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 […]

Glen Ridge church member, East Orange schools admin marches to end gun violence

Glen Ridge church member, East Orange schools admin marches to end gun violence

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Inspired by her pastor’s words following the May 24 school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, that killed 19 elementary school children and two teachers, a member of Christ Episcopal Church of Bloomfield and Glen Ridge took part in a March for Our Lives rally on June 11 to end gun violence.  Rhonda […]

East Orange School District works to prevent the ‘summer slide’

East Orange School District works to prevent the ‘summer slide’

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Summer vacation is officially here. Unfortunately for students, among the fun of summer, the “summer slide” phenomenon lurks. Studies show that children lose significant knowledge in reading and math during summer break — approximately two months of reading skills and 2.6 months of math computational skills — which tends to have […]

Community concludes Orange Week 2022 with a bang

Community concludes Orange Week 2022 with a bang

ORANGE, NJ — June 11 was a great day at Monte Irvin Orange Park for the Orange Week 2022 Color Festival. All enjoyed Heywood Avenue’s Color Run, the East Orange School District’s STEM Festival, vendors, free raffles, zumba, yoga, the Mighty Marching Tornadoes, Heywood’s cheerleaders, Orange’s step team demonstration and the Orange Fire Department, with […]

East Orange schools to host summer reading launch party

EAST ORANGE, NJ — To help combat the summer learning loss phenomenon, the East Orange School District’s Division of Curriculum & Instruction will host its second summer reading launch party on Thursday, June 2, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Glenwood campus, located at the rear of 135 Glenwood Ave. in East Orange. The […]

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