“Classroom Close-up NJ” was nominated for two New York Emmy awards. 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 crime scene investigation (CSI) program designed to develop critical thinking skills for children in the school’s gifted and talented program. The entire student body was tasked with the job of discovering who stole a New York Yankees poster.

In the Magazine Program category, “Classroom Close-up NJ” was nominated for a full show that included four stories. Trenton’s Washington Elementary School explores the 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 tax fairness. 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.

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