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RiverDell Superintendent: State Should Delay New PARCC Exam

RiverDell Superintendent: State Should Delay New PARCC Exam

Superintendent Patrick Fletcher co-authored an op-ed piece pointing out why he thinks the state is rushing into the new test, which is set to hit NJ schools next year.
River Edge, Oradell Public Schools Closed Due to Snowstorm

River Edge, Oradell Public Schools Closed Due to Snowstorm

Oradell school officials offer advice to all the kids with a sudden day off: Enjoy the snow—and a good book.
Oradell Public Schools' Superintendent Search Is Underway

Oradell Public Schools' Superintendent Search Is Underway

Interim Superintendent Lawrence Hughes says a successor should be hired prior to the end of this school year.

River Dell High Teacher is a Presidential Award Finalist

RDHS chemistry teacher Carrie Jacobus is one of five in the state nominated for the prestigious award.
Got Time, Love Kids? Oradell PTA is Looking for Volunteers

Got Time, Love Kids? Oradell PTA is Looking for Volunteers

If you've got the time, the Oradell PTA has a choice of 43 different committees where you can make a difference.
St. Peter Academy Students Hear the Truth About Drugs

St. Peter Academy Students Hear the Truth About Drugs

The Foundation for a Drug-Free World helped St. Peter Academy students make good choices about staying drug-free.
20 School Districts with the Most Bullying Incidents

20 School Districts with the Most Bullying Incidents

We’ve compiled the 20 School Districts with the Most Bullying Incidents for the 2012-2013 school year. Not surprisingly, Newark had the most bullying incidents since it has the largest stu
Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

A list of tips and ideas to help kids adapt to the new national curriculum requirements in school.
9 Most Violent School Districts in New Jersey

9 Most Violent School Districts in New Jersey

While school districts in cities such as Newark and Camden led the way in total number of incidents, there were many districts that had a higher ratio of incidents of violence
State OKs $141M in Funding for Bergen School Projects

State OKs $141M in Funding for Bergen School Projects

The funding is contingent on local school districts' ability to greenlight the remaining cost of their local projects.
Bill Requiring Schools to Screen for Dyslexia Makes Headway

Bill Requiring Schools to Screen for Dyslexia Makes Headway

Amendments address concerns about costs and scope of testing for reading-related disorders
Bosco to Host Annual Young Musicians Contest

Bosco to Host Annual Young Musicians Contest

Winner will get a $1,000 scholarship.
15 NJ Schools Scoring Highest on Math HSPA

15 NJ Schools Scoring Highest on Math HSPA

A list of schools with the highest percentage of students scoring advanced proficient.
How the Common Core Kills Cursive

How the Common Core Kills Cursive

As cursive becomes endangered in schools, Americans evaluate what it’s really good for.
Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

A big change is underway in the world of American education.
15 NJ Public High Schools With The Highest AP Test Performance

15 NJ Public High Schools With The Highest AP Test Performance

After looking at SAT scores, we crunched the numbers on AP test performance.
River Dell Among the 20 Districts with the Highest-Paid Teachers in New Jersey

River Dell Among the 20 Districts with the Highest-Paid Teachers in New Jersey

A few days after looking at the 20 school districts with the lowest-paid teachers, we bring you the districts that pay their teachers the highest average salaries in New Jersey.
5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

A new study reveals that sexual violence among young Americans is a serious problem.