Rutherford, Ridgewood awarded Safe Routes grants

Meghan Grant , Staff Writer5:51 p.m. ET April 17, 2017

Rutherford will receive $368,000 and Ridgewood $400,000 in funding intended to make bicycling and walking to school safer for local children. The Department of Transportation announced its Safe Routes to School grant recipients last week.

Intended to encourage children, including those with disabilities, to walk and bicycle […]

By |April 18th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|11 Comments

Ridgewood Scores 24th for NJ High School best SAT scores

The 51 N.J. high schools with the best SAT scores

Updated April 18, 2017
Posted April 18, 2017

By Adam Clark | NJ Advance Media for

TRENTON — The average SAT score among New Jersey’s public high schools was a 1,075 out of 1,600 last school year, but plenty of schools posted significantly more impressive scores.

Statewide, 19 high […]

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The issue is school choice. The opposition is the teachers unions

Shortly after Betsy DeVos was sworn into office as U.S. Secretary of Education, I was invited, as a trustee of Excellent Education for Everyone (E3), to meet with her at the Department of Education. I accepted the invitation with pleasure.

When […]

By |April 17th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|3 Comments

The 20 Bergen County schools that send the most kids to 4-year colleges

#5 Ridgewood High School sent 94.2 percent of its students to four-year colleges. The high school has more than 1,700 students

Updated April 13, 2017

Posted April 13, 2017

By Sara Jerde | NJ Advance Media for

New Jersey’s Department of Education released performance reports Tuesday for schools based on the 2015-16 school year. The information included a […]

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Why N.J. teacher attendance data doesn’t add up

By Adam Clark | NJ Advance Media for
on April 09, 2017 at 7:00 AM, updated April 09, 2017 at 9:47 AM

TRENTON — None of Piscataway Township’s teachers took a sick day last year, faculty at one Sussex County school were absent for nearly half of the year, and teachers at another school showed up […]

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New Jersey teen gets into Stanford after writing #BlackLivesMatter 100 times on application

Editors note : it used to be academics ,good grades , a strong essay, some extra curricular  

This New Jersey student’s unconventional approach to applying for college paid off for him.

On his Stanford University application, Ziad Ahmed was posed the question “What matters to you, and why?”

The 18-year-old activist from Princeton, New Jersey, decided to […]

By |April 5th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|19 Comments

New Jersey Department of Education Issues School Report Card

April 5,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, The New Jersey Department of Education ( NJDOE) has posted its School Performance Report for the 2015-16 school year.

As in previous years, the report allows visitors to view the academic performance of any district or any school by grade level. The report also includes a broad array of […]

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file photo by Boyd Loving

April 5 2017 7:30 PM to April 6 2017 7:30 PM
Location Benjamin Franklin Middle School, George Washington Middle School

April 5,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, At the March 6 Board of Education meeting, Business Administrator Dr. Alfredo Aguilar presented the preliminary 2017-2018 budget, which is based […]

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Here’s how N.J. wants to grade schools for the feds

file photo by Boyd Loving

By Adam Clark | NJ Advance Media for
on April 04, 2017 at 7:31 AM, updated April 04, 2017 at 11:14 AM

TRENTON — New Jersey’s new plan for grading its schools for the federal government places less weight on passing state exams and extra importance on other factors, such as the […]

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Ridgewood High School Alumni Association Celebrates the 125th anniversary of Ridgewood High School

April 4,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Join the Ridgewood High School Alumni Association in celebrating the 125th anniversary of Ridgewood High School!

Come celebrate under the stars as we “PARTY IN THE PARK” on Friday, May 19, 2017.

Tickets go on sale Thursday, April 6th at 2 p.m.!  Buy your ticket early as capacity is […]

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