Education

May 16, 2021

WAYNE, NJ — Kean University is on the list of New Jersey colleges and universities who now require all students and employees to be vaccinated for the fall 2021 semester. The university on Morris Avenue in Union joins a list of now fourteen major NJ institutions to require inoculation in some form ...

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UNION, NJ – The search for a new superintendent for the Union school district is over, according to an agenda released by the Board of Education Friday afternoon.  The agenda item for Board approval at the May 18 Board meeting lists item #P-14 as follows:  “Approve appointment and employment ...

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UNION, NJ – Union High School's Class of 2021 is unlike any other.  Students learned virtually nearly the entire school year; many are still attending remote learning classes. But, school advisors and administrators have worked hard to help ensure the last year of school for the district's seniors ...

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UNION, N.J. — Four Union students are a part of the first group of scholars accepted into the Kean Scholar Academy dual-enrollment program. Kean University President Lamont O. Repollet, Ed.D., joined the Academy team last week in welcoming students who were selected to be part of the first ...

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UNION, NJ – Corey Lowery, former Union High School principal, is back on payroll, more than two-and-a-half years after being placed on paid administrative leave and a year after accepting a full-time job as head coach of the men’s basketball team at Lincoln University. According to Board of ...

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UNION, NJ - Union High School has recognized the strong commitment to academic excellence shared by many of their students, and their Honor Roll Recognition program is designed to celebrate the efforts of these students.  Students that receive First Honor Roll recognition have received no less ...

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UNION, NJ – All Kean University students must receive the COVID-19 vaccine before the beginning of the Fall 2021 semester, according to a message on their website from University President Lamont O. Repollet. By August 31, 2021, all Kean students must submit a vaccination record to the ...

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UNION, NJ – May is Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month and members of the Township of Union Public Schools want to raise the voices, recognize, celebrate and openly support all members of the AAPI community. The Union Township Education Association (UTEA) Social Justice ...

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UNION, NJ – The process of searching for, identifying and interviewing candidates for the position of Union schools superintendent is complete and an offer has been made, said Board of Education President Ronnie McDowell. As to the candidate’s identity, McDowell said, “an announcement will be ...

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Scroll below the story for the full table of superintendents’ pay in 2020-21. UNION, NJ — In the year of coronavirus the median school district’s superintendent salary across the state rose by 2.9% to $174,689, up from $169,689 the year before, recently released state Education Department data ...

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UNION, NJ – Students from Union High School’s Class of 2020 missed out on many traditional, customary activities usually associated with their last year of school. Because of the pandemic, last year’s seniors were not able to go on a senior trip, get to dress up and attend their senior prom, get ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ --  Union Catholic High School has announced its Honor Roll for the third marking period of the 2020-21 school year. The students are listed below by grade and are listed alphabetically. First Honor Roll Seniors Benjamin Abood Isabela Allen Allyson Almeida Sara ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Michael Adamowsky says he didn’t plan it, but he has found his purpose in life through teaching. After completing his master’s degree in accounting and starting a career at Community Access Unlimited, Adamowsky found that the accounting position didn’t suit him, and he didn’t ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ —The Union County Board of Commissioners today announced the County will hold a mobile clinic to vaccinate educators and school personnel on Tuesday, April 6th from 1-8 p.m. at Warinanco Park in Roselle. Any educator or school personnel wishing to receive a vaccination must ...

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CLARK, NJ – Saint John the Apostle School faculty, staff and students found a creative and challenging way to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the school.  Everyone participated in a Rubik’s Cube project. Each of the 400 participants received one Rubik’s Cube and a 3x3 grid design to ...

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UNION, NJ – Parents and students alike enjoyed some friendly Scrabble Jr. competition Friday night in virtual games sponsored by the Union Township Education Association (UTEA). “We really want to be involved in the community and in the well-being of the students,” said UTEA President ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ --  Union Catholic hosted its World Language National Honor Society Induction Ceremony on Wednesday night.  The ceremony began with a welcome from Señora Catarina Portillo, and a prayer from Principal Sister Percylee Hart, RSM. Señora Elisa Maguigad delivered the World Language ...

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UNION, NJ – All Union students will learn remotely for two weeks following spring break, said Acting Superintendent Gerry Benaquista. In a letter to the school community, Benaquista said after spring break, which runs from Monday, March 29 through Monday, April 5, all students will return to ...

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NEW JERSEY - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new relaxed guidelines for schools to navigate reopening in-person instruction amid the coronavirus pandemic. As of March 19, the CDC recommends students maintain 3 feet of social distance in classrooms—a decrease from the ...

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UNION, NJ - Union school students will walk the halls of the township’s schools on Monday, March 15, for the first time in over a year. “As we remember the past twelve months and the collective and individual impacts that this pandemic has laid on us,” said Acting Superintendent Gerry Benaquista ...

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UNION, NJ – It was different this year, but Hannah Caldwell Elementary School students let their talents and imaginations come alive during Read Across America and Dr. Seuss Week.  “Dr. Seuss week and Read Across America has always been a week to be celebrated at the school,” said pre-K teacher ...

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UNION, NJ – A Union resident is among three new members of the Kean University Board of Trustees, sworn in on Monday. Joining the 15-member board is Bertha Little-Mathews, director of community development for the Township of Union and president of BLM Consultants LLC in Union.  Also sworn in on ...

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NEW JERSEY -- In its new rankings of public schools nationwide, U.S. News & World Report said New Jersey is the state with the country’s top education system and is number one in pre-school enrollment.        “Investments in our students are investments in the future of our state, and I am ...

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UNION, NJ – The Burnet Middle School Barbarians took home the top prize last week at the Garden State Esports Middle School Rocket League competition. Competing against the equally accomplished Thorne Middle School Lions, the Barbarians won a best of five match, three to one.  The Burnet Middle ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- In Union Catholic's latest installment of Feature Friday, the spotlight shined on senior Allyson Almeida. Almeida, who lives in Union, is an Honor Roll student, a member of the National Honor Society, and recently she served as a student leader for the Cultural Diversity ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — New Jersey will expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility later this month to millions more people including teachers, the homeless and clergy, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday. Educators have been among the groups lobbying for higher prioritization. As of March 15, K-12 educators and ...

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UNION, NJ – Students at Battle Hill Elementary School displayed their passion, intensity and zeal when tasked with recording an excerpt from Dr. Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream speech Students submitted electronic entries of their excerpts. According to school counselor Michael DuBose, ...

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UNION, NJ – Since he was named interim superintendent of Union schools, getting in-person learning operationalized has been his number one priority. Gerry Benaquista notified parents and students on Feb. 15 that in-person learning via a hybrid model will begin on March 15.  The option to ...

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JERSEY CITY – Fulfilling a promise to make tuition-free community college a reality, Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday signed A4410, permanently establishing the Community College Opportunity Grant Program (CCOG) that will allow qualified students to attend any New Jersey community college without tuition ...

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UNION, NJ - Students from three New Jersey high schools, including Union High School, are getting a jump on their college degrees, earning credits at Kean University while they also work toward their high school diplomas. The dual-enrollment program, overseen by Kean’s newly established Office ...

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