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Lawmakers Question State Education Commissioner on Rush to Phase Out PARCC

September 18, 2018

TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided.

State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a joint hearing of the Senate and Assembly Education committees on Monday to testify ...

Rutgers Raises Record Amount of Donations

NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers University funding-raising efforts brought in $223.4 million for the 2017-18 academic year, more than $10 million above what was raised the previous year and the largest amount ever collected in a single year, university officials said.

The donations were 6.8 percent above the $209.1 million donated in 2016-2017, which was 11 percent more than in ...

Linden High School September 11 Ceremony

LINDEN, NJ - Linden High School and Allen High School in Allen, Texas, renewed their long-standing partnership on Tuesday, Sept. 11, through a teleconference marking the anniversary of 9/11.

The featured speaker was John Lara, who was 24-year Navy veteran and a White House chef
on 9/11 and later spent time as a teacher at Allen High School. He spoke from Allen and was
viewed on a large ...

State to Answer Lawsuit Seeking to Integrate NJ Schools by Friday

NEW JERSEY - Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration is facing a Friday deadline to respond to a lawsuit seeking to desegregate schools in cities like Newark, Camden, New Brunswick, as well as districts throughout the state with a large population of minority students.

Such a lawsuit drives directly to New Jersey's core, a practice of generations in which mostly white children have the ...

Linden Teacher Announced by Governor Murphy and NJDOE as One of the 21 County Teachers of the Year

TRENTON, NJ - A Linden High School teacher, along with 21 others were named as 2018-19 County Teachers of the Year.  Barbara Brady, a Health and Physical Education teacher at Linden High School, received the prestigious award at the ceremony that took place at Jackson Memorial High School, Jackson, NJ.

“I am honored to recognize the 2018-2019 County Teachers of the ...

Union County College Partners with Warren County Community College to Train Students as Physical Therapist Assistants

PLAINFIELD, NJ – Union County College (UCC) and Warren County Community College (WCCC) have established an agreement to provide students at WCCC with the opportunity to earn their Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Associate degree from UCC.

UCC's President Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin was joined by WCCC's President Dr. William Austin to sign a Memorandum of ...

Linden High School Teacher Selected as Union County Teacher of the Year

LINDEN, NJ - Linden High School dance and physical education teacher Barbara Brady has been chosen Union County Teacher of the Year for the upcoming school year.

Brady and her students were surprised in her classroom with the news on April 24 by Union
County Superintendent of Schools Juan Torres. Linden Superintendent Danny A. Robertozzi,
Principal Yelena Horré, Board of Education ...

Linden to Tee Up Golf Program in Elementary School Gym Classes

LINDEN, NJ - Linden Public Schools will be unveiling a program in the fall to introduce golf into the physical education curriculum for elementary school students.

The First Tee National School Program, through a partnership with Elizabethtown Gas, has
provided the equipment and instruction for fun golf-based games that can be played outdoors or
in the gym. Students will be using clubs ...

Union County College Received $1.5 Million Grant from National Science Foundation under New Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program

CRANFORD – Union County College received a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) first program to support STEM research at Hispanic-Serving Institutions.

The grant, Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program (HSI Program), awarded funding to 31 new projects nationwide that aim to increase retention and graduation rates ...

Linden Board of Education President Releases Statement Regarding Schools as Polling Locations

LINDEN, NJ - Linden Board of Education President Raymond J. Topoleski released a statement this week regarding the use of Linden Public schools as polling locations on Primary Election Days.

The board is considering moving election voting out of the schools for safety reasons, but have not yet decided on the final action to be taken. One of the options is to remove the students by having ...


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