Yesterday’s dismissal of the Newark ‘LIFO’ case and recent decisions continue to show how the court is a force in education in Garden State

Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson.

For all the attention on the State House in driving education policy, New Jersey’s courts yesterday continued to show their long and storied […]

By |May 5th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|0 Comments

Sweeney Pledges More Aid for “Underfunded NJ Schools”

By Salvador Rizzo • 05/02/17 12:47pm

Senate President Steve Sweeney drew a line in the sand over school funding on Tuesday, saying his house would only pass a budget that shifts state dollars to underfunded urban and suburban districts this year.

Gov. Chris Christie has drafted a $35.5 billion spending plan for fiscal 2018 — $13.8 billion […]

By |May 4th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|0 Comments

The 3 high schools in each county with the best SAT scores

Updated May 03, 2017
Posted May 03, 2017

By Kathleen O’Brien | NJ Advance Media for

The average SAT score in New Jersey high schools varied greatly among the state’s 21 counties last school year.

Some counties had multiple high schools with average scores above 1,300, while other counties did not have a single school with an average […]

By |May 4th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|0 Comments

Ridgewood School Board Meeting Public Hearing Prior to Voting on the Proposed $105 Million 2017-2018 school budget

May 1 2017 7:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Location Ed Center, 49 Cottage Place, Ridgewood, NJ
The public is invited to attend the meeting, or watch it live on Fios channel 33, Optimum channel 77, or on the “Link in Live” tab of the district website at

Ridgewood NJ, 2017-18 School Budget Info:

On Monday, May 1, the […]

By |April 30th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|7 Comments

Ridgewood Schools Parent / Guardian Survey is Coming in May

April 30,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood district parents and guardians will have the opportunity to provide anonymous feedback to the Board of Education in May, through a satisfaction survey distributed by email.
The 2016-2017 satisfaction survey will solicit parent / guardian opinions in a variety of areas, ranging from the quality of their […]

By |April 30th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|0 Comments

Baraka and Pro-Charter Slate Sweeps Newark School Board Elections Again

file photo by ArtChick

By Alyana Alfaro • 04/26/17 2:07pm

The Newark Unity Slate—a compromise ticket designed by Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, the city’s influential North Ward, and charter-school advocates—swept the city’s school board elections Tuesday night.

Of the 15 candidates on the ballot, the top vote-getter was Josephine Garcia. She brought in 3,566 votes, according to preliminary […]

By |April 28th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|0 Comments

Trump Executive Order on Education Preserves State and local control over the Curriculum, Instruction, and Administration of Schools

Presidential Executive Order on Enforcing Statutory Prohibitions on Federal Control of Education


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By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to restore the proper division of power […]

By |April 28th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|0 Comments

The Final Ridgewood High School Maroon & White Music Recital for the 2016-17 school year

April 27,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood

Ridgewood NJ, Today, April 27, the Ridgewood High School Department of Fine and Applied Arts will present the final Maroon & White Music Recital for the 2016-17 school year. The last of five such events for this year, the concert will be held in the newly renovated RHS Learning Commons […]

By |April 27th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|0 Comments

Ridgewood Superintendent of Schools Daniel Fishbein Comments on ,“13 Reasons Why”

April 25, 2017 Dear Ridgewood Parent or Guardian:

As a father of five children, I admit to you that I have not always been able to monitor what my children watch on television. Even using the antiquated term television doesn’t aptly cover the shows and videos that our children “stream watch,” making it nearly impossible to […]

By |April 27th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|0 Comments

U.S. News and World Report Rankings Ridgewood High School 26th in the State

file photo by Boyd Loving

April 27,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ,  U.S. News and World Report released its annual ranking of America’s best high schools on Tuesday, and 25 New Jersey high schools made the top 500, including three schools in the top 100.

Schools with selective enrollment, including specialized high schools run by county […]

By |April 26th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|4 Comments