Monday, March 18, 2013
Looking for a new job or a different career? Here's a look at some of the job openings in the area this week.
The following is a listing of jobs available in the field of education: The following is a list of job opening at LabCorp: Additional jobs in the Cranford area:
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The superintendent of schools said the district is monitoring the recent storm to determine if schools will be open on Thursday, Nov. 8.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Gayle Carrick issued a statement this afternoon update the public on the district's efforts to restore power in the schools. "Power was restored this morning to another Cranford School however a transformer has recently blown resulting in the loss of power and heat to a school that was previously operational," Carrick said. Maintenance crews are still working to install generators to power some of the buildings that lost electricity during super storm Sandy last week. "We are in the process of installing two large emergency generators at two Cranford schools which we anticipate will be completed by midnight," Carrick said. The superintendent has not made a decision as to whether or not schools will reopen on …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Power outages in some schools along with the approaching nor'easter have prompted officials to close schools again on Nov. 7.
Cranford Public Schools will remain closed on Nov. 7 due to continued power outages in some of the facilities as a result of last week's super storm. Schools have been closed since last week, ever since Sandy tore through the region, knocking down trees and power lines and causing widespread power outages. Although power has been restored in some school buildings, Superintendent of Schools Gayle Carrick said there are still some outages that have led to the decision to cancel classes again tomorrow. "Power restoration continues throughout Cranford. However, all power has not yet been restored to our schools posing both light and heat problems," Carrick said in a letter posted on the school district's website. "We are working to secure two …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The school district will participate in a new educator evaluation program.
A $114,000 state grant will allow Cranford teachers to participate in a pilot program to develop new educator evaluation systems in conjunction with the NJ Department of Education. Cranford is one of 24 districts have been selected to participate in either the second year of the Christie Administration’s teacher evaluation pilot program or the first year of the principal evaluation pilot program during the 2012-2013 school year. Of the 70 districts that applied to participate in total, 10 districts were selected to receive a total of $1 million in the first round of grant funds for the teacher evaluation pilot and 14 districts were selected to receive a total of $400,000 for the principal evaluation pilot, all pending final review …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Governor, Union County school officials support termination of mandatory No Child Left Behind school requirements.
Gov. Chris Christie gave his stamp of approval Thursday after President Obama announced that New Jersey is among 10 states receiving a federal waiver that releases it from the guiding rules and regulations of the No Child Left Behind Act and allow greater freedom for districts to develop systems of student accountability. The waiver comes with an approval of the state's yearly required NCLB application, in which state officials advocated for the existing standardized testing benchmarks be abolished. A new form of measuring student progress will begin in September of this year. NCLB was signed into law in 2001 by then-president George W. Bush. The program featured a 2014 deadline for making all students proficient in math and reading. In …
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Students get homework that can teach them how to save a life.
Most people know the basics of fire safety; stop, drop and roll and install fire alarms in their homes. In November, Cranford middle school students and their parents started to learn that there is much more they can do, when they began the fire prevention and safety program, “Fire is.” The New Jersey State Firefighter’s Mutual Benevolent Association started the program a year and a half ago in middle schools across New Jersey thanks to a grant from the NJ Department of Homeland Security. New Jersey is now the first state to have a fire prevention program in its educational system. “We’re trying to put New Jersey on the forefront," Lt. Andy Stratton of the Cranford Fire Department said. The program was developed by retired NY meteorologist…
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Cranford schools are closed again today; many homes still without power.
Following the unusual weekend snowstorm that blanketed the region with heavy, wet snow, nocking out power throughout the area, school officials were forced to close schools yesterday, but had hoped to reopen today. That will not be the case, according to officials. "We were hopeful that PSE&G would have been hard at work in Cranford overnight restoring our power. This was not the case," Superintendent of Schools Gayle Carrick said in a statement this morning on the school district's website. Mayor Dan Aschenbach said he is losing patience with the utility company. "I am outraged that PSE&G has yet to make a dent in the Cranford power outage problem," the mayor said Tuesday morning. "I have calls in to the company president. We still have …