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High Temps On Turf Fields Spark Safety Concerns for Athletes

July 21,2015
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood  NJ, While many coaches and players love the benefits of artificial fields. Increasingly, municipalities are raising questions about extremely high temperatures on the playing fields when the weather is hot and sunny. Turf field can average 10 degrees hotter than natural grass.

Experts call this the “heat island ” […]

By |July 21st, 2015|Ridgewood Sports|1 Comment

Ridgewood BOE Meeting Monday July 20th

RIDGEWOOD SCHOOL BOARD MEETS ON JULY 20, 2015

The  Ridgewood Board of Education will hold a Regular Public Meeting on Monday, July 20, 2015 at 4 p.m.

The public is invited to attend the meeting at the Ed Center, 49 Cottage Place, Floor 3. The meeting will be aired live on FiOS channel 33 and Optimum channel […]

By |July 19th, 2015|Ridgewood Schools|0 Comments

Ridgewood Schools State rankings of “effective” and “highly effective ” teachers

July 16,2015
the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ, Three years after New Jersey’s tenure-reform law was signed, the Christie administration has publicly released the first results of the new teacher-evaluation system, district by district, school by school.The state Department of Education yesterday released data for every school on the number of teachers falling into each […]

By |July 17th, 2015|Ridgewood Schools|2 Comments

Most North Jersey teachers receive high ratings under new NJ evaluation system

JULY 15, 2015, 7:52 PM    LAST UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2015, 11:01 PM
BY HANNAN ADELY
STAFF WRITER |
THE RECORD

Most teachers across North Jersey got high marks under the state’s evaluation system, although officials cautioned that the system, which is in its first year, is too new to draw conclusions.

Overall, about two dozen districts in Bergen […]

By |July 16th, 2015|Ridgewood Schools|2 Comments

I raised an addict – what could I have done differently?

Posted on July 10, 2015 by Patricia Byrne

It has been a very interesting month. Since my first post I have connected with old high school friends who have active or recovering addicts in their families. I have been contacted by people who are living the nightmare of Addiction as parents, spouses, children and friends of […]

By |July 16th, 2015|village of ridgewood|2 Comments

Garrett Votes to End Common Core Coercion

Jul 15, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Scott Garrett (NJ-05) today voted to give control of our children’s education back to parents, teachers, and school boards by supporting H.R. 5, the Student Success Act. The Student Success Act replaces the current national testing system with state-led accountability measures.

“New Jersey has many of the best schools and […]

By |July 15th, 2015|Ridgewood Schools|0 Comments

Ridgewood Cross-Country relying on new coaches to succeed legends

PHOTO COURTESY OF JACOB BROW
Ridgewood athletes Sophie Montgomery, Saskia Keppler and Libby DeVita benefited this spring from the tutelage of jumps coach Steve Opremcak, who has been chosen to lead the girls cross-country team this upcoming season.

JULY 10, 2015    LAST UPDATED: FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2015, 12:31 AM

BY MATTHEW BIRCHENOUGH
ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR |
THE RIDGEWOOD NEWS

The […]

By |July 11th, 2015|Ridgewood Sports|0 Comments

N.J. task force makes recommendations to improve school security

JULY 9, 2015, 8:39 PM    LAST UPDATED: THURSDAY, JULY 9, 2015, 8:47 PM

BY HANNAN ADELY
STAFF WRITER |
THE RECORD

A state task force on school security issued a final report Thursday that recommends more police presence, the creation of a school safety academy, and a requirement that all staff and students carry identification, among other measures.

The […]

By |July 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Charlotte Samuels of Ridgewood our very own Super Hero

JULY 9, 2015    LAST UPDATED: THURSDAY, JULY 9, 2015, 1:20 AM
BY DARREN COOPER
STAFF WRITER |
THE RECORD

The Charlotte Samuels story isn’t close to being over, but the book is being written.

The Ridgewood senior is the youngest person to complete the triple crown of open water swimming, traversing the English Channel, Manhattan Island and the Catalina […]

By |July 9th, 2015|village of ridgewood|0 Comments

Kids of Helicopter Parents Are Sputtering Out

Recent studies suggests that kids with overinvolved parents and rigidly structured childhoods suffer psychological blowback in college.

By Julie Lythcott-Haims

xcerpted from How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success by Julie Lythcott-Haims, out now from Henry Holt and Co.

Academically overbearing parents are doing great harm. So says […]

By |July 7th, 2015|village of ridgewood|2 Comments