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Senator Menendez Speaks at Union County College about College Affordability

April 21, 2018

ELIZABETH – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez visited Union County College’s Elizabeth campus on April 13 to speak about issues surrounding college affordability. He has been an advocate for affordable higher education in New Jersey for many years and recently co-sponsored the America’s College Promise Act which would offer free tuition at community colleges throughout the ...

A 9/11 Bond that has not been Broken

LINDEN, NJ - Out of tragedy, something special continues to blossom between Linden High School and Allen High School in Allen, Texas. The latest example of this long-running friendship came April 12 to 15, when LHS played host to 28 students and staff members from Allen as part of the long-running “Tale of Two Cities” program. The two schools have had a special ...

Linden High School will host Allen High School from Texas

LINDEN, NJ - Linden High School will welcome students from Allen High School in Allen, Texas, for a visit this week as part of their “Tale of Two Cities” program.  The two schools have had a special relationship since shortly after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Students and staff from Allen reached out to Linden High School shortly after 9/11 in ...

New Jersey Students Against Gun Violence Gather for Roundtable Discussion at Kean University

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Triggered by the Parkland High school shooting in Florida this past February, New Jersey high school students and public officials, including members of Governor Murphy’s administration, gathered together at Kean Universities roundtable to discuss the ongoing gun violence issue in their communities and in the United States.

The event was hosted by the Lesniak Institute ...

Linden High School Students’ Easter Egg Design Represents New Jersey at White House Event

TRENTON, NJ – Two Linden High School students were chosen to represent the Garden State in this year’s Annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House.

The U.S. Department of Education invited students nationally to design an egg reflective of their home state. Designs had to be emblematic, including elements such as the state flower or state bird.

Students from more ...

Franklin High School Counselor Judged Best in Somerset County

SOMERSET, NJ - Deirdra Kea, school counselor at Franklin High School has been named the 2017 - 2018 Counselor of the County by the New Jersey School Counselors Association.

"I am extremely grateful to receive this recognition," Kea said. "I enter the school each day with the goal of being an advocate for my students, to serve the community and represent the profession as best as ...

Union County Students to 'March for Our Lives' Saturday in Union

UNION, NJ – Students from all over Union County will be walking from Burnet Middle School to Town Hall on Saturday morning, March 24, in an anti-gun violence march.

Led by steering committee chairman Colin Sumner, the march, which has the support of Senator Joseph Cryan, Moms Demand Action, Union County Chapter, and the Union County Freeholders, is not aimed at taking away guns, but ...

Roselle Board of Education President Demands Resignation of Board Members - With a Linden Business

LINDEN NJ - Board of Education President Patricia Fabrizio has called for the immediate resignation of two board members this week claiming they had endangered the lives of district children.

A press release sent out on Tuesday afternoon, stated Fabrizio claims that two board members, Angela Alvey-Wimbush and Jonathan Davis have endangered the lives of district children by transporting ...

Linden High School Students Sit-in and Walkout in Memory of Parkland Mass Shooting Victims (Video)

LINDEN, NJ - Hundreds of Linden High School students and staff took part in National Walk Out Day, a nationwide protest conducted on Wednesday.  The peaceful protest was created in memory of the 17 lives lost last month during the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Across the country, thousands of students conducted peaceful ...

Teacher Training at Trailside

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Teacher Training programs at Trailside is being offered this spring for teachers of students in Kindergarten through grade 12. The first one is March 15.

Project WET, a teacher training program for teachers K – 12 will be offered on Thursday, March 15 from 9 a.m.. to 3 p.m.  This workshop will provide the necessary tools, resources and lessons for teachers to ...

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Local music educators working with people with disabilities receive national attention

April 16, 2018

An ongoing collaboration between two local music educators to bring the pleasures and benefits of music to adults with disabilities recently was recognized nationally when Lyn Schraer-Joiner of Kean University and Marguerite Modero of the Community Access Unlimited's Academy of Continuing Education (ACE) presented at the 2018 Research Conference of the National Association for Music Education ...