Mount Olive HS makes ESPN Special Olympics Unified honor roll


Seven track and field teams including 91 athletes and partners came together to celebrate competition and inclusion.

Morristown Daily Record

Mount Olive has been recognized as one of 36 Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools on ESPN’s honor roll. It is the only school from New Jersey on the list.

Mount Olive was one of five New Jersey high schools to receive a national banner from Special Olympics at the start of the 2020 school year, along with Mendham, West Morris, Delsea and Woodrow Wilson.

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Kaitlyn Bailey of Mt Olive competes in the long jump during the NJAC Unified track and field meet at Jefferson Township High School . May 24, 2018. Randolph, NJ (Photo: Bob Karp/Staff Photographer)

“I’m dumbfounded,” said Mount Olive Unified head coach Nancy Gilbert, a special education teacher for 32 years. 

“I’m in shock, and I’m so excited for our school district to be

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Candidate Bryan Anderson Named To Education Honor Roll

Press release from Bryan Anderson:

October 2, 2020

State Representative candidate Bryan Neil Anderson (119th District- Milford & Orange) has received two important designations from Connecticut education groups in his quest to challenge Republican incumbent Kathy Kennedy.

The Connecticut Education Association (CEA) placed Anderson on its Honor Role. Scoring 99% on the Legislative Questionnaire, CEA stated, “On behalf of the Connecticut Education Association’s thousands of active and retired members, I am honored to inform you that you have received an Honor Roll designation from our organization in the 2020 election for the 119th Assembly District.

After careful consideration, your support for issues important to our members, their students, and the fundamental right of workers to collectively bargain has been made clear, and as a result our organization is proud to award you an Honor Roll designation.”

Anderson also was endorsed by the Connecticut State University AAUP Political Committee which represents

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NAU, DES roll out programs to help students with disabilities


Student Alex Dorman, who is on the autism spectrum, needs assistance during online learning sessions, his mother says. (Photo: Sarah Dorman/Special for The Republic)

The COVID-19 outbreak, and the subsequent pivot to virtual schooling that districts around the state had to embrace, has been a universal challenge.

Families with children who have disabilities, though, say that their struggles are unique and up to this point haven’t been adequately addressed.

Six months into the pandemic, though, families may start seeing some relief.

Northern Arizona University is implementing a new program in which its education students will receive practicum credit in exchange for working with students with disabilities in-home as they attend classes virtually.

The program came at the suggestion of 42-year-old Sarah Dorman, who has an 11-year-old son. Alex is on the autism spectrum and is mostly nonverbal.

Dorman said she noticed her son was finding it more difficult to

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