Education

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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LINDEN, NJ - The City of Linden will be hosting its annual book bag drive for Linden residents on Monday, August 20. The drive, sponsored by Mayor Derek Armstead, the Mayor's Youth Commission, along with Communities in Cooperation, Inc., Local Businesses and Faith and Community-Based Partners, ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden Board of Education Commissioner Ahmed Shehata wrote a letter to Linden Board of Education President Raymond Topoleski to express his views on the press release sent out by Mayor Derek Armstead regarding using school property as polling locations. The letter, which was sent on ...

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LINDEN, NJ -  Mayor Armstead is calling on city residents, school board members, county, and state officials to condemn and reverse Linden Superintendent Danny Robertozzi's decision to terminate resident voting in Linden public school on primary election days. “Linden voters have voted at ...

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LINDEN, NJ - The Superintendent of Schools, Danny A. Robertozzi, has requested that the County Board of Elections and the Municipal Clerk remove all polling sites from the Linden Public Schools.   Mr. Robertozzi has asked this request due to the prevalence of school violence plaguing the ...

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TRENTON, NJ— Some county college students around the state could attend classes in 2019 for free thanks to a pilot program launched by Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration. The program, the Community College Innovation Challenge, is the first phase of the governor’s initiative to provide two years ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Staff and students at McManus Middle School in Linden were working on the school’s vegetable garden on Tuesday, July 24, picking vegetables, tending to plants and putting down mulch. The garden was funded through a Union County “Kids Dig In” grant. It’s the second year the school ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Three recent Linden High School graduates were honored on Tuesday for attaining the prestigious International Baccalaureate diploma. The IB diploma is the pinnacle of achievement in the high school’s most rigorous course of study, offering those who achieve it up to a semester’s worth ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Soehl Middle School in Linden hosted its four weeks of Summer STEM Academy. The program hosted 60 students for four days a week for four hours each morning, offering help with summer reading and math assignments; enrichment programs in the STEM subjects of science, technology, ...

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LINDEN, NJ - The Linden School district has received an increase in state aid.  The state aid increased  from 23,191,774 to 27,271,568; a 17.6% increase. Governor Murphy stated: "A stronger, fairer New Jersey means making sure that New Jersey's schools are receiving the funds they need to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Board of Governors approved a 2.3 percent hike in tuition and fees, as well as increases for dorm rooms and meals, for the 2018-2019 academic year. The increase now brings the annual cost for undergraduate students to $14,975, which is $337 more than this ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – With over 150 guests and volunteers in attendance, the Union County College Foundation surpassed their goal and raised nearly $55,000 at their 3rd Annual Close the Gap Campaign cocktail reception. Held on July 11, in the Richel Student Commons at the College’s Cranford campus, ...

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CRANFORD - For Ana Amaya and her son, Roberto, May 23, 2018 marked the completion of a dream when they both crossed the stage at Union County College’s Commencement, and receive their Associate Degree. They both describe their time at UCC as “a great experience” and are particularly thankful to ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Jaclyn Beviano, who will be a Senior at Linden High School in the fall, won a bronze medal in the Eastern Region Championship roller skating competition on June 26 in Delanco, N.J. Placing third in the freestyle division qualifies Beviano for the 2018 USA Roller Sports Roller Figure ...

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CRANFORD – Dr. Lester Sandres Rapalo has been appointed to serve as the Dean of Elizabeth Campus effective July 1, 2018. Dr. Rapalo joined Union County College’s administration in 2015 as Dean of the Social Sciences/Business/History Division. As Dean of Elizabeth Campus, Dr. Rapalo oversees 12 ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Dan Benson, John Burzichelli and Pamela Lampitt to invest in career and technical education programs offered by county vocational school districts and county colleges, as well as school security and water infrastructure upgrades received ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Members of the Instructional Leadership Teams (ILTs) from all the Linden Public Schools gathered for an end-of-year celebration on Thursday, June 21, to reflect on what they've accomplished throughout the school year. The ILTs, which were instituted in the 2016-17 school year, are ...

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LINDEN, NJ -  Seniors in the Linden High School cosmetology class scored a perfect five for five in passing the state exam to be licensed. This is the second straight year that everyone in the class passed the exam, following the class of 2017’s seven graduates. “It was a small group this year, ...

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LINDEN, NJ - The Linden High School class of 2018 was a celebration for all 407 graduates and their families on Friday.  The celebration took place at the school’s football field and was filled with hundreds of excited guests.   The class was led by valedictorian Karolina Budkiewicz and ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden High School celebrated its senior athletes who are continuing their academic and athletic pursuits in college with a Signing Day ceremony that took place on Tuesday, June 19. They were joined by their parents, friends, coaches and school counselors to recognize their ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Daniel Benson, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Reed Gusciora, Ralph Caputo and Andrew Zwicker to protect special needs students who ride school buses was released Monday by an Assembly panel.  This bill (A-4332) would establish a minimum ratio ...

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