Amazon Works to End Stigma of “Free and Reduced” Meals at School

April 20, 2018

FLORENCE, NJ – There is a widely unknown problem in schools all over America: a stigma among many children who are eligible for free or reduced lunch.

Rather than face the peer pressure of receiving breakfast or lunch through this federal program, many choose to remain hungry.

To help eliminate the practice, Amazon has partnered with Share our Strength’s “No Kid ...

NB Public Schools task force takes on chronic absenteeism

NEW BRUNSWICK – Being absent for just two days each month means a student will miss 10 percent of the entire school year – enough to negatively impact that student’s academic performance.

It’s sobering information, and a clear demonstration that chronically absent students are at a tremendous educational disadvantage, one from which many of them will never recover.

High school mediation program helps students "work things out"

NEW BRUNSWICK - According to NBHS Dean of Students Christopher Tullo, mediation helps students handle any problem they may have encounter with others in a mature way.

Mediation is an opportunity for teens to discuss their issues in a non-confrontational matter with an administrator present. With school violence and cyberbullying making major headlines daily, Tullo says the program seeks to ...

Rutgers Professor Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

NEW BRUNSWICK - Helen M. Berman, Board of Governors distinguished professor emerita of chemistry and chemical Biology at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Berman is among 213 people elected to the academy this year, including author Ta-Nehisi Coates, actor Tom Hanks, President Barack Obama, Supreme ...

Polls open to 8 p.m. for school board election

NEW BRUNSWICK - Polls are open until 8 p.m. tonight in New Brunswick, as seven candidates vie for three seats on the city school board.

There are three incumbents — Edward Spencer, Diana Solis and Ronald Hus — who are hoping voters return them to the dais for another three years of service.  The other candidates are Yesenia Medina-Hernandez, Jerry Mercado, Jad ...

NBHS to tackle LGBTQ+ issues at 2018 Trans Youth Forum on April 21

NEW BRUNSWICK - Considered an annual day for Transgender, Genderqueer, Gender non-binary, Genderfluid, and/or Gender Questioning Youth, Friends and Community Members, the 2018 Trans Youth Forum will be held at New Brunswick High School, 1000 Somerset St., on April 21.

The statewide event is expecting more than 500 hundred people, and its LGBTQ+ theme aims to inform and educate visitors ...

Scientific Diving Class Opens Doors for Rutgers Undergraduates

NEW BRUNSWICK - Breathing through their Scuba gear, Ailey Sheehan and her classmates dropped a new and improved lionfish trap – a hinged net that will help scientists study that invasive fish in the Caribbean – into the dive pool at Rutgers.

Sheehan, a junior marine science major, discovered the opportunity to help design, build and conduct underwater testing of the ...

New Jersey charter schools come together in advocacy for Parent Action Day

TRENTON, NJ—More than 500 charter school parents, educators and advocates from across the state, including New Brunswick, gathered at the Statehouse in Trenton Monday for a CharterStrong Parent Action Day rally to celebrate New Jersey’s 50,000 public charter school children and to raise awareness of the more than 35,000 children that remain on charter school waiting ...

Rutgers Student on Front Lines of Orangutan Conservation, Research

NEW BRUNSWICK - Deep in a tropical forest in Borneo 15 years ago, Rutgers student Didik Prasetyo first encountered a young male orangutan that he named “Jerry.”

The great ape was one of several orangutans that Prasetyo and other researchers followed at the Tuanan Orangutan Research Station in the Mawas Conservation Area in Indonesia. Prasetyo was skeptical when colleagues said ...

New Brunswick High's Parkland rally - from a student's perspective

Note: TAPInto New Brunswick is partnering with New Brunswick High School for an ongoing  journalism education project. Below is coverage of today's rally from the perspective of a student journalist who attended.

NEW BRUNSWICK - Today, approximately 1,700 students commemorated the 17 lives taken in the Parkland, Fl.  school shooting by attending an outdoor ...

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