Brookdale professor drops the F-bomb on his conservative student.

A New Jersey community college is investigating why a professor shouted the F-word at a student in an incident that was caught on camera. The student identifies as politically conservative, and the incident has sparked complaints about the college as a liberal atmosphere where alternative political viewpoints are not tolerated. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 17th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Brookdale Community College, Education, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments »

Freehold Township Students Win County Consumer Bowl

Raiyan Hossain, Karim Lakhani, Amit Bachani, Deputy Director Lillian G. Burry, Michael Galanaugh (Team Captain), Christopher Galiano, Dan Cooper (Teacher/Advisor)

A team of five Freehold Township High School whiz kids prevailed against students from Colts Neck High School, Freehold High School, Howell High School, Manalapan High School, Marlboro High School, Raritan High School and Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School yesterday and were crowned the Monmouth County champs of the annual Consumer Bowl, a  a game-show-style competition for teams of high school students which was held at the Fire Academy in Howell.    Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 6th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Freehold Township Students Win County Consumer Bowl

Inmates Get Their High School Diplomas

Stuart Veeder, GED teacher, Loren Basselini, Director of Education, Monmouth Ocean Educational Services, inmates from MCCI & Lt. Richard Vilacoba.

Four inmates at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution got their high school diplomas today through an online program administered by the Monmouth-Ocean Educational Services Commission, according to a press release from Sheriff Shaun Golden.

“I am gratified by the commitment made by today’s graduates to use their time at MCCI in a constructive manner that will benefit them for the rest of their lives,” said Sheriff Golden. “The wrong choices that brought the graduates to MCCI have provided these individuals the opportunity to make right choices about furthering their education and changing their lives.” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 17th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Education, Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Inmates Get Their High School Diplomas

Watch Christie’s Announcement at 1PM

Governor Chris Christie will be making an announcement this afternoon at 1pm, according to a statement from his office.

Insiders expect that the governor will announce a school funding deal for the next fiscal year negotiated between himself, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto.

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Posted: June 21st, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Education, New Jersey, News, Property Taxes | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Watch Christie’s Announcement at 1PM

Interactive Map: Charting the Ups and Downs of Dems’ School-Aid Plan

You can toggle between districts by type — elementary, regional HS and K-12 — by clicking in the Visible layers box (K-12 are shown by default). To find a district, zoom in and move the map, or use the search box (with the magnifying glass). Hover over or click on a district for information. A day… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 16th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Education, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget, NJ Democrats, Property Taxes | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

N.J. teachers layoffs must be based on seniority, not performance, judge rules

TRENTON — A group of Newark parents has lost a legal battle to overhaul the way public school teachers in the state are laid-off — dealing another blow to education reform groups that have tried to dismantle similar protections across the country. In New Jersey, school districts must lay off teachers based on seniority, regardless of… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 5th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Education, New Jersey, Newark, News | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Congressman Smith Announces Congressional App Challenge Winners

photo-76-630x472Four Monmouth County high school students enrolled in Communications High School in Wall Township were named the winners of the Congressional App Challenge from New Jersey’s 4th District, Congressman Chris Smith announced on Wednesday.

“The App Challenge encourages school students to become active in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields, computer science and programming by creating and exhibiting their software applications,” said Smith. “This challenge is an important step to inspire creativity, career skills and teamwork, which can help participating students to be poised for high-tech jobs of the future.”

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Posted: November 30th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Congress, Education, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Congressman Smith Announces Congressional App Challenge Winners

N.J. to hike salary cap for school superintendents after 5-year freeze

assetcontent-65TRENTON — New Jersey wants to hike the maximum salary for school superintendents to about $191,500 and allow them to make more if they stay in the same district beyond their first contract, the Christie administration announced Wednesday. The proposed increase from the existing $175,000 salary cap for many of the state’s school districts comes as… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: November 17th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Education, New Jersey | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

Beck, constituents excluded from “non-political” meeting in Freehold with Sweeney

Senior citizen accosted by Democratic legislators’ staffers

Downey, Sweeny and Houghtaling. photo via facebook from a previous meeting

Downey, Sweeny and Houghtaling. photo via facebook from a previous meeting

Senate President Steve Sweeney held a meeting with public officials and education stakeholders at the Freehold legislative office of Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey this morning to discuss the school funding bill the three legislators are sponsoring.

Houghtaling told MMM about the meeting this morning during a phone call regarding former Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini’s call for him and Downey to join Sweeney in demanding that the U.S. Attorney and NJ Attorney General investigate the NJEA’s alleged extortion of Sweeney. Houghtaling repeatedly said that the Freehold meeting is “non-poltical.”

So why was Senator Jennifer Beck, a Republican excluded? Members of the Freehold Borough Council were invited.  The state senator representing Freehold was not invited?  That sounds like a political meeting with only Democrats invited.   Beck’s spokesman Mike Hughes told MMM that the senator was not invited to the meeting in Freehold.

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Posted: August 5th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, NJ State Legislature, NJEA, Stephen Sweeney | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments »

N.J. revises, renames Common Core academic standards

assetContentTRENTON — Nearly a year after Gov. Chris Christie declared that Common Core academic standards were “simply not working” in New Jersey, the state has adopted a revised and renamed version with few substantial departures from the original. The state Board of Education on Wednesday gave final approval to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards, a… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 4th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Education, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on N.J. revises, renames Common Core academic standards