2000-01 New York Emmy Award: Outstanding Societal Concerns

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SAM – Student Advocates for Millennium began at Millburn High and has been expanded to a state-wide conference to help students with learning disabilities deal with school, work, home and social situations. About 300 students and teachers are expected to attend the conference at Bergen County Community College.


Project Symphony – Cathy Witkowski is a school secretary at Byrd Elementary in Glen Rock and the general manager of the Ridgewood Symphony. She has combined her love and commitment to the school and the symphony by arranging for the 50-member orchestra to perform a concert at each elementary school in the area.


Computer Lab – Computers are important tools in the work place, and students at Richard L. Rice Elementary School in Marlton are learning early how to master computer skills. The students learn how to create multimedia presentations and develop charts and graphs through spreadsheets.


Primary Learning Center – Brick Township has reconstructed a strip mall to create a primary learning center. Preschool and kindergartners are grouped with children from their own neighborhoods to create a stronger community and more effective learning environment.