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Common Core State Standards Testing Off to Shaky Start

Common Core State Standards Testing Off to Shaky Start
BY ALLIE STRICKLER
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Education has been undergoing numerous attempts at reform, from the revision of the SAT to the implementation of Common Core standards in almost all 50 states. However, several teachers are quite unhappy with the former, insisting that an increased emphasis on standardized tests is the last thing the education system needs right now.

Ralph Ratto, an elementary school teacher and president of his local teacher’s union in Long Island, actually went so far as to say that he was ashamed to be administering the new Common Core-aligned standardized assessments to his students.

 

New Poll Shows Chris Christie Still in Running for 2016 Presidential Race

New Poll Shows Chris Christie Still in Running for 2016 Presidential Race
BY BRETT POUSER
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Despite the ongoing “Bridgegate” scandal and claims that he misused Sandy relief money for his own political aspirations, NJ Governor Chris Christie is still consid...

Ulster County Officials Overlook Incest Allegations in $420 Million Deal

Ulster County Officials Overlook Incest Allegations in $420 Million Deal
BY JADE HAMMOND
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

How much money does it take for an incest allegation to be over-looked during a big time casino deal? In New York it’s $420 million.

Politicians in upstate Ulster Co...

4 Reasons Monica Lewinsky Inspired by NJ Suicide

4 Reasons Monica Lewinsky Inspired by NJ Suicide
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky has resurfaced this week in an article for Vanity Fair. In the story, she is connecting her experience with Bill Clinton to th...

Karl Rove Gets Reality Check From Rutgers Professor Robert Boikess

Karl Rove Gets Reality Check From Rutgers Professor Robert Boikess
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Back in February at a Rutgers New Brunswick faculty meeting, chemistry professor Robert Boikess proposed a resolution to rescind the school’s invitation to former secre...

Buck Foston Lives in New Jersey -- a Very Special Sports Bar Name

Buck Foston Lives in New Jersey -- a Very Special Sports Bar Name
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Yankees fan Lawrence Blatterfein has been trying to open a bar in New Brunswick for years, but the area didn’t want him. Unusual? Perhaps.

It may just be a matter of tas...

Meryl Streep Becomes House Flipper

Meryl Streep Becomes House Flipper
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

House flipping is the purchase of a home or piece of property with the intention of reselling it to earn a quick profit. Usually capital improvements on the home are in...

Jewish New Jersey Leader of ‘Revolution Muslim’ Sentenced

Jewish New Jersey Leader of ‘Revolution Muslim’ Sentenced
BY SYDNEY GAYDA
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The founder of a radical Islamic website was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for threatening Jewish groups and other organizations he felt were offensive to his ...

GWB Suicide Jumpers Left Dead Body at Home in Suffern, NY

GWB Suicide Jumpers Left Dead Body at Home in Suffern, NY
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

There appears to be more behind the story of the couple that jumped to their deaths from the George Washington Bridge on Monday.

The people who jumped were found to be 4...

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