Education

June 2, 2020

UNION, NJ – Jefferson School has been named a 2020 National School of Character and a 2020 New Jersey School of Character.  The distinctions, from the New Jersey Alliance for Social, Emotional, and Character Development, were scheduled to be celebrated at the 2020 Annual Conference, but the ...

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TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey’s education system during the COVID-19 crisis was the main subject of discussion when New Jersey Department of Education Commissioner Lamont Repollet  joined Union Mayor Michele Delisfort, State Senator Joe Cryan, and Union Health Director Marconi Gapas at their weekly ...

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UNION, NJ — Nearly 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students participated in Kean University’s virtual Commencement ceremony on Friday, complete with a tassel turn, personalized videos and speeches from special guests including Whoopi Goldberg. A total of 3,248 undergraduates and 690 graduate ...

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UNION, NJ – Kean University has announced Whoopi Goldberg will speak to the Class of 2020 during a virtual Commencement ceremony on May 29.  More than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students will be celebrated at the event, which will feature musical performances, a virtual tassel turn, and ...

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UNION, NJ – The 2020 - 2021 Township of Union School calendar has been released.  According to the calendar posted to the township schools’ social media pages, school is set to begin Thursday, September 3.  School will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7 for Labor Day.  The last day of school and high ...

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UNION, NJ – Twenty-five Union teachers received letters of non-renewal on Friday, in an effort by the district to fill the budget gap presented at the April 30 budget hearing. Union school Superintendent Gregory Tatum discussed the layoffs during his appearance at the township’s weekly ...

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UNION, NJ – In a letter to the school community Friday afternoon, Superintendent Gregory Tatum provided an update on the grading policy he discussed in a previous correspondence. In that correspondence last Friday, Tatum said the following grading procedures would become effective immediately: ...

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UNION, NJ - Corey Lowery received nearly $270,000 in salary while on paid administrative leave as Union High School principal, payroll records show. According to records, Lowery’s gross wages from September 2018 through April 2020 were $269,499.82.  The total does not include benefit ...

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UNION, NJ – Kean University named a new president on Monday afternoon during a meeting of the Board of Trustees to fill the spot being vacated by outgoing president Dawood Farahi, who is stepping down at the end of this academic year. Current New Jersey Department of Education Commissioner Dr.

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UNION, NJ – Union’s superintendent of schools will recommend to the Board of Education at their next meeting to conclude the school year on Thursday, June 18, four days ahead of schedule by using the four remaining snow days. In a letter to the community on Friday, Superintendent Gregory Tatum ...

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NEWARK, NJ – In a move to consolidate its school community, the Archdiocese of Newark announced on Thursday Holy Spirit School in Union is among ten archdiocesan-operated schools slated to close at the end of this school year.  Nine of the schools set to close are elementary level; one a high ...

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LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA – Union High School Principal Corey Lowery, on paid administrative leave since September 2018, has accepted a job as Lincoln University Lions head men’s basketball coach, according to Lincoln University’s website. The announcement says Lowery brings over 20 years' ...

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UNION, NJ – In a message to high school students and parents, Union High School Interim Principal Mark Hoyt said while he understands and agrees with the governor’s decision to close schools for the remainder of the school year, it complicates the schooling process as the district begins to ...

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UNION, NJ – The public hearing for the Union Board of Education budget presentation that took place on Thursday includes the reduction in school staff of 60 with an average household tax increase of $58.60. School Business Administrator Manuel Vieira presented the proposed 2020-2021 $141m school ...

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UNION, NJ—Union High School students Elizabeth Arias and Zachary Radler have been selected as 2020 Union Country Interscholastic Association Conference Scholar-Athletes for their commitment to excellence in academics and athletics.  And Union High School senior Bryan Kwarteng has been selected to ...

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UNION, NJ – Union High School teachers and staff spread encouragement and hope with their "Friends" music video, with a special message -- "I'll be there for you"  -- to their students. Cheryl Fiske, Union High School math teacher and Senior Class Advisor, said she and the other senior advisors, ...

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UNION, NJ – In a letter to the Union High School Class of 2020, Interim Principal Mark Hoyt said plans for senior activities, including awards night, prom, Project Graduation, and graduation, are being reviewed and tentative contingency plans have been established. Hoyt said if schools reopen ...

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UNION, NJ – In a letter to graduating students, Kean University’s President said they have a team of people developing a virtual commencement plan. The letter from President Dawood Farahi said the virtual ceremony will not only include the “speeches and performances that are typically part of ...

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UNION, NJ – Union school Superintendent Gregory Tatum discussed remote learning, the school calendar, special education services, senior activities and more during his appearance at the township’s weekly Facebook Live Question and Answer forum on Thursday, with Mayor Michele Delisfort, State ...

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UNION, NJ - Kawameeh Middle School teachers, many with their families and pets sharing the ride, caravanned around town Tuesday afternoon, honking horns and yelling encouragement to their students. Students and their families lined up on lawns and porches, many with their own signs and banners, ...

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UNION, NJ – Contingency plans regarding senior activities for Union high school students graduating this year are being reviewed, said Union High School Interim Principal Mark Hoyt. Hoyt said the administration and Senior Class Advisors are working weekly to develop contingency plans in the ...

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UNION, NJ – The Union school district’s 2019-2020 calendar will remain unchanged from originally planned, said Superintendent Gregory Tatum. The last day of school will remain June 24.  A survey was sent to parents last week asking whether they agreed with a shortened spring break, thus moving ...

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UNION, NJ - Teachers everywhere are trying their best to stay connected to their students, academically, socially and emotionally. Connecticut Farms School teachers created a video for their students and parents sending a message of love and inspiration. "I was feeling so far away from my ...

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UNION, NJ –  Last week Governor Phil Murphy said New Jersey school closures would remain in effect until at least April 17.  On Sunday evening President Trump said social distancing guidelines will remain until at least April 30.  In a message to parents Sunday night, Union schools ...

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UNION, NJ – In an email to parents, the Union School District said they are considering a change in the 2019-2020 school calendar “due to the current circumstances.” The proposed changes include shortening Spring Break to only include Good Friday, April 10, and Monday, April 13.  Remote learning ...

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UNION, NJ - It's been a week since Union schools closed because of the COVID-19 virus and students (and parents) are finding ways to learn and study from home.  It's been a challenge, but Union students are stepping up and getting it done! "We like using Google classroom," said fourth graders ...

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UNION, NJ – School taxes for the average taxpayer in Union will be raised by $58.60 according to school Business Administrator Manuel Vieira during Tuesday night’s Board of Education meeting. In his budget presentation, Vieira said the 2020-2021 proposed budget was reduced by about $5 million, ...

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UNION, NJ – A Union High School senior was awarded a scholarship at the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of Union County dinner on Thursday, March 12. Zach Radler, 17, was awarded a scholarship from the organization at their “Annual Tribute to Our Irish Heritage” event. Radler said a school ...

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UNION, NJ – Union schools will be closed on Monday, March 16, for emergency preparedness planning and beginning Tuesday, March 17, students will begin remote learning until further notice, said Superintendent Gregory Tatum. In a message to parents Friday afternoon, Tatum said the district will ...

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UNION, NJ - Union schools will operate on a half-day schedule beginning Friday, March 13, for building disinfecting in response to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. In a message to parents Thursday afternoon, Superintendent Gregory Tatum said students and staff will remain on a ...

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