Meet the WOBOE candidates

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Meet West Orange Board of Education candidates Ken Alper and Chris Diaz on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. at Valley Arts, 400 S. Jefferson St. in Orange. The event will be moderated by Cindy Matute Brown. The forum is sponsored by West Orange Cares About Schools, the West Orange African […]

Parents express concern regarding Edison honors program

Edison parents worry over self-esteem of non-honors pupils

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Several parents are speaking out against the way the honors program is organized at Edison Central Six School, arguing that grouping all the honors students together is stigmatizing to those not involved with the program. The root of the issue is Edison’s three-team approach to scheduling, in which students attend classes […]

Tensions continue to rise between administration, teachers

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey Rutzky has come under fire after making reference to the ongoing West Orange Education Association contract negotiations in an email that asked district faculty to keep daily challenges “in perspective” on the fourth anniversary of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Rutzky’s Dec. 14 email stated […]

Board OKs strategic plan and actions

WOBOE approves revised plan to improve academics, safety

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Sept. 26, the West Orange Board of Education unanimously approved the revised district strategic plan and corresponding action items, which emphasize the goal of improving student achievement during the next five years. The revised plan and actions, devised and presented by Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey Rutzky and Assistant Superintendent Eveny de […]