Schools

Hail, Caesar! Uncle Frank!

Frank J. Cicarell 
Former vice principal and principal of Thomas Jefferson High School. Beloved local citizen, athletic coach, and school district leader.

School named in honor of Frank J. Cicarell The Elizabeth Board of Education held a dedication ceremony on Wednesday, September 28 at the new Elizabeth High School’s Frank J. Cicarell Academy, located at 40 Morrell Street, named after the late longtime…

The teacher pay gap is wider than ever

In The teacher pay gap is wider than ever, Economic Policy Institute (EPI) President Lawrence Mishel and UC Berkeley economist Sylvia Allegretto find that teacher’s wages and compensation continue to fall relative to comparable workers. When adjusted for education, experience, and…

Critics claim PARCC wastes time, resources

After Gov. Christie Christie and Commissioner of Education David Hespe held a press conference to discuss this year’s PARCC (Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) test scores, the state’s largest teachers’ union called the expensive standardized…