Education

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 ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The Highlander, the student newspaper of Governor Livingston High School, is making the transition to becoming an online publication thanks to an innovative partnership with TAPinto Berkeley Heights. Students and community members alike can now go to the TAPinto Berkeley ...

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  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – While Superintendent Judith Rattner’s retirement officially begins Dec. 1, that won’t be her last day in the district. During the Sept. 13 school board meeting, Board President Doug Reinstein said the superintendent’s last working day in the district will be Oct. 18.

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The Seton Hall University student who died from injuries sustained when he fell from the campus' parking deck on Tuesday afternoon has been identified as Julian M. Mislavsky in a letter to the Seton Hall community from Interim President Mary J. Meehan. Mislavsky was a senior ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa reported that the district is still considering school safety procedures for the upcoming school year, including possible armed Class III officers in every school. If the school district hired Class III offices for every school, LaSusa ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ —  In its September issue, New Jersey Monthly ranks Gov. Livingston High School No. 30 on its list of top 100 public high schools in the state. The last time the list came out, in 2016, Gov. Livingston High School was ranked No. 19. New Jersey Monthly says it creates its ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ - There are at least at least 15 popular destinations for Rutgers University students who use on-demand transportation apps popular among millennials, according to one of the transportation companies which is starting the upcoming academic year by offering students a ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Board of Education members have a plan on how to find a new superintendent now that Judith Rattner has announced her retirement on Dec. 1, 2018. Find and hire an interim superintendent for this school year.. Rattner’s departure date is yet to be determined – she will leave ...

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    MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — The ribbon is cut, opening The Watchung Reservation Sensory Trail, the first of its kind in the county, and the most extensive such trail in the nation.  The sensory trail is a 0.3 mile loop with a central gazebo.  Interpretive signage on the trail includes two ...

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  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Technology is making a significant and positive difference in the schools and on how the district communicates with parents and students. That’s the gist of the Five Year Strategic Plan Update presented to residents and the board at its Aug. 16 school board ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Don’t expect there to be a full day Kindergarten (FDK) offered in September 2019, but 2020 or later it could happen … or not. Board President Doug Reinstein brought up the topic during “new business,” at the Thursday, Aug. 16, meeting of the Board of ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - A festive ribbon cutting will mark 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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Special Education will be the beneficiary of the additional state aid received by the School District. Members of the Mountainside Board of Education voted to use the $150,160 additional state aid to help fund special education at its Tuesday, July 24, meeting. The state ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – State aid to the Mountainside School District has increased by $150,160 from the amount the board expected to receive and factored into its 2018-2019 budget earlier this year. Now the question is what to do with the extra money. The Board of Education will discuss its options, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Board of Governors today approved a 2.3 percent hike in tuition and fees, as well as increases for dorm rooms and meals, for the 2018-2019 academic year. The increase now brings the annual cost for undergraduate students to $14,975, which is $337 more than ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Gov. Livingston 2018 gradate Nicholas Kwan was the Berkeley Heights recipient of the Suburban Chamber of Commerce Foundation Scholarship in the amount of $1,500 for his outstanding community service. Dr. Patrick Smith of Smith Chiropractic and the Vice Chairman of the ...

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The definition of a free country is where the government does not control what people say or do for political reasons and where people can express their opinions without punishment. The transition from a totalitarian state to a free country will be long and slow. In a 2017 report Freedom ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Kathleen Zimmerman, a Mountainside resident, was one of four students who received a scholarship from the  Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce (GWACC) Foundation. Four local high school seniors received $1,000 scholarships each toward their college education. Each winner is a ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Governor Livingston High School’s Victoria Vanriele was named Gatorade New Jersey Girls Track & Field Player of the Year, which recognizes "the most outstanding high school athletes for their athletic excellence, academic achievement, and exemplary character." The ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Pride and tradition stood tall up on "The Hill" as 278 members of the Gov. Livingston class of 2018 filed onto Frey Field for the 58th annual commencement ceremony Tuesday evening.   The class of 2018 had a beautiful, but hot, evening for graduation. As family and friends ...

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MADISON, NJ - Madison resident and author, Trish Lisa Wilson, is the recipient of Creative Child’s Magazine’s 2018 Book of the Year Award, a repeat honor. Wilson’s work, A Penny For Piggy: A Tale of Save, Spend, Share was also honored by the publication in 2014. The book was reviewed by parents and ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Carthoris “Carter” Uziel, a sophomore at Westfield High School, died Sunday night, according to Westfield Public Schools and a letter sent to parents by Principal Dr. Derrick Nelson. “Words cannot convey the grief we feel in the Westfield Public Schools community over the death ...

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