SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- As the year comes to an end, TAPintoSPF is taking a look at the biggest stories of 2019. Today, we revisit the top Education stories of the year.
- Margaret Hayes, who served for the past 13 as superintendent of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood K-12 school system, announced her retirement.
- Dr. Joan Mast took over as superintendent of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood K-12 school system.
- TAPintoSPF conducted an exclusive interview with Dr. Mast just before the school year began.
- A student who posed for a picture in blackface in front of a Confederate flag made news across the NYC metropolitan area and caused a wider discussion about the "Mob Mentality" on social media.
- Parents protested when the Scotch Plains-Fanwood School District considered eliminating a Terrill Middle School bus route.
- Scotch Plains-Fanwood teachers reached agreement on a new contract.
- Students at Union County VoTech protested the firing of a popular teacher.
- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School (SPFHS) Chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 41 new members.
- Nine Scotch Plains-Fanwood students were named as semifinalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program.
- Special Hall of Fame induction for late Scotch Plains-Fanwood HS teacher David Multer.
- Scotch Plains-Fanwood HS ranked highly among others in the state in U.S. News & World Report rankings.
- The SPFK12 District celebrated newly tenured teachers.
- Scenes from the First Day of School in Scotch Plains-Fanwood.
- Scenes from Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Graduation.
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