Applications to Rutgers jumps nearly 10 percent; increase from out-of-state students

June 15, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Applications to Rutgers University this year increased 9.4 percent over last year, university President Robert Barchi told the Board of Governors at a meeting this week.

The university received nearly 45,000 applications this year, Barchi said.

That included a 20 percent increase in the number of students from outside New Jersey applying to Rutgers, the university ...

City school administrators are driven up the wall at Lord Stirling

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - In a rare moment, three school officials were suspended by students at Lord Stirling School recently, all as part of a project to promote reading.

Students recently were given duct tape to suspend city school Superintendent Aubrey Johnson and two school administrators from a wall for more than a hour as a reward for completing month-long reading assignments.

The stunt ...

NBHS students participate in Princeton University summer journalism program

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - I am proud to have won admittance into the prestigious Princeton Summer Journalism program. There are only  30-40 places and I competed against 300 applicants.

For the past three years students from NBHS have nationally competed and won admittance into this prestigious program. Founded in 2001 by Princeton University alumni, the program connects students ...

Infant care program keeps teen parents in New Brunswick High School

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Parent-Infant Care Center (PIC-C) program at New Brunswick High School not only gives teen student/parents an opportunity to continue their education but also provides the incentive for these new parents to excel in their studies.

Student/parents gain much more than just an opportunity to continue their education; they gain a support team. PIC-C connects young parents ...

Local Students Present Robots, Gardens and other Sustainability Projects at Student Forum

Newark, NJ — Armani Otero, a fifth grade student at Joseph H. Brensinger Elementary School in Jersey City, lit up as he spoke about building two robots that he and other students created to observe changes in their school’s garden.

“My favorite part of the whole thing was building the robots,” he said. “We had to collaborate. We didn’t have ...

50 Years After RFK Assassination, the NBHS Band’s Moment is Remembered

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - On a warm June day in 1968, 40 members of the New Brunswick High School band stood on the city train platform playing solemn hymns.

It was supposed to be a one-hour performance as they waited the train traveling from New York to Washington, carrying the body of a slain presidential candidate, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy.

But one-hour dragged into two, and then three, as ...

PIC-C Program Keeps Teen Mothers/Fathers in School

NEW BRUNSWICK - The Parent-Infant Care Center (PIC-C) program at New Brunswick High School doesn't just give teen parents an opportunity to continue their education - it also gives these new parents an incentive to excel in their studies to be able to provide for a better future for their families.

On top of the opportunity to continue their education, student parents also get a ...

City high school goes global

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The city high school provides students with global experiences through cultural exchanges with students in foreign countries such as Uganda, India, Denmark, Canada and France through the Fine Visual Performing Arts department and art teacher, Steven Antosky.

This project began last year with an exchange with a school in Uganda.  According to Antosky, it was ...

The Inclusion Center Provides Transition and Training for Autistic Young Adults

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Autistic students have the benefit of an expansive program of services and support both within the school system and from community resources.  What happens, though, to those young adults who "age out" or graduate from high schools and still require direction and training? 

The Inclusion Center of East Brunswick may provide the link that supports ...

Grant Will Fund Summer Gardening Internships on MCVTS East Brunswick Campus

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools will use a $10,000 grant from Sustainable Jersey for Schools to fund a summer internship program in which students with disabilities will work on gardens on the East Brunswick and Piscataway campuses.

Ten students will be paid to work three days a week for nine weeks on the 2,500-square-foot fruit and vegetable gardens.

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