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TEECS Holds Enrollment Lottery Under Cloud Of Civil Rights Charges, State Citation

TEECS Holds Enrollment Lottery Under Cloud Of Civil Rights Charges, State Citation

Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School held its 2017-18 school year lottery Feb. 18, albeit under the cloud of civil rights complaints and calls for its closure. The school was looking for students to fill its Kindergarten class, as well as determine the order of the waiting lists for First Grade through Ninth Grade. For the […]








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CJCP Charter School Holds Inaugural International Day

CJCP Charter School Holds Inaugural International Day

Students and parents gathered at Central Jersey College Prep Charter School Feb. 17 to celebrate the world’s cultures. Sponsored by the school’s PTSO, the inaugural International Day spotlighted students and some guest performers highlighting different cultures through song, dance and spoken word. Featured cultures were Turkish, Indian, Chinese, Korean, African and Spanish. The evening ended […]








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Township Students Take ‘Stand Up For The Other Pledge’ On Valentine’s Day

Township Students Take ‘Stand Up For The Other Pledge’ On Valentine’s Day

Students throughout the district commemorated Valentine’s Day this year by pledging to stand up to bigotry and hate. Students took the “Stand Up For The Other Pledge” – a pledge to stand up against bullying and hate, promoted by the New Jersey and Franklin Township interfaith coalitions – in different ways in each of the […]








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Two Groups Ask For Closure Of Township’s Charter Schools, Federal Investigation Into State’s Charter School Policies

Two Groups Ask For Closure Of Township’s Charter Schools, Federal Investigation Into State’s Charter School Policies

Two groups – including one based in the township – have asked the state Department of Education to close the township’s charter schools for alleged “segregative” policies. The groups, Franklin Community Advocates Revitalizing our Education System (Franklin C.A.R.E.S.) and the Latino Coalition of New Jersey, have also filed a civil rights complaint with the U.S. […]








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Township Students Named To College Deans’ Lists, Athletic Teams

Township Students Named To College Deans’ Lists, Athletic Teams

Victoria Seamon of Somerset has been named to Alvernia University’s Dean’s List for the fall 2016 semester. Seamon studied Occupational Therapy at Alvernia and is a graduate of Franklin High School. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must carry a semester GPA of 3.5 or better and take a minimum of 12 credits. […]








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SGS 5th Graders To Get Take-Home Computers By March

SGS 5th Graders To Get Take-Home Computers By March

Heralding the start of what officials hope will be a district-wide program, Sampson G. Smith School 5th Graders should be taking home their school computers by the end of March. By the 2017-18 school year, all SGS students will be taking home their laptop computers, if all goes as planned. That was the prediction from […]








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Robotic Crocodile Featured In SGS Production Of ‘Peter Pan Jr.’

Robotic Crocodile Featured In SGS Production Of ‘Peter Pan Jr.’

By now, the folks who plan and put together the scenery and costumes for the Sampson G. Smith Players’ productions are used to its director looking for something spectacular. With last year’s popular production of “The Lion King,” it was the costumes. This year, to spice up the Players’ presentation of “Peter Pan Jr.” director […]








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Middle School ‘Fun Day’ Draws Nationally Ranked College Basketball Team

Middle School ‘Fun Day’ Draws Nationally Ranked College Basketball Team

It’s not every day that Franklin Middle School students get a visit by a nationally ranked women’s basketball team. But that’s what happened Jan. 20, when the Caldwell University Cougars stopped by to participate in the school’s “Fun Day.” This was the third “Fun Day” run by the school this year, said Corey Cohen, a […]








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MacAfee Road School Principal Duct-Taped To Wall For Fundraiser

MacAfee Road School Principal Duct-Taped To Wall For Fundraiser

He’s slept on a roof, been dunked in a tub of water and now, he’s been duct-taped to a cafeteria wall. One has to wonder what’s next for MacAfee Road School principal Bill Grippo. Grippo allowed himself to be duct-taped on Jan. 13 as an incentive for students to raise money for the school’s “Positive […]








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School District Celebrates ‘Franklin’s Finest’

School District Celebrates ‘Franklin’s Finest’

Hundreds of students, parents, teachers and administrators gathered at Franklin High School Jan. 7 to basically celebrate the township school district. The morning-long program featured presentations on curriculum in the schools, a demonstration of high school robotics, a student art gallery and information sessions on initiatives being undertaken by the district, among other things. The […]








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