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Chet Stedman July 23, 2014 at 03:11 pm
This really did not require any sort of marketing consultation. The name change to Donovan CatholicRead More has been floating around for years. Gere never liked the "Mon Don" moniker. There are issues at that school that should take a much higher precedent than the name. The current regime of Gere, D’Andrea and McCullion has been there too long. Too much nepotism and politics involved with that group…
John July 23, 2014 at 11:23 pm
Stupid
Jersey Girl for Life July 24, 2014 at 07:05 am
I like the name change. It modernizes the school and still pays homage to Msgr. Donovan. I alsoRead More appreciate that the school is looking to redefine its image and attract more students. The school has so much to offer. My children had wonderful experiences and a great education there. Change is never easy, but it is necessary to grow and improve. I believe that Donovan has made a difference in the lives of my children and has given them a solid academic foundation as well as providing them with leadership skills. They had the opportunity to live their faith and the school reinforces how important service is in a community. Worth every penny and sacrifice.
frank July 19, 2014 at 07:21 am
Need the money to pay the two Basketball coaches!
JOHN DILLMAR July 19, 2014 at 01:36 pm
Mel------------How does paying teachers much more then they are worth help anybody except theRead More teachers?
James D. Vragel July 19, 2014 at 04:07 pm
If Rutgers needs to economize, they can start by cutting their ridiculous, and losing, footballRead More program that costs the taxpayers millions to prop up.
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cookiejar July 17, 2014 at 08:46 pm
OMG! I know this salary news is old news. But, I just heard today that over the winter that thisRead More Superintendent was using a school car for dropping off a case of beer to a local business during school hours. A man that supports the Dare Program through his schools, but yet dropping off a case of beer during school hours in a school car is not kosher??
letkidsearnit July 23, 2014 at 01:23 pm
I find it interesting to know that no actions were taken against the parent who brought a scoutingRead More report with insults to two TR schools and another hs during the state playoffs, but he was not reprimanded, in fact the AD applauded his actions. This was done because of his daughter's lack of play time according to him. His copartner just wanted to coach the team and tried to during the games, but Coach JT wouldn't allow it. That sums it up in a "nut" shell.
grace July 23, 2014 at 02:37 pm
basketball is tough only a few play..sorry been like that always will be. parents get offended whenRead More their child doesnt play
KC June 27, 2014 at 07:23 pm
Good Luck grads!
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4Liberty July 16, 2014 at 07:08 pm
Is it amazing that within minutes of the Ocean County Board of Election Office receiving a petitionRead More to challenge the “good old boys” in Lacey’s upcoming BOE election that the phone calls went out? This needs to be investigated that State Officials started making calls. Hey, Gov. Christie as the US Attorney to New Jersey, you prosecute 135 corrupted public officials. You forgot the ones in Ocean County. How does a State Senator get a call before the inks is dry. What is in it for him, who gets elected to the LT BOE, maybe a job???
Maybe someone's law firm was banking on picking up the slack in Lacey after losing the Board of EdRead More contract in Brick. Public figures, so, yeah, I said it.
Tim July 17, 2014 at 08:11 am
The Lacey School Board Recall Effort has been defeated by procedure. Last Thursday the County ClerkRead More finally certified the Petition format. However, in the same meeting we were told that all 5,000 signatures needed to be obtained prior to August 12th. That is about four weeks. Then the County Clerk had ten days to verify the signatures on the petition. If the County Clerk finds a sufficient number of signatures were obtained, then there is a ten day period for the individuals being Recalled just has to challenge the Petition. If a guaranteed challenge is simply filed, the clock has run out and the Recall effort is over. The only recourse is to start all over again from the beginning and go for the Recall to be placed on a special election.
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Wwe Tensai June 12, 2014 at 10:11 am
The school is entitled to some control over the learning environment in its building. Students areRead More to keep cell phones in purses or lockers during the day. If its out, teacher takes it,, it goes to the office and kiddo can get it at the end of the day. Not too difficult and the students learn that sometimes you have to follow someone else's rules. It won't kill you.
John Wayne June 16, 2014 at 07:09 pm
That depends on the school. Some schools are very lax and look the other way on to many issuesRead More including this one. Yes, The schools should get more involved what is going on during the school day. Once you allow this to happen for one group of kids you have to continue to do it for all the kids. You can't pick and choose who you want to call the police on. The police should always be called if something like this is going on during school hours. If it is happening after hours then the parents and the police should be involved. To many schools look the other way for only certain kids and it is not right. That is where the law suits come in.
Rick Ricky June 17, 2014 at 08:21 pm
Let me guess. Bridgewater/Raritan is listed as a top school by someone. Now you know why? All theseRead More top schools lie by not reporting the crap that goes on.
Marlboro Mann June 4, 2014 at 10:44 am
God bless the proliferation of tutoring centers. Our taxes pay teachers to show up at work and thenRead More they really teach when it comes to the after school jobs. BTW should I send in my Abbott check now or flush the cash down the toilet-Same Result.
Rick Ricky June 18, 2014 at 06:22 pm
No, This is a joke. Just because someone graduates college for who knows what doesn't mean they areRead More smarter than someone who did not attend college. A lot of useless degrees that jobs are hard to come by. Just because a poll taken shows jersey has 34.5 pct who has degrees doesn't mean they are smart. The polls taken and what and how they come up to determine what they do is ridiculous.
Outofcontrol June 27, 2014 at 12:17 pm
You could never tell by the politicians we elect...just take a look at our Governor. He has multipleRead More degrees but still stupid and arrogant.
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Dawn Urbanek June 10, 2014 at 10:01 pm
We have to make people aware that our State is run by public employee Unions and we need court casesRead More like today which ruled that the California Teacher Tenure rules are unconstitutional so that we can change laws and vote people out of office who do not represent the interests of the public who pay the taxes.
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 04:19 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | <a href='http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/' > http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/home.html</a>
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 04:20 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com
NEW May 24, 2014 at 10:25 am
The girl's friend who stepped up and reported the truth did the right thing, and made all theRead More difference in the world. She could have remained quiet or lied as she was asked. The girl's ex-boyfriend may have believed her and acted out of genuine concern for her. The mother, however, asked the friend to lie. Why? Clearly that apple didn't fall far from the tree.
Hugh May 25, 2014 at 10:42 am
And here we have a perfect snapshot of the decline of American morals and civilization. Well doneRead More all. I especially appreciate the "victim's" mother.
Bob Vey June 21, 2014 at 09:10 am
The girl & her boyfriend (if he attends Drew U ) should be kicked out of school as well.
BarBara Amador May 16, 2014 at 01:18 pm
The Central regional bus drivers have been on the job for years they are dedicated they areRead More experienced and this is their career. They have done nothing to just serve losing their jobs. There are no complaints there are no accidents there is no danger to the children in fact they are comfortable they are safe with the current drivers. I am hoping they will not lose their jobs. If the children are in capable hands they are safe isn't that the main objective here? Or is cut dedicated people's throats in order to save a penny the objective here?
BarBara Amador May 16, 2014 at 01:18 pm
The Central regional bus drivers have been on the job for years they are dedicated they areRead More experienced and this is their career. They have done nothing to just serve losing their jobs. There are no complaints there are no accidents there is no danger to the children in fact they are comfortable they are safe with the current drivers. I am hoping they will not lose their jobs. If the children are in capable hands they are safe isn't that the main objective here? Or is cut dedicated people's throats in order to save a penny the objective here?
Brandy the Dog May 16, 2014 at 01:25 pm
Fat kids should walk to school.
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anonymous May 15, 2014 at 03:32 pm
LOL grace that was a good one.
Fed up Local May 17, 2014 at 11:29 am
Don't smoke anything on school property. Seems like a no brainer to me.
Gordo K May 18, 2014 at 02:48 pm
Hmm ... it seems to me that "smoking" has been redefined. Is inhaling any kind of vaporRead More "smoking"?
Mac May 13, 2014 at 02:27 pm
voter morals: what's in it for me? - while one can't quantify zero return on investment, one can addRead More up what it costs to keep reelecting family members with single digit leadership: we can solve any problem with more money flowing my way
timverba May 14, 2014 at 08:00 pm
It would be nice to hear a speech from a former Secretary of State, an International Monetary FundRead More Managing Director, or a billionaire mayor. But if it were for my commencement, I would be asking what is the connection to the school. Was Ms Rice involved in some cooperative program between Stanford and Rutgers? Was Ms Lagarde offering Smith College graduates a block of fellowships with the IMF? As a member of the alumni, will the sound of Michael Bloomberg's voice reverberate through my wallet so that its contents should be spilled into a bursar's tin? Most of these speeches are not setting forth public policy like General George Marshall's Plan to Harvard in 1947 or a civic vision like President Johnson's Great Society to the University of Michigan in 1964. If they have no real connection to the school's community, why should the graduates have to suffer through a thirty minute speech that is half inaudible and half unconnected. I am not trying to diminish the great accomplishments of Rice, Lagarde, and Bloomberg. Just give them their honorary stripes and keep the line moving. Commencement speeches would be received much better if limited to the school's president, provost, or even a public health official at the school.
Wwe Tensai May 15, 2014 at 04:32 pm
Who really cares who's giving the speech? The parents? No. They are there because their kid justRead More graduated and they are so proud they could burst. The graduate? No. He or she is relieved and happy and wants to get out of there and have some fun before moving on with life. The public relations people? Yep. All this fuss for a one-line blurb in some recruitment brochure: " Recent commencement speakers have included former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, Queen Elizabeth II of England, and the Archangel Gabriel." It makes the school look more prestigious on paper. The administrators don't win any extra mojo for , say, awarding more scholarships.
Spooner May 7, 2014 at 10:56 pm
Proud, how's the posting contest going?
Brandy the Dog May 8, 2014 at 06:34 am
Very well Leader Spooner, I have attracted several candidates for the Redstocking Coilition.
Marie May 8, 2014 at 07:37 am
The people condemning Condi Rice, for the most part, won't hear a WORD against any of their patronRead More saints - like Obama or the Clintons- hypocrites to the enth degree.
Joe R May 7, 2014 at 12:40 pm
"Throwing money at the problem won't fix it." Sounds like pure Sean Hannity BS. Tell thatRead More to the elite private schools that throw tons of money at their schools and at their students. Some of these elite private schools have tuitions of $36,000 and above (where Christie's kids go). These schools have class sizes of 12 pupils or less, fabulous campuses and facilities and a plethora of programs and courses. They have massive amounts of money to work with and they can be picky about who is enrolled in their schools. Even with all the advantages and the restrictiveness of these elite private schools, they do no better than the public schools of our wealthy NJ suburbs.
Joe R May 7, 2014 at 01:26 pm
This lie that our schools are failing is repeated over and over to the point that it has becomeRead More unquestioned given wisdom. Of course many of our schools have serious problems, the schools in the very poor and very fragmented urban areas that are dealing with massive joblessness, homelessness, violence and high crime rates. Amongst the wealthy industrialized nations, the US has the highest child poverty rate of about 23%. The schools in the urban areas are dealing with tremendous societal problems, the schools aren't failing, they are doing an heroic job trying to help kids who live in devastated urban areas like Camden. The suburban schools pefrom just as well if not better than some of the high performing nations.
Steve May 8, 2014 at 12:16 am
by Linda Moore, TheGuardian.com Friday 15 February 2013 10.17 EST A new book has attracted muchRead More interest in the Washington DC, especially on Capitol Hill, Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn From Educational Change in Finland?. The book arrives after Finland scored first in science and second in reading and math on the standardized test administered by the Program for International Student Assessment. Conducted among industrialized nations every three years, American students finished 25th in math, 17th in science and 12th in reading on the latest PISA assessment. Obviously, in our global economy, this nation's international educational attainment is discouraging for our future prospects. Some of Finland's students' outcomes should be especially interesting to US policy makers. Fully 93% of Finns graduate from high school – 17.5 points higher than American students. And 66% of Finns are accepted to college, a higher rate than the US and every European nation. Strikingly, the achievement gap between the weakest and strongest students academically is the smallest in the world. What might really interest some politicians is that Finland spends about 30% less per student to achieve these far-superior educational outcomes. For those who argue that a much smaller, less diverse country like Finland can't easily be compared to the US, there is an inconvenient fact: Finland performs much better educationally when compared to similar Scandinavian nations with similar demographics. Plainly, something is right in the "Land of a thousand lakes". Fortunately, US education policy is evolving in the face of our relative global underperformance. Federal policy continues to move away from the rigid certainties of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind legislation. The NCLB law set a hopelessly unrealistic target for 100% student proficiency in every school by 2014. It's clear that won't be achieved. Additionally, President Obama's Race to the Top program provides federal incentives for states to reform their public education offerings. These education reforms include lifting caps on the number of public charter schools, innovative policies to turn around failing schools, and improving teacher and principal effectiveness. As an educator who opened one of the first public charter schools in Washington DC in 1998, — at the height of the crisis of our unreformed public education system — I've always had a different take on reform than the NCLB dogma. I could see that the predominantly disadvantaged students whom the status quo was failing would need more than standardized tests to ensure school success. Our educational program invests in children early, to prepare them for the next step in their academic careers and beyond, into the world of work. We want them to gain the following: an understanding of how to use technology to enhance learning; an appreciation for, and facility in, the arts; scientific curiosity; an appreciation and knowledge of their cultures and those of others; and the capacity to think critically. Our students — 69% of whom are economically disadvantaged — can perform at the highest-level academically. Traditional standardized tests fail to adequately assess our academically rich program. Yet our scholars outperform their traditional public school peers by 16% points, and charter peers by nine points. We're not in Finland yet, but we are making progress. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/why-are-finlands-schools-successful-49859555/?all
factchecker May 7, 2014 at 03:30 pm
Spooner: That was in response to someone else saying the protesters were "IslamicRead More militants" which I took offense to. I think you and I agree.
Brandy the Dog May 8, 2014 at 07:01 am
The mistress of bait and switch howls with regularity @factcheck.
Spooner May 8, 2014 at 11:17 am
Star(*)...sounds like your at a lost for words?
Joe R May 3, 2014 at 11:25 am
I see the usual right wing fascists displaying their vicious brand of ignorance and pride in knowRead More nothingness. Bravo, well done.
Mike McQueen May 3, 2014 at 05:33 pm
I see the left wing misogynist, homophobic sexual perverts are displaying their hate for women andRead More the less fortunate. So JoeR its OK for the white elitists at Princeton University to cover up sexual assault? You should be ashamed of yourself!
Rick Ricky May 8, 2014 at 06:34 pm
Princeton University is no better than all the other colleges who try to hide what is going on withRead More their school on their campus. They have a great reputation to hold up. Princeton is not all cracked up to be. It is all just that they want everyone to think they are to keep up their reputation. They love foreigners and bump out American kids who are just as good as the foreigners that they pick.
Winning pasta bridge held 650 pounds.
Vic Trolla May 2, 2014 at 10:09 am
Now that's innovative thinking! Kudos to Scott!
RdgwdGRock May 2, 2014 at 10:59 am
"Ronzoni Fettuccini and Elmers White Glue" Product placement campaign. How much did theRead More school and/or teacher receive for this?
Brian N May 4, 2014 at 10:38 pm
Pretty cool
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JasperRam May 15, 2014 at 05:48 pm
yeah. my grandfather used to say it all the time.
David May 15, 2014 at 07:14 pm
I still see commercials for volunteering for big brothers & big sisters. I presume this lawRead More should also ban that since one may be a villain. Parents need to be aware of what is going on with there children. If they are going above the line, block their child's facebook.
Bernhard Rosenberg May 19, 2014 at 08:04 am
THERE SHOULD BE BOUNDARIES. Bernhard Rosenberg 7:03 AM EDT  ERIC LEGRAND WAS ONE OFRead More MY STUDENTS IN PUBLIC SPEAKING AT RUTGERS. CONGRATULATIOS TO ALL OF YOU. DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG SPEAKS OUT. THE TEACHER WHO CARES. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlhvPRkS9a8&fea... While teaching many of the star female basketball athletes at Rutgers Public Speaking, class which meets once a week, I was sent a communication from the Rutgers President's office stating I should be understanding regarding their absences due to being in the finals. This occurred during the Imus controversy. Showing compassion for these students, I did not penalize them for their absences. When recently told at a meeting that I had to give my students 20%A's, 20% C's and D's, and the remaining grades B's, I refused. A student should get the grade they deserve. I started teaching at Rutgers in 1990 and I believe because I refused the departments instructions on grading I was not rehired. IN my opinion I was bullied and harassed by members of the communications dept. Not only are students bullied but so are teachers, especially non tenured adjuncts as I was. Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg
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Mac July 12, 2014 at 11:13 am
who needs judeo Christian religions or Ally Oop knee rug burns? - we are already working inRead More overdrive towards our own destruction - we call it Christie World and it's a monster that can never get enough to ever be satisfied - a couple of thousand years ago we had the son of God who tried to show us the path of life - that didn't work out as hoped, so now we have the son of Satan - and it's official - Christie was personally crowned in the Seasides
SILENT WOLF July 12, 2014 at 11:28 pm
DEAL WITH IT ... GOD IS HERE TO STAY ... ALLAH YOUR ASS , ALL YOU ALLAH FOLLOWERS CAN GO TO THERead More MIDDLE EAST AND BURN IN HELL .....
John Santaella July 12, 2014 at 11:48 pm
Allah. god. it's all the same shit. there are thousands of gods.
Dawn Parks April 20, 2014 at 08:16 pm
THIS IS HOW IT GOES. TWO YEARS AGO WHEN BERKELEY BOARD AND CENTRAL BOARD SAT DOWN ABOUT MERGING THERead More BUSES. THERE WERE TWO MEN AGAINEST IT. JIM BYRNES AND JOHN BACCHIONE. OUR NOW TOWN COUCIL PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT. I THINK AS A TOWN THAT WE REALLY NEED TO THINK ABOUT THE BENEFIT OF THE TAXPAYER AND NOT THERE OWN POCKETS. WE COULD OF SAVED JOBS WITH BOTH DISTRICTS MERGING. HOW ABOUT 3.5 MILLION DOLLARS IN TAX PAYERS MONEY?? I KNOW I'M A TAX PAYER AND I WOULD OF LOVED TO SAVE MONEY!!!
bill April 21, 2014 at 12:27 am
Dawn realize Byrnes is really not the good guy many people think. Bacchione is another yes man . IRead More have never went to a meeting that he ever questioned anything put up for a vote. He is there for his own personal gain. I am sure we will find out in the future what that is. At times he looks very uncomfortable when he is sitting at the table of seven. He knows that many things going on in the town is wrong but does not have the peoples best interest in mind, only his political bosses. They can make or break any one in the party and that is the facts what goes on in our township. Shame on him no BAL_ _ to do the right thing for the tax payers. I thought the last administration was bad . They are all using SANDY as an excuse and will continue for a long time. These people need to be voted out ASAP. We also need to get rid of people like Judy Noonan who is a perfect example . During the last administration she was a Democrat , when she new she would loose she turned to a Republican . Now who's interest does she have in mine. I guess she needs the $8,000 plus all the perks that come with it parties,free food , and favors. People I can go on and on but don't you see whats going on in your town.
Mac April 21, 2014 at 01:39 am
everyone wants to be on the Gilmore daisy chain bill - there is no other status available in theRead More Ocean County sandbox - take away the full time benefits from the part-time GOP windup dolls and you take away more of the party leader's control of a lifetime of unlimited corruption - then see what's left to reelect or move on to - of course, replacing the Norcross leapfrog squeegee as the Ocean County party leader would probably raise our bar for political candidates substantially also
bill April 20, 2014 at 05:45 pm
Where is Gingrich in all of this after the public respectable she made last year at the town hallRead More meeting righteous drivers. Brian couldn't care either now these to old losers are getting tax payers money and thank you bus drivers.
bill April 20, 2014 at 05:48 pm
The mistakes in the last text was a comp glitch but I think you get the message
not playing the game April 25, 2014 at 12:01 pm
Bill You are more than likely one of those people who would collect disability from a fall whichRead More all of us tax payers will have to pay for including them old loser bus drivers. Oh by the way I believe they can't collect disability the have to pay for it on themselves. which the general public gets it for free .
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