TRENTON — The Department of Education today announced the formation of the College and Career Readiness Task Force, a group of K-12 and higher education practitioners and business community representatives that will have two main responsibilities: clearly articulating the knowledge and skills that students should master to be “college and career ready,” and ensuring that New Jersey has the appropriate graduation requirements and high school assessments in place to evaluate the mastery of these readiness standards.
TRENTON – State Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff recently reminded taxpayers to file their applications for the Homestead Benefit and the Senior Freeze property tax relief programs before the Monday, Oct. 31, deadline.
CRANFORD – Union County College is hosting an Open House on Friday, Nov. 11, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the College’s Cranford campus at 1033 Springfield Avenue.
When Nietzsche wrote the memorable maxim “What does not kill me, makes me stronger,” he wasn’t talking about viruses—but he could have been.
EDSION – Township residents and members of the Edison Wetlands Association will co-host a public meeting to discuss toxic contamination issues at the Chevron-Ortho Chemical Site on Metuchen Road in South Plainfield.
WATCHUNG – Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung will hold an entrance exam for all prospective students in the eighth grade on Saturday, Nov. 5 and Sunday, Nov. 13. Students will have the option of taking the test on either day.
CLARK — On Saturday, Oct. 29, the Clark Police Department will join 380 law enforcement agencies across the state in support of Operation Take Back New Jersey, a joint program in cooperation with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration and the New Jersey State Attorney General.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The average family spends $2,200 a year on energy bills, nearly half of which goes to heating and cooling. With winter approaching and Americans heading indoors, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star program is offering easy energy saving tips that increase household efficiency while helping Americans save money and stay warm.
RAHWAY — United Water of Rahway recently partnered with Project Wet, an international non-profit organization dedicated to water education, to teach the third graders at Franklin Elementary School about the water cycle.