Education

September 19, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Seton Hall University (SHU) will conduct a live test of its emergency siren and PirateAlert systems this Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 11:55 a.m., according to a statement from SHU. The siren is centrally located on the highest point on SHU campus, and will sound a wail tone that is ...

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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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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - A Seton Hall University student has died after falling from the campus' parking deck on Tuesday, according to a letter to the school community from the University's Interim President, Mary J. Meehan Tuesday afternoon. South Orange Police Officers responded to a 9-1-1 call at ...

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NEWARK, NJ - State Sen. M. Teresa Ruiz said Friday she is "disappointed" with Gov. Murphy's decision to change the way PARCC assessments are used in teachers' evaluations. The governor announced Friday that his Department of Education reduced the PARCC assessment to count for only five percent ...

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TRENTON, NJ— A request for a two-week extension has been awarded to the state of New Jersey to answer a lawsuit seeking to integrate New Jersey's schools, indicating that a settlement could be possible. A new deadline of Sept. 14 has been set. In a letter sent to Mercer County Superior Court ...

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MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Former Columbia High School (CHS) baseball coach Joe Fischetti, who was dismissed from his CHS coaching post in 2016 for alleged bullying of some players, has been removed as head baseball coach at Newark Academy, according to a letter to parents at that ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Shannon Glander, a longtime teacher and administrator in the South Orange Maplewood School District (SOMSD), has been appointed the new principal of Seth Boyden Elementary School, according to an update on the SOMSD website. Prior to her appointment as Seth Boyden's principal, ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The South Orange Maplewood Board of Education confirmed Monday that the recent suspension of Athletic Director Larry Busichio, along with other staffers, stems from “highly disturbing” actions related to the troubled Columbia High School (CHS) baseball ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Back-to-school for South Orange - Maplewood School District students is right around the corner. For those looking for the school supply lists before school starts, here they are for each of the elementary schools. CLINTON School supplies by grade: click ...

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MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Columbia High School athletic director Larry Busichio has been suspended indefinitely along with four other staffers for as yet undisclosed reasons, according to district officials. The suspensions were approved at the last school board meeting on Monday as part ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – Dr. Victor Alcindor, long-time English Language Arts (ELA) teacher at West Orange High School (WOHS) and South Orange resident, has released his first published work, entitled “Stand Mute,” a series of poems with a recurring theme of abuse, stated a press release from Cynthia ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - The first thing you notice when you walk into Lightbridge Academy of Millburn is all the smiling faces -  not just from the kids, but from everyone who works with them, from the front office to the classroom. The smiles all around are by design, said Lightbridge Academy's ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Eleven people are running for three seats on the South Orange - Maplewood School District Board of Education (BOE) this November: Marian Cutler Shannon Cuttle Javier Farfan Felisha George Narda Chisholm Greene Avery Julien Michael ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The new interim principal of Columbia High School (CHS), Kalisha Morgan, sent an email to families on Wednesday stating that she is excited about the new position and that her "main priority is to ensure that all children are healthy, happy, and safe as well as ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The deadline for South Orange and Maplewood residents interested in running for a three-year term on the South Orange Maplewood School District Board of Education is July 30 at 4 p.m., when nominating petitions are due at the County Clerk’s office in Newark. The ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Kalisha Morgan, Ed.D, displays a card from a former student in her newly-decorated office at Columbia High School (CHS). This was not just any pupil — the Haitian ESL student knew Morgan as both her elementary and high school principal. Morgan said she provided the ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Raquel Horn has been appointed the new principal of Marshall Elementary School, which serves students in Kindergarten through second grade, according to an email that was sent to Marshall School families on Thursday from South Orange Maplewood School District ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - He went a circuitous route to education, including stops in the National Guard and a sales career, but for newly hired Bridgewater-Raritan High School principal Charles Ezell, working in a school is where he belongs. Ezell joined the district as of July 1, following the ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Monday night's South Orange Maplewood School District (SOMSD) Board of Education meeting drew an overflow crowd, with the district meeting room filled to capacity with additional people filling the hall outside. Prior to the meeting, about 30 people rallied ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - On Sunday, June 10, the Class of 2018 graduated at the 90th Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child Commencement. Among the 63 graduates, who kept with school tradition and donned white gowns and gloves and carried pink roses, were two Maplewood graduates: Claire Galvin and Ryan ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - On Sunday, June 3, the Class of 2018 graduated at the 124th Kent Place School Commencement. Among the 67 members of the Class of 2018 were eight from SOMA: South Orange residents Atinuke Lardner, Piper Eccles, and Emma Kelley, and Maplewood residents Isabelle Perry, Sophia Rich, Chloe ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - For the second time in two months, the South Orange Maplewood School District (SOMSD) has received proposals from three firms seeking to help lead the search for a new superintendent, including one that employs former Superintendent John Ramos. Ramos, who ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Thomas Ficarra, Interim Superintendent of the South Orange Maplewood School District (SOMSD), sent a letter via email on Saturday to the school community outlining administrative changes for the upcoming school year, which will become effective on Monday, July ...

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LATHAM, NY - Macmillan Ekedede of Maplewood was recently promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the New York Army National Guard, in recognition of his "capability for additional responsibility and leadership," according to a statement from Major General Anthony P. German, the Adjutant General for the ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Columbia High School (CHS) Class of 2018, over 500 strong, was graduated in a Commencement Ceremony on Thursday, June 22, held at Essex Community College.  The opening processional was led by Elizabeth Aaron, CHS Principal, Interim Superintendent Thomas Ficcara, members of the South ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A week after launching an internal investigation into what were dubbed “sloppy” procedures related to Columbia High School (CHS) student attendance requirements, the school board voted to hire an outside firm to conduct an audit of attendance and grading policies after district ...

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MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Columbia High School's prom was Monday night, and readers are being asked to share their photos. Want your pictures featured in this story? Email them to asandler@tapinto.net and we’ll add them to our online gallery. Check back for more photos later.

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Seth Boyden Elementary School students performed for parents and other school community members at Montclair State University (MSU) on May 24, according to an email from James Manno, Fine Arts Supervisor for the South Orange Maplewood School District. "This performance was a ...

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