Baraka and Pro-Charter Slate Sweeps Newark School Board Elections Again

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By Alyana Alfaro • 04/26/17 2:07pm

The Newark Unity Slate—a compromise ticket designed by Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, the city’s influential North Ward, and charter-school advocates—swept the city’s school board elections Tuesday night.

Of the 15 candidates on the ballot, the top vote-getter was Josephine Garcia. She brought in 3,566 votes, according to preliminary […]

By |April 28th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|0 Comments

Trump Executive Order on Education Preserves State and local control over the Curriculum, Instruction, and Administration of Schools

Presidential Executive Order on Enforcing Statutory Prohibitions on Federal Control of Education


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By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to restore the proper division of power […]

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The Final Ridgewood High School Maroon & White Music Recital for the 2016-17 school year

April 27,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood

Ridgewood NJ, Today, April 27, the Ridgewood High School Department of Fine and Applied Arts will present the final Maroon & White Music Recital for the 2016-17 school year. The last of five such events for this year, the concert will be held in the newly renovated RHS Learning Commons […]

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Ridgewood Superintendent of Schools Daniel Fishbein Comments on ,“13 Reasons Why”

April 25, 2017 Dear Ridgewood Parent or Guardian:

As a father of five children, I admit to you that I have not always been able to monitor what my children watch on television. Even using the antiquated term television doesn’t aptly cover the shows and videos that our children “stream watch,” making it nearly impossible to […]

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U.S. News and World Report Rankings Ridgewood High School 26th in the State

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April 27,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ,  U.S. News and World Report released its annual ranking of America’s best high schools on Tuesday, and 25 New Jersey high schools made the top 500, including three schools in the top 100.

Schools with selective enrollment, including specialized high schools run by county […]

By |April 26th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|4 Comments

New Jersey School To Host ‘Transgender Symposium’

What are the rules when it comes to transgender students and New Jersey’s schools? Find out what some experts have to say.

By Eric Kiefer (Patch Staff) – April 24, 2017 11:16 am ET

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — If you’re a New Jersey student who was born a female but who identifies as a male, are you […]

By |April 25th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|8 Comments

Sweeney, Ruiz say use of PARCC as graduation requirement violates legislative intent


04/21/17 07:20 PM EDT

State Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Sen. Teresa Ruiz, chair of the chamber’s Education Committee, penned a letter to state education officials this week, indicating that the use of PARCC as a high school exit exam violates legislative intent.

The letter, addressed to state Board of Education President Mark Biedron and […]

By |April 24th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|2 Comments

Reader : The question is what authority does a Ridgewood crossing guard have

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You have a valid point.
The question is what authority does a RW crossing guard have.
School crossing guards may or may not have the authority to direct traffic. It depends on state and local statues regarding whether a school crossing guard has the authority to perform the duties of a traffic control […]

By |April 23rd, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|3 Comments

Reader says The corner of Glen and Van Dien is dangerous for one simple reason

The corner is dangerous for one simple reason. When the guard halts traffic flow to let kids cross the east side of Glen, cars headed east on Glen as well as cars trying to turn east from Van Dien onto Glen (many after dropping their kids off) stop.

When the kids are done, cars already on […]

By |April 22nd, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|7 Comments

Ridgewood Schools Release Water Test Results

April 22,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, The State of New Jersey requires all drinking water in our school facilities to be tested for lead during the 2016-2017 school year. The Ridgewood Public Schools are currently conducting those tests; the results of the schools we have received are listed below. The District promises to post results […]

By |April 22nd, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|0 Comments