Education

November 15, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Many West Orange and Montclair students remained stranded on their buses and some at their schools hours after the final bell rang Thursday, due to a powerful Nor’easter that slammed into tri-state area, as schools were being dismissed. As of 9 p.m. on Thursday, West Orange ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - The Pride Parent Council set a huge goal for themselves that will bring great big smiles to the faces of the Pride scholars. Members are working to raise $20,000 to re-build a playground for the scholars of Pride Academy Charter School.   This goal honors the achievement of ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ – Hundreds of middle school students and their parents flocked to the student fair hosted by the Essex County School of Technology’s West Caldwell Campus on Saturday afternoon.  Visitors got to interact with administrators, faculty and current students, and participate in live ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Researchers at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine will now be able to explore treatments in cancers, autoimmune diseases and oral health issues in new labs that were today unveiled.  The labs were built with a $16 million grant from the New Jersey Higher Education Bond Fund and took ...

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TRENTON, NJ –    The New Jersey State Senate cleared ten bills on Monday aimed at improving bus safety and accident response, making bus drivers and companies more accountable and requiring every student to carry an identification card at school-sponsored, off-campus activities. The school bus ...

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BELMAR, NJ —It go a bit spooky at the Belmar Public Library — just in time for Halloween. And the suspense broke out at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 27. That’s when 17-year-old Karuna Savoie was featured during “Breakfast with the Author” to talk about her debut novel, “The Lore of Ramridge,” an ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Universal Technical Institute rolled out the red carpet to welcome local dignitaries, industry executives and business leaders during their official grand opening extravaganza Wednesday evening at their newest campus on Broad Street in Bloomfield. UTI will offer training to ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - On October 4, Buzz Aldrin Middle School students were greeted with special guest, Eric LeGrand, for the Week of Respect kick-off campaign. Sponsored by the PTA and school officials, the assembly was an opportunity for students to learn of the obstacles faced by LeGrand and how he ...

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BLOOMFIELD – The Bloomfield Municipal Alliance Committee (BMAC) and the Bloomfield Department of Health and Human Services are sponsoring "An Evening with Dianne Grossman" on Tuesday, Oct. 23, the final session in a four-part series for parents on raising teens in the digital age. The free event ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  NJ  Governor Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy will serve as honorary chairs for the Bloomfield College Sesquicentennial Gala. The gala will be held Saturday, December 1, 2018, at the Valley Regency at 6:30 p.m. The black-tie Sesquicentennial Gala is being hailed as "the ...

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MONTCLAIR — When Phillip Cubeddu scored Montclair’s first goal of the season on opening day, he celebrated with a dance amongst some of his teammates.  Since that goal on September 7, Montclair is yet to lose or tie, and has seen itself become one of the best teams in the country. So in the ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Job recruiters from 11 companies across multiple industries will be on hand at an upcoming job fair at Essex County College, which is open to students and the public. The fair will be held Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the college’s fourth floor multipurpose room at 303 ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Essex County College was not one of the colleges selected by Gov. Phil Murphy's administration to receive a subsidy that would help pay unmet tuition for eligible students. All 19 community colleges in the state applied to participate in the Community College Innovation ...

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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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