STATE – More than 1.5 million Garden State school children are returning to school within the next week. One simple way to keep them safe is to drive safely.
RAHWAY – The Rahway Police Department plans to eliminate ten school crossing guard posts due to budget constraints.
TRENTON—Teacher salary settlement rates are continuing their downward trend, with the 83 contracts negotiated since January providing average raises of 1.91 percent for 2010-2011, the New Jersey School Boards Association reported this week.
CRANFORD – Take advantage of the post-Labor Day hiring tradition, which still promises to be fruitful despite a weakened economy. Traditionally, after people take summer vacations, they often move on to new employment, often leaving an opening for new hires.
NEW BRUNSWICK — Conflict resolution, peer mediation and character education programs in New Jersey schools attract increased attention every day amid growing concerns about violence.
CLARK — The 2010-2011 school year officially commenced in the Clark Public School District on Sept. 1 with a morning Superintendent’s Convocation in the Arthur L. Johnson High School Auditorium facilitated by newly appointed Superintendent of Schools Kenneth Knops.
EDISON — David Edwards has been named dean of arts and sciences at Middlesex County College. He started August 30.
EDISON — Bianna Gutierrez, a sophomore at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in North Edison, attended a rigorous three-week residential engineering program on the campus of Drexel University in Philadelphia this summer. She was one of 120 applicants to be accepted to the program.
TRENTON – New Jersey lawmakers are considering legislation that would require background checks for school volunteers.
EDISON — Shruti Nadkarni of Edison, a junior at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in North Edison, was invited to speak at the National Tar Wars Conference in Washington, D.C. on July 26 and 27.