Education

May 7, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Murphy reported during his COVID briefing on Wednesday that effective May 19, the state will lift the prohibition on interstate indoor youth competitions. Additionally, he said that only 16 school districts are still all remote.  "We continue to work to see every school ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - Before the public budget hearing, the superintendent announced the elementary grades will be back in school, fully, on May 10, as the district, and this region in Bergen County, goes from high risk covid transmission to moderate risk. Superintendent Sean Adams told the Board of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — A high-ranking Rutgers executive says students who decline to take the COVID-19 vaccine should consider taking a gap year or transferring to another school. Antonio Calcado, the executive vice president for strategic planning and operations and chief operating officer, said ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - Preschool and elementary school students will move to full in-person learning five days per week beginning May 10, according to the superintendent. In an announcement released Friday evening, Superintendent Sean Adams said Phase IV, which includes full-time in-person learning will ...

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PARAMUS, NJ — As education officials explain they are "still exploring ways in which [they] can increase in-person learning," test results from January 2021 versus results from the same time in 2020 show "despite obstacles, we're still on track with historical progress," school officials ...

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Students will still face a version of the mandatory exam in the fall. But questions on the details linger. Special to TAPinto.net. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage.

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Joseph Postiglione, who teaches non-verbal autistic students in third to fifth grade at Mt. Pleasant Elementary School, wants to help his pupils build an outdoor courtyard that will be “their own comfortable place” and he will teach them “valuable life and social skills along the ...

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Music, art, theater all have ‘critical impact on our kids,’ educators say as they look to work within COVID-19 guidance. Special to TAPinto.net. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to ...

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Murphy says third wave means ‘long, hot summer.’ Special to TAPinto.net. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. New Jersey is now ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Area politicians and education advocates are now discussing ways to improve student proficiency in English Language Arts and math after a recent study of New Jersey schools found significant drops during the COVID-19 pandemic. JerseyCAN, a nonprofit focused on advocating for ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday announced that the NJ Dept. of Health has revised its guidance for local health departments on K-12 in-class operations.  The governor said that if masking and frequent hand-washing can be maintained by students and educators and support staff in a ...

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The COVID-19 challenges remain, some say, but worth the effort to end year in school. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. When ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - Board trustees applauded the superintendent of schools, who explained the recent planning process of getting district children back to more days of in-person learning, which is projected to go from four to five days per week on March 22.  "The teachers were great, the set-up was ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - The Board of Education approved a tentative budget of $100.4 million, which includes $634,000 of additional state aid, on March 15. Board trustees did not explain tax implications for the 2021-22 budget. Tax implications will likely be revealed when the final budget is presented ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - Students at Ridge Ranch Elementary School seemed happy to be back to 4 days per week in-school education that began on March 9. All schools in the district will continue toward 5 day per week in-person instruction by March 22. The public school district was on a 2-day per week ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - The district got back to the business of educating children in person, for more days during the week as of March 9. But it felt like anything but business as usual for children, parents and teachers as they welcomed the interaction and return to the beginning of normalcy, craved since ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - There was reason to celebrate in the borough as children were invited back into the public schools this week on a four-day per week schedule, Tuesday through Friday, an increase from the two-day per week in-person schedule. Superintendent Sean Adams shared photos from the return to ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - Students were back at school this week, four days per week, switching from two-day per week in-person learning, nearly a full year after the original covid-19 shutdown in March 2020. After much deliberation and instituting safety protocols, the schools opened for more days per week ...

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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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Sweeney bill, with support of powerful players, wins quick endorsement from Senate Education Committee. Special to TAPinto. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - Working with parent requests, the superintendent has announced in-person learning for grades k-12 will begin four days a week staring March 9 and five days a week as of March 22. While there are still students who will learn remotely because of parental preference, Superintendent ...

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NEWARK, NJ — As the Newark Public Schools District and other New Jersey schools move to transition students back into the classrooms next month, 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 ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - With a March 1 deadline come and gone for parents to commit their children to a hybrid or full-remote model of learning through the end of the year, the district administration is expected to announce this week which grades will return to full in-person learning. According to ...

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Districts will measure if students are learning at, above or below grade level in language arts, math and science. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, ...

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JERSEY CITY – Fulfilling a promise to make tuition-free community college a reality, Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday signed A4410, permanently establishing the Community College Opportunity Grant Program (CCOG) that will allow qualified students to attend any New Jersey community college without tuition ...

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Special to TAPinto. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. It’s the latest survey of school board members, administrators and ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy and Secretary of Higher Education Dr. Brian Bridges announced that $29.5 million in federal funding will be available to New Jersey’s institutions of higher education amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to support the goals of the State Plan for Higher ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy and New Jersey Department of Education (DOE) Acting Commissioner Dr. Angelica Allen-McMillan on Friday announced “The Road Forward,” a series of coordinated policy initiatives that dramatically expand the Administration’s efforts to identify and address the ...

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Special to TAPinto. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. NJ SPOTLIGHT-- For all the fanfare surrounding Friday’s guidance from the ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - Public schools in the district have come back to in-person learning and has been described as "wonderful" by Superintendent Sean Adams "It has been absolutely wonderful having our in-person learners back in the classrooms this week! As I visit each of our schools and observe the ...

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