CLARK — On a recent Wednesday after school hours, Clark Superintendent of Schools Kenneth Knops sat around the conference table with Elementary Education Supervisor Janeen Almendinger and six first year elementary teachers. The topic of discussion? “Strategies and Techniques in Preparing for Back to School Night.”
EDISON – The Edison Township School District is the first in the state of New Jersey to implement a full algebra curriculum on iPads. On Monday, Edison High School kicked off a year-long pilot program to integrates technology with learning to enhance students’ classroom experience.
AARP New Jersey and its members are calling for transparency from State Assembly and Senate candidates in the upcoming elections. The Association asked all candidates to respond to a questionnaire on issues important to AARP members and all New Jerseyans.
SCOTCH PLAINS — Last night in front of a standing room only crowd of hundreds of supporters, Senator Nick Scutari, Assemblyman Jerry Green and Assemblywoman Linda Stender kicked off their 2011 campaign at the Scotch Plains Italian American Hall.
RAHWAY – The city’s Department of Parks and Recreation is seeking crafters and vendors with hand-made or new items for its annual Holiday Craft Fair, which is held on Friday, Nov. 25 and Saturday, Nov. 26 at the Rahway Recreation Center on Milton Avenue. A new addition to the event this year is a pet market, so vendors with items for man’s best friend(s) are also needed.
UNION COUNTY – Four Union County schools are among the 305 nationwide that were named Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education today. Terence C. Reilly School No. 7 in Elizabeth, New Providence High School, St. John the Apostle School in Clark and Holy Trinity Interparochial School in Westfield received the recognition.
NEWARK–Forty years ago, children born with sickle cell disease were not expected to live past their teenage years. Today, medical advances are allowing these patients to live well into adulthood. Patients with sickle cell anemia, the severest form of the disease, now have a survival rate of 85 percent at 18 years old, and patients with milder forms of sickle cell disease have a survival rate of 97 percent at 18.
EAST BRUNSWICK – Animal Protection League of NJ will be holding a fundraising Tricky Tray on Saturday, Oct. 22 at East Brunswick High School, 380 Cranbury Road.
MILWAUKEE, Wisc. – Life is hectic. Nothing seems to work. Gym memberships are expensive. There is an endless list of reasons to skip a workout or never begin exercising in the first place.