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Rutgers Report Views Online Classes As the Future

December 14, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Ten years ago, 1,234 were taking online college courses at Rutgers University.

Last year, in the fall semester of 2017, that number reached 23,042, according to university figures.

Nationwide over 6.4 million people are sitting in front of computers to take college courses, about one-third of all the students taking high education classes, Richard Novak, Rutgers ...

Columbia H.S.'s Eliot Dix Commits to Play Division 1 Baseball at Longwood University

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Columbia High School (CHS) senior Eliot Dix signed on the dotted line of his National Letter of Intent to play baseball at Longwood University in Virginia.

Dix, who is a left-handed hitting shortstop and a top-1,000 recruit overall according to Perfect Game, earned
three All-Super Essex Conference selections, and was selected twice to play in ...

Columbia H.S. Students Win Two Awards at the 4th Annual Ramapo College High School Film Festival

MAHWAH, NJ -  Film and animation students from Columbia High School (CHS) won two awards at Ramapo College of New Jersey's 4th Annual High School Film Festival.

The festival took place on Dec. 8, and included 36 original films submitted by students.

CHS students and graduates won the following awards:

Best Animation - CHS student Sofia Simoniello and CHS ...

Oak Knoll Student from Maplewood Commits to Play Lacrosse at University of Notre Dame

SUMMIT, NJ - Kayleigh Wolff of Maplewood was one of eight members of the Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child Class of 2019 to confirm continued commitment to athletic competition by signing early National Letters of Intent to compete at the collegiate level, according to a press release from Oak Knoll.

Wolff has committed to playing lacrosse at the University of Notre Dame.

Wolff ...

Project SEARCH at Overlook Medical Center Holds Open House Dec. 12

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 hospital.

Attendees wil learn more about one of New ...

NJ Department of Education Announces Return of Troops to Teachers Program

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 promote the program.

Troops to Teachers is a national program designed to promote ...

Health Officer Completes Inspection of South Orange School Bathrooms

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Health Officer John Festa has finished his inspection of the South Orange school bathrooms, according to an update on the South Orange website.

The South Orange website states, "in response to recent events surrounding the school district's bathroom conditions, Health Officer John Festa inspected the bathrooms of the South Orange ...

South Orange Maplewood Board of Education Scheduled to Vote on Long Range Facilities Plan at Nov. 19 Meeting

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - An email from the South Orange Maplewood School District (SOMSD) to the school community at about 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, outlined Interim Superintendent Thomas Ficarra's recommendations for the Long Term Facilities plan, which includes more than $93 million for "Health and Safety Renovations" and close to $39 million for ...

Interim South Orange Maplewood School District Superintendent Provides Statement on Thursday's Snowstorm

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Interim South Orange Maplewood School District Superintendent Thomas Ficarra sent an email to the school community at about 5 p.m. on Saturday, providing information about Thursday's snow storm and thanking staff and students for working together to help one another during the storm.

The email also stated that there will be "social ...

November Snowstorm in SOMA Caused Epic Traffic and Stranded Students, but also, Lots of Acts of Kindness

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Thursday's snowstorm caused massive traffic jams and cars at a standstill for hours, with stranded students waiting for parents at schools and on buses, and also, among all this, there were many accounts of strangers helping to move cars stuck in the snow, of friends and neighbors offering assistance to care for children until their parents could get ...


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Local Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Host Africa in the 1900's at the Maplewood Library

December 10, 2018

On Tuesday, November 13, the Rho Gamma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated hosted Africa in the 1900’s featuring author Annamaria Alfieri and an African Art display at the Maplewood Public Library. This program was aligned with the Sorority Global Impact and Arts program. We had 34 guests at our event.

The author’s books are set in Colonial Africa in the ...