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Ed Tech Can Facilitate Excellence, But Must Be Used Effectively

I enjoyed reading Dr. Greene’s article on blended learning (“Blended Learning: A Solution to the Day School Tuition Crisis?” November 25, 2015). I’m thrilled to see that such important educational issues are being discussed. Dr. Greene made reference to...

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Rutgers President Orders Flags at Half-Staff

Today, I ordered that the Rutgers University flag be lowered to half-staff to recognize the tragic passing of two persons affiliated with the University who were murdered by terrorists last week.

Anita Datar, a 1995 Rutgers College graduate, was killed by terrorists in the attack at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako, Mali, that took 21 lives on Friday. She was in the African nation on a mission funded by U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to expand and improve public health.

Ezra Schwartz, an 18-year-old resident of Sharon, Massachusetts, who had accepted admission to Rutgers Business School and was taking a gap year in...

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Cutting Waste, Not Commercial Development, Will Save Teaneck

Regarding “World of Wings Rezoned,” (November 12, 2015) by Elizabeth Kratz: Elie brought up the fact that Teaneck needs alternative revenue sources. I agree 100 percent, but we also need to lower expenses, and I suggest the following ways:

1) Healthcare waivers, if limited to $5,000 per employee, would save $400,000.

2) Council members receive an annual salary of $7,000 a year. In aggregate, that costs the town $49,000. However, in addition, the taxpayer pays $68,000 more for healthcare benefits (and increasing by 14 percent next year) and waivers for members of council ($29,000 each for Katz and Hameeduddin for...

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Thank You for Participating in the Renewal Shabbaton!

On behalf of the Renewal staff and volunteers and, most of all, our kidney donors and recipients, I would like to thank all those who participated in the Renewal Shabbaton in Bergenfield/Teaneck this past Shabbos. From BMOB Friday night to the Oneg at the Burgs’, Rabbi Sytner’s speech at Ohr HaTorah, to our Q&A at Beth Abraham for shalosh seudos, your participation in learning about living kidney donation was greatly appreciated. The concert at Beth Aaron, featuring the Willig family on Motzei Shabbos was an inspirational event. Susie Fishbein’s cooking demo combined with hearing from a kidney donor at Grand & Essex made for a...

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Is Occupation the Cause of the Current Conflict?

Much is spoken about the “Occupation” as an underlying cause of the conflict.

Indeed, it is the:

· OCCUPATION of the minds of many Palestinians and Arabs that unlike everyone else in the region, Israel has been a success: READ RESENTMENT

· OCCUPATION of the minds of many Palestinians and Arabs that unlike everyone else in the region, this country tolersates a multi-ethnic/religious society: READ DISDAIN

· OCCUPATION of the minds of many Palestinians and Arabs that they have had consistent leaders who have consistently only cared about themselves: READ FRUSTRATION

· OCCUPATION of the minds of many Palestinians and Arabs that...

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