Ridgewood NJ, a teacher effectiveness organization’s report on the nationwide implementation of best practices for teaching reading reveals that 19 states including New Jersey lack critical policies to promote literacy effectively.
Ridgewood NJ, Governor Phil Murphy today signed A1181/S2054 to make the completion of a financial aid application form a prerequisite to graduation for public high school and charter school students in New Jersey. Beginning with the 2023-2024 11th grade class, and for two school years thereafter, students and their guardians will be required to complete and submit either the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the NJ Alternative Financial Aid Application, as guided by the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA), in order to receive their high school diploma. The information on a student’s financial aid application is used to notify them of any financial aid they are eligible to receive if they pursue a postsecondary education.
West New York, NJ, Sowing Seed School, located in Weehawken, New Jersey, announces its second location at 17 Ave at Port Imperial, West New York in New Jersey, which is set to open in the Fall of 2024.
Ridgewood NJ, the year 2023 witnessed a remarkable success for school choice, with over a dozen states embracing or enhancing educational freedom for parents and students. Looking ahead, the prospects for 2024 and 2025 suggest the potential for even greater triumphs.
Trenton NJ, Governor Phil Murphy is seeking to replace six existing members of the State Board of Education, potentially as early as Monday, despite the absence of scheduled meetings for the Senate Judiciary Committee, responsible for approving these nominations.
Demarest NJ, Five top vocalists from Holy Angels will represent the Academy at the 2024 Carnegie Hall Honors Performance Series. Martine Alvarez of Chestnut Ridge (New York), Haedyn Brigati of Englewood Cliffs, Alyssa Finch of River Vale, Lilianna Garber of Mahwah, and Kiera Kwiatkowski of Glen Ridge successfully auditioned for the upcoming High School Honors Women’s Choir. Together with peers from around the globe, they will work with a renowned conductor to put together a mid-winter concert at this world-famous venue.
Ridgewood NJ, American high schools confront an escalating crisis: A multitude of students who commenced ninth grade in the autumn of 2020, amid the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic, are poised to graduate this spring with minimal prospects for overcoming the learning setbacks endured during school closures. In straightforward terms, according to Bloomberg’s Editorial Board, time is running out. These students could exit school ill-equipped for both higher education and the professional realm, significantly heightening their susceptibility to unemployment, poverty, depression, and even premature mortality.
Demarest NJ, Elise Tao’s hard work is paying incredible dividends. This fall, she was named the Academy of the Holy Angels’ nominee to the 62nd Annual United States Senate Youth Program. This highly selective, merit-based convocation is sponsored by The Hearst Foundation and the U.S. Senate.
Trenton NJ, Senator Holly Schepisi said a “Disinformation Alert” issued by the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) is a disingenuous attempt to dismiss the concerns of parents that new sex education standards could result in their children being exposed to lessons that are age-inappropriate or in conflict with their values.
Paramus NJ, Vocalist Isabella Wisniewski used to dream of visiting Carnegie Hall and the Sydney Opera House. This year, she was invited to perform at both world-famous venues. In the space of a few months, Wisniewski sang with the 2023 Honors Performance Series in New York City, and followed up by bringing her vocal talents to the HPS in Australia.
Demarest NJ, Olivia Roque was a Girl Scout of about nine years old when she caught a glimpse into her future. At the time, the Little Ferry resident met an older Scout who was a junior member of a Hasbrouck Heights emergency medical services team. Captivated, Roque was determined to serve as an EMT, and ultimately become a doctor.
Demarest NJ, in just five days, local girls learned to decipher messages in binary code, test engineering design principles, use color theory, discover elements of ancient myths, identify the attributes of successful leaders, and make new friends.