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Acting State Education Commissioner Begins Statewide Tour in Union City

New Jersey Acting Commissioner of Education Lamont Repolet and his top associates recently visited Union City Schools where they conducted a focus group study with the District’s top administrators, parents, and students.

The aim of the focus group study is to determine how best to make changes to the State’s standardized exams (PARCC).

Union City was the first stop on a statewide tour to visit school districts in every one of New Jersey’s 21 counties.

On behalf of the Board of Education, Superintendent of Schools Silvia Abbato welcomed the Acting Commissioner and his top staff to the Eugenio Hostas Early Childhood Education Center.

mrs abbato & mr. repolet   UC administrators and supervisors

 On behalf of the Board of Education, we are honored that you chose Union City for your very first stop on this tour,” said Ms. Abbato. 

The Acting Commissioner said he chose Union City because, when he became Superintendent of the Asbury Park School District, “I adopted my approach based on Union City.”

He also said he was “honored to be here because Union City Schools are a beacon for small urban school districts.”