Education

January 16, 2020

Woodbridge, NJ – This week, President of the Wayne Education Association (WEA) Eda Ferrante won the inaugural Elizabeth A. Allen Women in Education Award from the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA). According to the NJEA’s criteria for nomination: “The award nominee must be an active or ...

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WAYNE, NJ – For the Thirteenth year in a row, Wayne has launched its Relay For Life fundraising season in preparation for the main event to be held on May 16 at Wayne Valley High School.  The season began with a kickoff celebration held at the Commons at Wayne Hills High School where the students ...

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WAYNE, NJ – In a tight race, Suzanne Pudup won the Election to become Wayne’s Board of Education (BOE) Vice President. At the BOE reorganization meeting, Pudup was sworn-in to begin her second three-year term on the BOE.  She was then nominated for Vice President by Stacey Scher and Sean Duffy ...

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WAYNE, NJ – During the January 2 Wayne Board of Education (BOE) reorganization meeting, TAPinto Wayne was named the electronic/digital news source for the Wayne Township Board of Education for 2020. At each reorganization meeting, the BOE decides which newspapers will be designated as the ...

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WAYNE, NJ – At the January 2 Wayne Board of Education (BOE) reorganization meeting, Dawn Kumar was sworn in and became the newest member of the Wayne BOE. Three seats on the BOE were up for election this year, yet only two candidates filled out the paperwork to officially be on the ballot on ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Long-time Board of Education (BOE) member Catherine “Cathy” Kazan was elected for the first time as the BOE President at the annual reorganization meeting held on January 2. Kazan was nominated by Sean Duffy and his nomination was seconded by the newest BOE member, Dawn Kumar. Eileen ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Just before the holiday break, Dianne Grossman of Mallory’s Army spoke to a large crowd of concerned parents at the Wayne Valley High School Media Center about her experience with her own daughter’s suicide in order to educate and empower parents to identify and stop bullying. On ...

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WAYNE, NJ – After three consecutive three-year terms, long-time Wayne Board of Education (BOE) member, Mitchell Badiner attended his last BOE Meeting. At the start of the meeting, Dr. Mark Toback, the Superintendent of Wayne Schools, came to the podium at the front of the Wayne Town Council ...

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The Anthony Wayne Middle School (AWMS) TREP$ Marketplace showcased the launching of over sixty student small businesses to family, friends and the public. These student entrepreneurs participated in the award-winning TREP$ program (www.tresped.com) where they learned the basics of entrepreneurship ...

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WAYNE, NJ - Three individuals connected to the Wayne Public Schools who had recently passed away were given a dedication at the most recent Board of Education (BOE) meeting. The three were: long-time first-grade teacher at John F. Kennedy Elementary School, Sharon Bellusci; Henry Aulenbach, son of ...

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Wayne, NJ – This week’s Wayne Board of Education (BOE) meeting was the last before the holiday break and as has been done every year at this time, a group of Wayne music students performed before the BOE and School District Administration. This year it was the Wayne Valley High School Chamber Choir ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Passaic County Technical-Vocational Schools (PCTVS) held a Pearl Harbor Remembrance event on Friday to both honor our veterans and to ingrain into students the sacrifices that were made by every American during the time of World War II. "We have a strong patriotic culture here at ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The Wayne Education Foundation (WEF) sponsored a STEM Robotics program for fourth and fifth grade students across all nine of the Wayne Elementary Schools and last week the thirty-six students in the program gave a demonstration of what they built and learned. In the Anthony Wayne ...

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WAYNE, NJ - The Wayne Township Public Schools and Passaic County Community College (PCCC) announced a new partnership for automotive education.  Initiated in Fall 2019, this partnership enables Wayne Hills and Wayne Valley students to earn over thirty college credits from courses offered toward an ...

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WAYNE, NJ - Students and staff of Passaic County Technical-Vocational Schools in Wayne have partnered with the Wreaths Across America organization and Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Totowa for National Wreaths Across America Day. This annual event takes place on December 14 at Noon EST at Arlington ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Newsweek ranked America’s best STEM High Schools across the nation and both Wayne Hills and Wayne Valley High Schools ranked in the top 7%. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The science part (biology, chemistry) and the math part (algebra and calculus) are ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Who knew? We did. (Maybe.) According to study commissioned by SafeHome, New Jersey is the most intelligent state in the union, rating smarter than Massachusetts and other states acclaimed for their school systems. The rankings considered the percentage of residents who ...

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WAYNE, NJ – On Tuesday night at the Brownstone in Paterson, the Wayne Education Foundation (WEF) held its first fundraiser: A Gala event with the theme of Denim and Diamonds.  Supporters, educators, parents, members of the Board of Education and the Wayne School District came together to recognize ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The Wayne Education Association and the Wayne Alliance for the Prevention of Substance Abuse hosted a parent education night at Wayne Valley High School.  The topic was social media safety, which was presented by Rob Hackenson of Dynamic Influence. “The average age a child gets a ...

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WAYNE, NJ – At this week’s Wayne Board of Education meeting the board voted to approve a final agreement with the Wayne Education Association (WEA) on the Full-Time Release issue that has plagued every meeting since late August of this year. See story The agreement keeps the Wayne School ...

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Two of the three speakers during the public portion of the Special Wayne Board of Education (BOE) meeting on Tuesday night used their time to target Wayne School District attorney John Geppert.  The public meeting was held after an executive session where the BOE and the Administration discussed ...

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WAYNE, NJ - A temporary resolution was passed at Tuesday’s special meeting of the Wayne Board of Education to allow Eda Ferrante to remain on full-time release as President of the Wayne Education Association as per their existing agreement but with one change: instead of the WEA reimbursing for 75% ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Stacy Scher and husband Marc Scher were arrested, and both were charged with possession of marijuana, fourth degree and conspiracy to possess marijuana, fourth degree.  Stacey Scher is the Vice President of the Wayne Board of Education and was a pivotal majority vote in restoring Eda ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Ravyn John grew up in Paterson, graduated from JFK High School in 2018, and moved on to higher level education. And, thanks to the opportunity presented close to home, she didn’t have to go far. On Wednesday, John, joined by fellow members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Through sheer force of will, members of the local, county and state teachers unions pushed the Wayne Board of Education (BOE) to vote to restore Wayne Education Association (WEA) President Eda Ferrante to her Full-time release status at Thursday’s BOE meeting. According to BOE ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The issue of Full-Time Release for Wayne teacher and Wayne Education Association (WEA) President, Eda Ferrante will be a key topic of discussion at Thursday’s Board of Education meeting this week according to Dr. Mark Toback, the Superintendent of the Wayne school district. Ferrante ...

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WAYNE, NJ - William Paterson University’s Nicholas Hershon has received the 2019 David L. Eshelman Outstanding Campus Adviser Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, the nation’s most broad-based journalism organization dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and ...

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PATERSON, NJ -  Thanks to a newly launched program at Passaic County Community College (PCCC), 50 students are receiving additional proactive coaching focused on career exploration; holistic advising on financial aid, community resources, and other matters that could affect their academic ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The Wayne Township Council Chambers was painted red Thursday as just about every seat held teachers from Wayne, and across the state, all wearing their union colors and holding signs that stated: “WE ARE ALL EDA FERRANTE” The educators were at the Wayne Board of Education (BOE) ...

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