RAHWAY — Roosevelt School in Rahway celebrated Read Across America Day on March 2. This day is a nationwide observance, backed by the NEA, celebrating the birthday of Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) who would have been 107 years old.
CLARK – Clark Public Schools has recognized a teacher at each of the township’s four public schools and named Valley Road School teacher Paula Spence as the district’s Teacher of the Year. Spence will be eligible to be named Union County Teacher of the Year and could be considered for the New Jersey State Teacher of the Year award.
TRENTON—The New Jersey School Boards Association will sponsor three briefing sessions this month to give local school board candidates an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of local boards of education.
CALDWELL — Caldwell College recently named 359 students to the fall 2010 Dean’s list, according to Patrick Progar, Ph.D., BCBA-A, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs at the college.
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — The following area students were named to the Marist College Dean’s List for the fall 2010 semester.
CRANFORD – At the end of each semester, Union County College announces the students who were named to the President’s List in recognition of their academic excellence.
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.