I couldn’t help but gasp when I saw the news clip this week about the arrest of a college student who charged twenty-five hundred dollars to at least six high school students in exchange for taking the SAT for them. Supposedly, this guy was a real pro at test taking. This must be true because he was attending Emory University, one of the most selective colleges in the country.
One of the essential components of strong reading ability is a good vocabulary. A student should grow his or her vocabulary over time, but doing so requires regular reading and frequent study of new words. Students with limited vocabularies will struggle as teachers increasingly expect more independent reading — and school reading becomes more difficult.
Five years ago today, Petty Officer Second Class Michael Anthony Monsoor chose to sacrifice his life to protect two of his comrades when they came under attack in Iraq.
`Food deserts’ are a major issue for an estimated 340,000 New Jersey residents who live in areas where fresh produce and other healthy food choices are not easily available. Area residents are left to fast-food and convenience products loaded with fat, sodium and little nutritional value, which can lead to serious health issues including obesity.
I am quite put off by the number of candidates who have yet to respond to the AARP Voters’ Guide questionnaire. A phone-in conference hosted by AARP on Monday garnered almost 20,000 AARP members who wanted to learn about important issues such as property taxes, long-term care, health care and affordable utilities.
As business transactions and social interactions migrate from the streets and stores to cyberspace, government and corporate officials are clamoring to exercise control over the internet, which has become the bastion of democracy, anonymity and populism. Facebook’s facial recognition technology, corporate opposition to Net Neutrality legislation, and data retention mandates by Congress are all efforts to put the internet under strict government and corporate control.
This year, 137 New York City children found out once again just how special summer is in Northern New Jersey. Fresh Air Fund hosts, volunteers and local supporters dedicated their time and efforts to help these inner-city youngsters experience simple summertime pleasures, including afternoons of swimming, fishing at sunset and roasting s’mores over a campfire.
Disciplinary oversight of New Jersey’s 70,000 attorneys is governed by a multi-tiered system. The New Jersey Supreme Court is the final arbiter of attorney discipline. Through the Rules of Professional Conduct and decisional law, the Court has established the highest standards for the members of the bar.
An amazing piece of New Jersey’s colonial history was just saved by an agreement between the state Department of Environmental Protection and Mercer County. The Petty’s Run archeological site at the State House in Trenton will not be reburied, as was proposed, and will instead be interpreted for the public.
Unbelievable how time flies, as is said, when you’re having fun. I attended a church picnic on Saturday the 17th, and fortunately the weather was great. My only regret is the fact that so many friends were missing.