STATE – Former Gov. James Florio said state Sen. Ray Lesniak’s plan to privatize New Jersey’s educational system amounts to “tossing in the towel” and he used such strong terms as “insidious” to describe the plan as “part and parcel of a troubling set of developments that are shredding the very essence of traditional American values.”
UNION COUNTY – During the month of March, Union County College is hosting five financial aid workshops to provide prospective students with the opportunity to learn about the type of aid that is available for college. Attendees will also receive help with applying for aid.
EDISON — A musical performance, poetry reading, theater trip and a game show are all scheduled for the celebration of Women’s History Month at Middlesex County College in March. All except the theater trip are free and will be held in the College Center on the Edison campus.
RAHWAY — Franklin Elementary School in Rahway recently held a “Writers’ Roundtable Challenge”. Students in grades three, four and five were invited to participate in this principal’s writing initiative. They were required to write an essay based on a speculative prompt: A New School Rule.
RAHWAY – Madison School in Rahway recently completed the 100th day of the school year. To mark the occasion, kindergarten and first grade students created posters and participated in other activities to represent the number 100.
RAHWAY — Seventh grade students at Rahway Middle School recently tried their hand at advertising by creating travel brochures. After studying the Titanic disaster, they designed a brochure to persuade unsuspecting first class passengers to travel on the maiden voyage of the legendary ship.
RAHWAY — “C.R.” Hall, a winner of the American Rodeo Association Bareback Championship and the Championship for All Around Cowboy, visited the Grover Cleveland School D.A.I.S.Y.
ROSELLE — In honor of Black History Month, students at Charles C. Polk School in Roselle decorated classroom doors around the school in the colors of traditional African-American colleges.
JERSEY CITY – Two Rahway residents were named to the honor roll at Saint Peter’s Prep in Jersey City, Principal Jim DeAngelo announced.
BALTIMORE, Md. — Porscha Haynes, a member of the class of 2011 from Elizabeth, has been named to the fall 2010 Dean’s List at Loyola University Maryland.