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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TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Commissioner of Education on Wednesday withdrew a controversial proposal to cut back on standardized tests in certain grades and subjects, just minutes before the State Board of Education members were set to vote on the plan. The decision by Education Commissioner ...

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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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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair High School is set to reopen its doors with a 2-hour delay on Thursday, school district officials announced.  Following a collapse of a portion of stairs on Friday, school officials closed the high school for days thereafter, in effort to implement repairs and safety ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ -  Montclair High School will be closed for a second day due to a stairwell collapse, school officials announces on Tuesday.  On Wednesday, September 12, Montclair High School will be closed due to safety concerns. School district officials are proposing that there may be a two ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair High School officials were forced to close down one set of stairs after part of the staircase collapsed on Friday. As a precautionary measure, school district officials opted to close school for Tuesday to check the structural soundness of the remaining staircases in the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Public School District has announced an early dismissal for the first day of school, September 6 due to the extreme heat forecast. Montclair Public Schools joins dozens of other school districts across New Jersey who made the same decision for the first day. The ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - On a ranking list recently published by NJ Monthly Magazine of 305 high schools in New Jersey, Montclair High School came at number 115. This is a drop from number 73 in 2016. The criteria was measured based on three categories: School Environment, Student Performance and Student ...

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TRENTON, NJ— A request for a two-week extension has been awarded to the state of New Jersey to answer a lawsuit seeking to integrate New Jersey's schools, indicating that a settlement could be possible. A new deadline of Sept. 14 has been set. In a letter sent to Mercer County Superior Court ...

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MONTCLAIR/LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Architectural Digest recently announced its selection for the best designed museums in every state in America. The Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center, located n the campus of Montclair State University, topped the list in the Garden State. According to a ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Legislation sponsored by two central New Jersey lawmakers that requires schools to maintain a supply of an opioid antidote and to permit the school nurse to administer the antidote to counteract an overdose was signed into law Friday by Gov. Phil Murphy. State Sen. Christoper "Kip" ...

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NEWARK, NJ - 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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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A 2nd grade teacher from the Montclair Public School District was named the Governor's Educator of the Year for Essex County for the 2018-19 school year. Smita Dharsi is a teacher at the Edgemont Montessori School.  Teaching second grade wasn't always her first passion, as ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Join the 5K run/walk for a cause on September 1 at Brookdale Park. Spread The Purple is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization whose mission to provide guidance to both individuals and families for the right resources and assistance they can use during unexpected circumstance.

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ– The Bloomfield Cruisers joined the celebrations when Universal Technical Institute formally unveiled their latest campus during a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony this week at their new Broad Street, Bloomfield location. A week after the inaugural class of students began their first ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Join the 5K run/walk for a cause on September 1 at Brookdale Park. Spread The Purple is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization whose mission to provide guidance to both individuals and families for the right resources and assistance they can use during unexpected circumstance.

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Hundreds of Montclair students gathered at the Wally Choice Community Center in Glenfield Park to participate in the annual school supply give-a-way and celebration on Sunday. Despite the cloudy skies and sprinkles scattered throughout the afternoon, the 11th Annual Bookbag drew ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Essex County Schools of Technology is following suit with the county government and will no longer bank with Wells Fargo over the bank's foreclosure practices.   MORE: Reverend plans to meet with Wells Fargo over Newark foreclosures Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A group of parents is appealing to the state Supreme Court to hear their case challenging state laws that require newer teachers be laid off first without considering job performance.   The case, filed in 2016, has already been dismissed by the state superior and appellate ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Free school supplies will be given to Montclair students on Sunday, August 19.  The annual collaborative event will take place from 1pm for registration, with book bag/supplies distribution to begin at 3pm at the Wally Choice Community Center located at Glenfield Park, 49 Maple ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Students from comprehensive Newark public high schools earned college degrees at a much lower rate than charter, parochial, vocational and public magnet schools, a new study finds. About 16 percent of comprehensive school graduates from 2011 went on to earn a bachelor's degree ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Multiple Montclair schools will have a shake-up at the administrative level, district officials have announced Tuesday. Montclair Public Schools Superintendent Kendra Johnson issued a memo to parents announcing principal changes for Glenfield, Renaissance, Hillside and Watchung ...

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The definition of a free country is where the government does not control what people say or do for political reasons and where people can express their opinions without punishment. The transition from a totalitarian state to a free country will be long and slow. In a 2017 report Freedom ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - James Earle, Montclair High School's current principal, will be leaving for a position in another district. According to a letter sent to parents by Superintendent Kendra Johnson, Earle will become Assistant Superintendent in the West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield parents protested outside of the Board of Education ahead of tonight's meeting. The parents are protesting the decision to place armed guards in the district's schools. Ahead of tonight's regularly scheduled meeting, a group of about 25 parents were out in front of ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - In the wake of the May 17 bus crash  that claimed the lives of a Paramus student and teacher, and injured dozens more, a federal bill has been introduced to make seatbelts mandatory in all school buses. Tuesday in Fair Lawn, Congressman Josh Gottheimer announced the bipartisan ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - On Saturday, June 16, 2018, Brother to Brother Mentoring Program will be holding its 10th Annual Father's Day Breakfast Celebration and Awards Ceremony at the Montclair 9th Grade Academy Atrium, 141 Park Street, Montclair, NJ (North Fullerton Avenue entrance).  The event will ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The hallway of The Early School of Temple B’nai Abraham in Livingston was recently filled with the sounds of a melodious chorus of “thank yous” from the students and teachers as The Nancy and Robert Eskow Family Room was dedicated with an informal ribbon cutting.  The Family ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Senator Nia H. Gill and Activist Lawrence Hamm will both speak at the Brother to Brother Mentoring Program's 10th Annual Father's Day Breakfast Celebration and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, June 16. Held at the Montclair 9th Grade Academy Atrium, located at 141 Park Street, ...

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MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The Maplewood South Orange Book Festival has released the schedule for their second year, which begins with a reception benefit on Friday, June 8, and continues with a full day of programing for adults and children on Saturday, June 9. There will be a children's ...

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