Monday, July 13, 2020

Lawrence Public Schools move up end of school year to June 19

Now that Gov. Phil Murphy has announced that schools will not reopen, districts throughout the state are finalizing plans through the end of the school year.

Vincent Schmidt named Diocese of Trenton’s new superintendent of schools

Vincent Schmidt will replace retiring JoAnn Tier as the Diocese of Trenton's new superintendent of Catholic schools. 

Annual Congressional high school art competition opens virtually

For the first time ever, the annual Congressional Art Competition held by Rep. Chris Smith as part of a national competition for his district’s high school students, will be virtual.

Student’s racist Tik Tok posts condemned by West Windsor-Plainsboro community

A group representing the parents of black students in the West Windsor-Plainsboro School district has decried racist social media posts by a High School North student.

Lunch or lab? Hun School students get an unorthodox chemistry lesson

Students were puzzled when their teacher picked up his laptop, went into the kitchen and began preparing lunch.

Robbinsville class of 2021 to host Safe Driving Spirit Week

The class is participating in the U Got Brains Champion Schools Program, a peer-to-peer initiative focused on teen driving safety.

Area school districts continue meal programs for the food insecure

School districts have been working hard to continue free and reduced food programs to assist students during the ongoing health crisis.

Princeton University commits $1M to offset COVID-19 economic distress

Princeton University has established the Princeton University Relief Fund to provide additional direct support to community organizations that are working to alleviate economic distress related to COVID-19 among individuals and businesses.

Mercer County Community College to address student needs in pandemic

In a poll of Mercer County Community College students, 60 percent expressed concern with finances, including the financial resources to obtain food.

Princeton Learning Cooperative: real homeschooling doesn’t limit learning opportunities — it extends them

What is happening now for children throughout the nation is not homeschooling as we know it. Contrary to common perception, homeschoolers are generally not more isolated or cut off from resources, opportunities or interactions with peers, teachers and mentors

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NJ Motor Vehicle Commission to offer services to walk-in customers, July 7

The MVC designated its state agencies as either a vehicle or licensing center to limit specific operations to each location and follow safety guidelines.

A Jersey diner moves on