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.
Newark residents George T. Ingram, 18, Jonathan M. Lopez, 21, and Ervin A. Toledo, 20, as well as Angela Concepcion, 23, of Toms River were charged with third degree theft after being arrested at the Target department store on West Edgar Road on March 31.
ELIZABETH — While Elizabeth lost more than $14 million in revenue from the state last year, this time, about $3 million is being returned, for a total allocation of almost $271 million.
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.
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.
EDISON — Middlesex County College will host a Unity Walk to support the relief efforts in Japan on Monday, April 18 at 11 a.m. in front of the College Center.
GARWOOD — All Star Pet Rescue will have some of their cuddly canines at Pet Valu in the Kings Shopping Center at 300 S. Ave. in Garwood on Saturday, April 9 between 11 – 3 p.m. for an adoption event.
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”
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.