Education

September 6, 2019

CAMDEN, NJ — Students in the Camden City School District arrived Thursday for the first day of the new year, and a handful of the schools received a visit from Superintendent Katrina McCombs. McCombs led a tour that included district personnel, Mayor Frank Moran, and Camden County Police ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Months ago, Wanda Tooentino could be seen among scores of classmates staging a spring afternoon protest, signs in hand, from the front lawn of Veterans Memorial Family School. It was one of numerous actions in April — the president of a Camden school union trekked 40 miles over ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Former NBA player and coach Rick Brunson has officially been named the new head coach for the Camden High School boys’ basketball team. Brunson, 47, brings with him nearly two decades of experience in professional basketball, as well as the mentoring background demanded of a coach ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Troy Still, a lifelong Camden resident, wanted to help make a difference for city students. So when the Camden City School District sought applications earlier this year for two vacancies on the advisory board, he saw that chance. Still was sworn in earlier this week as a board ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Among those returning to school Tuesday were approximately 100 students who have the distinction of being the first senior class at Mastery High School of Camden. A banner congratulating the school’s founding class welcomed students as they kicked off the new school year. Principal ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — On the gymnasium wall of Thomas H. Dudley Family School, banners hang that read “Change the Narrative“ and “Shift the Culture." City school officials are embracing these themes for the 2019-20 academic year. The campaign to reach more positive outcomes came to the forefront ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — In between quick bites to eat and sips of refreshments under the midday sun, educators from across the Camden schools landscape shared strategies, heard different perspectives, and even reconnected with former colleagues. There wasn’t a feeling of competition between school sectors ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Camden City School District education leaders headed back to the classroom this week with an important subject on the board: student nutrition. As part of a “Bridging the Gaps Between Education, Wellness, and School Nutrition” summit on Tuesday, the city school operations managers ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - April Ryan has used her position as White House correspondent to hold the nation's highest-ranking officials accountable for their actions during the past 20-plus years. Whether she has just had a heart-to-heart interview with former President Barack Obama or had her press ...

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CAMDEN, NJ - Students from families with a gross annual income of $65,000 a year or less may be able to attend Camden County College tuition-free this September. A revised Community College Opportunity Grant (CCOG) was included in the budget bill the New Jersey Legislature passed and Gov. Phil ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The candidates are set for the first public election of Camden school board members in more than five years, as the city begins the process of returning to a fully-elected board. Nine residents filed petitions to run in the Nov. 5 general election for three initial seats on the ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Joel Oquendo admits it – he’s not far removed from the day-to-day life of summer camp himself. At 14 years old, he was in those shoes not so long ago. But since volunteering with Camp Kroc, the program at the Camden Salvation Army Kroc Center, that fact almost doesn't seem true ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The newly-minted partnership of two organizations designed to connect Camden students to employers and colleges and provide access to career opportunities came together in a fitting way. A chance to network arose at a recent national STEM Ecosystems conference in New Orleans for ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The Camden City School District announced the advisory board meeting scheduled for Tuesday night has been canceled. The regular July meeting was to be held at Thomas H. Dudley Family School. District personnel could not be reached for comment on the matter. A post on the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers President Robert Barchi, whose tenure at the 253-year-old school has been marked by unprecedented successes as well as setbacks, will step down after the 2019-20 school year. Barchi's pending departure was confirmed to TAPinto New Brunswick by a source familiar with ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Camden students have shown significant improvements in math proficiency, a new independent study has found. Additionally, students in city charter and renaissance schools outperformed those in the traditional public schools in reading and math over the studied three-year ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Camden Schools Superintendent Katrina McCombs pulled four contracts that were set to be voted on Tuesday after a district advisory board member raised concerns that the contracts were with firms mentioned in a state task force report investigating New Jersey’s corporate subsidy ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A face familiar to the city will be picking up the clipboard for a local high school. Camden native and professional basketball legend Charles Payton has been named head coach of the Mastery High School of Camden boys' basketball team, according to a news release on Friday. Payton ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Five public high schools in the Camden City School District held commencement exercises on Friday. The Class of 2019 graduates turned tassles and accepted diplomas at the ceremonies for Dr. Charles E. Brimm Medical Arts, Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy, Camden High School, Big ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — All that a group of students from Camden and Pennsauken needed was a second chance. It came in the Gateway to College program, a dual-credit alternative to high school that gives 16 to 20 year olds the opportunity to earn both a diploma and college credits. The 74 graduates for 2019 ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — When the school long known as the "Castle on the Hill" was torn down, those in the area wondered if another truly would rise in its place. Demolition on the century-old Camden High School began a little more than a year ago, with pieces of the building salvaged for use again. But ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Trying to rally the crowd, Philadelphia Eagles receiver Nelson Agholor let out a loud call of "how're you doing?"  Agholor repeated the message when he could feel the energy level wasn't at its highest. But this crowd was a bit different from the ones he's used to hyping up on ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — It's now official, Veterans Memorial Family School will keep its doors open this fall. The New Jersey Department of Education has approved emergent repairs to the 90-year-old school, just a day after Camden superintendent Katrina McCombs confirmed that it would be saved based on an ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Laptops, tablets, and other technologies totaling more than $1 million were distributed to students at Woodrow Wilson High School on Wednesday as part of the Computers for Learning program. An effort of the U.S. General Services Administration, the CFL program allows federal ...

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CAMDEN, NJ  — Residents that have pushed to protect traditional public schools amid a district budget crisis can breathe a sigh of relief as one of the city's longstanding institutions was saved from being shut down. Camden Schools Superintendent Katrina McCombs said Wednesday morning that ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Senior year of high school might not be going exactly as Dahjmere Reddick had planned. Recent health complications for his mom have meant Reddick, one of five children, needed to pick up more responsibility in the single-parent home. On Wednesday night, he sat by her side while she ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Members of one former Camden High School class are paying it forward decades later to forthcoming graduates. A committee comprised of eight graduates from the Class of 1978 introduced the Riletta Twyne Cream Scholarship last week in honor of the beloved 40-year city educator and ...

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The Princeton-Blairstown Center raised over $40,000 from its annual Links to Youth golf outing fundraiser that will give 105 middle school students from Newark, Camden, and Trenton the opportunity to develop leadership skills and explore nature free of charge this summer.  The money helps fund ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Those close to her knew Jerrothia Riggs as a community leader, mentor, advocate, policymaker. They also knew her simply as Mom Riggs, someone who made it their mission to uplift others. “You don’t have to do all of those things, because she lived an expansive life, but you can do ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – One could argue the most difficult state job in New Jersey goes to Michael Geraghty, the first-ever director of the New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC). Geraghty, part of the state’s Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, is on the front ...

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