The Board of Education convened for six hours Thursday night in a session dominated by labor complaints and by information on new psychological services to be offered to students citywide. Board members also discussed the district’s current teacher shortage and recognized National Hispanic Heritage Month. Representing thousands of their co-unionists, several members of Local 2262 […]
At New School Students Learn Ins and Outs of Cannabis Business
Combining their business and industry knowledge, Robinson and Okoro created the Minority Cannabis Academy, a Jersey City-based nonprofit that is essentially a cannabis vocational school for minorities: a place where students learn the science and business of marijuana to get a leg up on jobs in the field.
Vigilante Ensnares Jersey City Educator Hoping to Meet Underage Boy
A Jersey City educator was arrested today on a sex-related charge after being lured into what he believed would be a nighttime meeting with a 14-year-old boy in Harrison. Instead of meeting the young man he thought he had met on the internet, St. Benedict’s Preparatory School dean Didier Jean-Baptiste was confronted by “Hunter XK,” an […]
How do Jersey City Schools Stack Up According to a New Study?
Niche, a ranking and review site for schools, recently posted the rankings for best public-school districts and schools around the country using data from the Department of Education, the U.S. Census, and the FBI. The Jersey City Times took a deep dive into the rankings, and below you’ll find interesting statistics on our city’s schools […]
Board of Education Candidates Make Their Pitches
In a meeting on Tuesday, the Van Vorst Park Association heard from candidates running for the city’s Board of Education. With the exception of real estate agent Ahsan Nawaz, all of the hopefuls participated.
Jersey City Dance Academy Celebrates 50th Anniversary
he Jersey City Dance Academy marks its 50th Anniversary this month, a milestone the organization will be formally celebrating later this fall.
A Garden, Ice Hockey and Teacher Retention Dominate Board of Ed Meeting
Thursday night’s meeting of the Jersey City School Board was dominated by three issues: the state’s continued closure of the Astor Place Community Garden, whether or not the city’s schools should offer ice hockey as an intramural sport, and retention of teachers in a competitive environment.
No Faculty Layoffs for Now at Fiscally Challenged NJCU
For the balance of 2022 — and likely longer — New Jersey City University has said it will not lay off any faculty despite its $20 million budget shortfall.
Despite Challenges, State Returns Jersey City Schools to Full Local Control
The New Jersey State Board of Education voted yesterday to return full local control to the Jersey City Board of Education, ending more than 30 years of state control of district operations prompted by corruption and mismanagement.
Board of Ed Looks to Use its Extra $89 Million on Infrastructure
Last night, the Jersey City School Board held a special meeting to discuss what they would do with the $89 million in federal funds they received for the 2022-2023 school year.