Education

November 19, 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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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Closures and delays continue on Friday, after a snowstorm dropped more than six inches of snow and a wintry mix on Thursday afternoon causing massive traffic, multiple accidents, and major delays on school bus routes as drivers tried to navigate the treacherous ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The South Orange Maplewood School District and schools are closed on Friday, Nov. 16, due to hazardous conditions, stated an email from the district at 6:30 a.m.  The full email is below: Dear SOMSD families and staff, South Orange Maplewood School District ...

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Update at 6:30 a.m.: South Orange Maplewood School District and schools are closed on Friday, Nov. 16. More info. here. SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - South Orange Maplewood School District schools will have a delayed opening on Friday, Nov. 16, according to an email from the school district ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A snowstorm on Thursday caused cancellations, closures, major traffic problems, and impassable streets that prevented school buses from completing their routes. Here are the latest updates: From Maplewood Police at 4:20 p.m.: All Jitney routes are ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - All after-school activities, including on-site after care through the YMCA, are cancelled Thursday, Nov. 15, due to the forecast for snow and the potential for hazardous travel conditions, stated an email from the school district at about 10:15 a.m. The full ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Columbia High School (CHS) Administrative Team sent an email to CHS families at about 2 p.m. on Wednesday, informing them that a student had shown school administration an "inappropriate picture of a weapon on another student's Instagram account." School administrators worked ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Health Department has completed its inspection of the Columbia High School (CHS) bathrooms, and while they found overall they are "well-maintained," there are multiple repairs that need to be made, with the report citing 21 specific issues. The report also ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - More than 1,500 households in South Orange were without power at about 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, according to the PSE&G power outage map, which also showed that power restoration was estimated for between 6:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. that night. The number of households without power ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - With recent attention on possible unsanitary conditions at the bathrooms at local South Orange and Maplewood schools, there is one school where the bathrooms have received notice for how good they look: the girls bathroom at Jefferson Elementary School. As the school year began, ...

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An earlier version of this article was updated on Nov. 12. MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - At the monthly meeting of the Maplewood Board of Health on Wednesday night, Deputy Mayor Frank McGehee, who is Chair of the Board of Health, asked Health Officer Robert Roe to inspect the bathrooms at the ...

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This article was updated at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday to reflect updated vote totals from the Essex County Clerk's office. SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - There were eleven candidates on the ballot vying for three positions on the South Orange - Maplewood Board of Education (SOMBOE): Narda ...

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MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - It's Election Day this Tuesday, November 6. Here's everything you need to know about the ballot before you go to the polls to vote: STATE ELECTIONS UNITED STATES SENATOR New Jersey will elect a new senator (six-year term) when they go to the polls on ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - After more than a week of protests, the Concerned 44 and Seton Hall University (SHU) administrators have yet to reach agreement on all issues, but some progress towards resolution has been made, according to statements from university officials and student organizers. The ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - There was a scheduled, but unannounced, Code Red Drill at South Orange Middle School (SOMS) on Friday morning, according to an email sent from the South Orange Maplewood School District (SOMSD) to SOMS families at about 11 am. on Friday, Nov. 2. The email stated ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Seton Hall University (SHU) students the "Concerned 44" continue to hold protests with a walk-out planned for 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, that will begin at the University Green and will have students "walking through the South Orange community," stated Concerned 44 organizers. The ...

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MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The Columbia High School (CHS) Class of 2019's graduation ceremony will be held at the Richard J. Codey Arena in West Orange on June 25, according to a letter that was sent to senior families earlier this month from Interim Principal Kalisha Morgan. The venue is ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Seton Hall University's Interim President Mary J. Meehan issued a letter to the Seton Hall community on Friday in response to student protests on campus. The protests have been organized by the "Concerned 44," a group of students who stated they are "advocating for the ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - A Seton Hall University (SHU) student group, Concerned 44, has planned five days of action, which began with a sit-in on Wednesday, in protest of how students of color have been treated and represented at the school. The group stated it was formed in response to concerns with ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Applications are on the rise at Seton Hall University (SHU), according to a press release from the university that cited an MSN Money report ranking SHU at number six in the nation among educational institutions experiencing the largest five-year percentage increase in college ...

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NEW YORK, NY - Columbia High School students attended the 11th Annual Sphinx Virtuosi concert at Carnegie Hall on Thursday, Oct. 11. The Sphinx Viruosi is one of the nation’s most dynamic professional chamber orchestras. Comprised of 18 of the nation’s top Black and Latinx classical ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - Brooklyn artist Theodore Sefcik's exhibit Reason Given is currently on display at the One River School of Art + Design. Originally from Millburn and a graduate of Millburn High School, Sefcik is an artist as well as a graphic designer. Sefcik is known for his enigmatic ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Essex County College was not one of the colleges selected by Gov. Phil Murphy's administration to receive a subsidy that would help pay unmet tuition for eligible students. All 19 community colleges in the state applied to participate in the Community College Innovation ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) have announced the names of about 16,000 semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program, including one student from Columbia High School - Michael A. Vernon. Vernon, who lives in Maplewood, will ...

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TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided. State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Commissioner of Education on Wednesday withdrew a controversial proposal to cut back on standardized tests in certain grades and subjects, just minutes before the State Board of Education members were set to vote on the plan. The decision by Education Commissioner ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The Seton Hall University student who died from injuries sustained when he fell from the campus' parking deck on Tuesday afternoon has been identified as Julian M. Mislavsky in a letter to the Seton Hall community from Interim President Mary J. Meehan. Mislavsky was a senior ...

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