Towns & Schools

Those who support school reform are simply after better student and teacher performance—and with charter schools, they say they're getting it. ...
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Those against school reform do not oppose making schools more accountable, equitable and effective—but do oppose wrecking a 200-year-old institution—public education—that they say is still successful in New Jersey....
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School reform is an ongoing point of contention that sparks plenty of debate. We asked commentators Bob Braun and Jonathan Alter to face off on the issue....
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Everything you need to know about the test, who will be taking it, and when....
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Common Core requires new tests to access the standards effectiveness. So what's the problem?...
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The Common Core program calls for new standardized tests. As New Jersey schools prepare for high-tech testing, some educators are asking: Why the rush?...
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Chatham rules the roost in this year’s rankings. How did your town's school rank? ...
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In 1872, a Hightstown prep school was saved by the intervention of a wealthy immigrant named Thomas B. Peddie. Today the establishment, renamed for its white knight, is thriving. ...
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Sell Your Home Now!

December 23, 2013

Buyers are swarming. Inventory is low. So what are you waiting for? Experts say there may be no better time than now to post that for-sale sign....
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Longtime Newark residents Marylou and Jerome Bongiorno's film, "The Rule," documents an all-boys private school with a college acceptance rate of nearly 100 percent....
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We've put all 514 New Jersey municipalities in alphabetical order for your convenience. ...
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Situated just south of the New York border, Upper Saddle River is a five-square-mile town whose residents—many of whom are doctors, Wall Street professionals and successful entrepreneurs—are the most affluent in New Jersey, with a median household income of $180,429....
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Located on the western edge of Bergen County, Oakland is woodsy and a bit remote, but its midsize homes, good schools and low crime rate make it popular with young families. ...
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Empty nesters flock to Monroe. The town has more active-adult developments than any municipality in the state, comprising 50 percent of the local housing stock. As a result, almost half the population is 55-plus....
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Hoboken simply buzzes with life. With easy access to public transportation, Hoboken has been transformed from a blue-collar town to a bedroom community for young, professional singles....
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Moorestown fancies itself a town of winners. In 2013, the girls’ lacrosse team ranked number 1 nationwide. But their achievement is more than symbolic....
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Volunteerism is a way of life in Warren, and the people of the town make it what it is. From the coaches in the recreation department to emergency services personnel to Warren’s various boards and commissions, the vast majority of hours are put in by volunteers....
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For those who favor municipal consolidation, the merger of the two Princetons is the very model for a modern New Jersey....
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How the town rankings were compiled. ...
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Our bi-annual ranking of the best places in the Garden State to call home....
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