East Orange students get to have that ‘My First Tie Experience’

East Orange students get to have that ‘My First Tie Experience’

EAST ORANGE — Brandon Frame, founder of The Black Man Can, brought “The My First Tie Experience” to the Mildred Barry Garvin School. The experience aims to inspire, empower, and celebrate the rites of passage among students. Through the engaging children’s book “My First Tie,” students were encouraged to share their stories, connect with peers, […]

East Orange School District gets grant to plant trees at schools

East Orange School District gets grant to plant trees at schools

The East Orange School District has been awarded a Trees for Schools grant. The Trees for Schools program is an outcome of a partnership between the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), The College of New Jersey, and Sustainable Jersey, which aims to highlight the importance of collaborations in addressing environmental challenges. This collaborative […]

Robeson Stadium getting an upgrade

Robeson Stadium getting an upgrade

EAST ORANGE — Work has begun to renovate Paul Robeson Stadium with hopes that it will be ready in the fall. The renovations mark a significant investment in the community’s athletic infrastructure, aiming to elevate Paul Robeson Stadium to the forefront of sporting venues in the region, according to a press release from the East […]

East Orange School District cuts the ribbon on cosmetology room

East Orange School District cuts the ribbon on cosmetology room

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The East Orange School District held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, Jan. 6, to celebrate the grand opening of a cosmetology room at East Orange Campus High School. Under the leadership of Assistant Superintendent of Schools Anita Champagne, Dawn Stokes-Tyler, who works in the district’s curriculum and instruction services department, started […]

East Orange resident Vashti White celebrated as she turns 106

East Orange resident Vashti White celebrated as she turns 106

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange resident Vashti White turned 106 on Nov. 3. In a drive-by celebration, she was feted by Mayor Ted R. Green and her family and friends.  On behalf of the city of East Orange, Green gifted White with a personal portrait by artist Kojo Aidoo, a bouquet of flowers, and […]

More than four decades in the East Orange School District

More than four decades in the East Orange School District

EAST ORANGE, NJ — “It’s just my calling, my gift from God,” said mathematics instructional coach Robin Lewis as she reflected on more than four decades working as an educator. With just over 44 years in the district, that’s a whopping 16,070 days, 385,680 hours and 23,140,800 minutes of Lewis instructing East Orange’s youth. But […]

East Orange School District is accepted into national network for innovation

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange School District was accepted into the League of Innovative Schools, a national coalition of forward-thinking K-12 school districts organized by Digital Promise, a global nonprofit organization working to expand opportunities for every learner by bringing together solutions across research, practice and technology, according to a press release. East Orange […]

East Orange schools supervisor of educational technology receives award

East Orange schools supervisor of educational technology receives award

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Returning from vacation and just settling into her morning routine in the East Orange School District, supervisor of educational technology Paulette Salomon was congratulated by a colleague. The colleague told Salomon that she was “such a visionary,” leading the bemused supervisor to check her email.  “That’s how I found out,” Salomon […]

High school mental health ambassador program honored by city of East Orange

High school mental health ambassador program honored by city of East Orange

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University’s Center for Community Research and Engagement social work professor Juan Rios and community practitioner in residence Jamila T. Davis were honored by the city of East Orange for their work in bringing the innovative Mental Health Peer Coaching program to high school students. Rios and Davis conducted the […]

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