Linden Public Schools Receive Donation

LINDEN — ConocoPhilips Bayway Refinery Good Neighbors Fund donates $5,000 to Linden Public Schools for the purchase of educational equipment and supplies for students. Individual schools will receive a $500 grant and the opportunity to fund anti-bullying assemblies, books for classroom libraries, and educational software.

Local Residents Win Prizes in Bank’s “Share the Wealth” Sweepstakes

WOODBRIDGE — On Saturday, January 22, The Provident Bank announced that Antoinette Deliman of Edison won first prize and Jackie Bilotta of Monroe Township was the second-place winner of its “Share the Wealth” sweepstakes.

Strengthening The Academic Profile Of The College-Bound Student

Today, college admissions are more competitive than ever. In 2010, freshman enrollment was at an all-time high — 70 percent of the 2.9 million U.S. high school graduates went to college, up from 68.6 percent in 2008 and 62.9 percent in 1999.

Zero Tolerance Policies: Are the Schools Becoming Police States?

What we are witnessing, thanks in large part to zero tolerance policies that were intended to make schools safer by discouraging the use of actual drugs and weapons by students, is the inhumane treatment of young people and the criminalization of childish behavior.