Genocide Studies Program – Gallery Walk – Hanover Park Regional (Morris County)

February 12, 2016

Students and members of the Hanover Park community learn about caring, tolerance and respect through a “gallery walk,” the service learning portion of the high schools’ semester-long Genocide Studies course. The Gallery Walk program involves students at Hanover Park and Whippany Park high schools, and the two campuses alternate hosting the event each year. Visitors … Continued

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Gateways to STEM – Bayonne (Hudson County)

February 12, 2016

Students in 7th and 8th grade in Bayonne are making a big commitment to build their skills in science, technology, engineering and math. They are taking time away from their regular weekend pursuits, and coming to classes on Saturdays, to learn computer coding, math enrichment and more. Classes are taught by certified math and science … Continued

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Galaxy Club – Clifton (Passaic County)

February 12, 2016

What if all elementary students earned a “gold star” for reading? In Clifton’s elementary School 11, they can and they do. Students in grades 2-5 who have access to the district’s online Accelerated Reading program strive to achieve individual goals, set by his or her teacher, using assessment results. Children who reach or surpass that … Continued

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Food Production and Preparation Through Community Partnership – Freehold Regional (Monmouth County)

February 12, 2016

One high school in the Freehold Regional District boasts a commercial kitchen, café, and culinary arts program. Another has greenhouses, and an animal and botanical science academy program. The two – Freehold Borough High School and Freehold Township High School – share a program, “Food Preparation Through Community Partnership,” that provides classroom and career experience … Continued

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Flipped, Gifted & Talented – Elk Township (Gloucester County)

February 12, 2016

Gifted and talented students at Glassboro’s Aura Elementary School have flipped! With the help of a 1:1 Chromebook initiative, the Flipped Gifted & Talented program operates through an online environment, consisting of weekly blogs and monthly thematic web-quests. Working in virtual groups, and using tools such as Penzu, Prezi and Voki, the fourth- through sixth … Continued

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Common Core and Family Fun Nights – Metuchen (Middlesex County)

February 12, 2016

Parents often ask how they can help their children succeed in school. Metuchen’s Campbell Elementary School has an answer to that question by providing Family Night programming that brings together and engages teachers, students and parents in active learning and dialogues. The Family Night activities are couched in fun, but the events have taught students … Continued

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Classrooms Without Walls – Boonton Town (Morris County)

February 12, 2016

Students jump for the joy of learning about the culture and lifestyle of France, in Boonton’s Classrooms Without Walls program. At Boonton High School, the world is a classroom. District officials believe it is essential to provide students with extended and unique learning opportunities, moving them beyond the traditional classroom to prepare them for the … Continued

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Broadcast News, The Dragon News Team – Manchester Township (Ocean County)

February 12, 2016

The news is good in Manchester: The Broadcast News program, a volunteer leadership program for fifth-graders, is building a positive school climate, as well as a strong social and emotional foundation for students, through the work of an on-air news team. Modeling speaking and listening skills of the Common Core State Standards, fifth-grade students put … Continued

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A Transformation in Student Achievement – Village Charter School, Trenton

February 12, 2016

Students at the Village Charter School in Trenton had unacceptably low NJASK scores. The school had not met Annual Yearly Progress for three years. So, the K-8 school took steps to turn that around, including using intensive data analysis, professional development, an all-staff bonus, and a 1:1 student laptop program. The effort worked, and the … Continued

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