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Chuck Johnson Gets his 270th Career Win ,as Ridgewood Gets past Passaic Tech

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Maroons got the better of a fumble exchange in the fourth quarter to overcome a 13-10 deficit and pull out a 24-13 win over Passaic Tech. The win was the 270th win for Ridgewood coach Chuck Johnson’s 41-year career (235th at Ridgewood) and the Maroons improved their record to 2-1 on the season and also picked up their first division win after playing two independent games. eer Wins as Ridgewood will look to get a third straight win next Friday when they head to Bauerle Field in Paterson to take on Eastside.

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Reader says RHS principal put a great deal of personal sweat equity into the success of that “nineteen minutes hate” session on the front lawn of the school last year

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The RHS principal put a great deal of personal sweat equity into the numerical success of that “nineteen minutes hate” session on the front lawn of the school last year. As the event was transpiring, he was milling about with the assembled journalists and videographers, childishly urging them to report the fake news “official number”, i.e., that fully 1,000 students refused to take instruction and skipped out on class en masse to bash the second amendment right to keep and bear arms.

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Ridgewood High Schools Academic Decline

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Ridgewood NJ, according to the NJ Department of Education since 2008 Ridgewood High School’s ranking has declined from number 7 over all to number 36 . In the same 10 year period the Ridgewood school budget has nearly doubled to a whopping $110,000,000.

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Long Time Ridgewood Lacrosse Coach Resigns !

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Ridgewood NJ, longtime RHS girls lacrosse coach Karla Mixon, has resigned leaving Ridgewood’s top girls lacrosse program. She stepped down after 18 seasons at Ridgewood. Mixon took over the varsity squad in 2001 leading to a 337-59 career record, Mixon sent dozens of players to the Division I level and produced several All-Americans. Under Mixon the Maroons won six state championships under Mixon and won all 14 Bergen County titles since the event began.

Mixon also led her team to a pair of wins in the Tournament of Champions in 2010 and 2011 and this past June, the Maroons reached the Tournament of Champions final and ended the year ranked No. 21 by US Lacrosse Magazine. Mixon leaves Ridgewood as the Number 1-ranked team with seven returning starters and at least nine college-bound players.

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Murphy’s benefits deal with NJEA and Other Public Unions – A snow job in September

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Trenton NJ, Gov. Phil Murphy would have us believe he struck a tremendous blow for taxpayers with this new “deal” he negotiated behind closed doors with the NJEA and other public sector union heads
The deal is no bargain for taxpayers. Although there is more evaluation that needs to be done, it is clear from what we know that the alleged savings of $500 million over two years represents a tiny drop in the bucket of the $3.4 billion that state taxpayers spend for employee health care in a year.

The reported savings by the administration and the NJEA by moving retirees from traditional Medicare supplements to Medicare advantage, is supposed to save school districts $162 million next year and $110 million in 2020. That’s virtually nothing.

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NJ Education Commissioner Discusses PARCC Changes, Plans for New Statewide Assessment at Joint Assembly & Senate Education Committee Hearing

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Trenton NJ, With changes slated for the PARCC test as part of the plan by the Murphy administration to transition to a different statewide assessment, the Assembly and Senate Education committees held a joint hearing on Monday to hear from the commissioner of education about the proposed changes to ensure they do not interfere with the delivery of education in the state.

The committees invited New Jersey Commissioner of Education Dr. Lamont Repollet to discuss the department’s current policy on statewide assessments, its plans to transition into a new generation of tests and the use of student test scores to evaluate teacher performance.

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RIDGEWOOD HIGH SCHOOL LISTS 156 ADVANCED PLACEMENT SCHOLARS

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood School Board has announced its advanced placement scholars. One hundred fifty-six RHS students have been named AP Scholars by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college level Advanced Placement Examinations. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on the students’ performance on AP exams. At Ridgewood High School:

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Ridgewood School Board Passes Resolution to Push forward on Taking Budget Vote Away from Residents

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Ridgewood NJ, during the Budget Time table discussions at Mondays School Board Meeting it was apparent that the  Ridgewood Board of Education is looking to take taxpayers right to vote on the now $110,000,000 school budget .

RPS Business Administrator Antoinette Kelly reviewed the draft schedule for the 2019-2020 school year budgeting process, which begins in October and ends with the school election in April. The Board also passed a resolution to revisit the Village of Ridgewood Council vote to restore the April election. The Board will invite the Council to discuss the issue, as well as offer public hearings on the topic this fall.

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STATEMENT OF RIDGEWOOD BOARD OF EDUCATION PRESIDENT VINCENT LONCTO AT THE BOARD MEETING ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

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I wanted to address an issue regarding our negotiations with the teachers’ union that has been the subject of many communications over the past few days.

Before I do that, I speak for the entire Board when I say that we respect and appreciate our teachers, and we continue to hope that we can arrive at a negotiated settlement with the minimal delay.

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All Six Ridgewood Elementary Schools Make the Top 100 List In New Jersey for 2019

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Ridgewood NJ, Niche.com recently released its ranking of the top elementary schools in the State of New Jersey . All six schools in Ridgewood School district made the list.

The 2019 Best Public Elementary Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, student-teacher ratio, student diversity, teacher quality, grade school ratings, and the overall quality of the school district.

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