Improving The Assessment Of Teachers

How to improve the evaluation of teachers has become a hot topic. For one thing, the U.S. Education Department’s Race to the Top competition, which has added billions to reform efforts, demands more selective and rigorous teacher assessment systems.

Shooting Suspect Surrenders

ELIZABETH — The suspect in the shooting death of a Staten Island woman found near railroad tracks in Elizabeth last week surrendered to police Saturday morning, announced Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.