202 schools participate in NJ Dept. of Agriculture fresh produce program

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher has announced that 202 New Jersey schools are participating in the 2021-2022 school year’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program — the highest number since the program began in 2008. FFVP will be offered in 16 counties, including new additions Gloucester and Somerset, during the […]

East Orange launches 10,000 Fathers Initiative

East Orange launches 10,000 Fathers Initiative

EAST ORANGE, NJ — When it comes to representation, it’s important for children to know that there’s no ceiling for their dreams. Role models are important, especially within the black and brown communities. Thus, East Orange launched its 10,000 Fathers Initiative beginning Sept. 8, 9 and 10, with volunteer role models welcoming students back to […]

East Orange School District salutes administrators with luncheon

East Orange School District salutes administrators with luncheon

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange Superintendent of Schools AbdulSaleem Hasan hosted his first ‘Administrators Luncheon on the Lawn.’ Special guests in attendance to welcome back the district’s administrative team were East Orange Board of Education President Terry S. Tucker, Kean University President Lamont O. Repollet and N.J. Department of Education acting Commissioner Angelica Allen-McMillan. […]

Kean U’s Scholar Academy accepts 22 East Orange high school students

Kean U’s Scholar Academy accepts 22 East Orange high school students

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Twenty-two current East Orange high school students have been accepted into the Kean University Scholar Academy, a dual-enrollment program that offers qualified students the opportunity to earn college credits while still attending high school. The first cohort began learning earlier this summer, when select students from throughout the state attended a […]

East Orange high schoolers accepted into Kean Scholar Academy

East Orange high schoolers accepted into Kean Scholar Academy

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Twenty-two East Orange high school students have been accepted into the Kean Scholar Academy, a dual-enrollment program that offers qualified students the opportunity to earn college credits while still attending high school. The first cohort starts this summer, when select students from throughout the state will begin a four-week summer orientation […]

Tyson School students learn about financial literacy, make donations

Tyson School students learn about financial literacy, make donations

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Students at Cicely Tyson Elementary School recently learned a great deal about financial literacy. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, students made the decision to participate in charitable giving.  Student Sanai London gave a brief overview of her group’s experience with the Money Smart Program during the pandemic. Sanai shared concepts […]

East Orange school selected to take part in Healing-Centered Engagement

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Stress and trauma can take a toll on anyone, including children. Unlike many adults, children don’t necessarily have the skills to manage stress and trauma, which can take a toll on them mentally. In an effort to help troubled and struggling children, the Foundation for Educational Administration, the professional learning division […]

Municipal officials in Essex urge everyone to be counted

Municipal officials in Essex urge everyone to be counted

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Oct. 31 is still months away, but it’s fast approaching for the Census Bureau, and it’s the last day for residents to be counted in the 2020 census. The once-a-decade system for measuring the population has been thrown off a little bit this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but Essex […]