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Second Street Youth Center Cuts Ribbon on New Facility in Plainfield

September 19, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Despite Wednesday's heat, a crowd gathered at Second Street Youth Center (SSYC), the innovative new early childhood education and community youth center featuring 14 state-of-the-art classrooms, a playground, and a 1,000 square foot aquaponic urban farm and agricultural education center, for its ribbon cutting ceremony.

SSYC is an anchor institution in ...

Rutgers President Barchi Staying 2 More Years

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University President Robert Barchi has agreed to continue in that position for two more years, university officials said.

Members of the university board of governors asked him to remain at least two more years, and he agreed, officials said.

“Bob Barchi has been a remarkable leader for Rutgers,” board president Sandy Stewart said.  He said ...

Lawmakers Question State Education Commissioner on Rush to Phase Out PARCC

TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided.

State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a joint hearing of the Senate and Assembly Education committees on Monday to testify ...

Bus Safety Bills Continue to Make Their Way Through NJ Legislature

TRENTON, NJ – A series of school bus safety bills that aim to improve bus safety and accident response, make bus drivers and company’s more accountable and require every student to carry an identification card at school-sponsored, off-campus activities cleared the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee on Friday. The bills are sponsored by Senator Joseph Lagana, Senate ...

The Week Ahead in Plainfield: September 17-23

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

MONDAY

Storytime with Ms. Rosa at 6 p.m. at the Plainfield Public Library, 800 Park Ave.
Boys soccer:  a home game vs. Central HS-Newark, at 4 p.m. at Hub Stine.
Girls volleyball:  away at AL Johnson, 4 p.m.
Girls ...

State Board of Education Postpones Vote on PARCC Rollbacks

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Board of Education postponed a controversial proposal to cut back on standardized tests in certain grades and subjects, just minutes before it was set to vote on the plan.

The decision put off the vote was a setback to Gov. Phil Murphy, who campaigned on eliminating the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment on ...

The Week Ahead in Plainfield: September 10-16

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

MONDAY

Code Combat continues at the library, 800 Park Ave., for 9-17 year olds.  In the Computer Lab, from 4 to 5 p.m.  For more info, call Andrew Eason at 908-757-1111 ext. 139, or email teens@plfdpl.info.
Girls ...

Plainfield Planning Board Allows UCC Project Reduction

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Pleading higher than budgeted bid results, Union County College Facilities Director Robert Hogan asked the Plainfield Planning Board Thursday to approve a scaled-down plan for new facilities. While Hogan and the board traded vows of support for the Plainfield campus, the board insisted the money gap could be filled somehow, but Hogan stood his ground. Finally a board majority ...

Scenes from the First Day of School at Plainfield High School

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield Public Schools welcomed students back to school across the district on Thursday.

Gentlemen Making Changes Inc. met students at Plainfield High School. The group recruited members of the community to support the students as they returned, citing the importance of mentors in the lives of the local youth.

Both students and parents had been invited to attend an event ...

Plainfield Back-to-School Safety Tips

PLAINFIELD, NJ - A new school year starts, and TAPinto Plainfield is recycling tips from last year to remind residents to slow down, and share the road with students, pedestrians, and bicyclists.

If you drop students off at school, don't double park; it blocks the visibility for other children and vehicles.  Don't load or unload children across the street from the school.  If ...

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NJ Education Commissioner Discusses PARCC Changes, Plans for New Statewide Assessment at Joint Assembly & Senate Education Committee Hearing

September 17, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – With changes slated for the PARCC test as part of the plan by the Murphy administration to transition to a different statewide assessment, the Assembly and Senate Education committees held a joint hearing on Monday to hear from the commissioner of education about the proposed changes to ensure they do not interfere with the delivery of education in the state.

The ...