Education

May 11, 2021

MORRISTOWN, NJ - During the Morris School District Board of Education Meeting held on May 10 th , Superintendent Mackey Pendergrast announced the district’s plan for the ESSR II Grant. The grant consists of $1.9 million that the district is receiving from the federal government in response to ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris School District has announced that Morristown High School students who have signed up for in-person instruction will return to school five days a week. The district will bring back all freshman and seniors on Monday May 10. Sophomores and juniors will returns to ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – The 200 Club of Morris County announced that it will award fifteen $5,000 scholarships to high school seniors who are family members of first responders or training to become first responders. Maya Slaughter, a senior at Morristown High School, is one of the recipients. The ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris School District has revised the school calendar for the 2020-21. According to the revised calendar, the last day of school is June 17, 2021.

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MORRISTOWN, NJ  - Morristown High School, with an overall score of 84.03/100, has made the U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of “Best High Schools.” The ranking released Tuesday puts Morristown High School at No. 117 in the state and No. 2,851 in the national standings. Nearly 18,000 ...

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MADISON, NJ – Drew University was ranked among the nation's best colleges for students seeking a quality education at an affordable price, according to The Princeton Review.  Although the university, didn't crack the top 50, Drew was ranked in the top 200. In order to make the list, institutions ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ -- Morristown resident, Maricris Flores and Morris Plains resident Mollie Plunkett are two of 15 Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) students at County College of Morris (CCM) to receive achievement awards from the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education in recognition of ...

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NEW JERSEY — In the year of coronavirus, school district superintendent salaries increased 2.9% statewide to a median cost of $174,689, up from $169,689 the year before, recently released state Education Department data show. Morris School District Superintendent Mackey Pendergrast makes ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — A high-ranking Rutgers executive says students who decline to take the COVID-19 vaccine should consider taking a gap year or transferring to another school. Antonio Calcado, the executive vice president for strategic planning and operations and chief operating officer, said ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris School District has announced plans to open all district schools in September to in-person, 5 day a week instruction.  "We do not know at this time whether Governor Murphy will require NJ public schools to offer virtual options in 2021-22 or whether current mitigation ...

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Schools get details of plan to postpone standardized tests and word on what to expect in the new school year.  This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The community is invited to support the Morristown High School All-In Autism Acceptance Walk. The virtual walk will take place from April 25 through May 2. "The goal of our event is to support The Autism Society of America’s effort to change the language of Autism Awareness to ...

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Students will still face a version of the mandatory exam in the fall. But questions on the details linger. Special to TAPinto.net. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage.

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Music, art, theater all have ‘critical impact on our kids,’ educators say as they look to work within COVID-19 guidance. Special to TAPinto.net. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to ...

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MADISON, NJ - Drew University has announced plans for an in-person fall 2021 semester. Although the university welcomed students back for a modified semester this spring, with health and safety protocols in place, Drew University President Tom Schwaz is "hopeful and actively planning for a return ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The New Jersey Dept. of Health (NJDOH) has released updated COVID-19 K-12 operational guidance for local health departments (LHDs). The updated guidance, which reflects recent changes to K-12 recommendations from the CDC, is aligned with the goal of opening schools for in-person ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Next week, from March 29 through April 2, the Morris School District will be on Spring Break. Due to the large number of faculty and staff who will be quarantining after Spring break, the Morris School District has announced changes for middle school and high school students the ...

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CLEAR LAKE REGION - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new relaxed guidelines for schools to navigate reopening in-person instruction amid the coronavirus pandemic. As of March 19, the CDC recommends students maintain 3 feet of social distance in classrooms—a decrease from ...

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  Randolph, NJ: County College of Morris (CCM) is now considered to have one of the most popular Online Business Programs in the U.S. The college has received top distinction for its online business degree program, including being listed as the “Most Popular” associate degree program in New ...

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Recently, Allison Mulch, NJ Audubon’s Project Director for School Sustainability, teamed up with John Henry from NJ School Boards Association to host bi-weekly Facebook Live! student panel discussions with NJ’s Green Ribbon Schools & Eco-Schools USA Green Flag Schools. Unity Charter School ...

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Sweeney bill, with support of powerful players, wins quick endorsement from Senate Education Committee. Special to TAPinto. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read ...

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NEW JERSEY -- In its new rankings of public schools nationwide, U.S. News & World Report said New Jersey is the state with the country’s top education system and is number one in pre-school enrollment.        “Investments in our students are investments in the future of our state, and I am ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris School District is hopeful that a downward trend in covid cases are on the horizon but they are prepared for a "rapidly changing information". The district updated the community with regards to number of covid cases within the school community, spring break, and school ...

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TRENTON, NJ - NJ Gov. Phil Murphy will announce expanded eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine today. Starting March 15, 2021, the following essential workers will be eligible: Pre-K to 12 educators and support staff Child care workers Transportation workers Additional public safety ...

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Gov. Announces Two Initiatives: Opportunity Meets Innovation Challenge Grants ($28.5 Million) and Hunger-Free Campus Grant Program ($1 Million) TRENTON – Gov. Phil Murphy and Secretary of Higher Education Dr. Brian Bridges announced that $29.5 million in federal funding will be available to New ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - During the Morris School District’s Board of Ed Meeting, held on February 22nd, Superintendent Mackey Pendergrast shared a projection from the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), which predicts a decline in Covid-19 cases. The projection ...

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Officials Also Unveil $1.2 Billion Plan to Address Educational, Mental Health Needs of Students TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey education officials are asking the federal government to waive standardize testing for this school year, maintaining that it is more important to focus on instructional time ...

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TRENTON - Governor Phil Murphy and New Jersey Department of Education (DOE) Acting Commissioner Dr. Angelica Allen-McMillan on Friday announced “The Road Forward,” a series of coordinated policy initiatives that dramatically expand the Administration’s efforts to identify and address the academic ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown Public Schools will remain all virtual for Friday, February 19, announced school officials.  Buildings will remain closed and there will be no extracurricular activities.   Read more: (UPDATED)Closures in Morristown on Thursday Due to Impending Snow Storm Read ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - All Morristown public schools will be all virtual on Thursday, February 18 due to the impending snow, announced school officials. School buildings will be closed to students and staff.  Extracurricular activities will not take place.    Read more: Morristown High School ...

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