Education

November 18, 2018

Trenton, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) announced the return of the “Troops to Teachers” program to support the transition of veterans and members of the Armed Forces to careers in teaching. Over the next five years, the NJDOE will receive nearly $1 million to support and ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Friends and Families of the Plainfield Bands will present their inaugural Battle of the Bands event on Saturday, and you're invited.  All of the proceeds benefit the Plainfield High School Marching Band. The organizers are made up of individuals that provide support and ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Public School district has announced that all Thursday after school programs and activities have been canceled. Additionally, Cresthaven Academy will have an early dismissal at 12:45 p.m.

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield High School senior Toran Smith on Wednesday signed his letter of intent to attend Coppin State University in Baltimore, MD. Smith said, "I am happy for the support that my mother, my father, my brother, my sister, my coach have given me. I am just glad that you have ...

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METUCHEN, NJ - Know a student that soars through math challenges without hesitation?  Have a Math whiz in the family?  It's time to get them to sign up for the Saint Joseph High School Annual Mathematics Competition.    The event is open to any New Jersey students in grades seven or eight.   The ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - A special assembly was held at Plainfield's Frederic W. Cook School to commemorate the service of U.S. Veterans, and to present Certificates of Appreciation to family members. The presentation included a “Thank You” from all of the children at the school. “This is the tenth year ...

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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 Plainfield Public Library will be closed in observance of Veterans Day.  The City of Plainfield will be also be ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Project SEARCH program at Overlook Medical Center which, since launching in 2016, has seen 15 out of 18 interns securing competitive employment in the community, will be hosting an open house event for prospective students and families on December 12, from 7 - 8:30 p.m, at the ...

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PLAINFIELD, N.J. --  Shaun Keating, a senior at Union Catholic and Plainfield resident was honored at the school for receiving a Letter of Commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Program. The Thursday ceremony included an opening prayer that Keating wrote and delivered during the fifth ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - There is a bevy of activities - dinner and dancing, art, wildlife, and more -  from which to choose this weekend in and around Plainfield.  Where will we see you? FRIDAY 11/9 A Domestic Violence Awareness presentation by the Union County Rape Crisis Center, the Union County ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Unofficial results are in for Plainfield for the 2018 General Election, with residents casting their votes for Elton Armady, Joylette Mills-Ransome, and Ashley Davis for City Council seats.  The Children First slate swept the race for seats on the school board. Armady beat out ...

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Teams of Rotarians and volunteers are fanning out to the three elementary schools in North Plainfield, and the ten elementary schools and three charter schools in Plainfield during the months of October and November to give a dictionary to every third grade student.  A total of twelve hundred ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Students from 11 Central New Jersey schools competed in the League of Women Voters' (Greater New Brunswick Chapter) inaugural "Y Vote" contest earlier this year.  Already a big hit, the contest drew 91 responses - 77 essays, and 14 videos. The top entries in both categories ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - In recognition of School Violence Awareness Week in October, administrators at Hubbard Middle School in Plainfield hosted several school based youth services programs (SBYSP) aimed at identifying and mentoring 7th and 8th grade boys who may be considered “at-risk” due to a number ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Board of Education and its community partner, The Plainfield Arts Council, wrapped up a month long celebration of Hispanic heritage with a colorful festival. Held in the auditorium at Plainfield High School, the evening was filled with musical and dance selections ...

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EDISON, NJ -- Stan DeLaurentiis of Plainfield, a senior at The Wardlaw + Hartridge School in Edison, certainly represented his school and country well at the Chinese Bridge Chinese Proficiency Competition. The event, held in Kunming City of southwest China's Yunnan Province, featured 110 teams of ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The opening of the Simon Youth Academy, a first in the state of New Jersey to provide at-risk youth an opportunity to earn a high school diploma has been opened at The Mills at Jersey Gardens Mall in the City of Elizabeth. “The Union County Freeholder Board is proud to support ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - TAPinto Plainfield is profiling the candidates running for Board of Education in the General Election on Nov. 6.  Here, we learn more about Timothy Priano, an independent candidate running for a three-year term. What is your educational background?  Tonawanda Senior High School, ...

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MADISON, NJ - Chariane Nkengfack of Plainfield, a student at Fairleigh Dickinson University's Florham Campus in Madison, has been named to the Honors List for the Spring 2018 semester. Other students named to the Dean's and Honors Lists include: Honors List:  Jennifer Turcios-Reyes and ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Garden Club once again hosted Jefferson School third graders at Summit’s Reeves Arboretum as part of the club’s Civic Outreach program. Two visits were arranged, October 12 and 19, to accommodate the students at the center. The day began with an introduction by ...

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EDISON, NJ -- Pulitzer prize winning journalist and author Sonia Nazario made an enlightening presentation to Upper and Middle School students in the Berry Performing Arts Center and later met with Upper Schoolers in a small group discussion in the Center for Global Learning during an appearance at ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - After an update by Interim Superintendent Dr. Ronald Bolandi on Tuesday, his first Plainfield Board of Education meeting in over a month due to a medical issue, two presentations were given, one of which hadn't been on the agenda. Denise Shipman, District Anti-Bullying ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Interim Superintendent Dr. Ronald Bolandi, who has been out due to a medical issue, was at Tuesday's Board of Education meeting and provided an update on district affairs in Plainfield. "I’m back temporarily.  I’m starting to ease myself back into the school district.  I don’t ...

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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 Plainfield High School ninth graders and their parents will take part in a special reading event with Nic Stone, author of the book Dear ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Start your Saturday in Plainfield running a 5K around town, and after the sun sets, enjoy the sounds of Wagner at Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church. The 8th Annual Plainfield-Queen City Historic 5K Walk/Run for Life is a USATF-sanctioned event that kicks off at 8 a.m. at city ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield High School ninth graders and their parents will take part in a special reading event on Monday, Oct 15 with Nic Stone.  Stone, author of the book Dear Martin, will meet with the freshman class in the auditorium at the high school, at 950 Park Ave., from 9 to 10:30 ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Charter school leaders and their advocates are gathering in Newark Thursday morning for their annual conference amid a new reality: the state's top elected official—unlike his predecessor—is not a strong supporter of the alternative public schools that have taken root over the last two ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Need your car washed?  Support the students at Hubbard Middle School and get a sparkling clean vehicle, too, all for just five dollars. Funds collected from the 3rd annual car wash fundraiser will support 7th grade field trips. DATE:  Friday, Oct. 19 TIME:  3:30 to 6 ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and there are two scheduled events addressing the issue that will be held at the Plainfield Public Library. According to stopbullying.org, 28% of U.S. students in grades 6 to 12 have experienced bullying.  Almost a third (30%) of ...

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EDISON, NJ -- Stan DeLaurentiis of Plainfield, a senior at The Wardlaw + Hartridge School in Edison, is eager to test his skills at the upcoming Chinese Bridge Chinese Proficiency Competition, a large-scale international contest sponsored by Confucius Institute Headquarters. The competition is ...

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