Education

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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Superintendent of Schools Dr. Timothy Teehan has released the following update and timeline concerning the phone calls and Instagram messages received by some Somerville High School students over the weekend and on Monday: The Somerset County Prosecutor's Office and Somerville ...

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TAMARAC, FLORIDA - Three former stars from former Head Coach Joe Goerge's past Vikings squads will be playing in an assortment of post-season collegiate bowl games in the next six wee Senior Dontae Strickland will be playing for the Syracuse Orange on Dec. 28 at 5:15 pm in the Camping World Bowl ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy today announced that New Brunswick High School was chosen as one of three schools in the state to receive funding for a technology program that prepares students to obtain a college associates degree. The city high school will receive funds for a P-Tech ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - In yet another expansion of its facilities, Rutgers University this week dedicated a new four-story, 106,000-square foot Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering, named in honor of a 1950 university graduate who has made major donations to his school. The building on the Busch ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Senior athletes at Immaculata High School signed letters of intent Thursday, committing to participate in athletics at their chosen colleges. Students who signed, their sport and college include: Peter Gallo of Asbury, baseball, St. Joseph's University Felix Diaz of ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Due to inclement weather, Middlesex County College will be closing effective 5 p.m., Thursday, November 15, 2018.   All classes and activities are canceled. As of 4:30 p.m. today, the college will re-open at 12:01 am on Friday, November 16, 2018. 

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NEWARK, NJ - It’s a tale of three cities in the eyes of a labor union at Rutgers University. The Rutgers AAUP-AFT says certain full-time tenure-track faculty who teach at the Camden and Newark campuses are paid less than their counterparts in New Brunswick. The union held a rally today on the ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Researchers at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine will now be able to explore treatments in cancers, autoimmune diseases and oral health issues in new labs that were today unveiled.  The labs were built with a $16 million grant from the New Jersey Higher Education Bond Fund and took ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Questions surrounding church finances at Saint Matthias led to the resignation of Rev. Douglas J. Haefner according to a letter sent to parishioners and school families on Nov. 2.  "It is with sadness that I must inform you that Father's resignation coincides with serious ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University has extended its association with a private agency assisting undocumented students covered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, and will accept those students on the New Brunswick campus In an announcement today, the university ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Nine Rutgers University students have begun a pre-medical school program that ensures entrance to medical school and allows them to pursue studies and degree outside of science. Initiated this fall, the 4 + 4 program offered to students in the Honors College will guarantee ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Cyanna Jeter may have summed up her feeling in the title of her essay: "Vote Like Your Rights Depend on it." "Although the journey to the freedom to vote may seem so long ago for people ages 18-24,  the importance behind voting should still be at the forefront of their ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The city school system has received two awards for efforts to promote healthy environmental policies and for providing educational programs for a digital society. The entire district received a bronze level of achievements from Sustainable Jersey for Schools, a program based ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Parents and other city residents filled the halls of Paul Robeson Community School on Thursday night to celebrate the re-opening of the building after a two-year expansion and renovation. Students performed dance works and showed off their art for the adults who came to see ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Parents and children filled the auditorium at New Brunswick High School on Tuesday as school board officials spread the news of improving scores on the state required PARCC tests and recognized students who had performed well. Board members honored 325 students in grades ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Several hundred people filled the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens today at the funeral service for New Brunswick Vice Principal Tyrone Harrison, who was struck by a car and killed. "I know this is tough for all of us," Harrison's brother, Shawn, told the people who ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — An early afternoon gas leak near the intersection of Old New Brunswick and Stelton Roads prompted Eisenhower Elementary School to be evacuated as a precautionary measure, said Piscataway police on Thursday. The students were taken to Westergard Library and all were reported to ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— A new business school building is in the works at Rutgers-University Camden. “It is quite feasible for us to have a business school building in the next several years," University Chancellor Phoebe Haddon said at the Rutgers Board of Governors meeting on Thursday.  “Most ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County College is one of 13 community colleges in New Jersey selected to receive funds for providing tuition-free education. Gov. Phil Murphy on Thursday announced the county colleges selected in what he called the first step toward free community college ...

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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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