Don’t Destroy Public Schools

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.

Smart Uses For Your Tax Refund

Each spring, millions of Americans look forward to receiving a hefty income tax refund. And it truly is “hefty” with the average federal refund in 2010 hovering around $3,000. That’s a lot of money to be giving the government through what is essentially a year-long, interest-free loan.

April Is National Autism Awareness Month

TRENTON–April is National Autism Awareness Month and Health and Senior Services Acting Commissioner Mary O’Dowd is urging parents with children under two to speak to their health care provider about autism and be aware of early warning signs and symptoms of the spectrum of autism disorder.

Learn To Correct Winter Damage In Your Landscape

SOUTH BRUNSWICK — On Saturday, April 16, from 10 a.m. – noon, Middlesex County’s Office of Rutgers Cooperative Extension will present a Gardening Seminar at the EARTH Center, 42 Riva Ave, Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, South Brunswick. The topic will be, “Proper Tree & Shrub Pruning: Correcting Winter Damage”

Author To Speak About NJ’s Civil War Generation

CRANFORD—The 150th anniversary of the beginning of the American Civil War takes place in April 2011. In recognition of this milestone, the Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee of the Cranford Historical Society and the Cranford Public Library will present a program about New Jersey and the Civil War on Wednesday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m.