Community Relations

Cedar Grove Waves – Cedar Grove School District (Essex County)

January 22, 2018

The program seeks to further educate Cedar Grove students about the tragic events that took place on Sept. 11, 2001. Today’s high school students are too young to remember the events of 9/11, so it is important to educate students about the sacrifice others have made for their freedom. Cedar Grove Waves is a memorial … Continued

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Education Foundations: Engaging Business, Industry and Community Partners–Trenton School District (Mercer County)

The Trenton Public Education Foundation and the Trenton School District are working together to connect business and industry, the community, higher education, philanthropy and the arts community. The partners are supporting STEM, and Arts Education through the development of a strategic arts plan for all district students. Information Contact: Ellen Mushinski, executive director,Trenton Public Education … Continued

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Making a Maker Event: A Model for Collaboration – Toms River School District (Ocean County)

Maker events celebrate doing. Fusing art, science, education, and imagination, they bring together authors and environmentalists, builders and ‘bots, cooks and crafters, hackers and horticulturalists– people who engage in and solve the world’s problems through creativity and collaboration. When the Toms River Regional Schools superintendent and board approved the creation of the first Jersey Shore … Continued

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North Plainfield Forum – North Plainfield (Somerset County)

The North Plainfield Forum brings together community leaders who represent businesses, civic organizations, police, the schools, social service entities and religious organizations, all for one purpose: To strengthen the North Plainfield community. The groups share information and, together, collaborate, coordinate, promote and encourage each other. The Forum meets the first Thursday of each month, and … Continued

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Kindergarten Summit – Somerville School District (Somerset County)

Preschool providers from throughout the Somerville area are invited each spring to discuss best practices, share Kindergarten expectations and articulate ideas during the district’s “Kindergarten Summit.” The program benefits early education for Somerville students, by bringing together their preschool providers. The session highlights effective components, as well as areas of weakness, in preschools. It also … Continued

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