Classroom Close-up NJ was nominated for two New York Emmys . The 60th Annual New York Emmy® Awards Gala will be held on May 6.
In the Education Category, the show was nominated for a feature at Mary S. Shoemaker Elementary School in Woodstown-Pilsegrove. Teacher Laurie Miles has been running a CSI program designed to develop critical thinking skills for the gifted and talented children. The entire student body was tasked with the job of discovering who stole the Yankees poster.
In the Magazine Program category, Classroom Close-up was nominated for a full show that included four stories. Trenton’s Washington Elementary School explored Kidsbridge Tolerance Center. Teaneck Community Charter School runs a family program that combines music and art. Apshawa Elementary teacher Jaclyn Becker uses jellybeans to teach fairness of taxation. And at Bradley Elementary School in Asbury Park, occupational therapist Zahava Friedman and speech therapist Maureen Casey started a Friends Club to enhance social skills. Click here to check out the full show.