Assess Analyze Achieve – Somerville (Somerset County)

February 12, 2016

Three powerful words – Assess, Analyze, Achieve! – have led to improved quality of education in the Somerville School District. Student achievement in the foundational elementary grades was on a steady decline until this program was instituted for grades K through 5. The program consists of three basic steps. First – to assess – reading … Continued

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Advanced Placement for All – Bergenfield (Bergen County)

February 12, 2016

Decreasing the high school drop-out rate, by setting high expectations for each child and providing resources teachers to offer individual learning plans, is the goal of this successful program. In 2008, Bergenfield school officials were concerned that the economic crisis was leading to students dropping out of high school. So in 2009, the school board … Continued

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Academy of Finance – Fort Lee

February 12, 2016

A small high school learning community that focuses on finance, economics and business, the Academy of Finance received the top honor in NJSBA’s 28th annual School Leader Award. The town of Fort Lee, perched on the cliffs near the George Washington Bridge, is not far from the financial centers of Manhattan. The program offered at … Continued

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