The New Jersey Department of Education released its School Performance Reports for 2017-2018. The valuable Spotlight has a tool that let’s you search by county, district or school, while NJ.com notes the rankings are often criticized as overly simplistic.
“Poorer, urban communities skew toward the lowest performing, and wealthier suburban ones dominate the higher grades,” the Spotlight says and this is true and ok more or less, apparently, but don’t go trying to bribe the soccer coach at Yale or they will hang you from the yardarm.
Michelle Brunetti Post at the Press reports Senate President Steve Sweeney wants the Port Authority to take over the Atlantic City International Airport.
Jeff Van Drew said the move would give, “the ability to almost reinvent the Atlantic City airport with more carriers. That’s something we have always wanted to do.”
Walt West of the nonprofit guiding the search for an Atlantic City supermarket came to the Boardwalk Committee meeting and we plied him with a few questions. See our news in brief…
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‘It’s karma,’ says alleged victim of former N.J. priest found shot to death in Nevada–Rich Fitter wasn’t sure how he was supposed to feel when his phone started lighting up late Monday night with the news that the former priest he said sexually abused him and other young boys for years was dead -- shot to death in Nevada. www.nj.com
‘Mighty’ MaKenna, smallest baby born at AtlantiCare, turns 1–The smallest baby ever born at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s Mainland Campus celebrated her first birthday Tuesday with the doctors and nurses who cared for her during her 113-day stay last year. www.pressofatlanticcity.com
Downbeach school districts maintain staffing, find other ways to cut their budgets–All of the paraprofessionals present at the end of the Margate Board of Education meeting Monday, March 11 took to the microphone to thank the board for keeping their positions intact. Only one of the nine positions slated to go part-time without benefits would be eliminated, Interim Superintendent Thomas Baruffi said. www.downbeach.com