News + Announcements

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The Laurel School of Princeton is pleased to introduce a new and efficient way to go through our Admission/Enrollment process.  Partnering with TADS, we invite you to use this Process which is a user-friendly, industry standard, online system.  For more information on the process jump over to Admissions

Seed Spot Next Comes to The Laurel School Princeton, NJ January 30, 2017

The Laurel School of Princeton is happy to announce the initiation of the Seed Spot Next after school program with middle school students at their Princeton, NJ campus. Seed Spot, the socially conscious incubator for adult entrepreneurs, designed the Next program to cultivate the entrepreneurial spirit in young people while nurturing student passions to solve real world problems. The Laurel School is proud to be an early adopter of the program in its first year of national expansion outside the state of Arizona. The curriculum-based, cross- disciplinary program for high school and middle school students is designed to provide the resources, skills, and knowledge to fuel student passion to change the world through student entrepreneurship. The Seed Spot Next/ Laurel School collaboration is an exceptional opportunity for our talented students to engage with the local and larger communities in a meaningful and impactful way.

Annual Giving

The Laurel School Annual Fund campaign has started.  For more information about how your giving helps, please visit these pages Donations and Support Laurel.  

To go directly to the donation page, click here:   Laurel School Annual Fund

Thank you so much for supporting the students of The Laurel School of Princeton

Amazon.Smile Program

The Newgrange School of Princeton, Inc. is enrolled in the AMAZON.SMILE program.  

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support. 

Please enter Newgrange and Laurel Schools as your charitable organization and start contributing a portion of your purchases to The Newgrange School of Princeton, Inc.

Tell your family and friends.  Thank you.  Use the quick link below:

Gift Guide Link: http://smile.amazon.com/gp/charity/homepage.html?orig=%2Fgp%2Fbrowse.html%3Fnode%3D12745394011&ein=22-2163091

Ann Robinowitz Education Center

The Newgrange School of Princeton, Inc. recently announced the renaming of the Newgrange Education Center to the Ann Robinowitz Education Center.  Today, we are happy to support this endeavor by introducing a new website:  www.robinowitzcenter.org

Still providing our fantastic services — Professional Development, Educational Evaluations and Screening, Tutoring and Consulting, please visit the new website to find out why we have chosen such a dedicated woman for the name of our Education Center — Ann Robinowitz

New Accreditation

As an Accredited Wilson Language Partner, the Laurel School of Princeton is proud to also be recognized by the International Dyslexia Association for Wilson Courses and Certification Programs. A new logo has been added to the others at the bottom of our website.  Refer to the Language Arts section to learn more about our other teaching methods.

Language Arts

Laurel School Teacher is Recipient of Wilson Language Award

Fran Kurocka, Language Arts and Literacy Teacher at the Laurel School of Princeton,  was awarded the Sharon Parks Scholarship for Level II Training, by Barbara Wilson in June, 2014.   Mrs. Kurocka was chosen due to her sincere dedication to the mission of Wilson.

The award is named after Sharon Parks, a dedicated Wilson Trainer who passed away unexpectedly in 1996. She was an enthusiastic, conscientious, concerned teacher, who was committed to helping teachers and students succeed with reading.

Presentation of the award will be at Wilson’s Annual Conference in Providence, RI, July, 2014.

Congratulations Miss Fran!  We are very proud of you!  Everyday we get to see why you were chosen for this award.  Thank You.

 

 

New Dyslexia Legislation

On August 7th and 8th, Governor Chris Christie signs dyslexia bill into law; other bill pending.

Legislation:

PL 2013 Chapter 131
Bill A3608

This bill directs the State Board of Education to promulgate regulations that incorporate the International Dyslexia Association’s (IDA) definition of dyslexia into chapter 14 of Title 6A of the New Jersey Administrative Code, which outlines the requirements for the provision of special education programs and services.

Currently, state board regulations at N.J.A.C.6A:14-3.5c-12 list dyslexia as one of the specific learning disabilities that may impair a person’s ability to understand or use language, or perform mathematical calculations. However, the regulations do not specifically define dyslexia.

Under the bill, signed by the Governor in August, the State Board of Education would incorporate the IDA definition which reads as follows:

“Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin.  It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities.  These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction. Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.”

 P.L. 2013 Chapter 105
A3606/3607 Acs (ACS)

This bill requires the DOE to provide professional development opportunities related to reading disabilities. It also mandates that certain school district personnel annually compete two hours of professional development related to reading disabilities. These Bills and Joint Resolutions were signed by the Governor.

 Bill A3605/S2442

This bill would requires all public school students to be screened for dyslexia and other reading disabilities by completion of first grade. Status is pending in the  Assembly Appropriations Committee

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