Friday, July 21, 2017

Mr. Frank J. Spano Jr- Long Time Hoboken Public School Teacher, Administrator and Nationally Recognized Sports Official

Mr. Frank J. Spano Jr. 1939-2017
My condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Mr. Frank Spano. Mr. Spano was a valued colleague and a mentor and set a high standard for professionalism in his interactions with parents, faculty, and staff of the schools in which he administered. I will always remember his kind and generous words he had when John Raslowsky and I were appointed Superintendent and Asst. Superintendent of the Hoboken Public Schools back in 2007 . -Dr. Anthony Petrosino 

Frank J. Spano Jr.  loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away from this world on July 20, 2017 after a long illness (Details for final arrangement). Born and raised in Hoboken, N.J., Mr. Spano has lived in Manchester Township, N.J. since 2002.  He is survived by his loving wife Gloria (Herbster-Hanson); his three children, Gayle Khoury, Joseph Spano and his wife Kristen, Frank Spano and his wife Christine and their mother Ann, nee Gallo; his 3 step-children, Kristen Spano and her husband Joe, Danielle Bernie and her husband Budd, and Gary Hanson and his wife Johna. He leaves behind 9 grandchildren; Elizabeth and Bobby Khoury, Sarah and Joseph Spano, Frank Spano, Maxelle and Budd Bernie and Alyvia and Gary Hanson; his sisters Marianne Maarleveld, Judith Scarpone and brothers Joseph and Steven Spano. He is predeceased by his parents Frank and Josephine (Monaco) Spano.

He was a member of the class of 1961 of St. Peter’s College, Jersey City, N.J., and received his Masters Degree in School Administration from Seton Hall University in 1966. Mr. Spano served in the Hoboken school system from 1961 through 2000. His career in education started at A.J. Demarest School as a teacher of Business Studies where he later became Vice Principal. In 1972 he was named Principal of Joseph F. Brandt School where he served until 1995, he returned to A.J. Demarest as Principal for the 1995-1996 school year then took over as Principal of Hoboken High School from which he retired in 2000. After retirement he served as Interim Principal in the Englewood Cliffs Public School system as well as the Teaneck Public school system.

Through all of Mr. Spano’s success in his career in Education he also had an illustrious 50 year career as a sports official. Starting as a Little League umpire in 1964 he quickly moved to the high school level and to college baseball in 1967. His 22 year career as a college baseball umpire ended with him being on the diamond for the College World Series. He served as the Rules Interpreter for the College Baseball Umpires Association from 1984-1992. He took up refereeing college football in 1972 spending 20 seasons at the Division 1 level. He also refereed Division III Women’s College Basketball. After retiring from college officiating duties, Mr. Spano worked as a College Scout for the NFL and the Coach/Quarterback Coordinator for the NY Giants as well as the 24 Second Shot Clock Operator for the NJ Nets of the NBA. His love of sports was passed down to his children and grandchildren. The traveling involved in officiating college football became a passion of his. After retirement he travelled the world with his wife, Gloria, family and friends and spent much time in Paradise Island, Bahamas.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Francis Church, 308 Jefferson Street, Hoboken, N.J. on July 25 at 11am. There will be no visitation prior to the mass. Friends and family are respectfully asked to gather directly at St. Francis church no later than 10:45 am. Entombment is at Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington. Hours of visitation at Failla-McKnight Memorial Home, 533 Willow Avenue, Hoboken, N.J. on July 24 from 3-8pm. Valet parking in rear of memorial home off Sixth Street. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Frank’s memory to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014, or www.michaeljfox.org.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Thanks to those who helped with Father Mike’s services - Rev. Chris Panlilio, Pastor St. Francis Church

Photo: Avalon Zoppo | For NJ.com
Dear Editor:

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who assisted our church with the wake and funeral for Fr. Michael Guglielmelli.

First and foremost is Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer and her administration. We own them a great debt of gratitude and we truly appreciate all that they did for us, especially, the Department of Environmental Services and the Police Department. Police Chief Ferrante and Lt. Petrosino bent over backwards to accommodate us. All involved were highly professional while being very sympathetic. We all can be proud of these who serve our city.

We would also like to thank our Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corp. who stood at the ready for two long days. Carlo’s Bakery, for sending desserts and breakfast. Failla Funeral Home, for sponsoring the catering. Our heartfelt appreciation to the Hoboken Board of Education and Hoboken University Medical Center for their respectful cooperation and the aid and assistance of the Jersey City Police Department and the Hudson County Sheriff.

The Konopka and Lawton Turso Funeral Homes did an amazing job under trying circumstances. Their staffs worked long hours to assure the highest level of service. We would like to express our appreciation for the members of the clergy who participated, especially those who helped organize: Bishop Dominic Marconi, Msgr. Michael Andreano, Msgr. Bob Meyer and Rev. Joseph Scarangella, Rev. Bryan Page and Rev. Tom Rzempoluch.

We would also like to apologize to those that were inconvenienced by the funeral. Our neighbors that surround St. Francis were asked to bear with street closures, major parking issues, extra traffic and crowds. We appreciate their patience.

Everyone’s time, talent and treasure will be paid forward, as we honor Fr. Mike’s lifelong commitment to the poor and homeless, through our free lunch program. It is our wish that God will bless, in a special way, all for their efforts on our behalf.

Rev. Chris Panlilio, Pastor
St. Francis Church
Hoboken

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Monday, July 10, 2017

American Society of Engineering Education 2017: Group-Based Cloud Computing for Secondary STEM Education (Petrosino and Stroup, 2017)

I recently presented a paper at the 124th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Engineering Education. This work is related to my recent National Science Foundation (NSF) research grant and was by special invitation to all new awardees of NSF research grants. What follows is an abstract of the paper as well as the full paper that was presented at the conference.
Title: Group-Based Cloud Computing for Secondary STEM Education (Petrosino and Stroup, 2017)Presented at NSF Grantees Poster Session
This project will advance efforts of the Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program to better understand and promote practices that increase students' motivations and capacities to pursue careers in fields of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) by designing, developing, implementing, and studying a socio-technological system for group-centered STEM teaching and learning consistent with a nationally recognized pre-service program.The project takes a design-based research approach to creating and studying technologies and materials that support generative teaching and learning in STEM. Sites associated with a nationally recognized and expanding approach to STEM teacher preparation and certification will serve as incubators and testbeds for the project's innovation and development efforts. Computational thinking, including agent-based modeling, and simulation across STEM domains as well as geo-spatial reasoning about personally meaningful learner-collected data will provides an important scientific foundation for the project. This will be achieved by developing a highly-interactive and group-optimized, browser- and cloud-based, device-independent and open-source architecture and by integrating and extending leading computational tools including the NSF-funded NetLogo Web agent-based modeling language and environment. The project will also achieve this outcome by publishing its technology-mediated activities and materials in the public domain and by capturing extensive qualitative and quantitative data on the intensity and nature of use of these technologies and materials. Collectively, the project will foster the growth of educational infrastructures to enable the dissemination and effective adoption of generative teaching and learning in STEM particularly in high school engineering. 
Authors
  1. Dr. Anthony J Petrosino Jr University of Texas, Austin [biography]
  2. Dr. Walter M Stroup University of Massachusetts [biography]

Group-Based Cloud Computing for Secondary STEM Education [view paper] Dr. Anthony J Petrosino Jr (University of Texas, Austin) and Dr. Walter M Stroup (University of Massachusetts)

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Excerpts from Hoboken Board of Education vs. HoLa and NJDOE Decision

Superior Court, Appellate Division- New Jersey
The following are excerpts from the Superior Court of New Jersey concerning the case of Board of Education of the City of Hoboken, Hudson County (Petitioner-Appellant) vs. New Jersey State Department of Education and Board of Trustees of the Hoboken Dual Language Charter School (Respondents-Respondents). The appeal by the Hoboken Board of Education was decided on June 29, 2017. The following excerpts are taken from the June 29, 2017 decision without editing. The full text of the decision is available by clicking here.


I. HoLa ORIGINALLY WANTED TO BE IN THE HOBOKEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS

1) the original intent of its founders was to implement a dual-language program (Spanish and English) at Hoboken's Connors school (the district's most segregated and poorest school), but Hoboken rejected the plan.
 
II. HoLa's ADMISSION PROCESS IS BLIND AND INCLUSIVE 

2) Students are admitted to HoLa through a lottery with no interviews. No demographic data is collected until students are registered. In order to represent a cross section of the Hoboken community, HoLa holds open houses and tours and advertises in local publications. It also partners with local organizations to recruit on-site. Dates for the open houses, tours and events, as  well as the lottery, are posted on the school's website and are printed on flyers "distributed throughout the city." In addition, applications and brochures are mailed to every low-income household each year prior to the lottery. HoLa's parents and teachers also canvass subsidized and public housing and help complete applications on the spot.

3) Parents may enroll children in the lottery online, in person, or by a phone call to the school. HoLa has a sibling preference, so that if a child is enrolled in HoLa, that child's younger sibling will have priority over other lottery applicants. On December 23, 2014, HoLa submitted a request to the Commissioner to include a low-income preference in its lottery.

4) A-3690-14T3 N.J.S.A. 18A:36A-8(e), however, states that a charter school's admission policy must seek to enroll "a cross section of the community's school age population." (Emphasis added). This indicates that the entire community, not just the students enrolled in the public schools, must be considered.

III. HoLa EXERTS NO SEGREGATIVE IMPACT ON HOBOKEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS

5) The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch decreased for all four Hoboken public elementary schools from 2010-2011 to 2013-2014

6) [A]lthough HoLa enrolls a higher percentage of White students, and a smaller percentage of Black and Hispanic students than [Hoboken], the percentage of White students attending [Hoboken] has actually increased since HoLa opened in 2010 with the percentage of Hispanic students decreasing in that same period. The percentage of Black students in [Hoboken] has stayed fairly constant since 2010. The increase in percentage of [Hoboken's] White students since 2010, along with the decrease in Hispanic students, and the lack of changes to the percentage of Black students indicates that HoLa's enrollment has not had a segregative effect on [Hoboken]. Instead, the data points towards an overall population shift in the last ten years in the City of Hoboken, which began before the opening of HoLa Charter School.

IV. QUALITY OF THE HoLa EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

7) [A] Charter School should not be faulted for developing an attractive educational program. Assuming the school's enrollment practices remain color blind, random, and open to all students in the community, the parents of age eligible students will decide whether or not to attempt to enroll their child in the Charter School and any racial/ethnic imbalance cannot be attributed solely to the school.


V. FAILURE OF HOBOKEN IN PROVIDING EVIDENCE FOR THEIR ARGUMENT

8) Hoboken does not, however, show that expanding HoLa will increase racial imbalance as it did in North Haledon. To the contrary, the percentage of white students in Hoboken schools increased since HoLa opened.

9) The evidence showed that HoLa's policies are geared toward admitting a cross section of the school-aged population, economically as well as racially and ethnically. HoLa canvassed and advertised in Hoboken's subsidized housing developments. On December 23, 2014, HoLa submitted a successful request to the Department to include a low-income preference in its lottery. Hoboken fails to convince us that the facts regarding economically disadvantaged students lead to a conclusion that HoLa should not be permitted to expand.

10) Hoboken does not argue that the financial losses surrounding HoLa's expansion would impede Hoboken's ability to provide a thorough and efficient education. It mounts only general, non-specific and unconvincing attacks on the entire charter school scheme and does not separate HoLa's impact from the impact of the other two charter schools.
 
VI. CONCLUDING COMMENTS


11) HoLa provides quality education to a cross section of Hoboken's children. As a dual-language school, HoLa allows students to become bilingual in a curriculum with a multi-cultural content, and thus advances public policy goals. Hoboken has not shown that the Commissioner's decision to allow HoLa to expand was arbitrary, capricious, or unreasonable.













Thursday, June 29, 2017

NJ Appellate Court Reaches Decision on Hola Expansion

June 29, 2017: The NJ Appellate Court unanimously rejected all of the Hoboken Board of Education’s claims against HoLa’s expansion in an important decision that ends two and a half years of costly litigation.


“Hola provides quality education to a cross section of Hoboken’s children,” the Judges stated in affirming the NJ Department Education’s 2015 decision to approve HoLa’s expansion to 8th grade. “As a dual-language school, HoLa allows students to become bilingual in a curriculum with a multi-cultural content, and thus advances public policy goals.”  


The court found no evidence of economic or racial segregative impact or an adverse funding impact to the Hoboken district.



NJDOE and Patch.com Release Latest Median Teacher Salary Numbers Across All New Jersey Public School Districts

Church Square Park- Hoboken, NJ 2017
Recently, the New Jersey Department of Education and Patch.com released data on the 2015-16 median* teacher salaries. The Hoboken School District, where I once taught and where I was a district administrator, is ranked 35th out of 647 NJ Public School Districts (traditional and charter)  in New Jersey placing it in the top 5% (5.4%) for median teacher salary. In addition to being #35th in NJ, the Hoboken School District is ranked #1 in its county (Hudson). 

When comparing traditional pubic and charter school districts it is important to keep in mind that charter districts are a more recent educational phenomena in NJ and consequently teachers in charter schools generally have less years of teaching- and since most salary guides follow number of years teaching- this skews charter district salaries generally lower. Years teaching combined with relatively low teacher attrition in traditional NJ pubic school districts compared to the rest of the country, and number of steps to maximum salary explains a fair amount of the variance. 

2015-2016 Median Teacher Salary
All Public School Districts in NJ
Median Salary does not include stipends or summer compensation 

    1.    Northern Valley Regional, Bergen $95,418
    2.    Atlantic City, Atlantic $94,135
    3.    Edisonm Middlesex $92,194
    4.    East Rutherford, Bergen $90,600
    5.    Margate, Atlantic $89,766
    6.    Passaic County Vocational, Passaic $89,522
    7.    Pascack Valley Regional, Bergen $89,213
    8.    Ocean City ,Cape May $88,354
    9.    Wallkill Valley Regional, Sussex $88,100
    10.    Closter, Bergen $87,377
    11.    Stone Harbor, Cape May $86,776
    12.    Mainland Regional, Atlantic $86,230
    13.    Millburn, Essex $85,550
    14.    Mercer Co Special Service District, Mercer $85,175
    15.    Brigantine, Atlantic $84,212
    16.    River Dell Regional, Bergen $84,103
    17.    Carlstadt-East Rutherford, Bergen $83,874
    18.    Pemberton, Burlington $83,800
    19.    Carlstadt, Bergen $83,648
    20.    High Point Regional, Sussex $83,537
    21.    Freehold Regional, Monmouth $83,325
    22.    Atlantic Co Special Service District, Atlantic $83,226
    23.    Hackensack, Bergen $82,675
    24.    Ventnor, Atlantic $82,196
    25.    Morris Hills Regional, Morris $82,030
    26.    Rochelle Park, Bergen $81,860
    27.    Teaneck, Bergen $81,583
    28.    West Orange, Essex $80,897
    29.    Bergen County Vocational, Bergen $80,709
    30.    Buena Regional, Atlantic $80,496
    31.    Mountain Lakes, Morris $80,442
    32.    Kittatinny Regional, Sussex $80,370
    33.    Cape May Co Special Service District, Cape May $79,996
    34.    W Windsor-Plainsboro Regional, Mercer $79,850
    35.    Hoboken, Hudson $79,614
    36.    Princeton, Mercer $79,471
    37.    Livingston, Essex $78,880
    38.    Lower Cape May Regional, Cape May $78,785
    39.    Bergen Co Special Service, Bergen $78,457
    40.    Ridgewood, Bergen $78,318
    41.    River Vale, Bergen $78,270
    42.    Vernon, Sussex $78,090
    43.    Phillipsburg, Warren $77,878
    44.    Holmdel, Monmouth $77,700
    45.    Avalon, Cape May $77,676
    46.    Southern Regional, Ocean $77,651
    47.    Haworth, Bergen $77,624
    48.    Lenape Regional, Burlington $76,954
    49.    Northern Highlands Regional, Bergen $76,643
    50.    Piscataway, Middlesex $76,215
    51.    Warren Hills Regional, Warren $76,097
    52.    Gateway Regional, Gloucester $76,076
    53.    Old Tappan, Bergen $75,848
    54.    Hopewell Valley Regional, Mercer $75,717
    55.    Delsea Regional H.S District, Gloucester $75,682
    56.    Kinnelon Boro Morris $75,655
    57.    Ramsey, Bergen $75,490
    58.    Elizabeth, Union $75,410
    59.    Ho Ho Kus, Bergen $75,265
    60.    Allendale, Bergen $75,030
    61.    Passaic Valley Regional, Passaic $75,000
    62.    South Orange-Maplewood, Essex $74,698
    63.    West Essex Regional, Essex $74,676
    64.    Westfield, Union $74,605
    65.    Fair Lawn, Bergen $74,255
    66.    Middletown, Monmouth $74,152
    67.    Eastern Camden County Regional, Camden $73,851
    68.    Carteret, Middlesex $73,578
    69.    Sparta, Sussex $73,513
    70.    West Deptford, Gloucester $73,299
    71.    Oakland, Bergen $73,275
    72.    Trenton, Mercer $73,065
    73.    Jersey City, Hudson $72,960
    74.    Green, Sussex $72,885
    75.    Pompton Lakes, Boro Passaic $72,869
    76.    Woodbridge, Middlesex $72,726
    77.    Ridgefield Park, Bergen $72,691
    78.    Hopatcong, Sussex $72,485
    79.    South Brunswick, Middlesex $72,330
    80.    Mansfield ,Warren $72,234
    81.    Watchung Hills Regional, Somerset $72,165
    82.    Warren, Somerset $72,140
    83.    Park Ridge, Bergen $72,061
    84.    Harrison, Hudson $72,002
    85.    Passaic Co Manchester Regional, Passaic $71,904
    86.    Winslow Township, Camden $71,850
    87.    Asbury Park, Monmouth $71,725
    88.    East Orange, Essex $71,673
    89.    Ridgefield, Bergen $71,601
    90.    Mount Laurel, Burlington $71,590
    91.    Randolph, Morris $71,510
    92.    Berkeley Heights, Union $71,324
    93.    Belleville, Essex $71,217
    94.    Plainfield, Union $71,210
    95.    North Bergen, Hudson $71,100
    96.    Westville, Gloucester $71,065
    97.    South Hackensack, Bergen $71,046
    98.    Englewood Cliffs, Bergen $70,950
    99.    Bergenfield, Bergen $70,870
    100.    Elysian Charter School Hudson $70,812
    101.    Hillsborough, Somerset $70,785
    102.    Verona, Essex $70,758
    103.    Wildwood, Cape May $70,724
    104.    Union Township, Hunterdon $70,633
    105.    Wayne, Passaic $70,480
    106.    Medford, Burlington $70,384
    107.    Mahwah, Bergen $70,340
    108.    Montgomery, Somerset $70,290
    109.    Fort Lee, Bergen $70,280
    110.    Lumberton, Burlington $70,250
    111.    Burlington Co Spec Services District, Burlington $70,162
    112.    Alexandria, Hunterdon $70,137
    113.    Tewksbury, Hunterdon $70,073
    114.    Cresskill Boro Bergen $70,070
    115.    Lenape Valley Regional, Sussex $70,000
    116.    Shore Regional, Monmouth $70,000
    117.    Mount Olive, Morris $69,926
    118.    Magnolia, Camden $69,748
    119.    Union Township, Union $69,743
    120.    Morris County Vocational, Morris $69,719
    121.    Morris School District, Morris $69,671
    122.    Bloomingdale, Passaic $69,575
    123.    Madison, Morris $69,425
    124.    Marlboro, Monmouth $69,320
    125.    Montclair, Essex $69,219
    126.    South Amboy, Middlesex $69,172
    127.    Little Ferry, Bergen $69,112
    128.    Franklin Lakes, Bergen $69,022
    129.    West Milford, Passaic $68,920
    130.    Springfield Township, Union $68,724
    131.    East Windsor Regional, Mercer $68,722
    132.    Berlin, Camden $68,680
    133.    Eastampton, Burlington $68,675
    134.    Galloway, Atlantic $68,623
    135.    Lakeland Regional, Passaic $68,615
    136.    Frankford, Sussex $68,580
    137.    Kenilworth, Union $68,549
    138.    Glen Ridge, Essex $68,437
    139.    Parsippany-Troy Hills, Morris $68,400
    140.    Waldwick, Bergen $68,370
    141.    Norwood, Bergen $68,103
    142.    Northvale, Bergen $68,080
    143.    Delaware, Hunterdon $67,990
    144.    Dumont, Bergen $67,965
    145.    Atlantic Highlands, Monmouth $67,880
    146.    Englewood, Bergen $67,810
    147.    Cinnaminson, Burlington $67,753
    148.    Rahway,Union $67,679
    149.    Washington Township, Warren $67,628
    150.    Tenafly, Bergen $67,615
    151.    Hanover, Morris $67,594
    152.    Montvale, Bergen $67,572
    153.    High Bridge, Hunterdon $67,505
    154.    Howell, Monmouth $67,500
    155.    South Bound Brook, Somerset $67,473
    156.    West Morris Regional, Morris $67,470
    157.    Monmouth County Vocational, Monmouth $67,460
    158.    East Brunswick, Middlesex $67,458
    159.    Glassboro, Gloucester $67,444
    160.    Mendham Township, Morris $67,270
    161.    N Hunterdon/Voorhees Regional, Hunterdon $67,200
    162.    Gloucester City, Camden $67,124
    163.    Central Regional, Ocean $67,010
    164.    Lopatcong, Warren $67,002
    165.    Paulsboro, Gloucester $66,973
    166.    Rumson, Monmouth $66,970
    167.    Pennsauken, Camden $66,949
    168.    Somerset Hills Regional, Somerset $66,930
    169.    Butler, Morris $66,906
    170.    Deptford, Gloucester $66,855
    171.    Glen Rock, Bergen $66,850
    172.    Wyckoff, Bergen $66,838
    173.    Hillsdale Boro Bergen $66,728
    174.    Florence, Burlington $66,716
    175.    Seaside Heights, Ocean $66,704
    176.    Spring Lake, Monmouth $66,485
    177.    Boonton, Morris $66,477
    178.    Gloucester Township, Camden $66,475
    179.    Warren Co Special Services District, Warren $66,468
    180.    Bedminster, Somerset $66,440
    181.    Port Republic, Atlantic $66,372
    182.    North Wildwood, Cape May $66,337
    183.    Washington Township, Gloucester $66,275
    184.    Bridgewater-Raritan Regional, Somerset $66,273
    185.    Hanover Park Regional, Morris $66,252
    186.    Wanaque Boro Passaic $66,245
    187.    Pequannock, Morris $66,210
    188.    National Park, Gloucester $66,178
    189.    Brick, Ocean $66,160
    190.    Lower Alloways Creek, Salem $66,110
    191.    Linwood, Atlantic $66,108
    192.    Saddle River, Bergen $66,054
    193.    Union City, Hudson $66,050
    194.    Colts Neck, Monmouth $65,916
    195.    Essex Co Voc-Tech, Essex $65,854
    196.    Long Beach Island, Ocean $65,794
    197.    Evesham Twp Burlington $65,754
    198.    Rutherford, Bergen $65,741
    199.    Linden, Union $65,737
    200.    Highland Park, Middlesex $65,727
    201.    Old Bridge, Middlesex $65,651
    202.    Voorhees,Camden $65,646
    203.    Andover Regional Sussex $65,632
    204.    Cape May Co Vocational, Cape May $65,607
    205.    Summit, Union $65,603
    206.    Middlesex County Vocational, Middlesex $65,570
    207.    Riverside, Burlington $65,540
    208.    Paramus, Bergen $65,500
    209.    Hasbrouck Heights, Bergen $65,465
    210.    Alloway, Salem $65,460
    211.    Absecon, Atlantic $65,453
    212.    Monmouth Regional, Monmouth $65,400
    213.    Ocean County Vocational, Ocean $65,333
    214.    New Providence, Union $65,286
    215.    Mount Ephraim, Camden $65,239
    216.    Frelinghuysen, Warren $65,232
    217.    Rancocas Valley Regional, Burlington $65,212
    218.    Little Falls, Passaic $65,210
    219.    Little Egg Harbor, Ocean $65,194
    220.    Hackettstown, Warren $65,160
    221.    East Amwell, Hunterdon $65,153
    222.    Egg Harbor, Atlantic $65,142
    223.    Prospect Park, Passaic $65,100
    224.    Rockaway, Morris $65,095
    225.    Hamburg, Sussex $65,088
    226.    Ocean Township, Monmouth $65,010
    227.    Caldwell-West Caldwell, Essex $64,956
    228.    Passaic, Passaic $64,923
    229.    Totowa, Passaic $64,883
    230.    Hamilton, Mercer $64,794
    231.    Collingswood, Camden $64,750
    232.    Roselle Park, Union $64,717
    233.    Bernards, Somerset $64,690
    234.    Ramapo-Indian Hill Regional, Bergen $64,649
    235.    Clinton-Glen Gardner, Hunterdon $64,592
    236.    Sussex-Wantage Regional, Sussex $64,498
    237.    West New York, Hudson $64,463
    238.    School District Of The Chathams, Morris $64,310
    239.    Egg Harbor City, Atlantic $64,291
    240.    Point Pleasant Beach, Ocean $64,269
    241.    Hudson County Vocational, Hudson $64,257
    242.    Team Academy Charter, Essex $64,234
    243.    Hampton, Sussex $64,197
    244.    Matawan-Aberdeen Regional, Monmouth $64,120
    245.    Lavallette, Ocean $64,073
    246.    Hunterdon Central Regional, Hunterdon $64,070
    247.    Newton, Sussex $64,030
    248.    Montague,Sussex $63,985
    249.    Mendham Boro Morris $63,965
    250.    Maple Shade, Burlington $63,950
    251.    Montville, Morris $63,907
    252.    Hazlet, Monmouth $63,900
    253.    New Brunswick, Middlesex $63,860
    254.    Kipp Cooper Norcross, Camden $63,851
    255.    Burlington County Vocational, Burlington $63,844
    256.    Somerset County Vocational, Somerset $63,829
    257.    Ewing, Mercer $63,816
    258.    Boonton, Morris $63,811
    259.    Rumson-Fair Haven Regional, Monmouth $63,780
    260.    Flemington-Raritan Regional, Hunterdon $63,610
    261.    Kearny, Hudson $63,589
    262.    Manalapan-Englishtown Regional, Monmouth $63,569
    263.    Woodbury, Gloucester $63,565
    264.    Cliffside Park, Bergen $63,500
    265.    Hardyston, Sussex $63,485
    266.    North Hanover, Burlington $63,481
    267.    Branchburg, Somerset $63,445
    268.    Nutley, Essex $63,433
    269.    Burlington Township, Burlington $63,392
    270.    Cranfordm Union $63,363
    271.    Penns Grove-Carney's Point Regional, Salem $63,316
    272.    Red Bank Regional, Monmouth $63,300
    273.    Dover, Morris $63,283
    274.    South Plainfield, Middlesex $63,282
    275.    Stillwater, Sussex $63,255
    276.    Riverton, Burlington $63,188
    277.    Somerville, Somerset $63,121
    278.    Upper Freehold Regional, Monmouth $63,080
    279.    Delaware Valley Regional, Hunterdon $63,070
    280.    Harding Township, Morris $63,065
    281.    Harrington Park, Bergen $63,056
    282.    Woodland Park, Passaic $63,020
    283.    Princeton Charter, Mercer $62,930
    284.    Saddle Brook, Bergen $62,925
    285.    Pitman, Gloucester $62,872
    286.    Scotch Plains-Fanwood Regional, Union $62,807
    287.    Sterling High School District, Camden $62,800
    288.    Henry Hudson Regional, Monmouth $62,791
    289.    Englewood On The Palisades, Bergen $62,788
    290.    Byram, Sussex $62,724
    291.    Secaucus, Hudson $62,686
    292.    North Brunswick, Middlesex $62,670
    293.    Readington, Hunterdon $62,670
    294.    Upper Township, Cape May $62,665
    295.    North Plainfield, Somerset $62,635
    296.    Washington Township, Morris $62,630
    297.    Metuchen, Middlesex $62,593
    298.    Wharton, Morris $62,575
    299.    Hammonton, Atlantic $62,540
    300.    Alpine, Bergen $62,539
    301.    Roseland Boro Essex $62,485
    302.    Woodcliff Lake Boro Bergen $62,480
    303.    Moorestown Twp Burlington $62,450
    304.    Toms River Regional Ocean $62,431
    305.    East Hanover Twp Morris $62,413
    306.    Logan Twp Gloucester $62,341
    307.    Burlington City Burlington $62,262
    308.    Tabernacle Twp Burlington $62,194
    309.    Maywood Boro Bergen $62,100
    310.    Sussex County Vocational Sussex $62,090
    311.    Fairfield Twp Essex $62,083
    312.    Garwood Boro Union $62,064
    313.    Cherry Hill Twp Camden $62,035
    314.    Bellmawr Boro Camden $62,010
    315.    Quinton Twp Salem $62,005
    316.    West Long Branch Boro Monmouth $61,975
    317.    Upper Pittsgrove Twp Salem $61,963
    318.    Long Branch City Monmouth $61,956
    319.    Bogota Boro Bergen $61,896
    320.    Estell Manor City Atlantic $61,880
    321.    Pittsgrove Twp Salem $61,864
    322.    South Hunterdon Hunterdon $61,854
    323.    Wildwood Crest Boro Cape May $61,852
    324.    Demarest Boro Bergen $61,829
    325.    Merchantville Boro Camden $61,823
    326.    River Edge Boro Bergen $61,813
    327.    Middle Twp Cape May $61,812
    328.    Lafayette Twp Sussex $61,618
    329.    Camden City Camden $61,603
    330.    Ocean Twp Ocean $61,532
    331.    Mount Arlington Boro Morris $61,508
    332.    Bordentown Regional Burlington $61,507
    333.    Pine Hill Boro Camden $61,507
    334.    Pinelands Regional Ocean $61,500
    335.    Watchung Boro Somerset $61,495
    336.    Jackson Twp Ocean $61,432
    337.    Wall Twp Monmouth $61,400
    338.    Point Pleasant Boro Ocean $61,385
    339.    Gloucester Co Vocational Gloucester $61,316
    340.    Bass River Twp Burlington $61,302
    341.    Long Hill Twp Morris $61,300
    342.    Springfield Twp Burlington $61,278
    343.    Lebanon Twp Hunterdon $61,235
    344.    Hunterdon Co Vocational Hunterdon $61,220
    345.    Newark City Essex $61,200
    346.    New Hanover Twp Burlington $61,141
    347.    Frenchtown Boro Hunterdon $61,120
    348.    Little Silver Boro Monmouth $61,045
    349.    Manasquan Boro Monmouth $61,016
    350.    Millstone Twp Monmouth $61,000
    351.    North Star Academy Charte Essex $61,000
    352.    Washington Boro Warren $60,890
    353.    Essex Fells Boro Essex $60,829
    354.    Lincoln Park Boro Morris $60,825
    355.    North Warren Regional Warren $60,760
    356.    Sea Girt Boro Monmouth $60,750
    357.    Gibbsboro Boro Camden $60,738
    358.    Oaklyn Boro Camden $60,716
    359.    Hillside Twp Union $60,688
    360.    Harmony Twp Warren $60,640
    361.    Clearview Regional Gloucester $60,625
    362.    Palmyra Boro Burlington $60,611
    363.    Medford Lakes Boro Burlington $60,603
    364.    Mannington Twp Salem $60,543
    365.    Pohatcong Twp Warren $60,528
    366.    Leonia Boro Bergen $60,510
    367.    Laurel Springs Boro Camden $60,505
    368.    Lawrence Twp Mercer $60,451
    369.    Upper Saddle River Boro Bergen $60,425
    370.    Bound Brook Boro Somerset $60,348
    371.    Mantua Twp Gloucester $60,305
    372.    Roxbury Twp Morris $60,292
    373.    Mountainside Boro Union $60,279
    374.    Highlands Boro Monmouth $60,268
    375.    Mansfield Twp Burlington $60,254
    376.    Clifton City Passaic $60,250
    377.    Cranbury Twp Middlesex $60,100
    378.    The Gray Charter School Essex $60,096
    379.    Westampton Burlington $60,063
    380.    Eatontown Boro Monmouth $60,043
    381.    Freedom Prep Charter Scho Camden $60,000
    382.    Woodstown-Pilesgrove Reg Salem $59,874
    383.    Great Meadows Regional Warren $59,855
    384.    Westwood Regional Bergen $59,813
    385.    Woodbury Heights Boro Gloucester $59,727
    386.    Barrington Boro Camden $59,715
    387.    Greenwich Twp Gloucester $59,700
    388.    Franklin Township, Hunterdon $59,640
    389.    Sandyston-Walpack, Sussex $59,608
    390.    Brooklawn, Camden $59,605
    391.    Willingboro, Burlington $59,552
    392.    Kingwood, Hunterdon $59,540
    393.    Bay Head, Ocean $59,454
    394.    Franklin Township, Warren $59,415
    395.    Manchester, Ocean $59,403
    396.    Robbinsville, Mercer $59,344
    397.    Union County Vocational, Union $59,316
    398.    Hawthorne, Passaic $59,135
    399.    Oldmans, Salem $59,100
    400.    Denville, Morris $59,033
    401.    Northern Burlington Regional, Burlington $59,029
    402.    Hoboken Charter, Hudson $59,000
    403.    Lyndhurst, Bergen $59,000
    404.    Oceanport, Monmouth $58,955
    405.    Bloomsbury, Hunterdon $58,940
    406.    Middlesex Boro, Middlesex $58,891
    407.    Chester Township, Morris $58,870
    408.    Wenonah, Gloucester $58,839
    409.    New Milford, Bergen $58,830
    410.    Waterford, Camden $58,748
    411.    Southampton, Burlington $58,675
    412.    Oradell, Bergen $58,540
    413.    Harrison, Gloucester $58,525
    414.    Berkeley Township, Ocean $58,500
    415.    Plumsted, Ocean $58,490
    416.    Teaneck Community Charter, Bergen $58,475
    417.    Foundation Academy Charter, Mercer $58,472
    418.    Alpha, Warren $58,368
    419.    White, Warren $58,283
    420.    Eagleswood, Ocean $58,280
    421.    Paterson, Passaic $58,258
    422.    Audubon, Camden $58,200
    423.    East Greenwich Township, Gloucester $58,135
    424.    Bloomfield, Essex $58,100
    425.    Berlin, Camden $58,040
    426.    Stanhope, Sussex $58,040
    427.    Wood-Ridge, Bergen $58,005
    428.    Camden Academy Charter, Camden $58,000
    429.    Greenwich Township, Warren $57,961
    430.    South River Boro, Middlesex $57,950
    431.    Stafford Township, Ocean $57,942
    432.    Clark, Union $57,905
    433.    Garfield, Bergen $57,900
    434.    Cedar Grove, Essex $57,860
    435.    Florham Park, Morris $57,854
    436.    Spotswood, Middlesex $57,850
    437.    Sayreville, Middlesex $57,778
    438.    Ringwood, Passaic $57,765
    439.    Mastery Schools Of Camden, Camden $57,750
    440.    Franklin Township, Somerset $57,651
    441.    Spring Lake Heights, Monmouth $57,604
    442.    Morris Plains, Morris $57,577
    443.    Somers Point, Atlantic $57,561
    444.    Haddon Heights, Camden $57,534
    445.    Greater Egg Harbor Regional, Atlantic $57,510
    446.    Bradley Beach, Monmouth $57,446
    447.    Fairview, Bergen $57,405
    448.    Emerson, Bergen $57,375
    449.    Brielle, Monmouth $57,355
    450.    Monmouth Beach, Monmouth $57,345
    451.    Franklin, Sussex $57,325
    452.    Camden County Vocational, Camden $57,308
    453.    Haledon, Passaic $57,295
    454.    Lower Township, Cape May $57,265
    455.    Lodi, Bergen $57,216
    456.    Knowlton, Warren $57,182
    457.    Salem, Salem $57,179
    458.    Chesterfield, Burlington $57,138
    459.    Black Horse Pike Regional, Camden $57,057
    460.    Shrewsbury, Monmouth $57,045
    461.    Keansburg, Monmouth $57,035
    462.    Mine Hill, Morris $56,951
    463.    Stratford, Camden $56,951
    464.    Edgewater Park, Burlington $56,920
    465.    Moonachie, Bergen $56,905
    466.    Shamong, Burlington $56,896
    467.    Roselle, Union $56,863
    468.    Lebanon, Hunterdon $56,860
    469.    Haddonfield, Camden $56,837
    470.    Gloucester County Special Services District, Gloucester $56,597
    471.    Freehold Township, Monmouth $56,555
    472.    Delran, Burlington $56,465
    473.    Green Brook, Somerset $56,430
    474.    Cape May, Cape May $56,425
    475.    Swedesboro-Woolwich, Gloucester $56,411
    476.    Belvidere, Warren $56,370
    477.    Jefferson, Morris $56,351
    478.    Peoples Preparatory Charter, Essex $56,339
    479.    Riverdale, Morris $56,315
    480.    Woodbine, Cape May $56,297
    481.    Blairstown, Warren $56,238
    482.    Weehawken, Hudson $56,230
    483.    Jersey City Community Charter, Hudson $56,225
    484.    Monroe Township, Gloucester $56,150
    485.    Haddon, Camden $56,141
    486.    Newark Legacy Charter, Essex $56,135
    487.    Warren County Vocational, Warren $56,082
    488.    Midland Park, Bergen $56,000
    489.    Delanco, Burlington $55,954
    490.    Belmar, Monmouth $55,940
    491.    Soaring Heights, Hudson $55,900
    492.    Hainesport, Burlington $55,881
    493.    Lindenwold, Camden $55,866
    494.    Pleasantville, Atlantic $55,850
    495.    Bayonne, Hudson $55,690
    496.    Lakehurst, Ocean $55,672
    497.    Winfield, Union $55,632
    498.    Hamilton Township, Atlantic $55,611
    499.    Deal, Monmouth $55,558
    500.    Clementon, Camden $55,550
    501.    Keyport, Monmouth $55,526
    502.    East Orange Community Charter, Essex $55,525
    503.    Holland, Hunterdon $55,489
    504.    Mercer County Vocational, Mercer $55,357
    505.    Pride Academy Charter, Essex $55,352
    506.    North Arlington, Bergen $55,290
    507.    Fair Haven, Monmouth $55,283
    508.    Irvington, Essex $55,276
    509.    Jamesburg, Middlesex $55,182
    510.    Charter~Tech High School, Atlantic $55,088
    511.    Camden Prep, Camden $55,000
    512.    Fredon, Sussex $54,940
    513.    Elsinboro, Salem $54,922
    514.    Orange, Essex $54,921
    515.    Barnegat, Ocean $54,893
    516.    Mount Holly, Burlington $54,804
    517.    Runnemede, Camden $54,718
    518.    North Haledon, Passaic $54,569
    519.    Lawnside, Camden $54,552
    520.    Mullica Township, Atlantic $54,541
    521.    Robert Treat Academy Charter, Essex $54,480
    522.    Manville, Somerset $54,457
    523.    Elk Township, Gloucester $54,382
    524.    Beverly, Burlington $54,361
    525.    Roseville Community Charter, Essex $54,325
    526.    Northfield, Atlantic $54,134
    527.    Clayton, Gloucester $54,042
    528.    Neptune Township, Monmouth $54,007
    529.    Lady Liberty Academy Charter, Essex $54,000
    530.    Netcong, Morris $54,000
    531.    Palisades Park, Bergen $53,952
    532.    Clinton Township, Hunterdon $53,892
    533.    Somerdale, Camden $53,801
    534.    New Horizons Community Charter, Essex $53,800
    535.    Guttenberg, Hudson $53,790
    536.    Red Bank, Monmouth $53,678
    537.    Salem County Vocational, Salem $53,665
    538.    Benjamin Banneker Preparatory, Burlington $53,550
    539.    Allamuchy, Warren $53,530
    540.    Hope, Warren $53,520
    541.    Folsom, Atlantic $53,288
    542.    South Harrison, Gloucester $53,142
    543.    Atlantic City Community Charter, Atlantic $53,000
    544.    Discovery Charter, Essex $53,000
    545.    North Caldwell, Essex $53,000
    546.    Edgewater, Bergen $52,978
    547.    Bethlehem Township, Hunterdon $52,953
    548.    Salem County Special Services District, Salem $52,860 Dr
    549.    Lena Edwards Academic Charter, Hudson $52,750
    550.    Paterson Charter School, Passaic $52,750
    551.    Kingsway Regional, Gloucester $52,737
    552.    University Heights Charter, Essex $52,550
    553.    Monroe Township, Middlesex $52,532
    554.    Environment Community Opportunity Charter, Camden $52,500
    555.    Maria Varisco Rogers Charter, Essex $52,500
    556.    Tinton Falls, Monmouth $52,484
    557.    LEAP Academy University Charter, Camden $52,436
    558.    Franklin Township, Gloucester $52,153
    559.    Union Beach, Monmouth $52,146
    560.    Wallington, Bergen $52,090
    561.    Community Charter, Passaic $52,038
    562.    Ocean Gate, Ocean $51,960
    563.    Califo, Hunterdon $51,867
    564.    Woodlynne, Camden $51,846
    565.    Lacey, Ocean $51,761
    566.    Weymouth, Atlantic $51,730
    567.    Dunellen, Middlesex $51,700
    568.    Island Heights, Ocean $51,670
    569.    Ogdensburg, Sussex $51,643
    570.    Newark Educators Community Charter, Essex $51,640
    571.    Dennis Township, Cape May $51,637
    572.    Elmwood Park, Bergen $51,610
    573.    West Cape May, Cape May $51,564
    574.    Avon, Monmouth $51,520
    575.    Great Oaks Charter, Essex $51,500
    576.    Link Community Charter, Essex $51,500
    577.    Greater Brunswick Charter, Middlesex $51,468
    578.    Washington Township, Burlington $51,410
    579.    Farmingdale, Monmouth $51,395
    580.    Marion P. Thomas Charter, Essex $51,370
    581.    John P. Holland Charter, Passaic $51,311
    582.    Academy Charter High School, Monmouth $51,305
    583.    Newark Prep Charter, Essex $51,250
    584.    Tuckerton, Ocean $51,057
    585.    Oxford, Warren $51,005
    586.    Trenton Stem-To-Civics Charter, Mercer $51,000
    587.    Paulo Freire Charter, Essex $50,980
    588.    Freehold Boro, Monmouth $50,915
    589.    Rockaway, Morris $50,750
    590.    Sussex County Technology, Sussex $50,455
    591.    Lakewood, Ocean $50,436
    592.    Phillip's Academy Charter, Essex $50,415
    593.    Hampton, Hunterdon $50,333
    594.    The Queen City Academy Charter, Union $50,200
    595.    Union County Teams Charter, Union $50,200
    596.    Atlantic Co Vocational, Atlantic $50,129
    597.    Hoboken Dual Language Charter Hudson $50,125
    598.    Camden Community Charter, Camden $50,113
    599.    Camden'S Promise Charter, Camden $50,000
    600.    Hatikvah International, Middlesex $50,000
    601.    Paul Robeson Charter School, Mercer $50,000
    602.    Unity Charter, Morris $50,000
    603.    Roosevelt, Monmouth $49,981
    604.    University Academy Charter, Hudson $49,828
    605.    Neptune City, Monmouth $49,640
    606.    Pennsville, Salem $49,461
    607.    International Charter, Mercer $49,313
    608.    Central Jersey College Preparatory, Somerset $49,200
    609.    Great Futures Charter, Hudson $49,200
    610.    Camdens Pride Charter, Camden $49,000
    611.    Jersey City Golden Door, Hudson $49,000
    612.    Woodland Township, Burlington $49,000
    613.    The Barack Obama Green Charter, Union $48,960
    614.    Burch Charter, Essex $48,500
    615.    Academy For Urban Leaders, Middlesex $48,213
    616.    Beloved Community Charter, Hudson $48,000
    617.    The Village Charter, Mercer $48,000
    618.    Thomas Edison Energysmart, Somerset $47,850
    619.    Learning Community Charter, Hudson $47,709
    620.    Milltown, Middlesex $47,705
    621.    Pace Charter, Mercer $47,197
    622.    Compass Academy Charter, Cumberland $46,988
    623.    Milford, Hunterdon $46,687
    624.    College Achieve Central, Union $46,500
    625.    Empowerment Academy Charter, Hudson $46,000
    626.    Knowledge A To Z Charter, Camden $46,000
    627.    Riverbank Charter, Burlington $45,868
    628.    Vineland Public Charter, Cumberland $45,750
    629.    Hope Community Charter, Camden $45,457
    630.    M.E.T.S. Charter, Hudson $45,320
    631.    Beach Haven, Ocean $45,219
    632.    Bergen Arts And Sciences, Bergen $45,200
    633.    Millville Public Charter, Cumberland $45,000
    634.    The Kingdom Charter, Camden $45,000
    635.    Ridge And Valley Charter, Warren $44,316
    636.    Bridgeton Public Charter, Cumberland $44,000
    637.    Hope Academy Charter, Monmouth $44,000
    638.    International Academy, Atlantic $44,000
    639.    Passaic Arts And Science, Passaic $44,000
    640.    Paterson Arts And Science, Passaic $44,000
    641.    International Academy, Mercer $43,500
    642.    Red Bank Charter, Monmouth $42,700
    643.    Merit Preparatory Charter, Essex $42,500
    644.    The Ethical Community Charter, Hudson $42,340
    645.    Classical Academy Charter, Passaic $42,302
    646.    Jersey City Global Charter, Hudson $41,000
    647.    East Newark, Hudson $40,922

*It is important to note that median is not an average. Median is the number which splits the dataset into half. Therefore, there are just as many people ABOVE the median as there are BELOW the median. The median is often a better statistic to look for since a few highly skewed salaries can over influence an “average” but has much less effect on the “median.”

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Congratulations to HoLa's First Graduating Class- June 19, 2017

HoLa Class of 2017- Hoboken, NJ
On the evening of June 19, 2017 the HoLa Dual Language School celebrated their first graduating class. It was an exciting evening full of pomp and gala as the 8th graders and their family and friends celebrated their wonderful academic, linguistic, and cultural accomplishments and look optimistically to their future plans.

The Hoboken Dual Language Charter School (HoLa) is an exciting dual language charter school that opened its doors to students in grades K-2 in September 2010. Since that time, the school expanded a grade each year until the school reached the 8th grade in 2016-17. HoLa offers a traditional core curriculum through instruction in both Spanish and English to children of all language backgrounds. The program utilizes the well-established immersion approach to dual language education with a range of opportunities for creative expression and experiential learning. Students will become bilingual and biliterate in a culturally diverse and nurturing environment. All families are welcome; no previous exposure to a second language required! Charter schools are free public schools that are publicly funded and operated independently of local school districts.

HoLa began as an effort to merge solid academic and learning theory research with an awareness of what the Hoboken community was demanding back in 2008-09. Through the efforts of many people and broad community support, the HoLa Dual Language Charter School is now known statewide and throughout the northeast region of the nation for excellence in dual language instruction. 

Congratulations to the Class of 2017!-- and cheers to the parents, relatives, teachers, staff and administrators that make HoLa the special place that it is-- well done!   

Rainbow- Hoboken, NJ 6/19/17


Rainbow- Hoboken, NJ 6/19/17

Friday, June 16, 2017

Funeral Services For Rev Michael Guglielmelli and sisters Dolores Guglielmelli and Antoinette Gallina - June 15, 2017

Photo credit: M. Dempsey/The Jersey Journal 
An overflow crowd flocked to St. Francis Church in Hoboken yesterday morning- June 15, 2017- for the funeral Mass for a retired priest and his two sisters who all died from injuries they sustained in a car crash earlier this month.


Three hearses waited outside the church, on Father Michael Guglielmelli Way, for the caskets of 81-year-old the Rev. Michael Guglielmelli, 87-year-old Dolores Guglielmelli and 85-year-old Antoinette Gallina.
Guglielmelli and Dolores Guglielmelli died the night of the June 4 crash. Gallina died five days after the van they were riding in was rear-ended in Freehold by a pickup truck driven by Austin Janowski, 19, of Freehold, who was treated for an arm injury, officials said.
The former pastor and his sisters, who grew up in Hoboken, had been living together in Cliffside Park.
More pictures can be seen by clicking HERE
Photo credit: M. Dempsey/The Jersey Journal 

Photo credit: M. Dempsey/The Jersey Journal 

Photo credit: M. Dempsey/The Jersey Journal 

The funeral services for Hoboken priest Rev. Michael Guglielmelli, 81, the retired pastor of St. Francis Church, his sisters Dolores Guglielmelli, 87, and Antoinette Gallina, 85, took place at St. Francis Church in Hoboken on Thursday, June 15, 2017. (Michael Dempsey | The Jersey Journal)

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Petrosino Speaks at NSF Workshop in NYC on Synergy Between Coomputer Science and Colleges of Education

Screen shot of NetLogo Interface
I recently received an NSF award for work with cloud computing with colleagues Walter Stroup (UMass- Dartmouth), Uri Wilensky (Northwestern) and Cory Brady (Vanderbilt). The project will help pre-service teachers develop more fully
participatory and socially-supported approaches to classroom learning, using authentic STEM practices in group-centered learning environments. The work is of particular importance to those who prepare pre-service teachers for the classroom, because most programs don’t use this type of approach in teacher preparation. As part of the project I was invited recently to NYC for an NSF workshop on computer science and Colleges of Education. Here is a little write up on that meeting. -Dr. Petrosino


Saturday, June 10, 2017

Bringing Scientific and Engineering Practices (SEPs) into Early Childhood Education Classrooms: Multiple Case Studies

A few doctoral students and myself will be undertaking some new research in the area of early childhood education in the area of scientific and engineering practices. This is some exciting research and has some potential to really inform some developmental perspectives on young children and participatory practices in STEM. The text below is from the Institutional Review Board (IRB) sanctioning the study for various safety and compliance issues. -Dr. Petrosino 

RE: Bringing Scientific and Engineering Practices (SEPs) into
Early Childhood Education Classroom: Multiple Case Studies

Dear Dr. Petrosino,

The new study application for the above-referenced study has been approved.  The approval letter and approved consent documents are attached to this communication and is also uploaded to IRBaccess.  Please save the attached (.pdf) version of the consent forms to your computer and print copies for your study file.  This is the approved version for implementation with study subjects.

I wish you much success with your research.