Education

May 18, 2021

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood School District, along with the Township of Maplewood and the Village of South Orange, are honoring local LGBTQIA+ and allied high school graduating seniors from the class of 2021 and 2020 with Lavender Graduation on June 3. The event will be part of ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University is requiring all students and employees to be vaccinated for the fall 2021 semester.  The school sent an email this week to the school community communicating the University's Executive Cabinet decision.  “We know that reaching a high vaccination level ...

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EVANSTON, IL — Two local high school seniors have won National Merit® $2500 Scholarships. Kenneth Y. Huang of Maplewood, a senior at Seton Hall Preparatory School, West Orange, and Julia A. Vitale of South Orange, a senior at Columbia High School, Maplewood are part of 2,500 Merit Scholar ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ – Citing urgency as the school year winds down, over 20 parents of students in South Orange-Maplewood schools asked the school board to make schools full time and in-person for all grades before the school year ends. In comments at the South Orange-Maplewood School Board on Monday ...

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SOUTH ORANGE/MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A school year like no other has prompted South Orange-Maplewood parents to launch the community's first independent elementary school. The Village School of South Orange is accepting applications for students starting this fall in grades kindergarten through ...

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SOUTH ORANGE/MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Spending their last 15 months of high school in quarantine was unforeseeable to the senior class of 2021, but here they all are, masked up, socially distant, and knowing if they can handle a pandemic they can certainly handle college and beyond.  May 1 was national ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Murphy reported during his COVID briefing on Wednesday that effective May 19, the state will lift the prohibition on interstate indoor youth competitions. Additionally, he said that only 16 school districts are still all remote.  “We continue to work to see every school ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — More revenue on an increase in local taxes and state aid, no reduction in headcount and more repayment of debt due to planned construction projects are all part of the 2021-2022 school budget approved by the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education on Monday night. The budget, ...

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SOUTH ORANGE/MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A school year like no other has prompted South Orange-Maplewood parents to launch the community's first independent elementary school. The Village School of South Orange is accepting applications for students starting this fall in grades kindergarten through ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education approved the 2021-2022 school year's budget on Monday night, though several members voiced concerns about passing along tax increases to residents who are hurting in the pandemic. The board approved the budget — which includes a 2% ...

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SOUTH ORANGE/MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Calling all Class of 2021 parents, whether from Columbia High School or a private high school: Send us your decision day photos. We're publishing decision day photos for everyone in town to see. Send the photos, student's name, school, and any other information you'd ...

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Columbia High School Named as One of the Most Influential Public High School’s  In the United States by Academic Influence MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Citing only athletes as notable alumni, Columbia High School was ranked #21 among 50 of the most influential public high schools in the United States by ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — the School District of South Orange and Maplewood, 525 Academy Street, Maplewood, NJ  has announced a Special Board Meeting on Monday, May 3, 2021: The Board of Education will meet in a Special Public Session on Monday, May 3, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. via the online video conference ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The musical choices of the Seton Hall University radio station were protested again yesterday. A crowd of about 35 standing beside the University gateway at South Orange Avenue and Centre Street called for the end of WSOU.  The press release for an unnamed “growing coalition ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Students and teachers at Columbia High School are calling for the district to take action and address concerns about what they call a “culture of normalized” sexual assault and harassment among students. Students started identifying themselves as survivors of sexual assault and ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — For Earth Day, April 22, the South Mountain Elementary school community came together to share the many ways that students and faculty work to fight climate change and preserve our natural environment. The Green Team, a Parent Teacher Association committee, compiled all their ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — A high-ranking Rutgers executive says students who decline to take the COVID-19 vaccine should consider taking a gap year or transferring to another school. Antonio Calcado, the executive vice president for strategic planning and operations and chief operating officer, said ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — SOMA athletes and their families say they are frustrated that a project to re-turf Underhill Field is delayed by as many as four years, even though funding is secure. Glenn Minerley, representing the MAPSO Recreational Fields Taskforce, asked members of the South Orange Maplewood ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Nearly 70% of South Orange Maplewood students are choosing to return to schools in a hybrid capacity, but racial disparities are emerging as Black students are far more likely than other races to remain virtual, according to district data presented at last night's South Orange ...

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Schools get details of plan to postpone standardized tests and word on what to expect in the new school year.  This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Bid proposals are in the works for four South Orange Maplewood School District elementary schools, said Superintendent Dr. Ronald Taylor in an emailed update to the community today. The email was largely about the Intentional Integration Initiative plan, but also included an ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Superintendent Dr. Ronald Taylor sent an email this afternoon to the South Orange Maplewood School District Community outlining the next steps of the District’s Intentional Integration Initiative (III). “The District’s Intentional Integration plan was Board approved in June 2020 ...

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GETTYSBURG, PA — Students with a quality point average in the range of 3.300 to 3.599 for a semester's work are placed on the College's Dean's Commendation List. Naomi Joseph of South Orange has been placed on the Dean's Commendation List for outstanding academic achievement in the Fall ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange Maplewood School District has released its schedule and protocols for reentry to in-person hybrid learning for the remainder of the school year. “We have adjusted and increased our phased approach based on the latest information from our governor, the CDC, and ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Orange and Maplewood were nationally recognized again this year by the NAMM Foundation as one of their 2021 Best Communities for Music Education Districts. The NAMM Foundation “celebrates and promotes the intrinsic value of music education,” according to its ...

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Students will still face a version of the mandatory exam in the fall. But questions on the details linger. Special to TAPinto.net. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage.

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Music, art, theater all have ‘critical impact on our kids,’ educators say as they look to work within COVID-19 guidance. Special to TAPinto.net. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to ...

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PRINCETON, NJ — For the first time, all eight out of eight editors-in-chief at Ivy League colleges are women. And 25 percent of those women are graduates of Columbia High School. The Daily Princetonian ran a feature about the milestone this past week. The two Columbia High graduates are Hadriana ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — School district officials, staff, and parents have worked hard to keep students and faculty safe during the COVID-19 pandemic — they just haven't always agreed about how to go about it. Families traveling out of state during spring break presents another potential problem upon ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Jazz Ensemble at Columbia High School was able to have their musicians together to play their first in-person concert last week, although their audience had to watch from home.  Columbia High School Jazz Ensemble rehearsals began in-person, socially distant rehearsals in ...

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