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July 5, 2022

CAMDEN, NJ — Two city scholars and sisters are the 2022 recipients of full scholarships to Rowan University recently awarded by Pennsauken-based MHS Lift, a national warehouse and distribution solutions provider. Sisters Emani Baines, 23, and Essence Holman, 19, will both enroll at Rowan ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The “Remarkable Grads” of 2022 more than lived up to the name. In the ninth year of a program sponsored by the Camden School District and funded by Subaru of America, Inc., 25 high school students from eight public schools were given that title and awarded laptops and $1,500 ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – The Camden Schools Foundation is to award $2,500 scholarships to 30 high school seniors, support totaling $75,000 for 2022. “Providing scholarships for college expenses helps (students) pay for things like books and transportation that other scholarships don’t cover. It is the core ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Killam Kato’s dream is to attend St. Johns University in Manhattan. “I always wanted to go to college in New York because there are a lot of networking opportunities there,” said Kato, a Creative Arts High School senior who plans to study marketing. Thanks to “Women of the ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – Tough to tell who was more thrilled: Youngsters at Mastery’s Molina Elementary School or local officials who celebrated this school’s modern new playground in North Camden’s Pyne Poynt neighborhood. This schoolyard, of course, got modern and colorful new playground equipment, ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — County police officers are now patrolling all public, charter and Renaissance school buildings in this urban district, according to Superintendent Katrina McCombs and county police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez. “Our families deserve to know, and be assured, their students are safe each ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Six teachers today were named winners of the 2022 RISE Teaching Award, a citywide distinction honoring outstanding teachers across Camden’s public schools. Each teacher received a $5,000 prize, a Certificate of Achievement from the City, a congratulatory video, and a surprise ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A freshman engineering student at Rutgers University in New Brunswick spent the past year exploring science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through conferences, lab tours, master classes and research projects. On Saturday, May 21, Camden resident Lesslie Montiel will ...

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Camden, NJ — The City of Camden celebrated more than 400 graduating seniors in the Salvation Army Kroc gym today, as part of the national College Signing Day movement.   The event, coordinated by the Camden Education Fund, was inspired by former First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The Camden Education Fund and a new nonprofit called “Camden U” are teaming up to offer paraprofessionals from the city school district an easier, affordable way to earn teaching certifications and become eligible for full-time classroom jobs. Their new customized “Teacher Pathway” ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Ten city high school teenagers can add “published author” to their resumes after making significant contributions to a new book entitled “Speak Young Brown People, Speak. We Are Listening!” from “Women of the Dream.” The recently released non-fiction volume features 16 essays, ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Rotarians and public officials joined Camden School District educators on Thursday to recognize the academic progress of 30 of the city’s most-improved students. The “Back on Track” celebration highlighted students who had fallen behind in school, but “through self-determination and ...

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CAMDEN NJ – The city school district has unveiled its $343 million budget for the 2022-23 school year, which received NJ Department of Education approval on March 25th. The state-controlled Camden school district plans to increase spending by $23 million in FY2022-23, up from its current $319.9 ...

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CAMDEN NJ— County health officials continue to investigate how half-pint containers of milk, contaminated with a machine sanitizer, sickened 64 preschoolers, kindergartners and one staff member at two city public schools this week. Meanwhile, the NJ Health Department has issued a statewide ...

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This is the fifth in a series of profiles of Camden students turned educators.  This series is sponsored by the Camden Education Fund. CAMDEN, NJ — Meet Iran L. Mercado, an English teacher at his alma mater, the Creative Arts High School, where he has “the honor and privilege” to work alongside ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Woodrow Wilson High School alum Donovin Darius had a successful NFL career and got to play in the Big East with Syracuse. But there’s one thing the current generation of Woodrow Wilson players have over him - a state championship. Actually, three state championships. “When I was ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Youngsters at the city’s Early Childhood Development Center got a treat celebrating Dr. Seuss’s 118th birthday with Mayor Victor Carstarphen and school Superintendent Katrina McCombs reading to them from two of the author’s best-loved children’s books. To observe National Read ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — To celebrate National Public Schools Week, Rep. Donald W. Norcross and county Commissioner Jonathan Young toured the Camden County Technical School campus in Pennsauken to speak with its students and staff. “As a product of technical education, I support this (school’s) alternative ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A new program will help Mastery High School seniors enter the workforce immediately following graduation. The Career Pathways Program, a partnership between Mastery Schools of Camden, Camden Education Fund, and Camden Works, is being funded by a $130,000 grant from the Camden ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The Thomas H. Dudley School and Davis Family schools are among 11 middle schools in Camden County that have been named as schools of character by the Camden County Technical School  District.  All 80 private, charter, and public middle schools in Camden County were invited to submit ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – Yorkship Elementary School teacher Jennifer Seitz is among 35 teachers nationwide chosen as an “extraordinary educator” by a Massachusetts-based firm that helps local school districts enhance their teaching curriculum. Curriculum Associates, based in North Billerica, Massachusetts, ...

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This is the fourth in a series of profiles of Camden students turned educators.  This series is sponsored by the Camden Education Fund. CAMDEN, NJ — Meet Nakia James-Scott, a kindergarten teacher at Yorkship Elementary School, whose public school career began in 1998 as an instructional ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Mayor Vic Carstarphen and county Commissioner Al Dyer handed out hundreds of free KN95 masks to students and staff at Camden High School on Wednesday as the school district announced it will continue to require students to wear masks. Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday that the ...

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Co-op Cuts the Price of Broadband Access to 329 School Districts, Saving $375 Million Over Seven Years It was a project launched in 2014 to bring world-class Internet service to school districts in New Jersey. Today, the “New Jersey Digital Readiness for Learning Assessment Project” (NJDRLAP) ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Becoming an educator was never on Aaron Bullock's radar. It wasn't until after returning home in 1997 from Texas Southern University's law school with plans of attending another school that his aunt's closest friend, who is an educator, offered some career advice. She suggested ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Camden City students will be working remotely for two weeks when they return for classes starting Jan. 3, 2022, Superintendent Katrina McCombs announced in a letter to parents. The online classes will take through Jan. 14. Students are expected to return to in-person classes on Jan.

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CAMDEN, NJ – After announcing the transition to remote learning due to the recent winter surge in COVID-19 cases, Mastery Charter Schools of Camden is also postponing all athletic events and practices.  All athletic events will be suspended until Jan. 18, 2022, effective as of Christmas Eve.

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CAMDEN, NJ – Mastery Charter Schools of Camden is transitioning to remote learning for the first two weeks of 2022 after the recent winter surge in COVID-19 cases and the omicron variant.  The schools will be going remote through Jan 14, 2022, effective as of Dec. 23. In-person learning will ...

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CAMDEN, N.J. — Sustained and substantive innovation in a specific field; ongoing research to document the impact of such innovation; high standards; and a commitment to continual quality improvement are the requirements needed fto win a National League for Nursing Center of Excellence ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Parents from Camden this week joined the New Jersey Public Charter Schools Association in filing legal documents asking the state Supreme Court to consider facilities funding for charter schools in state-designated low-income communities.  The motions were filed in the long-running ...

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