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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Plainfield grads look forward to college

2015 Graduates.
The Plainfield school district's three high schools -- Plainfield High, PAAAS, and Barack Obama Academy -- graduated hundreds of seniors this week.

I was struck by the list of colleges those who continue their education will be attending (from a list posted by the District here) --
  • Cairn University
  • Caldwell University
  • Centenary Co llege
  • Drew University
  • Duke University
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Holy Family University
  • Howard University
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Johnson & Wales University
  • Kean University
  • Lincoln University
  • Messiah College
  • Midland College
  • Montclair State University
  • NJIT
  • New Jersey City University
  • Rowan University
  • Rutgers University
  • College of St. Elizabeth
  • St. Peter's University
  • Syracuse University
  • Temple University
  • Trinitas School of Nursing
  • University of Tampa
  • Virginia State University
  • Wilkes University
A number of graduates will be attending two-year colleges, including Union County, Mercer County, Raritan Valley and Middlesex County, which all offer seamless opportunities to move on to a four-year school after getting an Associate's degree.

Whatever the problems with public schools, we have evidence here that the Plainfield Public Schools are continuing to fulfill public education's historic mission of bringing children to the threshold of adulthood, active citizenship and preparation for a life's work.

Congratulations to all!

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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