Orange School District contributes PPE to sheriff’s department

Orange School District contributes PPE to sheriff’s department

ORANGE, NJ — On May 13, Undersheriff Fitzgerald J. Figliuolo and Detective Lenny Jackson, from the Essex County Sheriff’s Department, came to the STEM Innovation Academy of the Oranges to receive boxes of personal protective equipment from the Orange Township Public School District.  This contribution was approved by the Orange Board of Education at its […]

Essex County superintendents respond to news of continued school closures

Essex County superintendents respond to news of continued school closures

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Teachers and students were holding out hope that they would be able to return to school and some semblance of normalcy before June, but on May 4 Gov. Phil Murphy announced that New Jersey schools would remain closed for the remainder of the school year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Distance […]

Essex County schools make the best of remote learning

Teachers adapt to online education as schools stay closed

Essex County schools make the best of remote learning

By Amanda Valentovic and EmilyAnn Jackman / Staff Writers ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — It has been more than two weeks since the global COVID-19 pandemic shut down most of the country, and Essex County school districts have closed the doors to school buildings and moved to online classes. With no timeline for returning, teachers and […]

JLOSH donates school supplies for the 2019-20 academic year

JLOSH donates school supplies for the 2019-20 academic year

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Junior League of the Oranges & Short Hills helped make the first day of school for many students a lot easier. Partnering with Jersey Cares, a statewide nonprofit organization that promotes volunteerism and civic engagement, and the Orange Public School District, JLOSH supported many students within its service area by […]

SOPAC gains $10,000 grant for its education programs

SOPAC gains $10,000 grant for its education programs

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange Performing Arts Center received a major grant in the amount of $10,000 from the Provident Bank Foundation to support its education programs, including dance residencies at the South Orange and Maplewood middle schools; music residencies in the Orange School District; school performances for thousands of young students in the […]

JLOSH exceeds contributions to Orange School District

ORANGE, NJ — In collaboration with 28 Days Project, dentist Dr. Justin Fried and donations from Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills members, JLOSH restocked the nurses’ pantries of the Orange School District with non-medical wellness essentials. Many children in the JLOSH catchment area attend school lacking adequate clothing and other basic needs. […]

SOPAC receives hefty grant to partner with school district

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Performing Arts Center received a $75,000 grant from the William Randolph Hearst Foundations to advance its arts education program. The funds will be used both at the center and in the South Orange and Maplewood communities. The William Randolph Hearst Foundations are two nonprofits that work together to […]

Murphy’s proposed budget puts aside more money for schools

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy’s first proposed budget increases state “formula” aid that goes directly to school districts by $283.6 million, the initial step toward fulfilling the state’s school-funding obligation, according to a March 15 press release from the NJ Department of Education. The budget also increases aid for expanded preschool, STEM programs and […]