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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

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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

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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 ...

Registration Open for BHEF Fall Festival and Color Run on Sunday, Sept. 30

September 20, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - There’s still time to register for the Berkeley Heights Ed Foundation Fall Festival and Color Run on Sunday, September 30th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The main events of the day will be a kiddie color dash for ages 1-5 at 11:30 a.m. and a family 1.5 mile color run for all ages at 12:00 pm followed by a DJ Dance party. There will be ...

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 ...