Education

August 20, 2018

    MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — The ribbon is cut, opening The Watchung Reservation Sensory Trail, the first of its kind in the county, and the most extensive such trail in the nation.  The sensory trail is a 0.3 mile loop with a central gazebo.  Interpretive signage on the trail includes two ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Mallory Rose Grossman, a girl from Rockaway, NJ, took her own life last June at the age of 12. Following this tragedy, her parents, Dianne and Seth Grossman, started a charitable foundation called Mallory’s Army. Its mission is to change behavior, provide education to ...

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Cutting Edge Partnership is Moving to Lincroft LINCROFT, NJ – The educational landscape just shifted in Monmouth County as Rutgers University and Brookdale Community College launches a truly innovative partnership.  According to the partnership, this fall, area students will be able to earn ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On July 20, 2018, Mary Delia, a senior at New Providence High School, won her first national title as National United Miss, part of the International United Miss Pageant system. On and off the stage of the scholarship-style pageant, Delia is an advocate for body positivity. She ...

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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 PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Four people filed to run for three seats on the New Providence Board of Education. Three are incumbents, Robert S. Dinerman, Adam Smith and William H. Dibble. The fourth candidate is Rebecca P. Coniglio. The last day to file as a candidate was Thursday, July 30. Board of ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — In its newly released 2019 “Best Schools” list, national educational research and rankings firm Niche has placed New Providence No. 42, down from 35 last year.  It ranked New Providence High School No. 79 among public schools in the state. Niche gave New Providence public ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The PARCC testing is on its way out. The Board of Education (BOE) discussed the future of the state testing requirements as well as its PARCC remediation program at its Thursday, July 26 meeting. The board also heard the anti-bullying self-assessment report for the 2017-2018 ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – New Providence teachers have been without a contract since June 30. Several members of the New Providence Teachers’ Association attended the Thursday, July 26 Board of Education (BOE) meeting. Salt Brook School Teacher James Vopal addressed the board’s “misconception” ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Board of Education discussed a policy change regarding the use of athletic facilities, namely Lieder Field at its Thursday, July 26 meeting. School Business Administrator James Testa provided the board with a construction update. The current Use of Facilities Policy ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – State aid to the New Providence School District has increased by $282,336 from the amount the board expected to receive and factored into its 2018-2019 budget earlier this year. Board Administrator James Testa said, “We are grateful for the additional aid. Hopefully it will ...

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Eight New Providence High school students, and nine New Providence Middle school students participated in the National TSA (Technology Student Association) conference in Atlanta, GA  which took place June 22-25, 2018. The high school team competed at the 9th-10th grade level in the TEAMS ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township police are seeking help in identifying three unknown individuals who caused thousands of dollars worth of damage to the back of Lafayette School on July 12. Security cameras captured photos of the vandals during the 3 a.m. mischief behind Lafayette School, where a ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence PAL is proud to honor four exceptional athletes for both their merits on and off the field.  NPPAL awarded $4,000 in scholarships to individuals who exemplify everything that the PAL organization stands for:  PAL participation, PAL volunteerism, community ...

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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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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Over the past two years, the partnership between the New Providence School District and the New Providence Historical Society has allowed more than 800 elementary school students to visit and explore the Salt Box museum.  Students each year are able to connect the content ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence Board of Education has released the following statement regarding the status and process of the negotiations between The New Providence Education Association and the Board. At the last meeting of the New Providence Board of Education (“Board”), we ...

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The definition of a free country is where the government does not control what people say or do for political reasons and where people can express their opinions without punishment. The transition from a totalitarian state to a free country will be long and slow. In a 2017 report Freedom ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Board of Education (BOE) recognized teams and individual student athletes who have excelled in county, state sectional, or state level competitions at its Thursday, June 28 meeting. Board Member Mary Misiukiewicz had the pleasure to hand out the Certificates of ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – As the Board of Education (BOE) is in the midst of contract negotiations with teachers, several current and past students came forward in support of the teachers at the Thursday, June 28 BOE meeting. Two rising senior students touted the hard working teachers for providing ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Before hundreds of friends and family members at Lieder Field, the class of 2018, after four long years, officially graduated from New Providence High School on Thursday evening. The program began with the band performing “Pomp & Circumstance” as the soon-to-be graduates ...

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MADISON, NJ - Madison resident and author, Trish Lisa Wilson, is the recipient of Creative Child’s Magazine’s 2018 Book of the Year Award, a repeat honor. Wilson’s work, A Penny For Piggy: A Tale of Save, Spend, Share was also honored by the publication in 2014. The book was reviewed by parents and ...

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Uma Padmanabhan, a sophomore at New Providence High School, was recently chosen to be a Student Leader at the Waksman Student Scholars Program (WSSP) this summer. Part of the Waksman Institute of Microbiology at Rutgers University, this program allows students the opportunity to conduct research ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS—Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts (WIPA) recognized 15 graduating seniors on Monday evening for Senior Night at the Performing Arts School (PAS) located at 60 Locust Avenue in Berkeley Heights. Eight students performed for the event: Katherine Buchan of Summit, who has ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - TAPinto "Spotlight on Business" features local businesses and their owners who are important to our communities. Follow this column to receive a fresh perspective on small business owners and their unique needs while shining a spotlight on their stories. This edition ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - After winning a 2018 UC STEP Start Now Grant and participating in the UC STEP “Branches Against Bullying” Civic Engagement Campaign, students from New Providence High School were presented with a check and resolution by Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados on June ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Municipal Alliance to Prevent Alcohol and Drug Abuse, with support by the New Providence Police Department and the New Providence School District, held a two-day program at New Providence High School to educate the Juniors and Seniors on the dangers of drunk ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – As the Board of Education (BOE) President Adam Smith expressed the board’s condolences to the victims of yet another school shooting tragedy in Texas, James Vopal, teacher at the Salt Brook School, brought up mental health issues. In New Jersey, the biggest threat to students’ ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Board of Education (BOE) heard a presentation on the district’s curriculum and instruction updates at its Thursday, May 24 meeting. Jay Richter, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Supervision led the powerpoint presentation along with Reading Specialist ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Adam Smith, President of the Board of Education (BOE), brought up a parent proposal at the Thursday, May 10 board meeting. The proposal suggests the formation of an Educational Advisory Committee. However, the proposal did not gain much traction with the board members. Smith ...

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