JOHN MOONEY | MAY 16, 2017

After more than a year at the bargaining table, NTU walks away with contract that protects performance bonuses, includes raises

Newark schools superintendent Christopher Cerf

Four years ago, a landmark contract for Newark public school teachers warranted a public signing and a press conference, complete with Gov. Chris Christie and the national […]

By |May 17th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|0 Comments

The 50 school districts that spend the most per student in N.J.

file photo by Boyd Loving

Updated May 16, 2017
Posted May 16, 2017

By Ted Sherman | NJ Advance Media for

Education is not cheap. There are teacher salaries and benefits, classroom support, books and supplies, administrative salaries and building construction and maintenance.

New Jersey school districts last year spent on average $20,385 per student to educate their students. […]

By |May 17th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|1 Comment

Ridgewood High School Social Norms Survey Most Students Not Abusing Drugs and Alcohol despite Preception that Everyone is doing it

file photo by Boyd Loving
May 17,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, RHS delivers results of “social norms” poll with some surprising results .According a letter sent out by Principal Thomas A Gorman  out of the 400 students who participated over 90% say they never have used tobacco, 61% have not used alcohol in the […]

By |May 17th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|15 Comments

Bill Bennett: Trump, DeVos get it right — Feds’ role in your child’s education is shrinking. Finally!


By William J. Bennett

Published May 11, 2017
Fox News

Students of history know that governments rarely give up power without a fight. To paraphrase Edmund Burke, those who have been intoxicated with power never willingly abandon it. Yet, last year, the federal government passed a new education law which returns a significant amount of power and decision-making […]

By |May 15th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|0 Comments

New Jersey Teachers Facing Layoffs

May 10,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, whats this New Jersey school districts laying off teachers ? Perhaps the day of reckoning may be coming .
Its started in 2015 with Paterson School district laying off people ,now this year both Lakewood and Bayonne . Wherev there is smoke there is fire ?

Bayonne school board […]

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Superintendent of Schools comments on the Ridgewood Schools $105 million budget

May 9,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Daniel Fishbein, Ed.D. Superintendent of Schools comments on the Ridgewood Board of Education $105 million budget :

Spring is a time of abundance, with buckets of rain, sprouts of new foliage and flowers and pollen, and oh yes, the realities of tax returns and in the case of school […]

By |May 9th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|10 Comments

Good news for college grads in NJ … who have THESE degrees

By David Matthau May 8, 2017 2:38 AM

The sun is shining the birds are chirping and the class of 2017 is about to graduate, which means going out and looking for a job.

According to Kim Barberich, executive director of the Rider University Career Development & Success Department, this year’s job outlook for new graduates is […]

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Ridgewood Friends of Music present a one-of-a-kind benefit concert ,“Bluegrass Under the Stars”

photo of Tony Trischka

May 7,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, On Friday June 9th at 8 p.m. Ridgewood Friends of Music will present a one-of-a-kind benefit concert featuring internationally renowned banjo master Tony Trischka and the locally beloved bluegrass band Blue Plate Special. Surprise guests will join them.

Tony Trischka is one of the most […]

By |May 7th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|1 Comment

Ex-school board member who scammed district out of $371K is headed to prison

By Justin Zaremba | NJ Advance Media for
on May 04, 2017 at 12:20 PM, updated May 04, 2017 at 12:43 PM

TRENTON — A former member of the Mount Olive Township Board of Education Thursday who scammed the district out of more than $371,000 will head to federal prison for three months, court records show.

Robert […]

By |May 6th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|0 Comments

Ridgewood school board adopts $105 million budget

NorthJerseyPublished 11:01 a.m. ET May 4, 2017 | Updated 19 hours ago

The Ridgewood Board of Education unanimously passed its annual budget this week.

The $105 million spending plan is funded primarily through a $91 million tax levy, an increase of .97 percent over the previous year. School taxes on a home assessed at the village average […]

By |May 5th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|6 Comments