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The Ridgewood Board of Education is seeking qualified candidates to fill a seat on the Ridgewood Board of Education

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Ridgewood NJ,BOE vacancy notice: The Ridgewood Board of Education is seeking qualified candidates to fill a seat on the Ridgewood Board of Education that will be vacant as of July 30, 2019. The vacancy was created by the resignation of Board member Christina Krauss.

The Board member term will run from the expected date of appointment in September to the April 21, 2020 Annual School Election.

Interested residents may pick up an application packet in the Office of the Board Secretary at the Education Center, 49 Cottage Place. The application may also be downloaded from the Ridgewood Public Schools website at www.ridgewood.k12.nj.us.

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Plan to Squash Public Discourse of Ridgewood Board of Education Policy Falls Apart

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Ridgewood NJ, The home of Ms. Jeanne Thiesen is on the market in Ridgewood this morning, Open House today at 385 Colonial Road.  Looks like her plan to rally the troops and squash the voices of anyone who objected to the BOE’s shenaningans has failed.

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New Jersey Ranks 14th in the 2019’s States with the Most Student Debt

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Ridgewood NJ, With several candidates for the 2020 presidential election proposing the cancellation or refinancing of America’s massive student debt load, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s States with the Most and Least Student Debt as well as accompanying videos.

To determine the states that are friendliest toward student-loan debtors, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 12 key metrics. The data set ranges from average student debt to unemployment rate among the population aged 25 to 34 to share of students with past-due loan balances.   

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The Ridgewood Board of Education is Seeking Qualified Candidates to Fill Vacant Board Seat

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Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Board of Education is seeking qualified candidates to fill a seat on the Ridgewood Board of Education that will be vacant as of July 30, 2019. The vacancy was created by the resignation of Board member Christina Krauss.

The Board member term will run from the expected date of appointment in September to the April 21, 2020 Annual School Election.

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Ridgewood Lacrosse Star Jackie Wolak Named National Player of Year

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Ridgewood NJ, Jackie Wolak of Ridgewood named National Lacrosse player of the year. The Notre Dame-bound senior scored 79 goals to go with 42 assists, 135 draw controls, 50 caused turnovers and 106 ground balls. She finished her career, which included two seasons at Saddle River Day , with 492 points and as the New Jersey Player of the Year.

Ridgewood finished ranked No. 6 in the Mid-Atlantic region and No. 11 nationally, according to the Nike/US Lacrosse rankings.

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

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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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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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North Jersey Media Promotes “Taking the School Budget Vote” Away From Ridgewood Residents

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Ridgewood NJ, North Jersey Media ran an article  called , “These Glen Rock, Ridgewood residents are pushing to change local elections. Here’s why”  . In a style that reminds many of why the previous owners of  North Jersey lost virtually their entire circulation with its over the top one sided reporting . In the article North Jersey quoted only members of the group “One Village, One Vote”, a group looking to eliminate residents ability to vote on the school budget .

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Readers Debate $111 Million School Budget Vote

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“We forfeit the right to vote on any budget within the annual state caps. That is not the same as “completely losing the right to vote on the budget.” You lose the chance to vote on budgets with small increases. Is the budget more than a 2% increase? Then we vote even if we move the election. When was the last budget voted down? What happened then? The council removed the cost of two May elections ($100k) from the budget and sent it back to the BOE. More voters = more voices = greater representation of the community. Why are you Mayday voters so afraid to have more people vote for BOE?”

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“Its same as completely losing the right, the past process without vote didn’t seek residential inputs and ignored calls to correct glaring gaps, this time due to budget vote the process was more transparent, so it’s not just ‘when was the budget voted down’, someone will leave the town to be just run by elected officials without resident oversight, either if they are naive, indifferent or part of the gravy chain”