Education

October 12, 2018

SPRINGFIELD FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY – ADULT DEPARTMENT PROGRAMS - NOVEMBER 2018 All programs are free and open to the public. For additional information, call the Library at (973)376-4930 or see the Library’s website: www.sfplnj.org.   BOOK DISCUSSIONS AND BOOK TALKS Thursday, November ...

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Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is proud to announce the offering of a new grant program aimed at promoting STEM-based education for county students. The STEM Scholars Grant, which was developed by Freeholder Christopher Hudak, is part of Chairman Sergio Granados’ ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - In the open public comment session, multiple Springfield parents made their voices heard and requested a remedy to what they say is a major problem at Walton School on Mountain Avenue at the recent board of education meeting. Their issue stems from the crowded morning drop-off ...

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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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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Springfield Board of Education met for the first time in the school year on Monday, Sept. 17. Two key topics were discussed; defining Quantitative and Qualitative Criteria that the board will adopt moving forward in the school year and updates on various construction and ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Jonathan Dayton continues to maintain its top 50% ranking of top public high schools in New Jersey but slipped in New Jersey Monthly Magazine's September 2018 rankings. The magazine ranked Jonathan Dayton High School 122 overall of schools surveyed in it's biennial rankings, which ...

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Welcome Back!  I hope you had an enjoyable summer.  I hope  and are ready to embrace a new academic year, and all the opportunities it holds.  It was awesome greeting the freshmen today during orientation.  I look forward to greeting the entire student body tomorrow, September 6th.  The school day ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa reported that the district is still considering school safety procedures for the upcoming school year, including possible armed Class III officers in every school. If the school district hired Class III offices for every school, LaSusa ...

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SHORT HILLS, NJ - Christ Church Nursery School opened its doors in 1962 and has been serving the community for over 55 years. Hosting ten spacious classrooms that offer both half and full day schedules, the school also reserves two classrooms for their Drop In Center. The Drop In Center opened in ...

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CRANFORD – Union County College received a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) first program to support STEM research at Hispanic-Serving Institutions. The grant, Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program (HSI Program), awarded ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce the 2018 Union County Library Grant awards for 20 public, municipal libraries in Union County. The grants are designed to assist public libraries with funding that enriches and supports children’s programming. “Our ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ  — The Springfield Township Public Schools District is set to receive additional state aid in Gov. Phil Murphy's recently approved state budget. Gov. Phil Murphy's 2018-2019 Appropriations Act and revised budget now bring Springfield's state aid numbers up to $1,946.555 In ...

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TRENTON, NJ— Some county college students around the state could attend classes in 2019 for free thanks to a pilot program launched by Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration yesterday. The program, the Community College Innovation Challenge, is the first phase of the governor’s initiative to provide ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Matthew A. Clarke, the secretary and business administrator (BA) of the Springfield Board of Education has been named President of the New Jersey Association of School Business Officials (NJASBO) for the 2018-2019 school year. The New Jersey Association of School Business ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Saturday July 28 at the Springfield Free Public Library, young children and their parents got an up close at a wide variety of animals, insects, reptiles and amphibians. Zoo Jersey, a company that runs animal programs throughout the tristate area was on hand to show the ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ –Caitlynn McTernan will be a senior at Jonathan Dayton High School in September.  Right now, she is focused on completing her Girl Scout Gold Award Project.  The Girl Scout Gold Award Webpage says, “The Girl Scout Gold Award is the most prestigious award in the world for ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - At graduation, on June 8, 2018 and on the last day of school, June 18, 2018, Springfield’s Saint James the Apostle School students in Grades 4 through 8 were honored for their academic achievements of the third trimester and for the school year.   FIRST HONORS – ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – On Monday the Springfield Free Public Library hosts the Hudson Shakespeare Company for a performance of All’s Well that Ends Well at 7:00 PM. The performance will take place in the Donald B. Palmer Museum and is free and open to all members of the general public. On Saturday, ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Summer is in full swing, and that means the return of the summer reading program at the Springfield Public Library. Teen and Emerging Technologies librarian Alice Chunn and Children’s Librarian Brianne Mintz sat down for an interview about the reading program and answered some ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Governor Murphy has added over $400 million dollars to almost 400 different local school district budgets. More than 150 districts, however, will be losing money received from direct state aid. Springfield is among the winners. For the 2018-2019 school year, we will receive ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Board of Governors today approved a 2.3 percent hike in tuition and fees, as well as increases for dorm rooms and meals, for the 2018-2019 academic year. The increase now brings the annual cost for undergraduate students to $14,975, which is $337 more than ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Each year the Board of Education and the Township Committee get together for a joint meeting. The purpose is to discuss how to best utilize shared resources.Monday night focused on the need for Resource Officers at our schools. Mayor Huber, after discussing it for many years, ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Springfield’s Board of Education and Township Committee meet this week.  For all other activities, please look at the calendar. Monday – July 16 8:00 a.m. Junior Police Academy Week 1:00 p.m. Water Aerobics at Community Pool (adults) 6:00 p.m. Joint Board of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - For all the critics of the athletics program at New Jersey’s largest public university, there are more than a dozen reasons to cheer for successes of the sports programs and teams on the playing fields, in classrooms and beyond. Here are 17 on the field and off the field ...

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The definition of a free country is where the government does not control what people say or do for political reasons and where people can express their opinions without punishment. The transition from a totalitarian state to a free country will be long and slow. In a 2017 report Freedom ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Springfield’s Senior Citizen Club Thursday meeting will include a showing of the film Saving the Great Swamp:  Battle to Defeat the Jetport.  According to the film’s website, the film “…is a new one-hour documentary about the events, people and politics behind the struggle to ...

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CRANFORD - For Ana Amaya and her son, Roberto, May 23, 2018 marked the completion of a dream when they both crossed the stage at Union County College’s Commencement, and receive their Associate Degree. They both describe their time at UCC as “a great experience” and are particularly thankful to ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – On Wednesday, Springfield will hold its annual July 4th Celebration.  Gates open at 5:00 p.m. at Meisel Avenue Park. There will be a concert featuring the 1910 Fruitgum Co. starting at 8:00 p.m. From the group's website - Today, the group is back, with original founding member ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Jonathan Dayton High School’s class of 2018 is ready to take the next step. The high school seniors in the district made their graduation on Tuesday June 18 at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey. Dr. Norman Francis, the Principal of Jonathan Dayton, said that he ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn High School (MHS) Girl Up Club is making a difference as they raised awareness, and $1500, with their most recent event, hosting a walk for the Global 5K Walk. Millburn High School students came together hosting the event on June 10 at the South Mountain Recreation ...

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