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November 20, 2021

For lots of us, our view of the Princeton Public Schools comes from occasional School Board meetings and press releases. But other views are available, especially student views expressed through Princeton High School’s student newspaper, The Tower, the contents of which also appear online. The ...

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The details for a referendum on a bond proposal to finance more than $17 million of “rehabilitation, renovations, alterations and improvements” in the Princeton Public Schools will be reviewed by the Board of Education at its meeting Tuesday, November 16, at 7:30 p.m. If approved by the board ...

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While everyone would love to see the Covid-19 pandemic recede quickly in the rear-view mirror, there are a few things associated with the pandemic that some people would like to see continue. Outdoor dining is one, so is the increased use of public outdoor spaces. And how about that new found ...

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About a month ago, we reported on a frank interview that a young reporter from the Atlantic magazine had with Princeton University President Christopher Eisgruber. Emma Green’s first question for the Princeton president was “Why should Princeton exist?” The reporter followed that opener up with ...

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Operating at a speed that was greater than anticipated by some knowledgeable observers, the Institute for Advanced Study has appointed David Nirenberg as its 10th director and Leon Levy Professor, effective July 1, 2022. Currently dean of the Divinity School at the University of Chicago and ...

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Three years ago there was a real shoot-out in the race for School Board candidates. One of the candidates, and one of the eventual winners to a three-term, was Dan Dart, who registered disapproval with a proposed $130 million bond referendum. Dart was one of the winners, along with Brian ...

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Earlier this fall, when Princeton University was named Number 1 for the 11th consecutive year in the annual rankings of U.S. News & World Report, a spokesperson offered an entirely predictable comment: “We are always grateful when the university is recognized for the steadfast pursuit of its ...

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The Stuart Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Julia Breen Wall as Stuart's eighth Head of School upon the retirement of Patty L. Fagin in June, 2022. Fagin, who has led the school since 2010, announced her retirement earlier this year. In a letter to the Stuart community, Cheryl ...

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Michael J. Volpe, assistant superintendent for human resources at Princeton Public Schools, will leave the district at the end of December to accept a position as Superintendent of Schools at Moorestown Public Schools in Burlington County. Volpe came to Princeton in 2019 from the Hillsborough ...

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Here’s an event that seems interesting, possibly even fascinating, but not exactly newsworthy: Dorian Abbot, associate professor of geophysical sciences at the University of Chicago, will speak on “Climate and the Potential for Life on Other Planets” on Thursday, October 21, at 4:30 p.m. The ...

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A Board of Education meeting that was listed on the Princeton Public Schools’ schedule as “tentative” turns out to be not so tentative at all. In fact, it’s for real, and it’s happening this Tuesday, October 12, at 7:30 p.m. The meeting, accessible as a Zoom webinar, is in addition to the ...

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Earlier this week, as Princeton University was basking in having two professors win Nobel Prizes on two consecutive days, we facetiously speculated about what Princetonian might be next in line at the prize podium. If we had been less facetious and more rigorous in our reporting, we might have ...

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If it’s Wednesday it must be chemistry. On Tuesday, October 5, we should all recall, we awoke to news of the Nobel Prize in physics going to Syukuro “Suki” Manabe of Princeton University’s Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. And then on Wednesday, October 6, we awoke to another ...

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The Princeton scientific community has been buzzing recently and the excitement has not all come from the Royal Academy in Stockholm. As Princeton University senior meteorologist Syukuro “Suki” Manabe was earning headlines with a 2021 Nobel Prize in physics (see separate story), several Princeton ...

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If you have been wondering what goes on out at institutions like the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) at the Princeton Forrestal Campus (as opposed to the Princeton Forrestal Center office park), you got your answer on Tuesday, October 5. That was the day of the announcement of the ...

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Given the recent noteworthy personnel changes in the Princeton Public Schools (PPS), some community members may want to take advantage of any opportunity (in these lingering days of the Covid pandemic) to meet the administrators in person. PPS families are invited to meet Superintendent Carol ...

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At the elementary school level, the numerals of the “graduating” class are rarely memorable and the class is “special” only if your kid happens to be a member of it. The case could be made, however, that the fifth graders who constituted the Class of 2020 at Community Park School were something ...

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The Princeton Adult School's fall course offerings provide nutrition – actually comfort food - for the brain and psyche at a time when crisis-weary area residents are having difficulty swallowing the incessant ‘breaking news’ alerts on their phones. Featured this year is the Princeton Adult ...

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The semifinalists have been chosen in the annual National Merit Scholarship program. Of the 16,000 semi-finalists named by the Evanston, Illinois-based nonprofit program, 18 are students at Princeton High School, three are from Princeton Day Schools, and one each is from the Hun School and the ...

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We at TAPinto Princeton Community News hope our readers are finding some relief this weekend from the fits and starts of the daily news. And, if that’s the case, we are not going to ruin the moment with our usual Monday morning lookahead to upcoming meetings of the boards and committees and other ...

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As the Princeton Public Schools prepare to reopen for onsite instruction, the question some parents must be asking is, simply, are the schools safe given that the pandemic appears far from over? Two parents, both faculty members at Princeton University, have put a much finer point on that ...

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For the second time this year the Princeton Public Schools has tapped a Franklin Township administrator to fill a vacancy. Dana Karas has been selected to serve as the director of student counseling services for the Princeton Public Schools. Karas worked for the past eight years as director of ...

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On July 27 the Board of Education heard a lengthy presentation by the Special Education Parents Advisory Group Presentation (SEPAG) on the need to “change the system” in the Princeton Public Schools to help students in need of special education fit better into the general education program. Less ...

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For 30 years the parents of elementary school kids at Riverside School enjoyed the leadership of principal Bill Cirullo. But after he died in 2016, the school has been led by three different principals. Now the most recent one, Mark Shelley, who has been in the post for less than three years, is ...

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After 27 days in office as the new superintendent of the Princeton Public Schools, Carol L. Kelley will get to continue to hear from and speak to the public at the School Board’s monthly meeting Tuesday, July 27, beginning with a closed session at 6 p.m. and the regular meeting beginning at 7:30 ...

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Stephanie Greenberg, a 2004 Princeton University graduate and for the past three years the supervisor of humanities for grades 7 through 12 in the Princeton Public Schools, has been selected to be an assistant principal at Princeton High. "There was a diverse, talented, and highly qualified ...

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Editor’s note: When former Superintendent of Schools Steve Cochrane retired in June, 2020, a nationwide search produced 13 semifinalists for the job. The winner, announced in February, was Carol L. Kelley, formerly superintendent of Oak Park Elementary School District 97 in Illinois and an educator ...

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The simplest name ended up being the winner at the conclusion of a nearly year-long process to select a new name for the former John Witherspoon Middle School. The Board of Education voted to rename the school the Princeton Middle School at its last meeting of the school year on June 15. The new ...

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