Latest JAMES AHEARN Stories

2008-09-24 15:00:21

By JAMES AHEARN FIVE MONTHS after proposing that all high school students take and pass college-prep courses to graduate, the Corzine administration is talking about how to make it happen.

2008-08-24 15:00:29

By JAMES AHEARN EW JERSEY used to grant tenure to school superintendents. It was the only state that did so. The tenure law was doubtless seen as a reform when it was enacted in 1909. It protected educators from reprisals when they tried to do what was best for schools and children.

2008-08-21 15:00:57

By JAMES AHEARN WHEN I picked up The Record last week and saw the front-page mug shots of a dozen people, with a number under each, my first thought was it must be a rogues' gallery. I looked closer. The people in the photographs were school superintendents.

2008-07-14 15:00:44

By JAMES AHEARN MANY MORE high school graduates leave New Jersey to attend college than come here from other states. In fact, New Jersey ranks first nationally in this imbalance. This has been true for decades.

Word of the Day
  • In costermongers' slang, a cheap red-skinned apple, which is rubbed hard with a cloth to give it the appearance and feeling of an apple of superior quality.
The origin of the word 'gawf' is obscure, but may come from the phrase 'go for more'.