NJDOH encourages back-to-school vaccinations

TRENTON, NJ — With the start of the new school year approaching, the New Jersey Department of Health is encouraging parents to get the age-appropriate back-to-school vaccinations for their children before the school year begins. “August is National Immunization Month, which serves as a reminder to parents about the importance of getting their children vaccinated […]

New laws aim to improve education for deaf and hearing impaired students

New laws aim to improve education for deaf and hearing impaired students

TRENTON, NJ — With the goal to improve education in New Jersey schools for children who are deaf, hard-of-hearing or deaf-blind, two pieces of legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Dan Benson, Nicholas Chiaravalloti, Raj Mukherji, Ralph Caputo, Mila Jasey, Annette Quijano and Pamela Lampitt were signed into law Aug. 5 by acting Gov. Sheila Oliver. […]

SOMSD holds ‘Code Red’ drills at SOMS, Clinton

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The school district sent out the following message at 12:30 p.m. today, Nov. 2: “As you know, we conduct state-mandated emergency drills — both a fire drill and a security drill — every month, so that students and staff know what to do to protect themselves in various situations. […]

BOE pleased to see increase in state aid

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange School District will be receiving $3.5 million in state aid, Board of Education member Sandra Mordecai announced at the BOE meeting on July 16. The funding comes after years of advocating for increased state aid and for implementation of the School Funding Reform Act, a 2008 law that […]

WOSD scores perfectly in 4 of 5 NJQSAC sections

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey Rutzky presented the 2017-2018 New Jersey Quality Single Accountability Continuum report to the Board of Education at its Nov. 6 meeting, revealing good scores in the five categories that the process evaluates. NJQSAC monitors and evaluates New Jersey’s public schools districts based on research and […]

WOHS students receive NJDOE Seal of Biliteracy

WOHS students receive NJDOE Seal of Biliteracy

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In its inaugural year, 19 West Orange High School seniors have received the New Jersey Department of Education Seal of Biliteracy. The distinction is awarded to those high school seniors who are able to speak, read, listen and write in two or more languages at a high level of proficiency. In […]

Orange BOE files petition to block changeover to elected board

ORANGE, NJ — Although Tuesday, Jan. 31, was the deadline for the Orange Board of Education to add a referendum to the special election ballot on Tuesday, March 14, asking city voters for permission to bond for the $2.5 million that Board of Education President Cristina Mateo said is needed to perform much-needed capital improvements […]

SOMSD graduation rates fall behind state averages, report says

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — According to recent information from the New Jersey Department of Education, while New Jersey’s overall graduation rates went up slightly, South Orange-Maplewood’s went down slightly. As reported by the DOE, Columbia High School’s adjusted cohort graduation rate has decreased in the last three years and hit a four-year low […]