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Jersey City Student Scores Improve But Remain Below Statewide Results

A summary of the results of the New Jersey Student Learning Assessment were presented to the Board of Education last night. In good news for students, parents, and educators across the district, average scores increased compared to last year. However, the overall scores were below the overall state proficiency rates. The assessment was administered at […]

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Substitute Teacher Charged with Sex Crimes Involving Students

A Jersey City public school substitute teacher has been arrested in connection with alleged sex crimes involving students. According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, Fayez Yassa, 64, of Jersey City was arrested yesterday by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit. He is alleged to have committed sex crimes with two Jersey City […]

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Schools to Experiment with Restorative Justice in Place of Punishment

Schools are officially back in session across Jersey City. At last night’s Board of Education public caucus meeting, the board approved agreements to resolve a staff shortage affecting its before- and after-school programs and scheduled a vote on a trial restorative justice program. The agreements signed with the Jersey City Paraprofessionals Association and the Jersey […]

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Mayor Cuts the Ribbon on Kindle Public Charter School in Bergen-Lafayette

The mayor, a state assemblywoman and two councilmembers joined administrators, teachers, students and members of the public yesterday to cut the ribbon on Jersey City’s newest public charter school. Just three weeks old, Kindle Education’s first class of 66 sixth graders is, apparently, settling in to their temporary digs at Team Walker Learning Center on […]

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Turning Former Inmates into Welders: Metallica Partners with HCCC

Jersey City’s own Hudson County Community College has been invited to partner once again with the Metallica Scholars Initiative. The Initiative will support the training of previously incarcerated people for careers in welding. “Metallica has shown us the transformative power of music and education,” said HCCC President Dr. Christopher Reber. “We are honored to reaffirm […]

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