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Flooding in Toms River following a 2013 storm.
Captain Joel S. Fogel July 2, 2014 at 02:21 pm
Tough times for Planet Earth and it's Inhabitants......
Nostromo July 2, 2014 at 05:42 pm
Less than five months ago daytime temps were stuck in the low twenties. Coldest February/winter IRead More can recall.
Jim Prendergast October 18, 2013 at 12:08 pm
I do believe it already has translated into rankings. Very positive ones at that. I don't know ifRead More you read or recall the May issue of Newsweek. That issue was the 2013 America's Best High Schools issue. According to the article, NMHS is #1028 out of 2000 of the best schools in the country in this national ranking. Considering there are about 26,000 high schools in the country, this puts NMHS in the top 4% nationally. If you look at the methodology used to compile the rankings, you'll see that it is a pretty balanced assessment. Here is the link for people to view the info: http://mag.newsweek.com/2013/05/06/america-s-best-high-schools.html. Also, NMHS was rated as one of the top performing public high schools in NJ (A rating) in a nj.com ranking released this past August. Here's that link: http://www.nj.com/inside-jersey/index.ssf/2013/08/new_jerseys_top_performing_public_high_schools.html. All of our schools are improving. It won't be long before the improvements at Gibbs, Berkley, DEO, and NMHS all gel together to form a cohesive, progressive, and high achieving school district.
asskickinglass October 19, 2013 at 11:17 am
You would think with these high rankings our students would be able to pass basic math collegeRead More entrance tests. The majority struggle, but let's concentrate on our technical future instead of the basics EVERYTHING is founded on.
Jim Prendergast October 19, 2013 at 03:28 pm
That's national rhetoric and subjective. There is no pass/fail. It's for placement purposes. If youRead More drill down to state & local levels, you'll see the remediation levels in NJ and New Milford are well below the 40% national average. And....of that 40%, the overwhelming majority are already not high performing students. As far as EdScape and technology....it advocates the use of technology to teach basics and more. New methods to reach more kids. We'd still be using an abacus if educators didn't constantly look for new ways to evolve teaching and learning methods. And it isn't just the school that have responsibility in this. Too many parents drop their kids off at the first day of kindergarten and pick them up on the last day of 12th grade. They don't read with their kids, or check their work or engage their teachers and they blame the system for failing them. While there is always room for improvements, we do need to recognize the big changes and support our schools when they deserve it.
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