while Infinity Institute was at ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A Dickinson High School teacher has been suspended with pay pending an investigation into an alleged profane and racist rant over Zoom. “We have suspended the teacher pending an investigation,” Board of Education President Mussab Ali confirmed to TAPinto Jersey City. Howard ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - In a quick reversal by school officials, Jersey City public school students will be returning to in class instruction this year after all. School Board President Mussab Ali made the announcement via social late Wednesday night. “Jersey City Public Schools will be reopening ...

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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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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Jersey City School district has reversed its decision to reopen classrooms and will remain with virtual learning for the remainder of the school year. Schools Superintendent Franklin Walker had called for teachers to return to in class instruction only to have as many as ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - While nothing concrete was resolved at the joint meeting of the Jersey City Board of Education and City Council, the war of words over the school budget crisis grew less intense, as both government bodies sought common ground. For the past several months, speakers from the BOE ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A little over a year ago, the world encountered an invisible enemy; COVID-19. The virus affected everyone in different ways, some more tragic than others.  It's hard enough to explain to young children why the virus was a threat, and how life will change in order to keep ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - After a marathon six-hour meeting that included nearly 100 public speakers, the Jersey City Municipal Council passed a resolution in support of a deal that would create a new county high tech high school. In a 6-2 vote, the body supported a memorandum of understanding between ...

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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 - An $814 million budget approved by a divided Board of Education last week could lead to 47 percent increase in local school taxes. The board voted 5-4 to approve the budget that includes a shortfall of $153 million. Board President Mussab Ali, and Trustees Lorenzo ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Jersey City Board of Education President Mussab Ali is battling cancer. In a statement, Ali said that he was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin Lymphoma in February. “My doctors are optimistic about my prognosis,” he said. “We believe this cancer is not only treatable but ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise, the Board of Hudson County Schools of Technology, and Liberty Science Center have signed a formal MOU to begin construction of SciTech Scity’s public high school with the final hurdle before construction commencing, approval by the Hudson County ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ- Jersey City schools officials learned that the federal government will be sending about $48.3 million their way as part of the COVID relief.  The welcome news that the federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund would allocate the funds through the Coronavirus ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ – Living this past year under COVID, among those most acutely impacted by cataclysmic changes to daily routine have been school-age children and young adults. At Learning Community Charter School (LCCS), students and administration will be joined by community leaders this Friday, ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - In order to help schools bring back students to the classroom sooner, Mayor Steven Fulop announced that Jersey City’s allotment of COVID vaccines will be dedicated to school staff the week of March 15.  “Whatever the complete allocations are so it can be more than 2,000,” Fulop ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — For Jersey City Education Association (JCEA) President Ron Greco there seems to be only one question as it relates to Phil Murphy's announcement that he will make COVID-19 vaccines available to teachers: What took so long?  “It’s high time the Governor recognized the need for ...

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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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