Education

May 13, 2021

MIDDLESEX COUNTY — A flag emblazoned with Middlesex College’s new logo, officially trumpeting the school’s bold, new direction, ascended outside College Center. Once it reached its zenith, the assembled school officials realized it was upside down. On take two, the flag unfurled correctly, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Tom Valenti fought back tears. He was telling a crowd of about 200 people on Wednesday how proud his mother would be that the school to be built on this Jersey Avenue site will be named in her honor. The Blanquita B. Valenti Community School that will be home to some 1,100 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The ceremonial groundbreaking for a $55 million elementary school at 50 Jersey Ave. on Wednesday was hailed by the superintendent of schools as a “remarkable day” for the school district and the city. The 125,000 square-foot school, whose construction on a 4.25-acre tract is ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Tuesday’s announcement that Rutgers would be receiving about $148 million in federal funding and Middlesex College will get about $26 million comes as the county’s two biggest schools – along with several other institutions of higher learning across the state - are facing budget ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Construction of the $55 million elementary school on Jersey Avenue will begin with a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday, May 12 at 11 a.m. Officials from the board of education, city government, RWJ Barnabas Health, Middlesex County and others have been invited to take ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Dale Caldwell, a driving force on the Board of Education for more than two decades, will be named its new president at tonight’s reorganization meeting, TAPinto New Brunswick has learned. Jennifer Sevilla is also expected to be chosen by a vote of the other board members as ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Updated Board of Education voting results show that the three incumbents continue to lead. New Beginnings for New Brunswick running mates Edward Spencer (394), Jennifer Sevilla (387) and Diana Solis (382) are seeking re-elected to the board. They lead challengers Linda ...

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This story was produced thanks to a reporting grant facilitated by the Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University and funded by New Jersey Children's Foundation. NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Claudia Gallegos wanted to know if her second grader had missed any assignments. The problem ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The three incumbents running for the Board of Education are leading in preliminary results released by the Middlesex County Clerk’s Office on Tuesday night. Edward Spencer (344 votes), Jennifer Sevilla (336) and Diana Solis (332) are leading in their re-election ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The kids are back! For the first time in 13 months, the students at New Brunswick High School, New Brunswick Health Sciences Technology High School, New Brunswick P-TECH, and New Brunswick Middle School returned to their classrooms on Monday. Students will be taking ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The three candidates running under the Students First banner said they would make transparency and accessibility their priorities if they are elected to the Board of Education. Linda Stork, Jenifer Garcia Pelaez and Matthew Rivera touched on everything from the COVID-19 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - For thousands of New Brunswick students, Monday was the first day back to school for in-person instruction since the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic more than a year ago. Students in the district's K-5 and K-8 schools Monday returned for a hybrid model - a mix of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Carlos Figueroa was asked what he has missed most over the past 13 months or so since he had last stepped foot inside Roosevelt Elementary School. His friends? His teachers? Recess? “I missed math,” the fifth grader said. Carlos and thousands of students in the K-5 and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Ten polling locations will be open when New Brunswick residents vote for three positions on the Board of Education on April 20. Thomas Lynch, the administrator for the Middlesex County Board of Elections, has told TAPinto New Brunswick in an email that two locations have been ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The superintendent of the city’s 12 schools and the Pathways in Technology Early College program said it’s no coincidence that the 2021-22 school budget does not include an increase in taxes. Aubrey Johnson said he and his staff took into account the economic impact that ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The 2021-22 school year budget approved at a special Board of Education meeting Tuesday will not increase the taxes of the city’s residents. The tax levy – the total amount of property taxes the school district must collect to balance its budget after accounting for all other ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – New Brunswick High School continues to produce winners on the field – and in the classroom. Three members of the 2020 boys soccer team have signed letters of intent to continue their academic and athletic journeys. Striker Yefry Rodriguez, the second-leading goal scorer in ...

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NEW JERSEY -- In its new rankings of public schools nationwide, U.S. News & World Report said New Jersey is the state with the country’s top education system and is number one in pre-school enrollment.        “Investments in our students are investments in the future of our state, and I am ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - Families and support coordinators are invited to the Adult Community Services (ACS) virtual open house Friday, March 26 at 1 p.m. for a facility tour and to learn the latest information from the state Division of Developmental Disabilities. ACS, the Piscataway-based program ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ –Three incumbents on the Board of Education will be challenged by three candidates running under the banner “Students First” when the school board elections are held April 20. Diana Solis, who has served as board president the past two years, along with Jennifer Sevilla and ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Mechanically-inclined high school seniors in Middlesex County are being offered an opportunity to get a head start on a lucrative career as forklift technicians. The free pilot program, spearheaded by the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools, will offer ...

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NEWARK, NJ — As New Jersey schools move to transition students back into classrooms, a recent poll found that voters in the state are split on a return to in-person learning.  The survey, conducted by Change Research and commissioned by Newark-based non-profit Project Ready, interviewed 960 ...

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NEW JERSEY — The state will expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility later this month to millions more people including teachers, the homeless and clergy, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday. Educators have been among the groups lobbying for higher prioritization. As of March 15, K-12 educators and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Students and teachers at three New Brunswick public schools will receive a free device and a data plan from Verizon as part of the communication corporation’s initiative to address the digital divide. The sixth, seventh and eighth graders at Lincoln Annex, McKinley Community ...

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Gov. Announces Two Initiatives: Opportunity Meets Innovation Challenge Grants ($28.5 Million) and Hunger-Free Campus Grant Program ($1 Million) TRENTON – Gov. Phil Murphy and Secretary of Higher Education Dr. Brian Bridges announced that $29.5 million in federal funding will be available to New ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A plan to build a $55 million elementary school that will become a state-of-the-art home to about 1,100 students was approved by the Planning Board on Monday night. Jersey Avenue School Redevelopment Associates LLC, an affiliate of the New Brunswick Development Corporation ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Downtown Somerville Alliance will unveil a 75-foot Black History Month walk-through exhibit on Division Street next week. The exhibit – a tribute to Black Innovation – will be on display through March 5th. “Black history is American history,” said Natalie Pineiro, ...

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The Educational Services Commission of New Jersey (ESCNJ), the largest educational service commission in the state, announced the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors:  Dr. Gina Villani, Dr. Bernard Bragen, Jr. and Brian Glassberg. “We are fortunate to have a very proactive ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – School officials continue to finalize COVID-19 safety protocols as the New Brunswick School District inches closer to its projected April re-entry. One thing will be certain when in-person instruction resumes: Students will be required to wear masks or face disciplinary ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – As the city continues to dig its way out from the storm, the New Brunswick School District is calling for an early dismissal Wednesday. With the district employing remote instruction due to the lingering COVID-19 pandemic, elementary schools will “close” at 1:40 p.m., New ...

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