In education today this difference rears it head in the assumption from “on high” that better test scores mean better education. To most educators, however, standardized tests measure what matters least.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Second year in the row that Carteret School's Nina Kabakibi took top prize in her grade.
This month, Nina Kabakibi of Carteret School took the top prize in the sixth grade division of the the 36th annual Bloomfield Public School Chess Tournament. This was the second year in a row that Kabakibi beat out the rest of the students in her age group. She said she feels great and very happy after the victory, but told Patch the victory at the May 4th tournament at Berkeley School wasn't easy "It was harder than last year," she said. "Well, at last I won first place."
Sunday, May 12, 2013
The High school to be honored at 16th Annual National Principals Leadership Institute.
This month, the National Principals Institute named Bloomfield High School a 2013 National School Change Award recipient. The competition measures schools against 16 specific criteria to see how much they have improved, grown and significantly changed. BHS demonstrated academic improvement by meeting all of the state established targets over the last three years. BHS is one of only three schools in the country, and the only high school, to be named a 2013 National School Change Award winner. A team of school leaders will attend the 16th Annual National Principals Leadership Institute July 13-19 in NYC where US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will honor the finalists and three awardees. An assembly will be held at the school in June …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Bloomfield residents named to President's, Dean's Lists.
Berkeley College President Dario A. Cortes has announced a total of 10 Bloomfield residents who are students at the school have been named to both the President’s List and Dean’s Lists for the Winter 2013 quarter. “Berkeley College is proud to recognize these students for their outstanding academic achievement,” said Dr. Cortes. “Students who reflect this level of dedication to their studies become our future leaders.” The following Bloomfield residents were named to the President’s List: To qualify for the President’s List, students must achieve a grade point average of 4.00 with a minimum of 12 academic credits. The following Bloomfield residents were named to the Dean's List: To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must achieve a …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Director of Human Resources/Labor Relations Nicholas Dotoli will act as interim Schools Superintendent; warns of coming challenges.
The Bloomfield school district officially ended the Bing era this week. The Bloomfield School Board confirmed on Tuesday night that Schools Superintendent Jason Bing had resigned from his position but declined to provide any further explanation, citing contractual restrictions. While board officials said the decision was mutual, they indicated that there were major issues with the budget Bing left behind. Director of Human Resources/Labor Relations and General Counsel Nicholas Dotoli announced that he will act as temporary Superintendent. School officials said Dotoli would not apply for the permanent job and would step down when a permanent Superintendent was installed. Dotoli said while most interim Superintendents are be either act as …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Meeting moved to the media center to accomodate anticipated crowds.
In an announcement on the district's website, school officials said that the May 7 school board meeting's location has changed. While the meeting will still begin at 6:30 pm and will be open to public at 7:30 pm, will not be held in the adminstration building but instead be held at the Bloomfield High School Media Center on the third floor of Bloomfield High School. Bloomfield Schools Superintendent Jason Bing is expected to resign from his position at the meeting. The agenda is available on school's website here.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Students raise over $2,000 in change to fight the diseases.
Brookdale School students donated $2067.94 to the Leukemia and Lymphomia Society in April. Classes competed in a Pennies for Patients fundraising drive organized by Brookdale's guidance counselor, Ms. McCartney. In Pennies for Patients, students across the country collecting change for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Students participated by bringing in loose change from home. Miss Perucki's Kindergarten class raised the most money in Brookdale with a class donation of over $200.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Blue skies and sun brought out a crowd of runners.
The Second Annual Berkeley School 5K Run/Fitness Walk drew dozens of runners and supporters on Sunday. This race was organized to benefit Berkeley Elementary School Students through enrichment activities, scholarships, school trips, after-school programs, supplies, yearbooks, graduation and other activities. Vice president of the Berkeley Home & School Association Vice President Yessenia Montalvo said 100 runners registered for the event and that they were assisted by 12 volunteers from the Army/Airforce Recruiting Center on Broad Street. "Everyone was happy that this event has become the biggest one in our Berkeley School community," Montalvo said. "It shows that we care for our students, staff and teachers."
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Students climbed, sang and danced at nearby club
Brookdale Kindergarten students recently enjoyed a field trip to the Montclair YMCA. At the club, students participated in a variety of activities, including music class, dance class, and rock climbing.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The school is one of 25 New Jersey county vocational-technical schools ranked among the best high schools in the U.S. by the publication.
This week, U.S. News and World Report awarded Bloomfield Tech a bronze medal in its list of the best schools in the country. Bloomfield Tech, part of the Essex County Vocational Technical Schools, was among 14 New Jersey vocational-technical schools to receive a bronze medal. On its website, US News said the awards were based on student performance on state language arts and math accountability tests, particularly the performance of disadvantaged students, and student participation in and performance on Advanced Placement (AP) exams and International Baccalaureate (IB) exams. The magazine developed its methodology in concert with the American Institutes for Research and graded the schools based on how well they serve all their students, …