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Lawmakers Question State Education Commissioner on Rush to Phase Out PARCC

September 18, 2018

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 joint hearing of the Senate and Assembly Education committees on Monday to testify ...

Rain Can’t Stop New Providence Teachers from Showing Unity

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The torrential rain only managed to dampen the green shirts that the New Providence teachers were wearing in unity, but not their spirits, as they marched from the high school to the Board of Education (BOE) office at the municipal building.

Approximately 100 staff members participated in the Monday, Sep. 17 march prior to the meeting between the state mediator, the ...

Drop Schedule Working Well in High School

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Students and staff are transitioning well to the new high school drop schedule, Superintendent David Miceli said at the Thursday, Sep. 13 Board of Education (BOE) meeting. The purpose of the drop schedule is to give students more opportunities within the school, including online courses.

The new block schedule drops two of the eight classes every day in the four day ...

Seton Hall Student Who Died on Tuesday Identified as Julian M. Mislavsky of Morristown

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The Seton Hall University student who died from injuries sustained when he fell from the campus' parking deck on Tuesday afternoon has been identified as Julian M. Mislavsky in a letter to the Seton Hall community from Interim President Mary J. Meehan.

Mislavsky was a senior at Seton Hall and was from Morristown, stated Meehan. 

"We will have ...

New Providence Schools Ready for Staff and Students; Teachers Still Without Contract

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Superintendent David Miceli expects a smooth opening of the new school year, Tuesday, Sep. 4 for staff and Wednesday, Sep. 5 for students. The district has been busy hiring new staff members during the summer with two positions remaining open, he stated at the Thursday, Aug. 30 Board of Education (BOE) meeting. However, teachers remain without a ...

BOE Beams on NJ Monthly’s High Rating of New Providence High School

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Board of Education had a reason to celebrate as New Jersey Monthly Magazine rated New Providence High School as 9th best in the state. Board President Adam Smith took a few moments to discuss the rating at the Thursday, Aug. 30 board meeting. “It is nice to be recognized every once in a while,” he stated.

“We try not to put too much stock ...

Ira Krauss Recognized for His Long Service on the New Providence BOE

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Adam Smith, President of the Board of Education (BOE) delivered the good news at the Thursday, Aug. 30 board meeting. Board Member Ira Krauss has been recognized by the New Jersey School Boards Association for serving 25 years on the school board. “Ira is outlasting everybody in this town,” Smith joked.

Krauss was first elected to the board in 1992. He ...

The New Providence High School Marching Band Completes Pre-Season Practice And Takes Annual Picture

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On a sweltering ninety-four degree afternoon this Thursday in the senior parking lot at New Providence High School, the 138 members of the 2018 New Providence High School Marching Band put on their full dress uniforms and congregated in line to climb the riser and stand in a gravity defying formation to take the yearly group photograph.

Over the course of nearly an hour, ...

Professional Development Plan for the New School Year Presented to the BOE

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Jay Richter, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Supervision as well as Scott Hough, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services presented the 2018-2019 Professional Development Plan at the Thursday, Aug. 30 Board of Education meeting.

Richter explained that the plan is updated every year. The district monitors what had occurred during the previous year ...

Chatham Board of Education Contemplating Class III Armed Officers for School Safety; Would Be Funded from School Budget

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa reported that the district is still considering school safety procedures for the upcoming school year, including possible armed Class III officers in every school.

If the school district hired Class III offices for every school, LaSusa indicated that it would come entirely out of the BOE budget.

LaSusa and Marco Freyre, the assistant ...

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Susan G. Komen North Jersey to Present Free Women’s Wellness Expo in Wayne, NJ

September 17, 2018

Susan G. Komen North Jersey to Present Free Women’s Wellness Expo in Wayne, NJ in Partnership with the Passaic County Department of Health & Board of Chosen Freeholders

All are welcome at this “women-focused” event with activities for the whole family!

The mission of October’s perennial National Breast Cancer Awareness Month has ...