Education

September 20, 2018

SOMERSET, NJ - Who got the props? Franklin High School's administrative team is who.  The team published a video produced and directed by Michael Pinnix, FHS performing arts teacher, last Wednesday, it has gone viral with more than 4,000 views.  "It is attention-grabbing, FHS Principal, Frank ...

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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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NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ  - High levels of lead were found in 29 water faucets and other outlets located in four city schools, according to water test results that the school district released recently. Schools Superintendent Aubrey Johnson said water samples were taken from 335 faucets, sinks and ice ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University today held an opening ceremony for its new $115 million Chemistry and Chemical Biology building providing laboratories for research in the fields of health and alternative energy among other sciences. The four-story, 144,000 square-foot structure on the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Police were summoned to Somerville Middle School at 10:07 a.m.Wednesday in response to a lockdown situation, forcing all students and administrators to remain behind locked doors in their classrooms and offices until a complete search of the school by police was conducted. It ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Board of Education postponed a controversial proposal to cut back on standardized tests in certain grades and subjects, just minutes before it was set to vote on the plan. The decision put off the vote was a setback to Gov. Phil Murphy, who campaigned on eliminating ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers University funding-raising efforts brought in $223.4 million for the 2017-18 academic year, more than $10 million above what was raised the previous year and the largest amount ever collected in a single year, university officials said. The donations were 6.8 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - With performances from drummers, dancers and a juggler, students and school and municipal officials Thursday loudly celebrated the reopening of the Paul Robeson Community School for the Arts. "Today is a great day," Lizette Delgado Polanco, CEO of the state School Development ...

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TRENTON, NJ— A request for a two-week extension has been awarded to the state of New Jersey to answer a lawsuit seeking to integrate New Jersey's schools, indicating that a settlement could be possible. A new deadline of Sept. 14 has been set. In a letter sent to Mercer County Superior Court ...

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Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration is facing a Friday deadline to respond to a lawsuit seeking to desegregate schools in cities like Newark, Camden, New Brunswick, as well as districts throughout the state with a large population of minority students. The lawsuit, filed by New Jersey Coalition ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Student backpacks and other school supplies will be given out Sept. 1 at the HUB Teen Center. All the supplies will be given out on a first-come, first serve basis, beginning at noon at the center at 411 Joyce Kilmer Ave.. The supplies are free and the items will be given ...

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CAMDEN, NJ—This coming fall, not only will Rutgers-Camden be welcoming its largest student body ever, but it will also be welcoming a number of new services, programs and changes to campus. For its more than 7,500 undergraduate and graduate students, there will be a new One-Stop Student Service ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County College will start the upcoming academic year with an interim president, following the retirement last June of then President Joann La Perla-Morales. The college board of trustees appointed Dr. Mark McCormick, college's vice-president of Academic and Student ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County College will start the upcoming academic year with an interim president, following the retirement last June of then President Joann La Perla-Morales. The college board of trustees appointed Dr. Mark McCormick, college's vice-president of Academic and Student ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A group of parents is appealing to the state Supreme Court to hear their case challenging state laws that require newer teachers be laid off first without considering job performance.   The case, filed in 2016, has already been dismissed by the state superior and appellate ...

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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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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - State aid for the city's schools will increase $6.3 million under a legislation Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law this week to revise the formula for distributing funding. New Brunswick will receive $133,216,698 for the 2018-19 school, an increase of 5 percent from the ...

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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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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools granted diplomas to 469 students in graduation ceremonies held simultaneously on all five campuses on June 27. “I know that all of the people here have been a part of your journey and they are all still committed to ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ – A 16-year veteran of Catholic school education has been named the new head of school for Immaculata High School. Joan Silo, Ed.S., most recently principal at St. Helen Catholic School in Vero Beach, Fla., will begin her new role on July 16, according to Msgr. Seamus F.

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EDISON, NJ -- Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison held its 135th Commencement Ceremony on Friday, June 8 under a giant tent on the back athletic fields. The Class of 2018 marched in, led by valedictorian and class president Suraj Chandran of Edison and vice president Cathy Bi of Edison carrying ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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,” ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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