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Officials Break Ground on New STEM High School at Science Center

Officials gathered yesterday morning to break ground on the construction of Liberty Science Center High School, the first of several buildings that eventually will comprise the ambitious “innovation hub” called SciTech Scity adjacent to Liberty Science Center.   Slated to open in 2025, officials hope to establish LSCHS as a world-class public magnet STEM academy providing […]

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Tempers Flare at Board of Ed Caucus over Charges of Racism

Several members of the Board of Education expressed frustration with the schools’ administration during last night’s caucus after hearing renewed allegations of racism and favoritism in hiring and promotion. Madonna Morris, a twenty-year employee in the the schools’ human resources department, singled out the director of human resources for criticism. “Most of us within and […]

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Bank Gifts Building to After-School Program for ‘Under-Resourced’ Youth

A Jersey City faith-based nonprofit recently learned it can bank on the good will of a local lending institution. Provident Bank has gifted its former branch at Bergen and Harrison Avenues, to New City Kids, which offers after-school musical and academic classes to urban “under-resourced” kids and teens. (The bank will continue operating five locations […]

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Alleged Racism in Hiring and Bullying Take Center Stage at BOE Meeting

Complaints about hiring practices and bullying dominated Thursday night’s Board of Education meeting. Several staff members approached the podium to talk about perceived racism within the district’s hiring practices. Some parents said the district had not done their due diligence in complying with the harassment, intimidation, and bullying (HIB) policies in schools.  Elizabeth Perry wanted […]

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