Education

December 10, 2018

Updated: 9:29 a.m. Dec. 11 Reporting hate crimes allows the public, researchers, law enforcement and community leaders to develop preventative measures, the FBI says. WESTFIELD, NJ — The hateful graffiti recently found at Edison Intermediate School targeted a number of groups of people, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A spike in hate crimes was the topic of a discussion that included community leaders at Westfield High School this week. Westfield High School social studies teacher Ryan Daly, a co-advisor of Agora, the group that organized the open forum held Thursday, said recent incidents had ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Public School District will be registering children who will become eligible for kindergarten in the 2019-20 academic year. The district also is interested in reaching children who have not attended the Westfield Public Schools for kindergarten but will enter first ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Eight Westfield High School students recently achieved the highest score possible on parts of the SAT and ACT standardized tests, the district announced Thursday: Mark Falletta (October ACT Reading), Sivaji Turimella (October SAT Math), Stephen Park (November SAT Math/ October ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — On Saturday, 6-year-old Jonah Block, a first grader at Franklin Elementary School, had a chance to sit in a room in the Children’s Department of the Westfield Memorial Library and read book to his friend Broadie, a therapy dog who happens to live in his neighborhood. “I loved ...

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Updated at 7:49 p.m. WESTFIELD, NJ — Authorities are looking into hate-filled graffiti found at a local school Thursday and appear to have linked the crime to one student. School officials condemned the hate crime at Edison Intermediate School but did not detail its full scope, and local ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield Public Schools will have a delayed opening Friday, Nov. 16, due to inclement weather and road conditions, the district has announced. Schedules are as follows: Westfield High School (Periods 1-8):  9:30 a.m. – 2:10 p.m. Westfield High School (Periods 2-9):  ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Westfield High School students will find out what its like to design computer programs for 12 hours straight next month. The school’s second annual hackathon, hackWHS II, will take place at Westfield High School on Saturday, Dec. 8. Local high school students are encouraged to ...

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Updated: 2:42 p.m. Nov. 14 WESTFIELD, NJ – A slate of summer construction projects the school district is seeking early bids for will include significant security upgrades, school officials said. The projects detailed for the school board on Tuesday include doorway security upgrades, ...

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METUCHEN, NJ — Know a student that soars through math challenges without hesitation?  Have a Math whiz in the family?  It's time to get them to sign up for the Saint Joseph High School Annual Mathematics Competition.    The event is open to any New Jersey students in grades seven or eight. The ...

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SUMMIT, NJ — The Project SEARCH program at Overlook Medical Center which, since launching in 2016, has seen 15 out of 18 interns securing competitive employment in the community, will be hosting an open house event for prospective students and families on Dec. 12, from 7 - 8:30 p.m, at the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Westfield Robotics Team “That Hertz” heads into a tournament in Livingston next month as it comes off of a strong bout with other robotics teams held at Westfield High School. The group of 25 Westfield students competed against 16 other New Jersey teams at the “Robo Ruckus” ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – School officials are taking a second look at how they interpret laws surrounding a seatbelt requirement for students being transported on certain “coach” buses the district contracts with. Although some privately chartered buses have seatbelts, the companies Westfield’s school ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – A conversation over character education brought home when a student scrawled a swastika into a bathroom panel at an elementary school last month continued with increased gravity at a school board meeting Tuesday. With the weekend’s deadly Pittsburgh, Pa., synagogue shooting in ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Full-day kindergarten, school security, charter schools and student stress were among the topics the six candidates running for three seats on the school board explored in a forum Wednesday night. While the three incumbents raised concerns about fiscal responsibility and the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — The five schools that comprise the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools (UCVTS) campus went into lockdown for about two hours on Friday afternoon when an unidentified individual who admitted carrying a pocket knife entered the complex.  Located on Raritan Road in Scotch ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Code Ninjas, a coding center for children ages 7 to 14, celebrated its grand opening in at 1006 South Ave. West in Westfield this weekend. At Code Ninjas, kids can learn by designing their own video games, as well as through STEM activities. “We’re not trying to make every ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – A $3.03 million renovation to Kehler Stadium has been moved up by one month to accommodate concern raised by track teams, who will have to practice elsewhere during the stadium’s overhaul. The Board of Education on Tuesday amended its contract with Your Way Construction Inc., of ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Officials defended the school district’s response to the second swastika found at an elementary school within two years as parents argued on Tuesday that the district’s response was not enough. At the school board meeting, residents asked why the district was not more transparent ...

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Updated: Oct. 6, 11:44 a.m. WESTFIELD, NJ – Following the strident objections of parents over a delayed timeline for the refurbishment of a track at Kehler Stadium, the school board anticipates moving the start date for the project back one month, the district announced Friday. On Tuesday, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – The boy who scrawled a swastika into a bathroom at Franklin Elementary School showed off the symbol of hate to three other youths, two of whom are Jewish, the parent of one of those students said Friday. Nicole Damashek said the boy who etched the symbol into a bathroom panel led ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Parents of Franklin Elementary School students learned Wednesday that a swastika was found etched on a panel in one of the school's restrooms that afternoon. “You can imagine our serious disappointment when we found that a student had etched a swastika on a panel in one of our ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield School District recently made the last-minute decision to drop one of the four fourth grade sections at McKinley Elementary School in order to create an additional first grade classroom to accommodate an increase in enrollment, a move that has many parents ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Chris Herren didn’t suspect opioids would impact himself and his beer-pong playing peers. But when it came to the now former NBA point guard and his high school basketball team, reality showed otherwise. “Out of 15 kids, who got red solo cups and played beer pong in the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield High School math teacher Zorana Culjak was recognized by the Board of Education on Tuesday for receiving the University of Chicago Outstanding Educator Award. Culjak was nominated by a former Westfield High School student now attending the university. The student’s name ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Construction delays at Kehler Field may force the school district to bus athletes to surrounding towns for evening athletic practices this spring, a proposal that has drawn public concern. Members of the Friends of Westfield Track & Field organization objected to the revised ...

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Updated: 5:18 p.m. Former NBA point guard Chris Herren struggled with addiction throughout his career, but has since recovered and is telling his story to audiences throughout the country. Herren, who was drafted by the Denver Nuggets in 1999, then traded to the Boston Celtics a year later, ...

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Thursday's pedestrian-involved crash is the third such incident to happen at the intersection since 2012. WESTFIELD, NJ – A crossing guard hit by a car near Edison Intermediate School escaped serious injury Thursday morning in what has been a series of pedestrian-involved crashes at the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Bell-bottoms, skinny jeans, baby jeans and everything in between comprise the denim collected by local high school students with the help of an elementary school PTO in Bergen County. The Westfield High School Green Team, Kids on Block clubs and Park Ridge’s Westridge School PTO ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Dough, cheese, sauce, mushrooms, olives and pepperoni are among the ingredients that 10 children, half of them with special needs, used to make individual pies at a local pizza shop earlier this week. The gathering of elementary school-aged youths at Outta Hand Pizza, 311 South ...

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