TRENTON – Last week, the Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee unanimously approved a controversial bill that would establish a pilot program to encourage private corporations to pay for private school scholarships for low-income students in chronically failing public schools was released Thursday night by an Assembly panel.
UNION — The Union Public Library is commemorating Black History Month by holding an essay contest. This contest is open to all fifth grade students residing in the Township of Union.
ELIZABETH — With 89 members, the January 2011 graduating class of the Trinitas School of Nursing set a record as the largest in the school’s 120-year history at the convocation exercises held recently at Union County College.
FAIR LAWN – For the tenth straight year, Columbia Bank has donated books to 50 selected New Jersey school and public libraries in celebration of Black History Month.
EDISON — News 12 TV reporter Tony Caputo spoke to students, faculty and staff at the Middlesex County College Bookstore on Feb. 3.
CLARK — Michele Bernardo has been named to the Dean’s List for Montclair University for the fall semester. She is a speech pathology major.
EDISON — Hua Liu’s Mandarin Chinese students and 12 international students from The Wardlaw-Hartridge School made authentic Jiaozi Chinese dumplings on Thursday, Feb. 3, to celebrate Chinese New Year (the Year of the Rabbit).
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), the nation’s premier Hispanic educational and youth leadership development organization, is seeking applicants for its 2011-2012 Graduate Fellowship Program.
RAHWAY — On Jan. 26, Roosevelt School in Rahway held a “Paws” for Puzzles and Games Day. As a reward in the Positive Behavior Support in Schools program, students and teachers took a break to enjoy a fun afternoon together playing games.
RAHWAY — Fourth grader Jessmary Lora, from Franklin Elementary School in Rahway, switched roles from student to principal on Jan. 31. Because of her exemplary character and work ethic, she was chosen to represent the fourth grade as Principal of the Day at Franklin School.