Madison Superintendent, Schwarz Updates Town Council on 'State of the Schools' at Aug. 13 Meeting

August 14, 2018

MADISON, NJ - Mark Schwarz, School Superintendent, schooled the Council on his State of the School Address which he had presented to the public on June 4. He explained that upon arriving at the district one year ago, he found there were huge variations in the opinions of the quality of the Madison school system. In response, he created this address, a data-rich presentation, which is contained in ...

Some Students in NJ Could Go To County College For Free in 2019

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 yesterday.

The program, the Community College Innovation Challenge, is the first phase of the governor’s initiative to provide two years of community college free for students across the state. It was ...

Niche Ranks The Madison School District No. 30 in New Jersey 2019 List

MADISON, NJ — In its newly released 2019 “Best Schools” list, national educational research and rankings firm Niche has placed The Madison School District No. 30, among public schools in the state. Millburn ranked No. 1 and Princeton secured the No. 2 spot. Locally, Summit is No. 4, the School District of the Chathams is No. 6, Mountain Lakes School District ...

The Madison Rotary Club Grant helps the work of Preschool Advantage

MADISON, NEW JERSEY, July 27, 2018— The Madison Rotary Club recently awarded a $1,000 grant to Preschool Advantage, a non-profit organization that seeks to improve local communities by funding quality preschool for children of families in need.

At their July 12 Breakfast meeting held at the Madison Area YMCA, the Madison Rotary Club presented a check to Preschool Advantage Director of ...

Vegetable Garden Ripe for Picking at the F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA

MADISON, NJ - The vegetable garden at the F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA is in full bloom. Students are learning about what plants need to grow and how to care for them. The fresh vegetable bounty will be incorporated into healthy dishes and snacks served at the Center.

The F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA is one of the ...

Girl Scouts and CCM Announce the Launch of New National STEM Badges

Randolph, NJ, July 17, 2018 – The Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey today announced the launch of 30 new national Girl Scout badges exclusively for girls ages 5–18 at County College of Morris (CCM), a nationally designated center of excellence for cybersecurity education.

The badges, which are immediately available, not only enhance the one-of-a-kind Girl Scout experience, ...

Rutgers Hikes Tuition, Student Fees for 2018-2019 Academic Year

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Board of Governors today 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 past school year.

Student housing will increase 1.9 percent, and ...

Ready for 1st Grade! F.M. Kirby Children's Center of the Madison Area YMCA Kindergartners Graduate!

Ready for first grade! The F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA celebrated kindergarten graduation where graduates enjoyed the ceremony with their families, friends and Kirby faculty and staff. 

Kindergarten at Kirby is an academically-focused, full-day program with an emphasis on STEM and reading and writing ...

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