Monday, January 7, 2013
The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School has begun a renewed conversation about how to best protect schools.
Monday, January 7
The school shooting in Newtown, Conn., in December has since triggered a conversation polarizing much of the country: Should teachers be armed in the classroom? In the aftermath of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, which left 20 school children and six adults dead, administrators, teachers, parents and students are struggling with how best to address school safety. A week after the shooting, National Rifle Association CEO and Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre called on school districts to arm their teachers -- among other tactics to increase school security. The effect of the shooting has spread far from Newtown’s borders. Schools across Essex County were on high alert. Many districts reported student incidents, others …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Help us celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Week.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
“Every day I am asked what the secret is to ensuring every child in New Jersey graduates from high school ready for college and career, and I always have one simple response – outstanding teachers.” Those are the words of NJ Acting Commissioner of Education Christopher Cerf in a video address made available Monday on the state's website. “I began my career as a high school history teacher, and I can honestly say that I never worked harder or felt more rewarded than I did during those four years. We as a state should make sure that we celebrate outstanding educators every day for their work with our children and for developing the next generation of leaders.” In Millburn, you can help celebrate local teachers who make a difference in our …
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Mediation's over; fact-finding begins May 1.
Since Millburn teachers and the School District haven't reached an agreement on a contract after 15 months, the state will send in a “fact finder” to analyze the situation, write a report and make recommendations to both parties. This marks the end of mediation, which left the district and the teachers still disagreeing on “three words” in the contract. The fact finder will come to Millburn on May 1 to begin the process, said Millburn Education Association president Lois Infanger. “I don’t know how long it will take because we have never been to fact-finding before,” she said. “At least not as long as I can remember, and I’ve been here 24 years.” Meanwhile, the teachers continue to exercise their right to work to the terms of their …
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Let the phone calls, texts, begin...
Hey kids, did you get the teacher you wanted? Who's in your class? Do you know yet? With the start of the new school year less than three weeks away, this is the time that elementary school students are wondering who their teachers will be. Well, the wait is over. Elementary Teacher Assignments were posted on Edline Friday, although be aware that there were technical difficulties and the website did ask for your patience. Kindergarten and new students will receive their teacher assignments by mail. Here's how to access your class information: Log onto your Edline account - under Shortcuts in the upper left, click on your child's name, look under classes in the left column and you will see the name of your child's teacher/class. Click on …