Education

June 12, 2021

WAYNE, NJ – As the end of this “horrible” school year approaches, parents, teachers and the Wayne Schools are already looking ahead to September and what school will look like three months from now. During Thursday night’s Board of Ed meeting, Assistant Superintendent of Schools, Donna Reichman ...

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WAYNE, NJ — All fifteen of the Wayne Township Public Schools have been officially designated as 2020-2021 No Place For Hate® schools by the Anti-Defamation League. This is the fourth year in a row that they have been recognized with this distinction. The No Place For Hate® (NPFH) certification ...

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WAYNE, NJ — In letters sent to staff and parents, Wayne Schools Superintendent, Dr. Mark Toback shared the district’s new masking policy that started June 10th and remains in effect for the “remainder of the year.” On Monday, Gov. Phil Murphy made a statement regarding masking requirements in ...

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WAYNE, NJ — The weather forecast for the first three days of this week “calls for excessive heat,” said Wayne Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Mark Toback in a letter to parents. Because of this, all the public schools are on a minimum day schedule for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. With this heat ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Just a few weeks ago, Wayne Township held a community forum at Wayne Valley High School to discuss mental health and substance abuse issues. Although it was a very informative, the event was geared for adults and Maryam Sayyed wanted to do something like this for children. “Parents ...

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WAYNE, NJ — The members of the Wayne Board of Education spent some time during their last public meeting honoring seventeen teachers and district employees who will be retiring this June. It is likely that this last year for them was one of the most difficult years in all of their long ...

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WAYNE, NJ — This week, Gov. Murphy announced that virtual school would no longer be an option for public schools when the 2021 – 2022 school year begins in September. Wayne teachers, parents and the Board of Education shared their reactions to the news with TAPinto Wayne. “When schools across ...

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WAYNE, NJ — This year, Isabelle “Izzy” Mailman, a sophomore at Wayne Valley High School, won the 2021 Senior Division Hanover Wind Symphony Scholarship. This is her second time earning a scholarship from this well-known program. Two years ago, as an eighth grader, she won the Junior Division ...

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If buildings are open for in-person instruction, parents or guardians will not be able to opt-out of in-person instruction. NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy today announced that upon the conclusion of this school year, schools will be required to provide full-day, in-person instruction, as they ...

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WAYNE, NJ – During the last Board of Education meeting, Superintendent of Wayne schools, Dr. Mark Toback announced the two highest ranking seniors, academically for the class of 2021 for both Wayne Hills and Wayne Valley. This article features the top two Wayne Valley seniors, while a separate ...

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WAYNE, NJ — During the last board of education meeting, Superintendent of Wayne Schools, Dr. Mark Toback announced the Class of 2021's highest ranking seniors in academics for both Wayne Hills and Wayne Valley. This article features the top two Wayne Hills seniors, while a separate article will ...

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WAYNE, NJ — Seton Hall University is the latest New Jersey college that now requires all students and employees to be vaccinated for the fall 2021 semester. The catholic university in South Orange joins a list of now fourteen major NJ institutions to require inoculation in some form before the ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Recently, a Wayne Valley teacher and high-ranking member of both the Wayne and Passaic County teacher’s union filed a lawsuit against a Wayne school district employee and the Wayne Board of Education. During this past BOE meeting, the Board provided their first public statement on the ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Last summer, after George Floyd was murdered in Minnesota, the Black Lives Matter movement picked up steam and became a fixture in American culture. In Wayne, the movement’s biggest changes happened in the school system. Current and former public high school students urged the district ...

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WAYNE, NJ — As part of the National Teacher Appreciation Week which happens to also be National Nurse Appreciation Week, Wayne's teachers and school nurses were honored during Thursday night's Board of Education meeting. The highlight was a video presentation of students expressing their gratitude ...

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WAYNE, NJ — For the last fourteen months, New Jerseyans have been in the midst of the worst global pandemic in most of our lifetimes. The number of positive cases of COVID-19 in NJ has just recently reached the 1 million mark. This is one out of every nine people in the state. Just over 25,000 have ...

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WAYNE, NJ — the Board of Education passed the 2021-2022 school budget on Thursday night, but the vote showed a deep divide in the members.  The school budget for the 2021 – 2022 fiscal year barely passed 5-4, and it was a 2.6% tax increase that caused the division. This budget had been ...

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Bloomfield, NJ - Universal Technical Institute’s Bloomfield campus welcomed high school students from New Jersey and New York to compete for up to $300,000 in scholarships using in-demand automotive technology skills and knowledge.  Two students from Wayne Valley High School walked away with the ...

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WAYNE, NJ — Dennis Carroll, the Secretary of both the Wayne teacher’s union and the Passaic County teacher’s union is suing the Wayne Board of Education and the Assistant Director of Facilities Management for the Wayne School district for “defamation and false light.” The suit filed with the ...

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WAYNE, NJ – To help address the rise in depression, anxiety and substance abuse issues that have been growing because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Wayne Township along with several community organization partners are hosting a live (and live-streamed) community forum to provide valuable information ...

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WAYNE, NJ — In a pandemic year, with so many restrictions on gatherings, live performances by up-and-coming music students have not been possible. This puts a damper on the motivation to practice and the passion to be the best they could be. Despite this, fifteen musicians from Wayne Hills and ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Following a groundswell of support for an elected Board of Education in Montclair, Mayor Sean Spiller, a former Wayne teacher and former Wayne Education Association President, broke his silence on Thursday. He stated that he is in support of whichever method the residents decide ...

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WAYNE, NJ – U.S. News and World Report recently came out with their 2021 ranking of the nation’s best high schools. Out of 17,857 high schools across the country, both Wayne Hills and Wayne Valley were ranked in the top 13% with Valley ranking slightly higher than Hills — a reversal of last year.

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WAYNE, NJ — The final phase of the Wayne Public School’s reopening plan began on April 19 with five days of in-person school available for kindergarten, first grade and second grade students. In his Superintendent’s report given to the Board of Education during Thursday’s meeting, Dr. Mark Toback ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Vice President of the Wayne Board of Education, Suzanne Pudup read aloud a proclamation during Thursday night’s BOE meeting. This was an official request to Gov. Murphy and the NJ Legislature, requesting financial “relief from the increased health care costs experienced by school ...

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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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WAYNE, NJ — Like many businesses and organizations in 2020, the Wayne Education Foundation (WEF) had a difficult financial year. Ultimately this meant that there was less to give back to support students in the Wayne Township Public Schools. Each year the WEF hosts a Summer Camp held at Wayne ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Memorial Day Weekend is likely to be five days long for the Wayne Township Public Schools this year because of unused emergency days, according to the Wayne schools website. Despite a cold and relatively snowy winter, the Wayne schools only closed twice for inclement weather this ...

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