Education

May 27, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - New Brunswick High School will host an in-person graduation ceremony on July 8 for the Class of 2020. The ceremony will take place outdoors at Memorial Stadium a 975 Joyce Kilmer Ave. Students and two invited guests will be required to wear face coverings and will be ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – In the darkest moments of their battle with COVID-19, Diana Solis and her husband, David, struggled to even move. The virus had rendered them so powerless on the second floor of their Cape Cod-style home that Diana Solis said she sometimes wondered if they were going to make ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Graduates of Rutgers-New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences will experience many of the typical traditions in a decidedly atypical way at University Commencement: A Virtual Celebration on Sunday, May 31, at 2 p.m. Together, they will be watching to share in ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – “Thank you for being our heroes.” “Not all heroes wear capes.” “Thank you for taking care of all these people who are sick.” The words of 25 or so New Brunswick elementary school students have been hung in a New York City hospital. Their notes of appreciation and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Showing love and admiration during Teachers Appreciation Week presents a challenge. Social distancing means no assemblies in the gym, no in-class parties, not even a well-deserved pat on the back. So, Lord Stirling School Principal Ellen Treadway had to get creative. She ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Board of Education meeting scheduled for tonight has been postponed until May 19. Board member Patricia Sadowski told TAPinto New Brunswick that the meeting has been rescheduled so it doesn't coincide with the board election. Incumbents Dale Caldwell, Emra Seawood and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The mother on the other end of the phone was practically panicked about her child, who suffering with a rash but would have to wait three months for an appointment with a pediatrician. With nowhere else to turn, the mother had sent photos of the afflicted area to Marilyn ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – For Linda “Lindy” Stork and her running mates seeking seats on the Board of Education, this has been an unusual campaign. How unusual? There’s no photo of the members of the Students First ticket together. Stork and Reginald “Reggie” Parker announced they were running back ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – An ambitious, $750 million project continues to move forward after the Board of Education voted on Tuesday night to transfer Lincoln Annex, a 60-year-old school that sits on about 1.7 acres on Somerset Street, to New Brunswick Development Company. If all goes according to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Two widely revered figures who served the city for decades were honored with a moment of silence before Tuesday night’s Board of Education meeting. Bob Recine was remembered as a caring and courageous man who overcame a spinal injury suffered during a football game to serve ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Superintendent of Schools Aubrey Johnson has been named New Jersey Seal of Biliteracy Superintendent of the Year by the New Jersey Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages/New Jersey Bilingual Educators for his support of those who are learning English and his ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Board of Education appears ready to move forward with the plan to build a state-of-the-art, three-story school on a 4 ½-acre tract of land at 50 Jersey Ave. No less than four resolutions on the agenda for tonight’s meeting are connected to the plan to transfer the Lincoln ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Every Tuesday at 9:15 a.m., Olivia Gaspar signs in to her Trends in Health Care and Delivery class through BigBlueButton on Canvas. To ensure the Rutgers nursing major and her classmates are paying attention during the virtual class - not just signing on to the lecture and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Jad Kaado, who has worked as a writer, artist and Rutgers professor, has announced his petition to appear on the ballot for the Board of Education election in May has been accepted. He is running on the “Students First” ticket with Linda “Lindy” Stork and Reginald “Reggie” ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – She’s a Ronald Reagan-adoring Latina and a great grandmother who has run for president of Mexico, mayor of San Bernardino, Calif. and a post in the New Jersey State Assembly. And now, Maria Concepcion Powell is running for a seat on the New Brunswick Board of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A $750 million plan to raze a school and build a 12-story cancer hospital and research facility in its place took another step forward Wednesday night. The five-member City Council voted unanimously to adopt the Healthcare and Research Pavilion Redevelopment Plan, which ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Jad Kaado’s petition to run for one of three seats open on the local Board of Education was not accepted by the board administrator. So, Kaado is turning to state officials to determine if his petition should be accepted. Specifically, he is asking them to determine if he ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Thanks to e-commerce giant Amazon, students and teachers in New Brunswick and beyond have access to computer science education sources through its Amazon Future Engineer program. Amazon Future Engineer is providing free access to sponsored computer science courses in the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The superintendent of schools and members of the New Brunswick Board of Education say the shift to remote instruction has gone smoothly for the district's 10,300 or so students. From the members of the administration to the teachers to the students to the community - many ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - A part-time staff member at Middlesex County College has tested positive for coronavirus COVID-19. The worker, who was last on the Edison campus on Thursday, March 5, is the college's first confirmed case, according to a press release issued by the school. The staff ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers is suspending all in-person instruction and all events through the end of May - including commencement ceremonies, the school announced Tuesday afternoon. According to a statement from University President Robert Barchi posted on the school's website, a final ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The school district will be providing meals to students two times a week during the extended shutdown. Starting Tuesday, March 17, the district will provide multiple breakfast and lunch meals for students to last through Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. On Friday, the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The superintendent of schools said the decision to close city schools for a week was reached after a series of meetings with city and state leaders. Aubrey Johnson said in a statement provided to TAPinto New Brunswick that switching to a remote-learning format for next week ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The school district will be closing schools starting Monday in reaction to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, according to a statement released by Superintendent Aubrey Johnson. Schools will remain closed through March 20 and the district will implement its long-range remote ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy said his administration is working with local school districts for the inevitability that every district will be closed for a prolonged period in response to the coronavirus COVID-19. Those plans are on hold while the state tries to work with local schools to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Jerry Mercado, one-third of the Students First ticket, has announced he is withdrawing his candidacy for election for the Board of Education. Mercado provided TAPinto New Brunswick with a press release announcing he is not running for the school board. The release does not ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The four-year student graduation rate at New Brunswick High School has increased by almost 5%, according a performance report released by the state Wednesday. According to the report, the graduation rate was 78.1% last spring, up from 73.4% in 2018. It was just one ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The organizers of a Rutgers School of Public Health event focusing on the predictability of COVID-19 couldn't have predicted it would be interrupted by the virus itself. Dr. Nathaniel Hupert's lecture, "Modeling COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in New Jersey: What Can and Cannot Be ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The plan to build a 12-story, world-class cancer hospital and research facility in the heart of the city's downtown has taken a step closer to becoming a reality. The New Brunswick Planning Board voted 3-2 on Monday night to adopt the Healthcare and Research Pavilion ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A committee created to choose a site for the Lincoln Annex replacement school will consist of 20 members. The group comprises a board of education member, nine parents of Lincoln Annex School children, three community members, three district administrators, three Lincoln ...

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