Education

May 31, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After Gov. Phil Murphy announced that approximately $335 million has been cut from his original school-funding proposal as a result of the financial impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, Livingston Public Schools (LPS) Superintendent Dr. Matthew Block said the reductions being proposed ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — When a 17-year-old Livingston resident discovered that even the simplest of toys can help sooth shelter animals, many of which have likely been mistreated and have difficulty trusting humans, she decided to work with students from her former elementary school to make as many pet ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston High School (LHS) National Honor Society (NHS) recently held its first virtual induction ceremony, where the district honored the 152 inductees listed below. The objectives of the Julius C. Bernstein Chapter of the NHS of Secondary Schools are “to create an ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Heritage Middle School (HMS) students Dasara Kurti, Joanna Liu and Sylvie Friedman took top spots in the Oratorical Declamation and Interpretive Reading sections of the 2020 Union Catholic Forensics competition, which was held virtually on May 18. Friedman placed first in the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — While updating the Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) on district finances during Monday’s board meeting, Business Administrator Steve Robinson confirmed that Livingston Public Schools (LPS) intends to apply for the $100,204 grant that recently became available through the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — While taking various courses in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), Livingston teen Molly Cantillon and Millburn teen Melanie Herbert recognized a gender gap in technology and entrepreneurship that they aspire to fill through an organization they ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Rather than wasting “the extra time [they] have been given” due to the pandemic, four Livingston High School (LHS) juniors—Nicki Depalma, Lauren Belcuore, Jamie Porigow and Becca Cullen—have “decided to take this opportunity to make a difference in the lives of ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston High School student Erin Chang, a graduating senior who intends to pursue a career in neuroscience and was also named the valedictorian of the Class of 2020, was recently selected as one of 2,500 seniors across the country to be awarded a $2,500 scholarship through the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Community members are invited to participate in a first-of-its-kind live event on the “Livingston Education!” Facebook page Wednesday, where a panel of experts will lead a discussion on timely issues surrounding special education beginning at 7:30 p.m. In addition to fielding ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Although Gov. Phil Murphy’s recent decision to close all New Jersey school facilities for in-person learning through the end of the 2019-2020 academic year was difficult news to process, Superintendent of Livingston Public Schools Dr. Matthew Block has since expressed that there ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — As of this week, the “Technology for a Change” initiative being led by Livingston Public Schools (LPS) teachers and students to help keep medical staff and first responders safe during the COVID-19 outbreak has donated more than 4,000 pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — After approving the preliminary school budget in March and gathering public input during a special meeting held last week, the Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) addressed recommended changes to the budget on Monday and developed a four-tier plan to prepare for any unforeseen ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Community members had an opportunity to provide input on the Livingston Public Schools preliminary budget during a live webinar on Tuesday after the Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) recently voted 3-2 to approve the budget with a $199 tax increase to the average home, assessed ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — After receiving a notification from the Township of Livingston that E. Cedar Street would be closed for a portion of the afternoon on April 14, Livingston High School (LHS) junior Alexandra Robbins, who lives nearby, walked to Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) with her mother ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Based on several notable factors such as student performance on state assessments, college readiness and more, Livingston High School (LHS) has been ranked as No. 605 in the nation and No. 25 in New Jersey on U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 list of “Best U.S. High ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Although Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) meetings are currently being held virtually due to the health crisis, the public is still invited and encouraged to provide input on the 2020-2021 budget either prior or during Tuesday’s budget forum at 7 p.m. Registration is ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Natalie Topylko, Director of Curriculum and Instruction for STEM/testing, data assessment and accountability for Livingston Public Schools (LPS), recently presented the results from the most recent New Jersey Student Learning Assessment (NJSLA) Science examination, which has ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In addition to providing an update on the current status of remote learning within the Livingston Public Schools (LPS) district, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Matthew Block also addressed the upcoming budget presentation and how the public can provide input or submit questions ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Both the seventh and eighth grade mathematics teams at Heritage Middle School (HMS) came in first place in the state and first place in the region, which includes Burlington and Essex counties, at this year's New Jersey Math League held prior to schools being closed due the current ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — For the fourth consecutive year, Livingston Public Schools has been honored with the “Best Communities for Music Education” designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. The NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Foundation ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Many Livingston residents, including kids and teenagers, have heeded the call to help make personal protective equipment (PPE) masks and other items for first responders and healthcare workers. Students and staff from the Livingston High School (LHS) Technology and Family ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — While Livingston Public Schools (LPS) students are off for spring break, but still homebound due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Livingston Education! Facebook group is hosting a series of free family-friendly educational programs that are being hosted by local vendors on a variety ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — As Livingston Public Schools (LPS) students begin their spring break, the district has provided an update on the first three weeks of remote learning as well as what’s to expect when the district continues with its virtual model on April 13, and the township released a statement to ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Public Schools (LPS) district has announced its 2019-2020 Teachers of the Year and Educational Services Professional of the Year. The Teachers of the Year, all listed below, are selected by their colleagues. The Educational Services Professional of the Year, ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — After two weeks without seeing their students face to face, faculty members of the Health & Physical Education (HPE) Department at Livingston Public Schools shared a heartfelt message with their students in a collaborative homemade video meant to spread “spread hope and ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Members of the 2019-2020 AM Wired class at Livingston High School (LHS) are making the most of their time in quarantine by producing uplifting content that is currently reaching an audience far beyond the LHS community. AM Wired, the audition-based television production class in ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In accordance with Gov. Phil Murphy’s declaration that all New Jersey school facilities will be closed until further notice, Livingston Public Schools has extended its remote learning plan, but will still take a collective spring break as planned from April 4 through April ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — After a successful first week of remote learning in Livingston, community members have taken to social media to praise the creativity and preparedness of Livingston Public Schools teachers over the last week, and many have been so impressed that they have contacted principals and ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) met electronically this week in order to conduct regular business and address any questions the community had during the first week of remote learning. While streaming live on the Livingston Public Schools Facebook page, the board ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In addition to the two confirmed COVID-19 cases discovered in Livingston residents on Wednesday, the Livingston Public Schools (LPS) district also advised the community that an unidentified staff member at Heritage Middle School (HMS) has also tested positive and is in quarantine ...

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