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4-H Club Open House for Union County Students

Fri, September 21, 7:30 PM

Mancuso Hall, Union County Vo Tech Schools, Scotch Plains

4-H Club Open House for Union County Students

Arts & Entertainment Education Home & Garden

Add to My Calendar 09/21/2018 7:30pm 09/21/2018 9:00pm America/New_York 4-H Club Open House for Union County Students

Union County 4-H Clubs are gearing up for a new season, and Union County students in grades 1-12 are invited to join their peers in a hands-on exploration of popular fields ranging from archery, cooking and fashion to Lego robotics and other STEM subjects. Youth in their first year after graduating high school can also join. To sign up for a club, meet the club leaders and find out more about ...

1776 Raritan Road Scotch Plains, NJ
NJ Audubon: Negri Nepote Grasslands Field Trip

Sun, September 23, 10:00 AM

Negri Nepote Native Grassland Preserve, Somerset

NJ Audubon: Negri Nepote Grasslands Field Trip

Education Green

Add to My Calendar 09/23/2018 10:00am 09/23/2018 12:00pm America/New_York NJ Audubon: Negri Nepote Grasslands Field Trip

NJ Audubon: Negri Nepote Grasslands Field Trip
Field Trip led by NJA Naturalist

We'll be looking for early fall migrants passing through Negri Nepote. We hope to see Blue Grosbeak and grassland specialties including Grasshopper Sparrow and Dickcissel before they migrate for the winter. NJA guided nature walks, for 13 years now, are funded by Franklin Township Open Space Committee. ...

260 Skillmans Lane Somerset, NJ 08873

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Lawmakers Question State Education Commissioner on Rush to Phase Out PARCC

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 joint hearing of the Senate and Assembly Education committees on Monday to testify ...

Scotch Plains Library to Host September’s Great American Read Discussions

September 18, 2018

The Great American Read is now hitting its stride, both on PBS and at the Scotch Plains Public Library. PBS will air new episodes about The Great American Read (TGAR) every Tuesday at 8 p.m. through October 23. The Library, which was one of 50 public libraries nationwide to receive a grant from PBS and the American Library Association, has planned several programs including discussions related to ...

Union County Set to Introduce Bow Hunting in Watchung Reservation and Across the County

September 10, 2018

Under new management, the decades-long Union County Deer Management Program now includes archery. Previously confined to only shotguns on several Mondays in January and February, the added archery component is slated to begin October 1 when up to 40 bowhunters will be granted access at six locations every weekday through December 31. Fourteen archers will be permitted at one time in Watchung ...

Too Soon

I got a call today from the anxious parent of a sixth grader who wanted some guidance on how to best help his student position herself for success in college.  What classes should she take now? Would it be worth it to investigate private school? When is it too early to start looking at college campuses?

While thinking college with a 12-year-old may seem crazy to some, any parent reading ...

New Jersey the Land of So Many Towns- and Taxes

September 14, 2018

One state, twenty one counties, five hundred and sixty-six municipalities and six hundred and twenty one school districts. Government and bureaucracy at every level.

Maybe, in a Jersey kind of way it all makes sense.

The reasons for this abundance of towns and school districts- and the relentless property tax problem that comes with them-are as varied as the landscape. Some communities grew ...