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KC June 27, 2014 at 07:23 pm
Good Luck grads!
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Diane Kozak June 16, 2014 at 10:29 am
Just curious- are there any point systems/games/ to motivate the students who have difficulty inRead More school? The average student, the below average student and those struggling. Everywhere in the public schools it appears the "exceptional" students have reward programs but the students who need it the most do not have the same opportunities. This is not an opportunity to push blame on anyone- just trying to find out if there are/and/or could be any programs to reach the marginal students. This should be a challenge to those teachers who are totally committed to teaching.
Sandi Sullivan June 17, 2014 at 09:19 pm
Diane, I didn't see it noted that any of these we're exceptional, did I miss something? PerhapsRead More there were a spectrum of students involved; wouldn't that be great?
Sandi Sullivan June 17, 2014 at 09:20 pm
Diane, I didn't see it noted that any of these were "exceptional" students. Perhaps thereRead More was a broad spectrum; wouldn't that be great?
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Bea Coyle June 15, 2014 at 02:44 pm
This is a disgrace. Some of those employees had 24 years in and now lost their retirement. They wereRead More locked out and escorted from the College as if they had committed a crime. They say money is the reason. But you will never see any actual savings. They outsourced the work to a company and they are not working for free. Its about ending Unions and fulfilling obligations that they have due to other ties within the County and Political Groups.
EaglesFan856 June 15, 2014 at 04:22 pm
absolutely ridiculous
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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.
Mike915 June 5, 2014 at 03:58 pm
If you read the article on the CourierPost, she isn't asking for a scholarship. She is asking thatRead More one be setup for future softball players in her name.
Tom Nataloni June 6, 2014 at 12:24 am
Bianca does not want anything and is not seeking anything. No one is holding any administrationRead More ransom and we have yet to be apologized to. We understand mistakes happen in life, however this is a mistake that for some reason doesn't need to be corrected even though this is a lifetime memory that a high school student nor any of her friends will have of her. If you want to lay blame on someone about the media story's, don't blame Bianca. Blame her father for wanting to make it all better. Guess I'm a maverick for being such an ass for wanting my daughter to be happy at such an amazing time in her life. How silly of me. I've never experienced such negativity in social media posts in all my years. People really have nothing better to do than to crucify an 18 year old girl. Crucify me, not her.
Joann Riverso June 6, 2014 at 12:26 am
Thanks mike! Seriously, the kids trying to do something for someone and people want to hang her on aRead More cross! I guess it's just easier to get a lawyer...
John Kappes June 3, 2014 at 01:04 pm
OMG....if they're legal immigrants then they have identification - show it. I for one am tired ofRead More supporting those who come here illegally or choose to feed off the system that was put in place for those who need assistance.
Joe June 3, 2014 at 05:55 pm
Good for them.
Joe June 3, 2014 at 05:56 pm
About time the system stood up for us.
Paul J. DiBartolo June 1, 2014 at 10:20 am
Well, congratulations, Mr. Kollouri, on the new "patronage position" (even Patch won't goRead More out on a limb and call it a job)... $275,000 per year? Good work if you can get it; sheesh, I hope you don't have to break a sweat. I guess it's always sunny when you've paid fealty to the king.
Brian N June 1, 2014 at 07:44 pm
Congrats!
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 09:58 pm
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-Ln-e-F9vYh9nRLb6XyR09Fcif5xxm8_niCzXRLlDAI/edit
Dawn Urbanek June 10, 2014 at 09:59 pm
It states: "“Capo’s TAs and Budget all passed, mostly on 4-3 votes. So they are inRead More good shape, fiscally for, now. There was clearly tension among the Board members, but I didn’t have a chance to talk with Clark to find out what might be the cause. The majority members blocked comments by the minority members using parliamentary maneuvers. It wasn’t pretty.” Source: Internal e-mail from CUSD Fiscal Expert to Orange County Department of Education https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-Ln-e-F9vYh9nRLb6XyR09Fcif5xxm8_niCzXRLlDAI/edit
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.
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.
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Joe Harrington May 18, 2014 at 11:29 am
What a joke! These morons get fake diplomas from their subordinates, while the rest of us peons haveRead More to spend years - and tens of thousands of dollars - to garner a REAL ONE! Plus, because of the resultant overflow crowd of their cronies, the ceremony "had to be" re-located from its traditional spot on the green in front of Bunce! Isn't anybody getting sick and tired of this self-promotion crap by these useless Jersey politicians?
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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.
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John Reynolds May 21, 2014 at 06:45 pm
For $300,000 they could have hired a couple of ex special force guys from Blackwater USA to secureRead More the schools. They'd be able to handle terrorist attacks, as well as unruly students. Has there been a history of incidents in the schools to make it necessary to bring in armed guards? Or is this just another GTPD budget-bloating community relations program, thanks to the corrupt officials who voted for the $20 million dollar solar kickback deal and the no-bid, overpriced Connor Strong Health benefits package. Thank you Bea for keeping people informed.
Bea Coyle May 21, 2014 at 07:53 pm
I also found it concerning that they hired a Lawyer from North Jesey for $5400 for 4 weeks to helpRead More protect themselves from a Special Needs Parent who has arranged for her child to have an Advocate. I still don't understand why Mr. Wades' Firm ,who usually handles such Court cases can't handle it himself. I also object to my Tax dollars going to pay a Lawyer who is fighting against any Parent and Child and their rights. How about the school just works with these people to come to a compromise. These type of Law Suits and complaints have really gone up these last few years maybe because our District keeps cutting things and changing programs or maybe they just don't care.
Paul J. DiBartolo May 21, 2014 at 09:45 pm
Isn't all this why we love Gloucester Township so much?
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
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?
Bea Coyle May 7, 2014 at 07:42 am
Well now I guess I agree with GTWatchdawg too Paul. I just heard that Bill Collins is one of the 5Read More residents who have applied for the School Board Seat. The public voted him out so I guess the only way to get him back in is behind closed doors. If this happens or Owens is selected it will cement the fact that the BOE, Township and County Superintendent are all in it for themselves and definitely not for the children. A sentiment long echoed by residents and parents.
Paul J. DiBartolo May 7, 2014 at 10:59 am
Say it isn't so, Bea. Do these people have any shame? Apparently not. Hey, maybe Ed Pearce shouldRead More have re-applied as well.
Caring4GT May 7, 2014 at 02:34 pm
Double dipping political hack Peg Nicolosi has perpetrated nothing less than a crime by hiding theRead More process behind closed doors and refusing to be transparent. If ANYONE thinks that appointing a disaster like Bill Collins to the board you are stupid or part of the political machine. 7 of 11 schools failing, $20 million for solar panels to save $4 million, political patronage, tax increases, oh and did we say. FAILING SCHOOLS!!!!! We voted Bill Collins out now his political friends are trying to out him back in. He was responsible for the criminal Ed Pearce by the way.
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
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