Education

September 23, 2018

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 It's the Easy Reader Book Club with Ms. J. in the Children's Room at the Plainfield Public Library.  At 3:30 p.m., 800 Park Ave. An ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 The Coffee Box presents Labor Day Coffee Sippin' Jazz with the GBP Band.  At 1359 South Ave., from 12 to 2 p.m. Check out the back-to-school ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - In case you missed it, here is a recap of this week's top news. Catch up by clicking on the links. Plainfield Man Arrested in Connection With Attempted Sexual Assault in Bridgewater, According to Prosecutor Scotch Plains-Fanwood HS Swimmer:  Belmar Lifeguard Rescues Beached ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Start your Sunday in Plainfield at duCret School of Art with the Freedom Church and Gentlemen Making Changes book bag giveaway event. One hundred book bags, along with school supplies, will be given away to area children. Stop by from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 1030 Central ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Interim Superintendent Bolandi wrapped up the summer’s BOE activities by providing a brief update at last evening’s BOE combined business meeting. Programs under the recently approved BOE reorganization plan are on track to be implemented with the start of the school year as the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Holy Savior Academy’s annual Welcome Back/Open House event will be held on Wednesday August 29th from 6p-8p.   This night provides the opportunity to meet with friends and faculty before the school year begins.  Parents and students are encouraged to bring in their school ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - TAPinto what's going on in and around town this week.  Read on to learn more about upcoming Plainfield news and events. MONDAY The Cedarbrook K-8 Center's administration is holding a meet and greet session, and there will be a PTO presentation.  At 1049 Central Ave. from 6 ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Education Association held public interviews with Board of Education candidates on Wednesday at Emerson Community School.  Six candidates who are running for one of the three three-year seats participated in the forum. Alma Blanco, David Graves, Harry M. Watson ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The TAPinto Plainfield spotlight series continues.  Today, read about Mrs. Archibald, a Maxson Middle School teacher who participates in the national Project Lit initiative, and her campaign on DonorsChoose.org. Our series highlights local teachers who need help funding ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Education Association (PEA) will host a Board of Education candidates forum on Wednesday at Emerson Community School. There were nine people who had filed for three three-year seats in July:  Alma Blanco, David Graves, Melba Mullins, Rebecca Perkins, Timothy A.

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The TAPinto Plainfield spotlight series is three for three.  We have shared the stories about three teachers' DonorsChoose.org campaigns, and all of them are now fully funded.  But we're not done yet! The series focuses on local teachers who need help funding classroom ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Before students head back to school on Sept. 6, they will have the opportunity to collect school supplies and backpacks at events thrown by generous Plainfield organizations. Take note, and save the following dates. This Friday, Aug. 24, there's a Back2School Block Party.  The ...

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PLAINFIELD – Union County College (UCC) and Warren County Community College (WCCC) have established an agreement to provide students at WCCC with the opportunity to earn their Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Associate degree from UCC. UCC's President Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin was joined by ...

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UPDATE:  This project has been fully funded! PLAINFIELD, NJ - Today's teacher being featured in the TAPinto Plainfield spotlight series is Ms. Urquizo of Evergreen Elementary School. The series is focusing on local teachers who need a little help funding classroom projects they've posted on ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - TAPinto what's going on in and around town this week.  Read on to learn more about upcoming Plainfield news and events. MONDAY There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Watchung Reservation Sensory Trail, a 0.3 mile loop with a central gazebo.  The interpretive ...

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UPDATE:  This project has been fully funded! PLAINFIELD, NJ - TAPinto Plainfield is continuing its spotlight series focusing on local teachers who need a little help funding classroom projects they've posted on DonorsChoose.org. Yesterday we told you about Mrs. Hutchinson of Hubbard Middle ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Did you miss any of this week’s top news stories on TAPinto Plainfield? Click on the headlines to catch up: Plainfield’s Ecuadorians celebrate at flag raising ceremony 10th Annual School Supply Drive by Plainfield's Netherwood Heights Neighbors Underway Save the Date for ...

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UPDATE:  This project has been fully funded! PLAINFIELD, NJ - Students and parents are enjoying the last days of summer, while teachers are preparing lesson plans and organizing classrooms for the upcoming school year. TAPinto Plainfield is shining a spotlight on Plainfield teachers who need ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield's Second Street Youth Center (SSYC) summer camp attendees will hold their Summer Showcase presentation as part of the camp's STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) program. According to a press release, "The SSYC summer camp keeps pace with continued ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced that 63 artists, historians and local non-profit organizations will receive funding through the 2018 Union County HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant Program. “The recipients of HEART Grants are a ...

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