;;;;;; ;;;;;;;;; is a high-stakes
game with much at risk. Unlike Las
Vegas, what happens in the classroom
does not stay in the classroom. Rather,
what our students take from the classroom will likely stay with them for the
rest of their lives.
With so much at stake, it’s important to measure the performance of
the schools, as well as the students.
To that end, every two years New Jersey Monthly ranks the state’s public
high schools. Based on data from the
state Department of Education, our
ranking reflects the success of students while in class (using the results
of standardized tests) and after graduation (using data on college enrollment). You can read our methodology
on page ;;.
We believe our list is a strong reflection of school quality. In this issue,
you’ll find our chart of the Top ;;;
schools; the complete list of ;;; high
schools will be available at njmonthly.
com beginning on September ;.
In this issue, we also look at several
urban high schools that defy the common belief that inner-city schools are
doomed to fail. The approaches described in our piece by Leslie Garisto
Pfa; (“Urban Success Stories”) can
serve as a road map for teaching underprivileged kids.
Our exploration of public education continues with “Seeking the Right
Blend.” In this story, Tammy La Gorce
takes us to a Morris County school district that’s on the leading edge of computer-driven classroom instruction.
; ;;;;; ;;;;; ;; ;; ;;;;;; by the
remarkable ways New Jersey residents give back to their communities.
In this issue, we meet our ;;;; Seeds
of Hope honorees. Each is recognized
for his or her extraordinary volun-teerism. As always, their stories impress and inspire. We are pleased to
call attention to these fine individuals.
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Our students are able to build meaningful, close-working relationships
with faculty members through mentorship, collaboration, and research
opportunities. Ramapo College offers
over 40 undergraduate programs and
graduate degrees that prepare our
students for a lifetime of success.
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