Education

December 14, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - It was the Monday after the Thanksgiving holiday and phone calls started pouring into Newark Public Schools' central office. Parents and guardians of special education students wanted to know where their children’s buses were. “There were many children left at the doorstep,” said ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Supreme Court denied hearing an appeal from a group of Newark parents that challenged state law which requires newer teachers be laid off before more senior - and likely - tenured ones.  MORE: Newark Parents Ask State's Highest Court to Hear Suit Against Teacher ...

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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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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- David S. Blitzer, a co-owner of the New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia 76ers, and Crystal Palace FC, will return to Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School on Dec. 11 for his induction into the school's Hall of Fame. A graduate of the class of 1987, Blitzer went on to study ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - More than 100 Rutgers faculty members and students protested outside the university Board of Governors meeting Thursday and spoke out during the meeting demanding equal pay for instructors on the three campuses in Newark, Camden and New Brunswick. Currently, faculty at the Newark ...

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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 - TAPIntoNewBrunswick recently met Interim Chancellor Christopher J. Molloy at his office in the Old Queens administration building for a free-ranging interview. Molloy talked about the need for Rutgers University to sell its story to prospective students, to bring more capital ...

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NEWARK, NJ -  There are five major fines, lawsuits and federal investigations from previous administrations that could soon drain millions of dollars from the school district’s budget, according to Newark Public Schools Superintendent Roger León. One fine alone that has gone unpaid for three ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – On July 25, Christopher J. Molloy was named interim chancellor of Rutgers University-New Brunswick. In making the announcement, Rutgers President Robert Barchisaid Molloy was the obvious choice, as he “knows what it is to be a student, a faculty member and a dean at Rutgers-New ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— A gift from a local law firm will help students in the Minority Student Program at Rutgers Law School in Camden learn inside and outside of the classroom, helping to continue to promote diversity in the legal field. The Haddonfield-based firm Archer Law has pledged $100,000 over five ...

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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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MONTCLAIR, NJ - After announcing on Thursday that Montclair Public Schools would have a 2-hour delayed opening, school district officials decided to close schools for the day. District officials stated that staffing was te reason for the sudden change. The announcement came around 8:15 a.m. on ...

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NEWARK, NJ - All Newark Public Schools are closed today due to inclement weather, the district announced early Friday morning.  The central office opens at 10 a.m., but only essential staff should report to their respective locations, the Newark Board of Education tweeted. Classes at Essex ...

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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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WEST CALDWELL, NJ – Hundreds of middle school students and their parents flocked to the student fair hosted by the Essex County School of Technology’s West Caldwell Campus on Saturday afternoon.  Visitors got to interact with administrators, faculty and current students, and participate in live ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Adult residents are headed to the polls today to decide if they want the city’s school board to be appointed by the mayor or elected by voters, but Newark Public Schools students have already made their minds up in a mock election. A total of 3,480 students in 8th through 12th ...

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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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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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NEWARK, NJ - The demand for more mental health programs for Newark Public Schools students has been coming up again and again at school board meetings, and on Tuesday it seemed to reach a tipping point. In September, the superintendent alluded to a mental health incident that occurred in Science ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The prior interim superintendent of Newark Public Schools was selected yesterday as the chief incoming administrator to lead Marion P. Thomas Charter School (MPTCS).  A. Robert Gregory was unanimously approved by MPTCS' Board of Trustees yesterday to take the helm as superintendent, ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The first thing people usually ask when looking to move to a new neighborhood? How are the schools? In the case of Newark, building up the school system may be one way to attract newcomers to the city while also providing for long-time residents. The best way to do that starts ...

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Charter school leaders and their advocates are gathering in Newark Thursday morning for their annual conference amid a new reality: the state's top elected official—unlike his predecessor—is not a strong supporter of the alternative public schools that have taken root over the last two decades in ...

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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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NEWARK, NJ - Job recruiters from 11 companies across multiple industries will be on hand at an upcoming job fair at Essex County College, which is open to students and the public. The fair will be held Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the college’s fourth floor multipurpose room at 303 ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Essex County College was not one of the colleges selected by Gov. Phil Murphy's administration to receive a subsidy that would help pay unmet tuition for eligible students. All 19 community colleges in the state applied to participate in the Community College Innovation ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Diana Freeman, a seventh and eighth-grade science teacher at the newly constructed South Street School, said good teachers often make do without the latest technology or facilities. Still, she appreciated her state-of-the-art science lab at the brand new South Street School, which ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Newly appointed Superintendent Roger León signaled at a board of education meeting last night that a massive reorganization was coming to Newark Public Schools. “I'm a superintendent who is working in this school district that is not organized the way this superintendent believes it ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The Newark Public School District is pledging to increase student opportunities to attend college by starting to work with children while they are in in middle school. The push by Newark Public Schools Superintendent Roger León comes amid a study from Rutgers University - Newark, ...

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TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint legislative panel 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 ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Board of Education postponed a controversial proposal to cut back on standardized tests in certain grades and subjects, just minutes before it was set to vote on the plan. The decision put off the vote was a setback to Gov. Phil Murphy, who campaigned on eliminating ...

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