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After $18.5M Renovation, KIPP’s New Camden HS Prepares to Open

September 29, 2020

CAMDEN, NJ —  This year has very much been about taking things in stride, Drew Martin, KIPP New Jersey's Executive Director, said during a walkthrough of the renaissance school network’s new Centerville high school.

Whether that was deciding to shut down in-person learning before Gov. Phil Murphy had even mandated it because of COVID-19 back in the spring: ...

Camden School Board Meeting Pushed to Next Week 

CAMDEN, NJ — The Camden School Advisory Board’s virtual meeting, initially scheduled for this evening, has been pushed to next Tuesday, Sept. 29.

"During this unprecedented start to the school year, it was important that every single department was fully accessible and prepared to tackle any issues connected with the start of the school year in this remote setting," said ...

Learning pods create classroom feel for remote students

In place of a classroom, some families are forming small learning groups, providing the social support many kids are missing

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com.

Like so many kids in New Jersey, Eliana Krieger is learning ...

Camden Schools' Reopening Plan Provides Glimpse of Hybrid Learning

CAMDEN, NJ — Roughly a week has elapsed since Camden schools started full-remote classes — one of over 260 districts in New Jersey opting to teach solely online to begin the academic year. 

Superintendent Karina McCombs says the viability of a hybrid learning plan — as well as other alternatives — will be assessed at the start of 2021.

But students and parents ...

Rutgers-Camden Earns High Ranks on 2021 Best Colleges, Universities Report 

CAMDEN, NJ — Rutgers-Camden was recognized nationally in the U.S. News & World’s 2021 Best Colleges and Universities report for the opportunities it affords students.

Among the categories, Rutgers-Camden ranked high in on the report released Monday: Top Performers on Social Mobility (26), Top Public Universities (71), Best Colleges for Veterans (108), Best Value (140), and ...

NJ Pandemic Relief Fund Will Match Grants for 37 Camden Teachers in Need

CAMDEN, NJ — So far, 82 donors have come forward to help over 30 Camden teachers with materials to make the 2020-21 school year a success amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund (NJPRF), a non-profit dedicated to helping anyone facing financial hardship in the state brought on by the coronavirus, says it will provide $250,000 in matching grants to the teacher ...

Camden Officials Warn, Don't Let Child Abuse Go Unnoticed in Midst of Virtual School Year

CAMDEN, NJ — With many districts — including Camden City — opting to teach virtually to begin the school year, Camden prosecutor's office officials worry child abuse cases may go unnoticed or unreported especially when someone in the home is the perpetrator. 

“A lot of times we receive reports of physical abuse or allegations of sexual abuse from teachers in ...

What You Need to Know About Camden’s 2020-21 School Year

CAMDEN, NJ — The Camden City School District (CCSD) will mark the first day of the 2020-21 academic year not with students marching into homerooms, but staying home and logging into virtual classrooms. 

Superintendent Katrina McCombs at the end of August continued to thank all involved for their commitment to facing the challenges of COVID-19.

Speaking on district’s ...

Most Districts Opting to Use Hybrid Model of In-Person, Remote Learning For Start of School Year

TRENTON, NJ — More than half the public school districts and private schools that are working with the state on drafting their reopening plans will start the school year with a hybrid model of in-person and remote learning, officials said Wednesday.

The Camden City School District (CCSD) for its part, says it will be remote until at least Jan. 31, 2021 — with plans to reassess ...

NJ Community Colleges Balk at Cuts in Murphy Budget

County colleges say any reduction in state support will mean losses for students and workers and will hamper the economic recovery

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com.

New Jersey’s county colleges say they can be an ...

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New Jersey Date Night: Butter Them Up with Lobster

September 27, 2020

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

We’re trading our flip flops for boots and our shorts for sweatshirts. Picnic dates on the shore might be coming to an end but one seaside dish that never goes out of season is lobster. 

Baked, broiled or served chilled, the ever-popular crustacean makes for a great meal on your ...

OPINION: Illicit Budget Raid of Clean Communities Fund Will Gut Litter Clean Up Programs in NJ

September 18, 2020

In my 40 years in Trenton as a business executive and President of the New Jersey Clean Communities Council (NJCCC), I recognize that these are difficult times for government leaders desperate to find revenue to plug state budget holes. 

But responsible revenue policy must stay within the legal boundaries of state law. 

Case in point: the recent proposal by the state Department of ...

NJ Human Services Announces $42.4 Million More in Additional Food Assistance

October 1, 2020

Many NJ SNAP Recipients Will Receive Enhanced Benefits;

October Payments Will Bring Supplemental Food Assistance Payments to $301.7M Since March

 

Sept. 30, 2020

 

(TRENTON) –  Many New Jerseyans who receive food assistance through the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) will receive additional benefits in October to help address ...

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The Jaffe Briefing - October 1, 2020

STATEWIDE – Good morning, and welcome to four more taxes in New Jersey. It is Oct. 1, there is a new state budget and here is how it may or may not be smacking you. If you drive, the per-gallon gas tax has gone up. If you are a millionaire – and good for you – you are now paying more income taxes. If you have health insurance – and, again, good for you – the HMOs ...