Education Top Stories

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 – 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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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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TRENTON, NJ -- The leaders of the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA), the New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association (NJPSA), and the New Jersey Association of School Administrators are calling on Gov. Murphy and the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) to direct all public ...

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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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TRENTON, NJ – Education was a main focus of Gov. Phil Murphy’s COVID-19 press conference in Trenton on Friday afternoon. Earlier, he announced that parents who want their children to do online learning only would not be required to send their kids to school. “This is not going to be a normal ...

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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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IRVINGTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy moved Thursday to put a computer in every student’s hands and internet connectivity in their homes. The initiative to bridge the so-called digital divide in New Jersey will cost $115 million and will be paid for mostly with federal grants. The rest will come from ...

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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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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy and NJ Department of Education (DOE) Commissioner Dr. Lamont Repollet provided guidance for the reopening of schools in the fall during the governor's daily COVID-19 press briefing in Trenton on Friday  "Today, we're releasing guidance regarding the reopening of ...

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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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