As a former teacher, school administrator, and educational researcher, I am concerned that a competitive business model that includes merit pay and teacher evaluations based on standardized tests will not translate into improving public schools.
Regarding your headline article from April 1, 2011, “Quijano’s Connections Questioned,” nowhere in the article does it actually say what those questions are. It also fails to report who is asking these questions.
April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month, and I would be remiss if I didn’t say Thank You to all the wonderful people who help The Salvation Army throughout the year.
By Doug Pibel So far, agriculture has kept up with population — there’s enough food in the world to feed everyone. But not everyone’s getting fed — at least a billion people live with hunger, according to the U.N. World…
For many of us, springtime means starting seeds and preparing to plant. But if you don’t have the space, time or knowledge for farming and gardening, check out community supported agriculture (CSA). CSA farms allow non-gardeners to enjoy bountiful fresh vegetables – and support farming in this state we’re in.
By James J. Devine
Unless Linden Councilman Peter Brown learns to play fair, act responsibly, work together or show respect he is going to have a short life in government, but apparently the 28-year-old politician believes the key to longevity is serving power brokers, party bosses and his rather sizable ego.
It is about time that we drop the panic mode and return to normal. In today’s era of heightened security and public panic, you’re not allowed to have uncontrolled people just milling around the Statehouse halls, meeting with their representatives and engaging in the democratic process.
When Newsweek recently asked 1,000 adult U.S. citizens to take America’s official citizenship test, 29% of respondents couldn’t name the current vice president of the United States.
A bill that would require members of a board of education to undergo criminal history background investigation, for which the unpaid elected officials would pay a tax, has been approved by both houses of the Legislature and is waiting for action by Gov. Chris Christie.
My ancestor, Pedro Francisco, was born on July 9th, 1760 to a wealthy family in the beautiful Azores Islands. Five years later, young Pedro’s life was changed forever when he was kidnapped by pirates and never saw his family again.