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innovateNJ is New Jersey's initiative  to support innovation and practice by fostering sharing and collaboration, cultivating projects, and convening practitioners and partners. We hope that your active participation in innovateNJ will help facilitate next-generation instructional practices that will promote and heighten the college and career readiness levels of our students.

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Math Department chair at Kent Place School in Summit wins competition

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Kent Place School in Summit has announced that Dr. Ralph Pantozzi, mathematics department chair, won the National Museum of Mathematics's (MoMath) 2014 Rosenthal Prize for Innovation in Math Teaching.

The Rosenthal Prize for Innovation in Math Teaching was created in 2012 to "demonstrate to the education profession and the general public that innovative math teaching exists and can successfully reach the middle grades." The national search for lessons is designed to "encourage innovation and incorporation of hands-on methods" in mathematics teaching.

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Jersey City's new Innovation High School opens doors today

NJ.com

A new high school opened its doors to Jersey City students for the first time this morning.

The newly created Innovation High School, which is housed inside Snyder High School, welcomed its first class of 110 9th graders.

The school was founded through a partnership with the Institute for Student Achievement and New Jersey City University. In addition to following the district curriculum, there will be a focus on S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, the arts and math), Iannucci said.

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'Hour of Code' teaches Hunterdon Central, Readington students more about computer programming

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All this week, students at schools across Hunterdon have been learning more about the world of computer programming with fun, interactive games by participating in the 'Hour of Code' program.

Hunterdon Central High School and the Readington Township school district students have been joining in programming that teaches lessons in basic computing as part of Computer Science Education Week, which kicked off on Monday, Dec. 8.

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