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COVID-19 layoffs are coming for N.J. teachers. How bad will it get?

The coronavirus pandemic has already upended teachers’ lives, banishing them from their classrooms to teach students from home.

Now, as a grueling school year nears its end, some New Jersey teachers are receiving a cruel reward: A pink slip, courtesy of the crushing economic weight of the crisis.

Facing a Friday deadline to notify those teachers who won’t be brought back next year, many districts have already told non-tenured educators they won’t be offered a contract for the fall until schools know just how badly their finances will be hurt by COVID-19, said Richard Bozza, executive director of t… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 15th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Education, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Murphy: Schools remain closed for academic year

New Jersey’s public schools will remain closed for the remainder of the academic year, Governor Phil Murphy announced at his daily COVID-19 briefing on Monday. Teachers will continue to instruct students remotely.

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Murphy to Announce Today Whether Schools Will Be Closed Through End of Year

While thousands of students are still without necessary technology for remote instruction, education officials say there are ways to close the gaps

By John Mooney, NJSpotlight

Gov. Phil Murphy is expected to announce today whether schools will remain closed and on remote instruction for the rest of the school year, with most bets that he will call it for the year.

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N.J. schools closed through at least May 15, Murphy says

New Jersey schools will be closed through at least May 15 because of the coronavirus pandemic, with the state’s 1.4 million students continuing to learn from home, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Thursday.

Murphy initially ordered all schools in the Garden State— public and private, including pre-K and college — to close March 18 for at least two weeks. He later extended that closure to April 17, saying he would not reopen schools until medical experts tell him it’s safe.

Now, his unprecedented order will last at least four more weeks.“Let me be perfectly clear: There is nobody who wants to open the sc… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 16th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Education, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on N.J. schools closed through at least May 15, Murphy says

Brookdale-Georgian Court agreement cuts cost of a bachelors degree by 75%

Georgian Court President Joseph R. Marbach, Ph.D. (left) and Brookdale President David Stout, Ph.D. (right)

A new agreement between Brookdale Community College and Georgian Court University enables students to receive a four year baccalaureate for less than the average cost of tuition for one year at a private college.

Local college students can receive an associates and a bachelors degree for a cost of less than $33,000 under the new 3 + 1 program offered by Brookdale and Georgian Court.  The average annual tuition at a four year private college was $34,790 in the 2017-2018 school year, according to StudentDebtRelief.us

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Posted: November 27th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Brookdale Community College, Education, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Brookdale-Georgian Court agreement cuts cost of a bachelors degree by 75%

Pezzullo Muses About the American Education System

Rich Pezzullo

By Rich Pezzullo

Tell me anything that took 12 years to accomplish in 1960 that takes that long today?  Hmm

Education of a useful productive adult human?  Politicians touting free college are trying to  make the case that now it should take 16 years of education to make a human productive, engaged, happy and, with a nod towards Maslow, capable of self-actualization.

“You say you want a revolution?”, try this on for size. Instead of creating an new economy for the realities of the 21st century, why don’t we create a new education system to feed the economy that has shown itself to be capable of taking every sort of labor input and creating jobs, products and services?

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Posted: September 27th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Education, Opinion | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Pezzullo Muses About the American Education System

Impreveduto: Now is the time to start preparing kindergartners for the first day of school

Freeholder Pat Impreveduto with students in Long Branch last year

Freeholder Deputy Director Pat Impreveduto, the liaison to the County Superintendent of Schools and a life long educator, is advising parents of children who will be attending kindergarten in September to start preparing their kids now, in early August. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 5th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Education, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Impreveduto: Now is the time to start preparing kindergartners for the first day of school

Monmouth Vocational Schools Ranked Best in New Jersey

The Monmouth County Vocational School District has been ranked the top school district in New Jersey by BackroundChecks.org, an online directory and portal for accessing public records and running background checks.

MCVSD is comprised of five high schools; Academy of Allied Health & Science, Biotechnology High School, Communications High School, High Technology High School, and Marine Academy of Science and Technology. 

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Posted: April 24th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Education, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , | 3 Comments »

Brookdale professor drops the F-bomb on his conservative student.

A New Jersey community college is investigating why a professor shouted the F-word at a student in an incident that was caught on camera. The student identifies as politically conservative, and the incident has sparked complaints about the college as a liberal atmosphere where alternative political viewpoints are not tolerated. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 17th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Brookdale Community College, Education, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments »

Freehold Township Students Win County Consumer Bowl

Raiyan Hossain, Karim Lakhani, Amit Bachani, Deputy Director Lillian G. Burry, Michael Galanaugh (Team Captain), Christopher Galiano, Dan Cooper (Teacher/Advisor)

A team of five Freehold Township High School whiz kids prevailed against students from Colts Neck High School, Freehold High School, Howell High School, Manalapan High School, Marlboro High School, Raritan High School and Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School yesterday and were crowned the Monmouth County champs of the annual Consumer Bowl, a  a game-show-style competition for teams of high school students which was held at the Fire Academy in Howell.    Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 6th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Freehold Township Students Win County Consumer Bowl