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Rutgers Report Views Online Classes As the Future

December 12, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Ten years ago, 1,234 were taking online college courses at Rutgers University.

Last year, in the fall semester of 2017, that number reached 23,042, according to university figures.

Nationwide over 6.4 million people are sitting in front of computers to take college courses, about one-third of all the students taking high education classes, Richard Novak, Rutgers ...

150 Years of The Daily Targum: Rutgers Student Newspaper Launched Many Prominent Journalists

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - S. Mitra Kalita, vice president of programming for CNN’s digital division, honed her who-what-when-where-and-whys at The Daily Targum, Rutgers University’s student newspaper, reporting on race relations, labor, immigration and globalization, among other issues.

Melissa Hayes, communications and social media specialist at the North Jersey Transportation ...

Disney World Features Performances By South Plainfield High School Music Students

ORLANDO, FLORIDA - On the morning of Nov. 28, 101 music students from South Plainfield High School boarded charter buses bound for Newark Airport to leave the chill of the Northeast behind for six days in Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.  Bags packed and excitement mounting, the Marching Band, Chorus and Orchestra traveled to Disney World to perform as part of ...

Somerville HS Choir Hosts Choral Concert at United Reformed Church Dec. 14

SOMERVILLE, NJ - “The Somerville Caroling Festival,” sponsored by the Somerville and Ridge High School Music Departments and featuring the choirs of several local high schools will take place on Friday, Dec, 14th at 4 p.m. in the 600-seat sanctuary of United Reformed Church,100 W Main St.

Choirs from Somerville High School, Mount Saint Mary Academy, Hunterdon Central High ...

Deadline Is This Week for Greater Brunswick Charter School Applications

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Parents have until Friday to file an application for the lottery to enroll children in the Greater Brunswick Charter School.

While the deadline to file the application is Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, the lottery will be held on Jan. 8, 2019 at 6 p.m.

Two informational sessions concerning the school have been scheduled for this week. The first one is tomorrow at 10 ...

Somerville School Superintendent: No Threats Credible

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A nerve-wracking week filled with false rumors that had the entire Somerville High School community on edge has ended, with Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tim Teehan once again reaching out to students, teachers and parents to reassure them that all threats of violence have been investigated and that there is no credible evidence to back up the threats.

Somerville Police and ...

Rumors Persist, Somerville Police, School Officials Reassure Nervous Students, Parents

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Schools Supt. Dr. Timothy Teehan continues to battle rumors while trying to ease the concerns of students, parents and staff regarding threats of violence that have been directed at individual students and Somerville High School by phone and online social media platforms over the past week.

Somerville Police have deemed the rumors unfounded, according to Teehan.

Teehan sent ...

NJ Charter School Advocates Call For Changes in Funding, Autonomy

TRENTON, NJ— More than 50 public charter school families and advocates gathered outside of the state Department of Education Wednesday to show their support for charter schools and present a report recommending ways to improve charter schools across the state, including a call for fairer funding.

The rally comes as officials from the DOE wrap up a tour of New Jersey to hear ...

New Brunswick Students Take Top Honors in First Lego League Challenge

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Students from New Brunswick Middle School captured first place for design in the FIRST Lego League "Into Orbit Challenge."

The school robotics team sent two groups of students to the competition at Warren Hill High School, Washington Township, Warren County. The Blue Team had 10 members and the White Team had nine.

It was the White Team that came in first for ...

Somerville Teachers Reach Tentative Contract Deal with School Board

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A tentative contract agreement has been reached between the Somerville Education Association and the Somerville Board of Education.

The two sides met for six hours Tuesday night, according to Dan Puntillo, head of the school board's negotiating team.

"We got to a point where I think it should be comfortable for everybody," he said.

Puntillo would not ...


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