Education

May 13, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — A flag emblazoned with Middlesex College’s new logo, officially trumpeting the school’s bold, new direction, ascended outside College Center. Once it reached its zenith, the assembled school officials realized it was upside down. On take two, the flag unfurled correctly, ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — As students and staff start to look to the end of the 2020-2021 school year, Piscataway Superintendent Dr. Frank Ranelli reminded families of some important dates to remember.  He listed them in his May 5 letter: May 13 – Eid-al-Fitr. All schools are closed for students ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ — Literacy Volunteers of Somerset County (LVSC) recently announced that Kathy England of Piscataway was one of three tutors chosen from New Jersey for Literacy NJ's Volunteer Excellence Award. “I really appreciate (the recognition), especially since it’s awarding me for something ...

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EAST STROUDSBURG, PA — Olivia Lukshides and Deandre Scott of Piscataway will graduate from the East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania this spring. Lukshides will receive a Master’s in Exercise Physiology and Scott will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with a minor in ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Dr. Alex Gray has been named Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Piscataway Township Schools. “In his new role, Dr. Gray will share his wealth of knowledge and experience in diversity and inclusion across the entire district,” said Superintendent Dr. Frank Ranelli ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - In-person classes have resumed on all five campuses of the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools. Since April 19, both academic and career-education classes have been held in person, although students still have the option of virtual education. Since ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Piscataway Superintendent Dr. Frank Ranelli announced Friday that students who currently attend school in-person as Group 1 or Group 2 hybrid students will soon be able to be there five days a week.  Under the new plan that starts Monday, May 17th, Ranelli said Mondays and ...

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FRANKLIN, MA — Dean College has announced that Piscataway resident Raen See will be the student speaker for the Class of 2021 at their 155th Commencement Ceremony. In their announcement, college officials said: “Raen is a bachelor’s degree recipient with a major in Arts and Entertainment ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Piscataway Township Schools announced Wednesday that the Friday, April 30th vaccination day for staff is cancelled, and students will resume their regular day of hybrid learning. Superintendent Dr. Frank Ranelli’s alert to Piscataway families said: “We are in the same ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Piscataway Township Schools announced that Friday, April 30th is the rescheduled COVID-19 vaccination date for all interested staff members. School officials made the announcement to parents on Friday noting that “to ensure the district’s proper operation, this day will be an ...

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Millions of Americans watched yesterday, as a verdict was delivered in the case against former Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, for the death of George Floyd. This case has caused pain and led to protests and candid discussions across the country, including here in Piscataway. We support ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Staff members in the Piscataway School District who were to be vaccinated against the coronavirus Wednesday will instead be scheduled for the Moderna vaccination at a later date. School officials made the announcement to parents on Tuesday adding that in-person instruction for ...

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Piscataway, NJ — Thanks to the New Jersey Department of Education Preschool Expansion Aid, Piscataway Township Schools can offer free preschool to Piscataway families.  A total of 329 seats in Children’s Corner Preschool classrooms will be offered to children who will be three or four years old ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Students and staff will be able to enjoy the Memorial Day weekend a little longer this year as the Piscataway Board of Education voted to close schools on Tuesday, June 1st, extending the holiday from the scheduled three days to four.   Board members approved the change to the ...

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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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PHILADELPHIA, PA — Two students from Piscataway have been named to the Fall 2020 Dean's List at University of the Sciences.  Jordan Davidson  Julianne Decastro  Selection for this award is based on completing and passing all assigned courses with no grade below a "C" and ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — In light of the COVID-19 pandemic that has limited students to virtual instruction and time spent away from their friends over the past year, Piscataway High School officials have assured Seniors that their efforts will not be forgotten, but will be celebrated with a series of ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Titilayo Van-Lare of Piscataway was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Van-Lare was initiated at Fordham University.  Van-Lare is among approximately 30,000 students, ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- With spring break coming to an end, district students and staff return to virtual instruction on Monday, April 5, an all-remote half day for Piscataway Township Schools.  “This change was made to the calendar in Summer 2020, and allowed us to accommodate professional ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Doug Baldwin, Piscataway Public Library’s Associate Director, was recently named the New Jersey Library Association’s Librarian of the Year. “The Librarian of the Year award is a wonderful acknowledgement of Doug's contributions to the New Jersey Library community,” said Heidi ...

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BETHLEHEM, PA — Lehigh University announced that Swetha Ramesh of Piscataway has been named to its Fall 2020 Dean’s List. The university bestows the Dean’s List award to students who have earned a 3.6 grade point average or higher while carrying at least 12 hours of regularly graded courses, ...

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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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PISCATAWAY, NJ — With the start of spring break almost here, Piscataway Superintendent Dr. Frank Ranelli provided information for families in his Wednesday update. “We begin our Spring Break on Monday, March 29. I hope all our families will be able to enjoy this time together, get outdoors, ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Students and staff at the Children’s Corner Pond will be on remote instruction for the rest of the week as Piscataway school officials reported that the building will be closed through the end of spring break for deep cleaning and disinfecting of exposed areas. Superintendent ...

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CLEAR LAKE REGION - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new relaxed guidelines for schools to navigate reopening in-person instruction amid the coronavirus pandemic. As of March 19, the CDC recommends students maintain 3 feet of social distance in classrooms—a decrease from ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — In a Friday letter to families, Superintendent Dr. Frank Ranelli gave an update on the return to in-person instruction in the Piscataway School District. He also provided information about spring break which begins on Monday, March 29. In his letter, Ranelli said: “Halfway ...

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COLLEGE PARK, MD -- The A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland has announced that William Spencer Irwin of Piscataway has made its Fall 2020 Dean's List.  Semester academic honors are awarded to full-time students who earned a GPA of 3.5 or higher while taking 12 or ...

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OLD WESTBURY, NY -- Lakshmi Parimala Parim of Piscataway completed the Computer Science MS program at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT).   Parim was one of more than 560 students who received degrees as fall graduates of NYIT’s Class of 2020.  About New York Institute of ...

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KINGSTON, RI -- The University of Rhode Island has announced that two local students have made the school's Fall 2020 Dean's List. To be included on the Dean's List, full-time students must have completed 12 or more credits for letter grades during a semester and achieved at least a 3.30 quality ...

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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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