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Ridgewood High School Awarded the Shoprite Cup

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood High School accepts the Shoprite Cup for the best Group IV athletic program in NJ 2018-2019. 

ShopRite Cup Winners , Wakefern Corporation awards points to schools for 1-winning group championships and 2-for being disqualification-free all year in all NJSIAA sports. At the end of the year, the six top earning schools (four public schools and two non-publics) are awarded the prestigious Shop-Rite Cup.

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1 in 10 Students Think Credit Cards Are Free Money

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Ridgewood NJ, Poor financial literacy in the U.S. has gotten to the point that more than 2 million college students (1 in 10) believe credit cards are free money, according to the personal-finance website WalletHub’s 2019 College Student Financial Survey, released today.

Additional survey results can be found below, along with our editors’ picks for 2019’s Best Student Checking Accounts and Best Student Credit Cards, selected from hundreds of offers.

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Reader Says Grads Fleeing the State ,”It’s actually a yearly testament to the consistently high comparative standards of our best high schools, including RHS”

“The flight of New Jersey high school graduates has a big part of its origin in the sheer quality of their academic records, putting them, as a group, at a competitive advantage over the high school graduates of more or less all other U.S. states. For example, In no other US. state is the competition as stiff, year in and year out, as it is in New Jersey for the status of National Merit Commended Student, National Merit Semifinalist and National Merit Finalist, all of which are limited to a fixed (and miniscule) percentage of the total number of sophomore PSAT test takers in New Jersey. The sheer number of top shelf high school graduates New Jersey consistently produces every year compared to those of all other states, even other Northeast states, is remarkable. Top colleges all around the country regularly lure a huge chunk of our best graduates out of state to pursue their undergraduate degrees. Why? Because without those top NJ HS grads leavening their incoming freshman class every year the average credentials of their respective student bodies would objectively begin to slip and make them less competitive over time. Is it a really any surprise that many of our high school graduates don’t return after college? It’s actually a yearly testament to the consistently high comparative standards of our best high schools, including RHS.”

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Mental Health Education Now Part of New Jersey public school’s health curriculum

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Ridgewood NJ, Senator Kristin Corrado’s (R-40) bipartisan legislation to incorporate mental health education into New Jersey public school’s health class curriculum has been signed into law.

Sen. Kristin Corrado’s legislation to incorporate mental health education into New Jersey public school’s health class curriculum has been signed into law. (Pixabay)

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CPAs Agree U.S. Student Loan Debt is a Financial Crisis

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Student Loans Weapons of Mass Financial Destruction

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ROSELAND NJ, More than 80 percent of 623 certified public accountants polled in June by the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) said they either “strongly agreed” or “somewhat agreed” that student loan debt at $1.6 trillion in the United States is a financial crisis. More than 75 percent of respondents considered student loan debt in New Jersey to be a “major problem.”

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Ridgewood Board of Education Says Ridgewood High School Fields Off Limits for July 4th

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Notice about Ridgewood High School Fields 

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Ridgewood NJ, Due to repairs at the RHS Stadium Field, both fields at RHS — Stevens and Stadium Fields — will not be available for 4th of July fireworks viewing. There will not be access to the fields. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Pilot Program to Assess Value of Later Start Times in NJ High Schools Receives Final Legislative Approval

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Ridgewood NJ, As New Jersey high schools continue to rank top in the nation, legislators are hoping to encourage even better academic outcomes with more emphasis on student health. Given the connection between more sleep and improved academic performance, Assemblywomen Mila Jasey, Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Carol Murphy have sponsored legislation to assess how pushing back high school start times to 8.30am could be beneficial. The bill was given final legislative passage by a 72-0-3 vote in the full Assembly Thursday.

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Happy Summer! Read Dr. Fishbein’s remarks to the RHS Class of 2019 at graduation

The Ridgewood News Superintendent’s Corner June 2019 by Daniel Fishbein, Ed.D.

Congratulations to the Class of 2019!

The following column appeared in The Ridgewood News on June 21, 2019.

On Thursday, June 20, Ridgewood High School graduated the Class of 2019. Following are the superintendent’s remarks at the commencement ceremony.

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The Weather Holds for Class of 2019

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Ridgewood NJ, back up plans were made but the weather held and the Ridgewood High School class of 2019 graduated style .

A reader explained ,” At the RHS Class of 2019 graduation ceremony this evening, the Ridgewood school district superintendent was waxing rhapsodic during his speech, referencing the anniversary of the Greenwich Village Stonewall riots that occurred 50 years ago this month.
He’s in full progressive peacock mode, shamelessly virtue signalling about how far we’ve come as a society. By this time, though, it’s raining pretty steadily, and people are getting pretty impatient with him. Mercifully, his microphone cuts out and he is electronically struck dumb. The assembled audience then starts oohing and aahhing, gaping in awe at an enormous rainbow that has appeared over the entire High School building”

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