Education

July 27, 2021

NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey was ranked as the country's third best school system in the country, according to personal finance website WalletHub's annual list States with the Best and Worst School Systems. Only two states Massachusetts (No.1) and Connecticut (No. 2)  ranked higher New Jersey. New York ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Under a trio of bills signed into law on Thursday by Governor Phil Murphy, New Jersey veterans and active military service members will have easier access to higher education, and expanded access to the disabled veterans’ property tax exemption. An annual grant program within the ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Alfred Baumann Free Public Library's annual Summer Reading Program for children and teens, “Tails & Tales,” ends on Aug. 21. It’s not too late to join! Even though there are no summer reading requirements for students of Charles Olbon and Beatrice Gilmore Schools, the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa assured parents that Critical Race Theory is not being taught in the District of the Chathams at the regular meeting of the Chatham Board of Education on Monday night. The board's curriculum committee met before the BOE meeting and LaSusa's ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ — Provisions requiring the U.S. Department of Transportation to study the effectiveness of three-point seatbelts on school busses passed in Congress Friday with bipartisan support.  The legislation was initially introduced to Congress as part of the SECURES Act by Representative ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Governor Murphy, New Jersey Department of Education (DOE) Acting Commissioner Dr. Angelica Allen McMillan and New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli announced on Monday a series of coordinated recommendations and guidance documents to assist school districts and ...

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LITTLE FALLS, N.J. - The Little Falls Public Library held their 105th anniversary with lots of activities and much fanfare on June 12.  Staffers and patrons alike celebrated on the front lawn of the library, adhering to eased COVID-19 restrictions. They celebrated with Story Time and Crafts with ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Alfred Baumann Library kicked off its summer reading program this week with "Dinosaurs Rock!," an educational and fun program that included real, genuine dinosaur artifacts from Dinosaurs Rock. Kids were able to touch the artifacts, try to pick up a piece of a meteor, and ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Commencement was held on June 21 for the Memorial Middle School Class of 2021 for the first time ever on Memorial Field behind the school.  In 1958, the first 8th grade graduation was held in the school gym. Each year, students graduated in the gym until the event was moved ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ- The Randolph Board of Education’s Special Meeting on June 21 was a four plus hour affair, consisting of cheering, booing, rousing ovations, multiple interruptions, and once again - chaos and confusion.  Over 40 people representing a diverse demographic took to the podium for the ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The state Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a decision to allow the expansion of seven charter schools in Newark, rejecting a challenge that argued the state Education Commissioner erred in granting expansions to the schools several years ago.  The Court ruled in its conclusion that ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Governor Murphy signed legislation (S3434/A5366) which offers an additional year of public education and related services to students with disabilities. According to the Governor's office, this bill will provide a temporary one-year extension of special education and related ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ- The Randolph Board of Education voted unanimously to remove the names of all holidays from the school calendar, and plans to simply call everything "Day Off".  The decision shocked those who were left in attendance, after many others had walked out or been asked to leave by security ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Hawthorne Superintendent of Schools Richard Spirito was recognized Friday morning as the Passaic County Superintendent of the Year for 2020-2021 by the Passaic County Association of School Administrators. Spirito received a handsome award in recognition of his stellar service to ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Jonathan G.S. Koppell has been selected as Montclair State University’s 9th president, the Board of Trustees announced today. A nationally regarded scholar of policy, organization and management who transformed the public affairs college at Arizona State University into one of the ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Passaic Valley Regional High School is celebrating its 80th anniversary with its students, staff and the community. Next week, there are several special events planned.  On Monday, June 7, "A Legacy of Local Leadership" mayoral panel discussion will be available to view ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark Public Schools District officials have laid out the financial groundwork for a new architecture and design vocational-technical high school to be built in the East Ward.  District officials on Friday held a public hearing and entered into a $160 million lease agreement for ...

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TRENTON, NJ – In an effort to ensure students are receiving adequate civics and government education, the Assembly on Thursday sent legislation to the Governor sponsored by Senators Troy Singleton, Linda Greenstein, Shirley Turner and M. Teresa Ruiz, which would require civics instruction in middle ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ- Randolph Township Board of Education unanimously agreed to modify all future school calendars so that the ‘Columbus Day’ wording is replaced with ‘Indigenous Peoples Day’ during the May 13 board meeting.  Superintendent Jennifer Fano commenced the meeting with the announcement that ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two-time Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey told the Rutgers Class of 2021 graduating during a global pandemic and racial unrest that has gripped the nation over the past year that they can use the convergence of these two difficult moments in our history to build a more hopeful ...

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WASHINGTON, DC — K-12 schools in the United States should continue to use masks for the remainder of 2020-2021 academic year as all students will not be vaccinated yet, this according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance issued Sat. May 15.  In the latest update, the ...

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WAYNE, NJ — Seton Hall University is the latest New Jersey college that now requires all students and employees to be vaccinated for the fall 2021 semester. The catholic university in South Orange joins a list of now fourteen major NJ institutions to require inoculation in some form before the ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University is requiring all students and employees to be vaccinated for the fall 2021 semester.  The school sent an email this week to the school community communicating the University's Executive Cabinet decision.  “We know that reaching a high vaccination level ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A group of local activists held a rally outside the offices of the Jersey City Board of Education Monday demanding the removal, whether by firing or resignation, of Howard Zlotkin, the Dickinson High School teacher recorded going into a tirade at four African American students ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The Passaic Valley Regional High School Board of Education announces that Mr. Bracken Healy will be appointed as Superintendent of Schools its Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, May 11 at 7p.m. All are welcome to join the Zoom meeting as the Board welcomes Healy to our ...

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WAYNE, NJ — For the last fourteen months, New Jerseyans have been in the midst of the worst global pandemic in most of our lifetimes. The number of positive cases of COVID-19 in NJ has just recently reached the 1 million mark. This is one out of every nine people in the state. Just over 25,000 have ...

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SOUTH ORANGE/MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A school year like no other has prompted South Orange-Maplewood parents to launch the community's first independent elementary school. The Village School of South Orange is accepting applications for students starting this fall in grades kindergarten through ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Board of Education recently held a public hearing for and adopted its 2021-2022 school district operating budget. The total budget is $20,138,326. The local tax levy, the amount to be raised by taxation is $17,439,723, which is up 2% from the current year’s ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Jordan Clarida, a sophomore majoring in public health, traveled to Rutgers on Wednesday to become the first student vaccinated at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy because she wanted to be part of the movement that ends the pandemic and saves lives. “Having the vaccine ...

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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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