January 3,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, Concert Tickets on sale now.A note about purchasing tickets for Concert. Tickets go on sale at 7 p.m. on Tuesday January 2nd and will sell out quickly. You can buy tickets online through the link below or you can call brown paper tickets and purchase from them. […]

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Colleges and Universities that deliver the best return on your education investment dollars

December 30,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, according to Forbes magazine the No. 1 College 2017 is Harvard University, followed by Stanford and Yale. The highest-ranking public school (nonmilitary) is the University of California, Berkeley; the U.S. Naval Academy is the top military academy. The University of Chicago is the premier institution in the […]

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Reader says the Ridgewood Schools Are Not What the Used to be

file photo by Boyd Loving

when did you last look at Ridgewood’s ranking in the county, much less the state or nationally? If you graphed it, the downward curve would signal a severe recession if it was a financial curve. The question could be reversed–Why would a good school want to merge with us? I’m sure […]

By |December 24th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|1 Comment

Reader says Ridgwood it’s Time for School District Consolidation

I watched last night’s meeting. They were trying to figure out how to budget with the coming property tax situation in NJ. They were real concerned about health care premiums going up too.
The answer is staring them in the face: What other states do CONSOLIDATION. New Jersey will be forced into it. One school supt. […]

By |December 19th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|13 Comments

Ridgewood Board of Education Meeting Tonight in the Ed Center

December 18,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Board of Education will be holding its regular public meeting December 18 2017 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM in the Board Room, 3rd Floor, Education Center.

At all regular meetings, two opportunities are provided for citizens to make comments. The public comment periods will be scheduled […]

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Time for Random Drug Testing at Ridgewood Schools

December 16,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, In a letter to Hopewell Valley Central High School parents this week, district Superintendent Thomas Smith spelled out his intention to propose a random drug-testing program for students next school year.

Given the events of the last few months some observers think it would be prudent for the […]

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Ridgewood Schools Upcoming performing and visual arts events

RHS Bands in annual Winter Concert
Wednesday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m.
RHS Campus Center

The public is invited to this annual free concert featuring the school’s three curricular bands — the Symphonic Band, Concert Band and Wind Ensemble. Please click here for more information.

Mini New Players Program for grades K-4
Friday, December 15
4-7:30 p.m. (performance at 7 p.m.) […]

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Ridgewood Football Sees Four Named to All County football Team

photo courtesy of Ramon Hache 

December 6,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, The Bergen County Coaches Association selects the 2017 All Bergen County football team. Ridgewood had four players selected .
The Ridgewood players are Coleston Smith DL, Aidan Toomey P,  Paul Calvetti LB,  Dylan Black OL .
Ridgewood’s season ended with a bit of disappointment when […]

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The Ridgewood School’s Next Tech Night is January 11 a hands-on technology and smart phone program for parents and guardians

December 6,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood school district will host a hands-on technology and smart phone program for parents and guardians. Given the events of the last couple of weeks parents need to pay attention.

Last year, Catherine Steiner-Adair, Ed.D., author of The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the […]

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Helicopter Parents and the Loss of Childhood Autonomy

December 5,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, according to Lenore Skanazy in , “The Helicopter Parents Have Good Intentions But Have Stolen Their Children’s Freedom And Created A Snowflake Generation.” Skanazy goes on to describe the loss of autonomy of our children and the negative impact .

The “helicopter parents” is a new term but […]

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