The Ridgewood Public Schools will have a DELAYED OPENING on Wednesday, March 15

March 14,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Public Schools will have a DELAYED OPENING on Wednesday, March 15. A Delayed Opening means that schools will start two hours later than usual and school bus schedules will operate two hours later. Morning Kindergarten is cancelled; afternoon Kindergarten will follow the regular hours. Children […]

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Singer Bill to Add Student Loan Instruction to High School Graduation Requirements Advances

March 13,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, All high school students would receive instruction on available State and federal student loans, as well as student loan debt under legislation sponsored by Senator Robert Singer (R-Monmouth, Ocean) and advanced by the Senate Budget Committee.

Sen. Robert Singer’s bill would add instruction on student loans, including how […]

By |March 13th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|3 Comments

Reader says Without last-in first-out , Ridgewood schools would be totally run by friends and family

Without last-in first-out our schools (and village services) would be totally run by friends and family.

Look at the schools. There are lots of family trees in the RPS system. Some schools only hire on the friends and family plan. Who hires in the middle schools? Without regulation only unaffiliated staff would be let go and […]

By |March 12th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|4 Comments



Those who obstruct choice are more interested in protecting their special interests than in protecting the interests of all children to access a quality education

Ruthven Haneef Auguste

Earlier this week I was in Trenton with other public charter school parents to meet with legislators, advocate for the opportunity to choose […]

By |March 10th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|0 Comments

New Jersey’s Unjust “Last In, First Out” Quality-blind Teacher Layoff Law

March 10,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Newark, NJ—A short video that explains New Jersey’s “last in, first out” (LIFO) teacher layoff law was released on social media today by Partnership for Educational Justice (PEJ), the nonprofit supporting six Newark parents and their pro bono legal team in a legal challenge to the constitutionality of this […]

By |March 10th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|7 Comments

Charter school tracker: Which N.J. schools are closing, expanding

file photo by ArtChick

By Adam Clark | NJ Advance Media for
on March 06, 2017 at 11:40 AM

TRENTON — The Christie administration last week announced its decisions on more than two dozen applications to expand, renew or open new charter schools.

While four schools were ordered to close at the end of this school year, the […]

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Village Council honors members of Ridgewood High School’s Cross Country Team

photo courtesy of Boyd Loving

March 9,2017

by Boyd Loving

Ridgewood NJ, During the Ridgewood Village Council Public Meeting held on Wednesday, 03/08, Village Council members honored members of Ridgewood High School’s Cross Country Team, who were recently crowned as the “2016 Boys Cross Country North 1, Group 4 State Sectional Champions.”


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Ridgewood Board Of Education Special Public Meeting 2017-2018 Budget Discussion

Date and Time
March 9 2017 4:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location Ed Center, 49 Cottage Place, Ridgewood


You can find the agenda here


Resolution for Adoption of the 2017-2018 Preliminary Proposed Budget for Submission to the Executive County Superintendent of Schools It is […]

By |March 9th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|2 Comments

Reader says Ridgewood School Budget Math Doesn’t Add Up

James, something doesn’t make sense here: When the Ridgewood teacher contract was approved last October, it put the district $2.5 million over the 2% property tax cap during the life of the three-year contract for teacher salaries alone which grow over 2.7% in year two and three of the contract and over 2.13% for the […]

By |March 8th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|1 Comment

N.J. just made it easier to become a certain type of teacher

By Adam Clark | NJ Advance Media for
on March 07, 2017 at 8:45 AM, updated March 07, 2017 at 11:42 AM

TRENTON — Facing a shortage of bilingual teachers in its public schools, New Jersey has made it easier to become one.

The state Board of Education this month approved what education officials called a “slight […]

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