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frank July 19, 2014 at 07:21 am
Need the money to pay the two Basketball coaches!
JOHN DILLMAR July 19, 2014 at 01:36 pm
Mel------------How does paying teachers much more then they are worth help anybody except theRead More teachers?
James D. Vragel July 19, 2014 at 04:07 pm
If Rutgers needs to economize, they can start by cutting their ridiculous, and losing, footballRead More program that costs the taxpayers millions to prop up.
KC June 27, 2014 at 07:23 pm
Good Luck grads!
Steven Smith June 28, 2014 at 02:40 am
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Michael DeTuro June 20, 2014 at 05:07 am
The kids did an amazing job and made JK proud!
Michael DeTuro June 20, 2014 at 05:09 am
The show was a great success! Thank you to the HSO for putting it together and funding such anRead More amazing experience for the students at JK. I was so proud of all of the actors for the courage they possessed in getting up on stage and performing in front of the audience. It is my hope this is something the students will never forget. Great Job!
st June 20, 2014 at 09:11 am
This was such a fun family night for us. Our grand daughter was so proud of herself when this wasRead More over. Great experience for all.
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Wwe Tensai June 12, 2014 at 10:11 am
The school is entitled to some control over the learning environment in its building. Students areRead More to keep cell phones in purses or lockers during the day. If its out, teacher takes it,, it goes to the office and kiddo can get it at the end of the day. Not too difficult and the students learn that sometimes you have to follow someone else's rules. It won't kill you.
John Wayne June 16, 2014 at 07:09 pm
That depends on the school. Some schools are very lax and look the other way on to many issuesRead More including this one. Yes, The schools should get more involved what is going on during the school day. Once you allow this to happen for one group of kids you have to continue to do it for all the kids. You can't pick and choose who you want to call the police on. The police should always be called if something like this is going on during school hours. If it is happening after hours then the parents and the police should be involved. To many schools look the other way for only certain kids and it is not right. That is where the law suits come in.
Rick Ricky June 17, 2014 at 08:21 pm
Let me guess. Bridgewater/Raritan is listed as a top school by someone. Now you know why? All theseRead More top schools lie by not reporting the crap that goes on.
Hank Hill June 6, 2014 at 12:05 pm
Of course, they don't. This is yet another set of faux statistical analysis of schools. I would callRead More this a contest.
Hank June 6, 2014 at 07:20 pm
No problem with me. If it somehow makes Mahwah real estate more desirable for young couples, makeRead More all the statistics you want.
Hank June 6, 2014 at 07:25 pm
No problem with me. Low crime, lowest taxes in county, good school statistics,new shoppingRead More amenities will help sell my house some day.
Marlboro Mann June 4, 2014 at 10:44 am
God bless the proliferation of tutoring centers. Our taxes pay teachers to show up at work and thenRead More they really teach when it comes to the after school jobs. BTW should I send in my Abbott check now or flush the cash down the toilet-Same Result.
Rick Ricky June 18, 2014 at 06:22 pm
No, This is a joke. Just because someone graduates college for who knows what doesn't mean they areRead More smarter than someone who did not attend college. A lot of useless degrees that jobs are hard to come by. Just because a poll taken shows jersey has 34.5 pct who has degrees doesn't mean they are smart. The polls taken and what and how they come up to determine what they do is ridiculous.
Outofcontrol June 27, 2014 at 12:17 pm
You could never tell by the politicians we elect...just take a look at our Governor. He has multipleRead More degrees but still stupid and arrogant.
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Dawn Urbanek June 10, 2014 at 10:01 pm
We have to make people aware that our State is run by public employee Unions and we need court casesRead More like today which ruled that the California Teacher Tenure rules are unconstitutional so that we can change laws and vote people out of office who do not represent the interests of the public who pay the taxes.
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 04:19 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | <a href='http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/' > http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/home.html</a>
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 04:20 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com
NEW May 24, 2014 at 10:25 am
The girl's friend who stepped up and reported the truth did the right thing, and made all theRead More difference in the world. She could have remained quiet or lied as she was asked. The girl's ex-boyfriend may have believed her and acted out of genuine concern for her. The mother, however, asked the friend to lie. Why? Clearly that apple didn't fall far from the tree.
Hugh May 25, 2014 at 10:42 am
And here we have a perfect snapshot of the decline of American morals and civilization. Well doneRead More all. I especially appreciate the "victim's" mother.
Bob Vey June 21, 2014 at 09:10 am
The girl & her boyfriend (if he attends Drew U ) should be kicked out of school as well.
Robert Zisgen May 25, 2014 at 08:17 am
The real issue here is why doesn't our legislature and our sister state legislatures vote to changeRead More the source of education revenue from the real property tax to the income tax. In addition, we should come to the realization that the cost of special education has to be brought under control and educational resources have to be allocated to do the most societal good. Some special ed. students are not likely to ever be self sustaining and will require financial and practical assistance for their lifetime...why not spend less on them now but expend those dollars later in their lives to provide a continuing income stream and supervised group home care. I surmise that would ease the immediate cash needs but would serve that community far better over the long haul.
Speedpro Imaging Inc May 25, 2014 at 09:06 am
The survey says; more school $ does NOT equal better performance. Dedicated teachers is one of theRead More answers vs teaching as just a job. Some teachers actually text on their cell phone and shop on line during class which is witnessed by many students in Mahwah. Eliminated tenure would be a start in education reform.
Richard Levine May 28, 2014 at 10:28 am
My email to BOE, would not this provide significant savings to the taxpayer?: Dear Ms. Shada,Read More Would it not be much less expensive for use e-Books than paper books? Might this also be good for the health of the children carrying those heavy back packs and get us into the information age???? Might this also represent a significant reduction in the school budget???? Thanks! Richard M. Levine
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anonymous May 15, 2014 at 03:32 pm
LOL grace that was a good one.
Fed up Local May 17, 2014 at 11:29 am
Don't smoke anything on school property. Seems like a no brainer to me.
Gordo K May 18, 2014 at 02:48 pm
Hmm ... it seems to me that "smoking" has been redefined. Is inhaling any kind of vaporRead More "smoking"?
Mac May 13, 2014 at 02:27 pm
voter morals: what's in it for me? - while one can't quantify zero return on investment, one can addRead More up what it costs to keep reelecting family members with single digit leadership: we can solve any problem with more money flowing my way
timverba May 14, 2014 at 08:00 pm
It would be nice to hear a speech from a former Secretary of State, an International Monetary FundRead More Managing Director, or a billionaire mayor. But if it were for my commencement, I would be asking what is the connection to the school. Was Ms Rice involved in some cooperative program between Stanford and Rutgers? Was Ms Lagarde offering Smith College graduates a block of fellowships with the IMF? As a member of the alumni, will the sound of Michael Bloomberg's voice reverberate through my wallet so that its contents should be spilled into a bursar's tin? Most of these speeches are not setting forth public policy like General George Marshall's Plan to Harvard in 1947 or a civic vision like President Johnson's Great Society to the University of Michigan in 1964. If they have no real connection to the school's community, why should the graduates have to suffer through a thirty minute speech that is half inaudible and half unconnected. I am not trying to diminish the great accomplishments of Rice, Lagarde, and Bloomberg. Just give them their honorary stripes and keep the line moving. Commencement speeches would be received much better if limited to the school's president, provost, or even a public health official at the school.
Wwe Tensai May 15, 2014 at 04:32 pm
Who really cares who's giving the speech? The parents? No. They are there because their kid justRead More graduated and they are so proud they could burst. The graduate? No. He or she is relieved and happy and wants to get out of there and have some fun before moving on with life. The public relations people? Yep. All this fuss for a one-line blurb in some recruitment brochure: " Recent commencement speakers have included former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, Queen Elizabeth II of England, and the Archangel Gabriel." It makes the school look more prestigious on paper. The administrators don't win any extra mojo for , say, awarding more scholarships.
yankee fan May 28, 2014 at 10:16 am
Read it and weep Mahwah taxpayers the BOE is giving out close to $38,000 in “merit” payRead More raises to school administrators tonight. The “merit” raises are being handed out for normal everyday tasks with the majority of money going to the Superintendent. The Superintendent will see an increase of $25,000 in her base salary. I don’t think this is what the Governor had in mind when he capped the Superintendents salaries. It seems the Mahwah BOE found a loop hole, much to the detriment of the taxpayers. Here is a list of the raises: •Payment to the Superintendent in the amount of $5,577.75 for monitoring and evaluating the Effective Schools Solution Program •Payment to the Superintendent in the amount of $5,577.75 for exploring, investigating, and analyzing the possibility of instituting a full-day kindergarten program •Payment to the Superintendent in the amount of $5,577.75 for developing a fiscally responsible budget •Payment to the Superintendent in the amount of $4,187.50 for attendance and participation at various district events •Payment to the Superintendent in the amount of $4,187.50 for focused attention on administrator’s professional development training •Payment to the Assistant Superintendent in the amount of $6,441 for developing and implementing a performance rating of Mahwah supervisors •Payment to the School Business Administrator in the amount of $6,259 for a budget reduction that reduced the assessment charged for transportation services
Richard Levine May 28, 2014 at 10:42 am
Letter to BOE: Dear Ms. Shada, Would it not be much less expensive to use e-Books than paperRead More books? Might this also be good for the health of the children carrying those heavy back packs and get us into the information age???? Might this also represent a significant reduction in the school budget???? Thanks! Richard M. Levine I get this strange feeling that all the BOE does is increase expenses for the taxpayer, and there is no or very little consideration given to the taxpayer.
yankee fan May 29, 2014 at 08:39 am
Does anyone know if there were any NO votes for the merit raises at last nights meeting?
PeterB May 11, 2014 at 01:20 pm
@Factsbeforejudgement - You should either like an out of touch ,arrogant and ignorant parent orRead More student who just got busted. Bottom line - I don't care about the urine, nor the balloons, whatever was on the door knobs. You broke into a school in the middle of the night. What part of breaking and entering don't you get?! And guess what your statement that i am not going to anything is so incorrect. What I am going to do is go to every board of ed meeting regarding this and make it a point to contact the county prosecutors office that they prosecute to the full extent of the law. You better get your box of tissues ready because i am sure that you will be crying some tears. Problem is you and your friends or fellow parents are just ignorant and stupid. That is not my opinion thats a FACT!! I make sure I honk while your picking up trash on the side of RT 4 as you serve your community service.
Facts BeforeJudgement May 11, 2014 at 04:21 pm
@PeterB...Oh be quiet! I'll say this to you and everybody else I'm nor a student or a parent of oneRead More of the kids but I will assure you I know more of the facts than you and if you are a neighborhood resident and show your face at any "Board of ed meeting" your going to be looked at like a crazy person and I'm sure the cops will put cuffs on you silly as you sound not to mention who are you WHO do you think you are that your going to "Speak to a prosecutor" do you have a job to go to?!? You think it sounds believable that your going to "tell the prosecutor and a Judge what to do?!?!" What's more believable you'll be the one dragged out in cuffs there too! Be quiet go sit down some where better yet get a life huffing and puffing on the internet like somebody did something to you personally Get outta here LOL...What a joke of a comment..BYE BYE FOLKS!
John Santaella May 11, 2014 at 04:40 pm
I can just see Peter B. going to Hackensack and the prosecutors office: "Do you know who IRead More am?" "Hi, I'm Peter B and I'm going to tell you how to do your job." After the Met's loss last night you've just made my Sunday I'm laughing so hard.
Spooner May 7, 2014 at 10:56 pm
Proud, how's the posting contest going?
Brandy the Dog May 8, 2014 at 06:34 am
Very well Leader Spooner, I have attracted several candidates for the Redstocking Coilition.
Marie May 8, 2014 at 07:37 am
The people condemning Condi Rice, for the most part, won't hear a WORD against any of their patronRead More saints - like Obama or the Clintons- hypocrites to the enth degree.
Joe R May 7, 2014 at 12:40 pm
"Throwing money at the problem won't fix it." Sounds like pure Sean Hannity BS. Tell thatRead More to the elite private schools that throw tons of money at their schools and at their students. Some of these elite private schools have tuitions of $36,000 and above (where Christie's kids go). These schools have class sizes of 12 pupils or less, fabulous campuses and facilities and a plethora of programs and courses. They have massive amounts of money to work with and they can be picky about who is enrolled in their schools. Even with all the advantages and the restrictiveness of these elite private schools, they do no better than the public schools of our wealthy NJ suburbs.
Joe R May 7, 2014 at 01:26 pm
This lie that our schools are failing is repeated over and over to the point that it has becomeRead More unquestioned given wisdom. Of course many of our schools have serious problems, the schools in the very poor and very fragmented urban areas that are dealing with massive joblessness, homelessness, violence and high crime rates. Amongst the wealthy industrialized nations, the US has the highest child poverty rate of about 23%. The schools in the urban areas are dealing with tremendous societal problems, the schools aren't failing, they are doing an heroic job trying to help kids who live in devastated urban areas like Camden. The suburban schools pefrom just as well if not better than some of the high performing nations.
Steve May 8, 2014 at 12:16 am
by Linda Moore, TheGuardian.com Friday 15 February 2013 10.17 EST A new book has attracted muchRead More interest in the Washington DC, especially on Capitol Hill, Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn From Educational Change in Finland?. The book arrives after Finland scored first in science and second in reading and math on the standardized test administered by the Program for International Student Assessment. Conducted among industrialized nations every three years, American students finished 25th in math, 17th in science and 12th in reading on the latest PISA assessment. Obviously, in our global economy, this nation's international educational attainment is discouraging for our future prospects. Some of Finland's students' outcomes should be especially interesting to US policy makers. Fully 93% of Finns graduate from high school – 17.5 points higher than American students. And 66% of Finns are accepted to college, a higher rate than the US and every European nation. Strikingly, the achievement gap between the weakest and strongest students academically is the smallest in the world. What might really interest some politicians is that Finland spends about 30% less per student to achieve these far-superior educational outcomes. For those who argue that a much smaller, less diverse country like Finland can't easily be compared to the US, there is an inconvenient fact: Finland performs much better educationally when compared to similar Scandinavian nations with similar demographics. Plainly, something is right in the "Land of a thousand lakes". Fortunately, US education policy is evolving in the face of our relative global underperformance. Federal policy continues to move away from the rigid certainties of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind legislation. The NCLB law set a hopelessly unrealistic target for 100% student proficiency in every school by 2014. It's clear that won't be achieved. Additionally, President Obama's Race to the Top program provides federal incentives for states to reform their public education offerings. These education reforms include lifting caps on the number of public charter schools, innovative policies to turn around failing schools, and improving teacher and principal effectiveness. As an educator who opened one of the first public charter schools in Washington DC in 1998, — at the height of the crisis of our unreformed public education system — I've always had a different take on reform than the NCLB dogma. I could see that the predominantly disadvantaged students whom the status quo was failing would need more than standardized tests to ensure school success. Our educational program invests in children early, to prepare them for the next step in their academic careers and beyond, into the world of work. We want them to gain the following: an understanding of how to use technology to enhance learning; an appreciation for, and facility in, the arts; scientific curiosity; an appreciation and knowledge of their cultures and those of others; and the capacity to think critically. Our students — 69% of whom are economically disadvantaged — can perform at the highest-level academically. Traditional standardized tests fail to adequately assess our academically rich program. Yet our scholars outperform their traditional public school peers by 16% points, and charter peers by nine points. We're not in Finland yet, but we are making progress. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/why-are-finlands-schools-successful-49859555/?all
Cathy Hoskis May 7, 2014 at 10:47 pm
Cathy Hoskis May 7, 2014 at 10:50 pm
I was at the board meeting in the back row. Two major mistakes, attacking them was going no where,Read More and the poll only showed them more people were for then against. I heard people taking about voting them out which is fine, but from what i hear HUGE support in the sport community, including my ex.!
Cathy Hoskis May 7, 2014 at 10:54 pm
Plus I have read the attacks coming out of Mahwah Moms before the meeting, and I am sure that theRead More four board members who were on the fence were put off by the posts. I have also heard that one of the board members was key in securing the votes for, my guess is it was the gentleman made the case for not pulling it out of the budget at the end of the meeting.
factchecker May 7, 2014 at 03:30 pm
Spooner: That was in response to someone else saying the protesters were "IslamicRead More militants" which I took offense to. I think you and I agree.
Brandy the Dog May 8, 2014 at 07:01 am
The mistress of bait and switch howls with regularity @factcheck.
Spooner May 8, 2014 at 11:17 am
Star(*)...sounds like your at a lost for words?
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JeffO May 8, 2014 at 11:30 pm
Coverup machine? Curious how some people seem emotionally invested in believing the absolute worstRead More about these kids and therefore insisting that the initial reports couldn't have possibly been overblown. Meanwhile, you have the pathetic spectacle of Teaneck's top law enforcement official dancing around his unfounded assertion that damage was "extensive" with the preposterous and embarrassing "clarification" that "there was a lot of damage" though "dollar-value-wise it doesn't appear to be significant" or "irreparable." What he then described was a big mess, not "extensive damage." On the "damage" score the best he could say "it had been reported" to him that "some of the chairs that had been turned over in the halls MAY have been broken." Yes, he stuck to his "urine all over the hallways" line -- but that was before the custodial staff said otherwise. Really, if he can't credibly support "extensive damage" without looking completely ridiculous, why should we take his word about the urine over that of the custodial staff? If there's any cover-up going on here, I think it's the effort to cover the acting chief's sorry acting butt.
Richie V May 10, 2014 at 01:49 pm
Sorry but she appears to be lying and should be removed from her position if in fact the urineRead More reports etc. were true as originally said by the police chief of Teaneck and he should come back at this also!
Richie V May 10, 2014 at 01:51 pm
If she gets this down really good she will be ready to run for political office!
Joe R May 3, 2014 at 11:25 am
I see the usual right wing fascists displaying their vicious brand of ignorance and pride in knowRead More nothingness. Bravo, well done.
Mike McQueen May 3, 2014 at 05:33 pm
I see the left wing misogynist, homophobic sexual perverts are displaying their hate for women andRead More the less fortunate. So JoeR its OK for the white elitists at Princeton University to cover up sexual assault? You should be ashamed of yourself!
Rick Ricky May 8, 2014 at 06:34 pm
Princeton University is no better than all the other colleges who try to hide what is going on withRead More their school on their campus. They have a great reputation to hold up. Princeton is not all cracked up to be. It is all just that they want everyone to think they are to keep up their reputation. They love foreigners and bump out American kids who are just as good as the foreigners that they pick.
Winning pasta bridge held 650 pounds.
Vic Trolla May 2, 2014 at 10:09 am
Now that's innovative thinking! Kudos to Scott!
RdgwdGRock May 2, 2014 at 10:59 am
"Ronzoni Fettuccini and Elmers White Glue" Product placement campaign. How much did theRead More school and/or teacher receive for this?
Brian N May 4, 2014 at 10:38 pm
Pretty cool
Andy Schmidt May 1, 2014 at 08:13 am
I went last year for the first time and was surprised by the quality and variety of items andRead More baskets offered at the tricky tray - as well as the hilarious spirit of the crowd in attendance. I highly recommend it to anyone - even just for its entertainment value. I'm not sure why it's not a advertised more extensively and much earlier - making this one of Mahwah's best-kept secrets <G>
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