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Plainfield High School Students Receive ‘Instant Admissions’ from Kean University

January 14, 2019

PLAINFIELD, NJ - For Eduardo Flores, Valedictorian of the Class of 2019 at Plainfield High School, being admitted to Kean University on Monday as part of the school's “instant admissions” process is the perfect chance to get a head start on his selection for college this Fall.

“It’s a great opportunity.  An open door, one of many, hopefully.”

Flores, ...

Rutgers—Camden Names Law School's First Woman, African-American, LGBT Co-Dean

CAMDEN, NJ— The new co-dean of Rutgers Law School in Camden is the first woman, the first African American and the first LGBT law dean at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. 

Rutgers University–Camden Chancellor Phoebe A. Haddon announced the appointment of Kimberly Mutcherson, a bioethics and health law scholar, as co-dean of Rutgers Law School in Camden. She ...

The Week Ahead in Plainfield: January 14-20

PLAINFIELD, NJ - TAPinto what's going on in and around town this week.  Read on to learn more about upcoming Plainfield meetings and events.


Easy Reader Book Club with Ms. J. in Room 2 at the Plainfield Public Library, 800 Park Ave., at 4 p.m.
Girls basketball:  at New Providence, 7 p.m.
Bowling:  vs. Roselle Catholic, at Jersey Lanes in Linden at ...

Plainfield: Aprende más sobre nuevo Woodland escuela primaria

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Un evento de apertura al público a cargo de la Autoridad de Desarrollo de
las Escuelas del Estado de Nueva Jersey para informar a la comunidad sobre la nueva escuela
primaria Woodland. La escuela será construida en la esquina de la East 7th St. y la Central St.
con una extensión de 13,28 acres que es de propiedad del Distrito Escolar de Plainfield.

Los ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Alumni Share Advice with Students

EDISON, NJ -- Six graduates from the Class of 2018 at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison participated in a panel discussion and answered questions about the college process and their transition from high school on Young Alumni College Day in the Berry Performing Arts Center. The discussion was moderated by Susan Swenson of Plainfield, Director of College Counseling.

This year's ...

Plainfield Resident Makes Northampton Community College Dean's List

BETHLEHEM, PA (01/10/2019)-- Ebubechukwu Aneke, a Business Administration student from Plainfield, has been named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2018 semester at Northampton Community College.

About Northampton Community College

With an enduring commitment to the regional community it serves and a focus on student success, Northampton Community College has developed a reputation as an ...

Plainfield: Get to Know Maxson Middle School's Project Lit Book Club

PLAINFIELD, NJ - You may recall that TAPinto Plainfield ran a series called Help a Plainfield Teacher before the school year began.  The articles had highlighted local teachers’ projects on

One of the projects that was featured was created by Shalonda Archibald, a Reading Specialist at Maxson Middle School.  She hoped to have her project funded to purchase ...

Wyatt Again President as Plainfield Board of Ed Reorganizes

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The oath of office was issued on Monday to Plainfield's newly elected Board of Education members.

Eric Andrews was administered the oath first for a one-year unexpired term.

John C. Campbell took the oath for another three-year term with his wife, Wilma, by his side.  Emily E. Morgan's swearing in followed.  And Richard Wyatt's son held the bible while ...

Plainfield Students Can Apply for Adele DeLeeuw Scholarship

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Adele DeLeeuw was a prominent Plainfield resident, and a patron of the arts.  She had established a scholarship fund to assist students in need in the Plainfield area for their pursuit of post-secondary education. 

Applications for high school seniors wishing to apply for the 2019 Adele DeLeeuw Scholarship are now available.  The scholarships range from $1,000 ...

Law Requiring Financial Literacy Education Signed Into Law

TRENTON, NJ – Legislation written to teach students about the importance of money management at a young age, and championed by Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly, was signed into law by Acting Governor Sheila Oliver on Thursday. The new law (A-1414) would direct the State Board of Education to require school districts to incorporate financial literacy instruction into the curriculum for students ...


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High School Students: Register Now for New Jersey Brain Bee Competition to be Held February 9

January 12, 2019

PISCATAWAY, NJ – New Jersey high school students have an opportunity to prove their brain power by competing in the 2019 Central New Jersey Regional Brain Bee.  Modeled after a traditional spelling bee, the Brain Bee is a live question and answer competition in which students are quizzed about the human brain and central nervous system. There is no cost to participate. The contest, ...