Education

WAYNE, NJ – During Thursday night’s Wayne Board of Education meeting, the Wayne teacher’s union publicly declared a vote of no confidence against the BOE. This was not a surprise as members of the BOE received letters from the WEA the week before expressing the same declaration. The letter ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) have announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program and three Wayne students have made the list.   Wayne Hills senior Anshul Sinha, and Wayne Valley seniors ...

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WAYNE, NJ - A letter from the Wayne Education Association (WEA), addressed to Cathy Kazan, the President of the Wayne Board of Education, was leaked onto Facebook and quickly taken back down. In the letter, the teacher’s union tells Kazan: “Our general membership met and asked us to facilitate a ...

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TRENTON, NJ - During his Friday press briefing, Gov. Phil Murphy and Commissioner of the NJ Dept of Health, Judy Persichilli, a woman who needs no introduction, released guidelines for school closures due to COVID-19 outbreaks. Entire classrooms could be considered "exposed" with only two or more ...

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WAYNE, NJ – With a snip, Dr. Jessica Hammond cut the ribbon and Wayne’s newest school was officially opened. Standing next to her were Superintendent, Dr. Mark Toback, Assistant Superintendent, Donna Reichman, Board of Education (BOE) President, Cathy Kazan along with several other members of the ...

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WAYNE, NJ – With the first day of school fast approaching, parents across New Jersey are wondering if schools will actually open. The New Jersey Teacher’s Association and their local unions, including the Wayne Education Association are pushing for an all online distance-learning model, like the ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Thursday night’s Wayne Board of Education meeting was the last scheduled public meeting before Wayne’s schools open in September. The pros and cons of in-person learning was the main topic during the public comments portion, and despite a concerted effort by the teacher's union to sway ...

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WAYNE, NJ – A group of about 60 parents gathered in the bright sunshine outside the Wayne Board of Education Building on Thursday late afternoon just before the BOE held their last meeting before school opens in September.  They were there to show their support for the school’s return-to-school ...

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WAYNE, NJ – A survey sent out by the Wayne Education Association to their union members was recently leaked onto the Wayne Parents Confidential Facebook page, as well as other Wayne group FB pages. The survey asked teachers about specific actions they would be willing to take to push the BOE toward ...

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WAYNE, NJ – On Thursday, the Wayne Education Association sent a statement to TAPinto Wayne for publication. In the statement, the WEA laid out their argument for beginning the school year with an all-virtual model "for the health of the students and educators." Dr. Mark Toback, the Superintendent ...

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WAYNE, NJ – With four candidates running for three Wayne Board of Education (BOE) seats in November, the political wrangling has already begun.  Current President of the BOE Cathy Kazan, who is running for re-election, is questioning why a current BOE member is encouraging his daughter to run, and ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Yesterday, Gov. Murphy cracked the door open to allow the possibility of an all-remote school opening if districts can demonstrate that they cannot meet all health and safety standards for safe in-person instruction.  The Wayne Education Association (WEA) feels that the Wayne school ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The Wayne Board of Education recently approved their plan to reopen public schools in September. It is a hybrid model with students learning in the classroom part-time, while most of the school work will be done virtually from home. For many two-income families or ...

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WAYNE, NJ – There are three seats on the Wayne Board of Education (BOE) up for election in November and four candidates are running. One of them will be on the outs, and some believe that the position each candidate holds on the ballot may be a deciding factor in who wins.  “Ballot position has ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Paraprofessionals are employed by the Wayne School District to work closely with special needs students and assist special education teachers in their classrooms.  Currently, there are 172 paraprofessionals scheduled to work in Wayne schools in September.  At this week’s Board of Ed ...

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WAYNE, NJ – During Thursday night’s Wayne Board of Education meeting, Donna Reaver, the First Vice President of the Wayne Education Association (WEA), made a plea on behalf of Wayne Teachers asking the BOE to not allow classroom learning for Wayne Public Schools until it is safe to do so. Despite ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Despite thousands of Wayne residents without power, which would make logging on to a virtual meeting difficult for many, the Wayne Board of Education is going forward with their scheduled public meeting held online tonight at 7:30 p.m. They don’t have a choice. “We are in a position ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The administrative staff at the Wayne School District have been diligently working within new Department of Education guidelines to open schools in September. They recently released the results of the questions asked by concerned residents at the July 16 Board of Education meeting.  You ...

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WAYNE, NJ - The Wayne Township Public Schools presented their return to school proposal during the last Board of Education meeting.  The final plan is dependent on the feedback of the town's stakeholder, particularly parents and teachers.  The deadline for having a final plan for school ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The Wayne Public School District unveiled their proposed Phase One Return to School Plan for the 2020-2021 school year at Thursday evening’s Board of Education meeting. Concerned parents flocked to the online virtual BOE meeting, which maxed out with 1,000 participants listening in ...

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WAYNE, NJ – As part of the two Wayne graduations this past week, one teacher at each high school was selected to give the traditional farewell remarks. The two teachers selected, Hills English teacher Scott Summers and Valley Government teacher Dennis Carroll, gave two completely different ...

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WAYNE, NJ – At the end of the school year, there are always some teachers and staff who retire and new faces are hired or promoted to fill empty roles.  For this year, popular Principal Suzana Adamo decided to retire from her role at Albert Payson Terhune Elementary School and Nick Grimshaw will be ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Overcast skies loomed above the two football fields of Wayne Hills and Wayne Valley where the graduating class of 2020 had their final high school ceremony and celebrated the end to a difficult year, but the beginning of a bright future. Each graduation ceremony was held ...

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WAYNE, NJ - After a tumultuous second half of the school year, the seniors of the class of 2020 are finally going to be graduating on July 8 at 10:00 a.m. The two graduation ceremonies for Wayne Hills and Wayne Valley are happening at the same time on their respective football fields, and these ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Amanda Piszczatoski, a Wayne Valley High School graduate from the class of 2019 is the only Wayne resident accepted into a service academy this year.  Following in her father’s footsteps, Piszczatoski applied for only one service academy and was accepted. She will be leaving in early ...

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