Education

May 6, 2021

EAST STROUDSBURG, PA — Plainfield resident Ibrahim Helm will be among the 979 students who will receive degrees from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania at four separate commencement ceremonies for each of the university colleges on May 7 and May 8. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ...

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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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Eaton Brown Jr. will graduate from Plainfield High School next month, and he has committed to continuing his studies at SUNY Buffalo State. Starting this Fall, he will major in Criminal Justice, and he will also continue his football journey, this time as a Bengal. TAPinto ...

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UNION, NJ – All Kean University students must receive the COVID-19 vaccine before the beginning of the Fall 2021 semester, according to a message on their website from University President Lamont O. Repollet. By August 31, 2021, all Kean students must submit a vaccination record to the ...

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Etbaal Hernandez Cuapio, a senior at the Plainfield Academy for the Arts & Advanced Studies, or PAAAS, has made the decision to attend Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX, in the Fall. Founded in 1873, the school includes "diversity, equity and inclusion" in its core ...

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Daron Montgomery will graduate from Plainfield High School next month, and will attend Dean College, a private, residential college "grounded in a culture and tradition that all students deserve the opportunity to discover and exceed their greatest aspirations." Located in Franklin, Massachusetts, ...

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Kenya Irving will graduate from the Plainfield Academy for the Arts & Advanced Studies (PAAAS.) next month, and will attend Rutgers University-Newark in the Fall where she will major in Psychology. She is also a Rutgers Upward Bound scholar. TAPinto Plainfield congratulates Kenya and the ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Calling all Plainfield High School and P.A.A.A.S. Class of 2021 parents: Send us your Decision Day photos because we're publishing Decision Day photos for everyone in town to see. Send the photos, student's name, school, and any other information you'd like to share with the ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Mayors for Main Street, an alliance of 22 mayors across five counties, is urging Gov. Phil Murphy to eliminate the 200-person outdoor gathering limit as June high school graduations approach. Current guidelines state that there is no limit for outdoor gatherings for wedding ...

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GALESBURG, IL — Zhidan Niu of Plainfield has been named to the Dean's List of distinguished students for the 2021 Winter Term at Knox College, a liberal arts college in Galesburg, IL. To be named to the Dean's List, a student must have earned at least 2.5 credits in the term, with a grade point ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — A high-ranking Rutgers executive says students who decline to take the COVID-19 vaccine should consider taking a gap year or transferring to another school. Antonio Calcado, the executive vice president for strategic planning and operations and chief operating officer, said ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield's Board of Education agenda for Tuesday's business meeting includes a resolution to approve the appointment of Perry Medina, at a prorated salary of $139,524, as the principal at Plainfield High School, effective July 1. Medina, if appointed, will replace Acting ...

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Schools get details of plan to postpone standardized tests and word on what to expect in the new school year.  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. To read more, ...

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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 — Plainfield's Blessing Babayemi, a Doctor of Pharmacy student, has been named to the Fall 2020 Dean's List at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, PA. Selection for this award is based on completing and passing all assigned courses with no grade below a "C" and attaining ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Joseph Postiglione, who teaches non-verbal autistic students in third to fifth grade at Mt. Pleasant Elementary School, wants to help his pupils build an outdoor courtyard that will be “their own comfortable place” and he will teach them “valuable life and social skills along the ...

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Music, art, theater all have ‘critical impact on our kids,’ educators say as they look to work within COVID-19 guidance. 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 ...

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Mobile Vaccine Operation At Warinanco Park in Roselle Will Run From 1-8 p.m. UNION COUNTY, NJ----The Union County Board of Commissioners today announced the County will hold a mobile clinic to vaccinate educators and school personnel on Tuesday, April 6th from 1-8 p.m. at Warinanco Park in ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Area politicians and education advocates are now discussing ways to improve student proficiency in English Language Arts and math after a recent study of New Jersey schools found significant drops during the COVID-19 pandemic. JerseyCAN, a nonprofit focused on advocating for ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The New Jersey Dept. of Health (NJDOH) has released updated COVID-19 K-12 operational guidance for local health departments (LHDs). The updated guidance, which reflects recent changes to K-12 recommendations from the CDC, is aligned with the goal of opening schools for in-person ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  – Rutgers University will require the COVID-19 vaccine for students who are enrolled for the 2021 fall semester. Assurances from the federal government that vaccines will be available for all Americans by the end of May and assessments by public health experts prompted ...

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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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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 the CDC's original ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — A preliminary budget overview for the Plainfield Public Schools 2021/2022 school year was presented to school board members at Tuesday's work and study meeting. Some key takeaways? An increase of almost $29 million in state aid, a second year in a row with no increase in property ...

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Sweeney bill, with support of powerful players, wins quick endorsement from Senate Education Committee. Special to TAPinto. 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. To read ...

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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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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Take a look at what the Plainfield Public Schools District is doing to welcome students back into school buildings, and to keep both them and staff members safe. Superintendent Dr. Diana Mitchell's presentation at the Board of Education Work & Study meeting Tuesday included a ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ -- Holy Trinity School celebrated Read Across America Day on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.  Principal Dr. Adele Ellis read from two of her favorite children's books, Pigeon HAS to Go to School, and Don't Let Pigeon Drive the Bus, by Mo Williams.  Dr. Ellis also announced a reading ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey will expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility later this month to millions more people including teachers, the homeless and clergy, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday. Educators have been among the groups lobbying for higher prioritization. As of March 15, K-12 educators and ...

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Districts will measure if students are learning at, above or below grade level in language arts, math and science. 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. To read more, ...

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