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Berkeley Heights School Board Meets Thursday, Aug. 16, at 7:30 p.m.

August 16, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Schools open in a few short weeks and the school board will make sure all is in order for the opening during its meeting tonight.

The agenda is long – 29 pages – but many items are routine – including approving a leave of absence for a staff member, stipends, approving employment of various aides, accepting resignations, etc.

Among the top ...

Union County College Receives $1.5 Million Grant from National Science Foundation under New Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program

CRANFORD – Union County College received a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) first program to support STEM research at Hispanic-Serving Institutions. The grant, Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program (HSI Program), awarded funding to 31 new projects nationwide that aim to increase retention and graduation rates for ...

Sensory Friendly Trail at Watchung Reservation Official Ribbon Cutting is Monday, Aug. 20

An official ribbon cutting by members of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will mark the opening of the first-ever Sensory Trail at the Watchung Reservation and in the county.

The ribbon cutting will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 20, at the head of the trail, behind the Trailside Nature and Science Center. The trail will be open and accessible to all and allow residents to ...

Dianne Grossman, Mallory's Mom & Founder of Mallory's Army, to Speak in New Providence

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Mallory Rose Grossman, a girl from Rockaway, NJ, took her own life last June at the age of 12. Following this tragedy, her parents, Dianne and Seth Grossman, started a charitable foundation called Mallory’s Army. Its mission is to change behavior, provide education to parents and create enrichment programs for schools to put a solution ...

Hold that Acceptance Letter: Rutgers University Degrees Now Offered at Brookdale in Lincroft

Cutting Edge Partnership is Moving to Lincroft

LINCROFT, NJ – The educational landscape just shifted in Monmouth County as Rutgers University and Brookdale Community College launches a truly innovative partnership. 

According to the partnership, this fall, area students will be able to earn Rutgers University bachelor’s degrees at Brookdale Community College’s ...

Berkeley Heights Superintendent Judith Rattner Announces Retirement

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Judith A. Rattner, Superintendent of the Berkeley Heights Public Schools since 2005, has announced her intention to retire from her position effective December 1, 2018.

Rattner began her employment in the Berkeley Heights School District in August 2000, when she was appointed to the position of Assistant Superintendent. She assumed the role of the District's ...

Some Students in NJ Could Go To County College For Free in 2019

TRENTON, NJ— Some county college students around the state could attend classes in 2019 for free thanks to a pilot program launched by Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration yesterday.

The program, the Community College Innovation Challenge, is the first phase of the governor’s initiative to provide two years of community college free for students across the state. It was ...

Westfield Special Needs Students Participate in Cub Scout Derby

WESTFIELD, NJ — On Friday, July 27, students at the Crossroads School in Westfield participated in their annual “Raingutter Regatta,” the school’s summer version of their annual Cub Scout Pinewood Derby. In a raingutter regatta two students race handmade sail boats down a narrow channel, whoever reaches the end of the channel first is the winner. The students can ...

Springfield School Board Official Named President of NJASBO

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Matthew A. Clarke, the secretary and business administrator (BA) of the Springfield Board of Education has been named President of the New Jersey Association of School Business Officials (NJASBO) for the 2018-2019 school year.

The New Jersey Association of School Business Officials (NJASBO) is a professional association that comprises individuals who administer or supervise a ...

Only One Person Files for Two Vacant School Board Seats in Mountainside

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Only one person has filed to run for two open seats on the Mountainside Board of Education -- Candice Schiano, who lives on Summit Road.

Board members Kate Motz and Jeane Parker, whose terms expire in 2018, did not file.  Parker represents Mountainside on the Berkeley Heights Board of Educaton.

The two were appointed to the board in October 2011, to fill two ...

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Union County College Receives $1.5 Million Grant from National Science Foundation under New Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program

August 15, 2018

CRANFORD – Union County College received a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) first program to support STEM research at Hispanic-Serving Institutions. The grant, Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program (HSI Program), awarded funding to 31 new projects nationwide that aim to increase retention and graduation rates for ...