Education

September 17, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Full-day kindergarten, the proposed 2019-20 school calendar, Board goals, and a new internship program for seniors were topics of discussion at the first meeting of the 2018-19 school year for the Summit Board of Education.  Additionally, teachers who served in the District and ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Attendance at informal 'Coffee and Conversation' meetings -- held as opportunities for the public to chat with Summit Public Schools Superintendent June Chang and Board of Education President Debra McCann away from the microphones and cameras of a regular Board meeting -- typically ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The question of whether or not to start the 2019-20 Summit school calendar before Labor Day was asked prior to the first day of school last week, but the unprecedented hot and humid weather during the first few days exacerbated concerns as to whether starting school in ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Summit Public Schools Board of Education President Debra McCann and Superintendent of Schools June Chang will host a 'Coffee & Conversation' event September 12, from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. All are welcome to attend and no RSVP is necessary. The event will be held at the Summit Board ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Dr. Donna Gallo as has been selected as the new Principal of Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School. Based on the recommendation by Superintendent of Schools June Chang, Gallo hire is anticipated to be formally approved at the September 13 Summit Board of Education meeting. Gallo, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - With temperatures forecast to exceed 90 degrees and intense humidity that will create a 'feels like' temperature approaching triple-digits, Summit Public Schools Superintendent June Chang has declared a single-session day for September 6. The single-session schedule is as ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Summit High School -- ranked 18th in 2016 -- has dropped 11 places to rank 29th in New Jersey Monthly's biennial list of the state's Top Public High Schools, as noted in the magazine's September issue. The Kent Place Boulevard school was ranked 38th in 2014. A total of 305 public ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - In an e-mail addressed to the Summit Community, Superintendent of Schools June Chang indicates that the Summit Police Department, on August 31, "became aware of a threat made to Summit High School via social media." The exact nature of the threat was not detailed in Chang's ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Union County College has been awarded a $1.5 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, part of the NSF's first program to support STEM research at Hispanic-Serving Institutions. The initiative, 'Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program (HSI ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - Mary Patricia Colicchio, who taught history and film studies at Summit High School since 2003, passed away August 4 at the age of 56. She had been battling pancreatic cancer since being diagnosed in August of 2017. Since her diagnosis, Colicchio had offered an honest and ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Public School found itself with a good 'problem' on its hands -- specifically, having to meet off-schedule and in mid-summer to figure out what to do with an unexpected $300,000-plus windfall from the state government. In a special Board of Education meeting called ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Damen Cooper, who began his tenure as Principal of Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School in January of 2016, has resigned his position. According to a Summit Public Schools spokesperson, Cooper is leaving to accept the position of Principal at Hackensack Middle School. in a letter ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Union County College Foundation's annual 'Close The Gap' campaign has surpassed its fundraising goal after generating nearly $55,000 via the campaign cocktail reception held July 11 in the Richel Student Commons at the College’s Cranford campus. Developed by a small group of ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - It may be summer break, but the Summit Board of Education continues to work through the season, hearing four presentations at their July 12 meeting. The Board also made a second reference to future school calendars with a pre-Labor Day first day of school. The Class of 2018--What’s ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Dr. Carlos Barrezueta has been hired as the new Union County College Dean of Social Sciences/Business/History. Barrezueta joined Union in the spring of 2013, originally serving as the College’s Ombudsman and Affirmative Action Officer. In the summer of 2015, he was named the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Access to education can make all the difference in an individual's life and, for those who are learning English later in life, a strong support network is essential. When Daniela Hildago first came to the United States as an au pair, she knew she would have an unforgettable ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - John Ciferni has been selected to as Assistant Principal of Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School. Ciferni will fill the role vacated by Michelle Cebula, who was named to the recently-created position of Assistant Director of K-12 Education in April of this year. Ciferni's hire is ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Six Summit individuals -- A. Jude Avelino, Amy C. Burke, MaryBeth Driscoll, Kim Fox, Kiera Mathey and Pete Pardo - have joined the Summit Educational Foundation (SEF) Board of Trustees replacing Amy D’Andrea, Jeff Giroux, Julie Kimmel, Irene Murdock, Christine Murray and Beth Sharpe, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The June 2018 Board of Education meeting marked both endings and beginnings, as retirees were honored, two key District administrators were approved, and new Board President Deb McCann presided for the first time. Retirees and Commendations Each June, the Board of Education ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Oak Knoll Young Entrepreneurs Academy for Women, a four-week summer program that guides middle and high school students through launching and running their own real businesses or social movements, will take place July 16 - August 9, with scholarship opportunities now available for ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Pamela Southard has been selected as the new Principal of The Summit Primary Centers at Jefferson and Wilson. Southard, who will officially begin her role on July 1, will succeed current Primary Centers principal, Janice Tierney, who was named Principal of Franklin Elementary School ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Doreen Babis has been chosen to fill the Director of Special Education Services role for the Summit Public Schools, with Summit Superintendent of Schools June Chang announcing that he will be recommending Babis to the Hilltop City's Board of Education for approval at its June ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Beginning in the fall 2018 semester, students will have an opportunity to major in Cyber Forensics, a new Associate in Applied Science degree program at Union County College. The dynamic field of cyber forensics encompasses the discovery, preservation, analysis, and reporting of ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Beginning in the fall of 2018, Summit's Franklin Elementary School will have its fourth principal in six years as Superintendent of Schools June Chang is recommending that Janice Tierney -- Principal of the Summit Primary Centers for the past four years -- be reassigned to lead ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Full-day kindergarten and the Culinary Arts renovation project at Summit High School were the hot topics at a 'marathon' May Board of Education meeting, a session in which two new Board members were sworn in, the latest Summit Educational Fund (SEF) grants were detailed, outgoing ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Summit High School is ranked as the 21st best public high school in New Jersey in the latest U.S. News & World Report (U.S. News) rankings, dropping nine spots from its 2017 ranking of 12th. The rankings are based a school's performance on state-required tests and how well it ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Frustration, anger, and concern were the main sentiments expressed tonight as the Summit School District hosted a public forum specific to its search for a new Director of Special Education Services. The future hire will replace the retiring Jane Kachmar-Desonne, who has held the job ...

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EWING, NJ - The New Jersey Education Foundation Partnership (NJEFP), a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing public education in New Jersey, has presented the Summit Educational Foundation (SEF) its first "Outstanding Education Foundation" Award. The honor is presented to "the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The centerpiece of the April 19 Summit Board of Education meeting was intended to be the approval of new 'Focus Areas' for the Summit Public Schools and, while that agenda highlight was indeed addressed, the meeting also included several unexpected developments, including an emotional ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Dan Healy, Summit High School Boys Varsity Basketball Head Coach since 2014, has been selected as the next Summit High School Director of Athletics effective July 1. Healy will succeed Harvey Cohen, who was named interim Director in December of 2017 upon the resignation of then-AD ...

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