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Ridgewood Board of Education Interviews Candidates

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Ridgewood NJ, at Monday Ridgewood Board of Education meeting , Board members interviewed ten candidates as possible replacements for Trustee Christina Krause .

The Board interviewed the following candidates for the vacant seat: The interviews may be seen in the webcast of the Board meeting.

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Growing Skills Gap in College Grads

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Ridgewood NJ, the ugly reality is that America devotes more resources to higher education than other high-income countries . For about half of the approximately 2 million high school graduates that will enroll this fall in a quest for a four-year degree, and college for many will prove a lousy investment  both for the nation and those students who will emerge heavily in debt.

The guiding premise beneath federal student loan programs beginning with the 1958 National Defense Education Act is that  college is a good investment. For the nation, a better-prepared labor force increases productivity, and for students, because graduates earn better pay.

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Ridgewood Schools Ranked in the Top 25 Statewide

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Ridgewood NJ, NICHE put together a list of the 2020 Best School Districts ranking is based on rigorous analysis of academic and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with test scores, college data, and ratings collected from millions of Niche users.

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Travell Elementary Has An App for the Ridgewood 4th of July Parade

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Ridgewood NJ, Every year during the 4th of July parade in Ridgewood, NJ local schools compete to have the best float in the parade. This year, Travell Elementary has a connected component to its float, a free AppStore app for your iPhone or iPad.

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Happy Summer! Read Dr. Fishbein’s remarks to the RHS Class of 2019 at graduation

The Ridgewood News Superintendent’s Corner June 2019 by Daniel Fishbein, Ed.D.

Congratulations to the Class of 2019!

The following column appeared in The Ridgewood News on June 21, 2019.

On Thursday, June 20, Ridgewood High School graduated the Class of 2019. Following are the superintendent’s remarks at the commencement ceremony.

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Ridgewood High School Orchestra and Percussion Ensemble performed at The James Rose Center

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Ridgewood NJ, on Wednesday, May 29th, musicians from the Ridgewood High School Orchestra and Percussion Ensemble performed chamber works by Haydn, Dvorak, Smetana, Zivkovic, and more. The performance was followed by a short tour of the iconic Center.

The James Rose Center for Landscape Architectural Research and Design offered a special thanks for the Ridgewood High School Students who helped make Strings and Sticks a success! Check out our website to see a short clip of a quartette perform Bendrich Smentana’s From My Life.

http://jamesrosecenter.org/2019/05/24/strings-and-sticks/

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Reader says , I have about a decade before my eldest needs to take some college admissions test, so hopefully this social justice nonsense would lose steam “

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I have about a decade before my eldest needs to take some college admissions test, so hopefully this social justice nonsense would lose steam by then.

Fact: kids bear no responsibility to how much time and $ their parents invested in them. Therefore penalising their hard-earned test taking labour is a wrong approach.

Fact: ppl will cheat like mad. Everyone has a Cousin Billy in some shittown whose address they can cite on SAT application to bump up their scores.

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