Education

October 8, 2018

Indigenous Peoples' Day occurs every year on the second Monday of October, a day traditionally celebrated as Columbus Day, but in recent years have shifted focus to illuminate the experiences of Native Americans and Indigenous People, who were nearly exterminated in parts of what was known as "the ...

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This week, Governor Phil Murphy authorized a pilot program that will provide "last-dollar" Community College Opportunity Grants to students enrolled at least half time in 13 community colleges, including Bergen Community. The funding kicks in during the Spring 2019 semester.  “Today we are ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – Today, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco and leaders from the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School announced that the medical school has assumed operation of the Bergen County Medical Examiner’s Office, commencing an innovative new partnership announced earlier this year. The first ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Classes at Bergen County Academies are back in session, this year with a teacher who has been nationally recognized for her dedication and commitment to seeing her students succeed. Donna Leonardi, who teaches Pharmacology, Biotechnology, and works individually with students on ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. – More than 14,000 students helped kick off the fall semester at Bergen Community College today, Wednesday, Sept. 5, beginning an academic year that will culminate with the institution’s 50th commencement ceremony in May 2019. President Michael D. Redmond, Ph.D., greeted students at ...

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PARAMUS, NJ -- September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month and local libraries are reminding everyone that this month is an incredible time to get one. The American Library Association (ALA) wants library members to feel like superheroes so Disney Pixar's superhero family, the Incredibles, ...

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Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration is facing a Friday deadline to respond to a lawsuit seeking to desegregate schools in cities like Newark, Camden, New Brunswick, as well as districts throughout the state with a large population of minority students. Such a lawsuit drives directly to New ...

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Waldwick, NJ –The Forum School has announced the recent addition of Kristen Goodman-McCloskey, BCBA as the school’s board certified behavior analyst. As a BCBA, Krissy joins The Forum School staff with the gold standard in professional credentials in the field of autism. The board certified ...

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Bergen Community College will offer special Saturday registration hours at its Philip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center location at 355 Main Street, Hackensack this week. Students can visit Saturday, Aug. 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to register for the fall semester, which begins Sept. 5. Bergen will ...

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PARAMUS, NJ -- An arrest has been made after a three month investigation into terroristic threats made to Paramus Catholic High School. On Thursday, May 10, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office received information that a telephone caller using technology to disguise his calling line identity ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – The Bergen County Academies was recognized and ranked by the website Polarislist for being one of the best high schools in New Jersey and one of the best in the country for sending its graduating students to three of the most elite colleges. It was ranked in the top 10 in the U.S.

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PARAMUS, NJ – Bergen Community College has received recognition from SR Education Group as one of the nation’s top schools for online programs offering low-income students greater opportunity for upward economic mobility. “Staying true to the community college mission of access and opportunity, ...

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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 last week. The program, the Community College Innovation Challenge, is the first phase of the governor’s initiative to provide two years of ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- On Thursday afternoon, Bergen County Executive signed an act creating a Young Adult Homelessness Task Force, aimed at providing support services and assisting homeless young adults and unaccompanied youth aged 18 to 24.  The effort comes on the heels of the County’s recent success ...

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TRENTON, NJ— Some county college students in Bergen County could attend classes in 2019 for free thanks to a pilot program launched by Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration this week.  The program, the Community College Innovation Challenge, is the first phase of the governor’s initiative to provide ...

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CLIFFSIDE PARK – Governor Phil Murphy celebrated the signing of a school funding bill the Governor's office called "historic" today, appearing at a signing ceremony this morning at a Cliffside Park elementary school. The bill makes changes to the state's school funding formula that will result in ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Board of Governors has 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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PARAMUS, NJ -- On June 20, 2018, Westfield Garden State Plaza’s retailers and restaurants participated in the mall-wide initiative Shop & Dine For A Cause by donating funds and a percentage of their sales for the day to support the victims and families of the East Brook school bus ...

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PARAMUS, NJ -- The first ever Jr. Police Academy in the 96 year history of Paramus concluded Friday afternoon, with a joyous ceremony in East Brook Middle School. Many of the 40 graduates, rising 7th graders from the two middle schools, were eager to share the great experiences they had had during ...

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RIVER EDGE, NJ -- Today, Congressman Josh Gottheimer announced the bipartisan Miranda Vargas School Bus Driver Red Flag Act – or “Miranda’s Law,” in honor of Miranda Vargas, the East Brook Middle School student killed in the tragic bus accident last month. The bus crashed when the driver, whose ...

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PARAMUS, NJ -- Early Monday morning, in the East Brook Middle School gym, the Paramus Police Department began its first ever Jr. Police Academy, which will last the entire week, and offer middle school students a unique learning experience. A total of 40 rising 7th graders from East Brook and ...

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PARAMUS, NJ -- Yesterday, Congressman Josh Gottheimer spoke at the Opioid Epidemic and Securing our Schools in Suburbia Conference at Bergen Community College. The audience and panelists included law enforcement officials, educators, mental health professionals and addiction recovery ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – Representatives from the Act Now Foundation – a grassroots nonprofit that works to educate people about Alzheimer’s disease – will be at the County’s Division of Senior Services on the second floor at One Bergen County Plaza every Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to provide ...

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PARAMUS, NJ -- This Saturday, June 16, Applebee’s of Paramus will host a Flapjack Fundraiser to support the victims of the tragic East Brook Middle School bus accident on May 17. The fundraiser, from 8:00-10:00am, will include flapjacks, sausage, scrambled eggs and a beverage of coffee, juice, ...

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In the wake of the May 17 bus crash that claimed the lives of a Paramus student and teacher, and injured dozens more, a federal bill has been introduced to make seatbelts mandatory in all school buses. Tuesday in Fair Lawn, Congressman Josh Gottheimer announced the bipartisan Secure Every Child ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – Around 10:30 AM Thursday morning, a bus filled with East Brook Middle School 5th Grade Students was involved in a motor vehicle accident along I-80 in Mount Olive, NJ. The students were enroute to Waterloo Village for a class field trip. It was initially reported that the bus had ...

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PARAMUS - Although The Dork Side was not crowned winners of NBC’s new hit show “Genius Junior”, Paramus’s Shivani Sahu won over the hearts and the brains of members of the community. Nicknamed the “Talking Dictionary”, Ridge Ranch Elementary School Student Shivani and her teammates made a run to ...

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STAFFORD - Southern Regional Boys Basketball Head Coach Eric Fierro announced recently the schedule for a number of weeks of basketball instruction this summer at the Southern Regional campus. Southern Boys Basketball Camps are designed to introduce area youth basketball players to the skills ...

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