Education

September 14, 2020

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 ...

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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), ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The Early Childhood Education Advocates (ECEA), representing New Jersey’s more than 4,100 private licensed childcare centers, voiced today its strong support for Gov. Phil Murphy’s $250 million initiative to help childcare providers and families amid the ongoing coronavirus ...

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This is the first in a series of profiles on the 2020 Camden School Advisory Board candidates ahead of the upcoming November elections. CAMDEN, NJ — Camden school board candidate Theo Spencer, 44, is a product of his city — living on the same two Haddon Avenue blocks since he was born.  As a ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The Camden City School District (CCSD) has canceled Friday's school board meeting. The advisory board meetings, wherein Superintendent Katrina McCombs also provides a report on updates that impact students, parents and staff, usually take place on Tuesdays.  After postponing earlier ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Representative John Lewis. Former President Barack Obama. Late Camden school board president Martha Wilson. All were recently considered top five finalists in the renaming of Woodrow Wilson High School — a decision Superintendent Katrina McCombs said was being done due to the racist ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The upcoming school year will look very different this fall in Camden due to the coronavirus pandemic. Whether schools are in need of plexiglass barriers to safeguard students or online learning tools to maintain a high level of education, Camden Education Fund (CEF) hopes to make ...

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NEW JERSEY — A dozen bills, part of a package introduced by Senate Education Chair M. Teresa Ruiz on Monday, would help create a more diverse roster of educators across New Jersey and tackle the state's ongoing issue with teacher shortages. “During last year’s teacher diversity hearing we heard ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Toj’Mere Cordy of Camden became one of seven receptions to receive a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music. Berklee City Music, a non-profit, honored Cordy — the only recipient hailing from the Garden State — and the other winners with a virtual ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Camden schools will operate under a full-remote learning format through January 31, Superintendent Katrina McCombs said in a letter Thursday. The school year will start Sept. 8. “During this remote period, we will continue to assess and monitor the needs and feedback of our ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Camden students will begin the school year solely online, Superintendent Katrina McCombs said Wednesday.  The announcement this evening comes off the heels of Gov. Phil Murphy allowing schools unable to accommodate in-person learning to remain online amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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TRENTON - When the COVID-19 pandemic rocked New Jersey in mid-March and sent home 1.4 million school children for the rest of the 2019-20 school year, parents were scrambling to provide at-home child care and academic instruction as the economy collapsed. With Wednesday’s announcement from Gov.

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In just a few weeks, Uncommon Schools Camden Prep High School will open in a new state of the art building on the corner of Copewood Street and Haddon Avenue with a founding class of ninth graders and a principal with a proven track record of ensuring students not only get to college, but through ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — On paper, resuming in-person school activities amid the coronavirus pandemic may sound simple and straightforward. Take school buses. During the school advisory board meeting last week a slide outlined the procedure. One individual per seat, face masks worn by all, no eating or ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Over a year after Camden schools submitted a request for $44 million in emergency aid to offset climbing internal costs, Superintendent Katrina McCombs said Tuesday that the district has been denied the money.  “You are probably wondering why it was denied, and all I can say for now ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The Camden City School District (CCSD) outlined a “hybrid model” — a mix of in-person and remote learning — once schools reopen in September. However, Superintendent Katrina McCombs said during the district's advisory board meeting Tuesday night that nothing's set in ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — An all-remote learning option will be available to parents not comfortable with sending their children to school in the upcoming fall semester amid rising concerns surrounding the coronavirus.  But what about teachers, faculty, nurses and other adults who ordinarily work in school ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Camden schools have been markedly getting better since 2015 and were successful in transitioning from the classroom amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a new poll has found.   The findings, released Wednesday, were part of a survey carried out by New York-based Democratic polling firm, ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Sturae Meyers, a Camden teacher since 2003, is concerned that without a vaccine and the proper protocols in place children and their loved ones will be unnecessarily exposed to COVID-19 come fall.  “It's about the kids coming out and their safety...about whom they may inadvertently ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A sea of royal blue caps and gowns marched through the Mastery High School of Camden parking lot — face masks hiding the renaissance school’s 76 founding graduates. “Let us not forget this class has been through a lot together and it has not been your typical high school ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A roadmap for schools reopening was provided by the state last week, although how Camden schools will specifically adjust is still in the works.  That such a horizon existed, however, was not clear earlier this year, when some parents that make up the 15,000-plus student district ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Two Camden Academy Charter High School students will shed their burgundy for brown and gold come fall, after they were selected last week as the 2020 recipients of the MHS Lift Scholarship Fund — guaranteeing them both full rides to Rowan University.  Julianna Hilton and Jessica ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — As of Wednesday, Phoebe Haddon’s time as Rutgers-University Camden’s chancellor will conclude after six years.  Her tenure has included a growth in enrollment and a more diverse student body — partly due to the Bridging the Gap tuition reduction program making college attainable to ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Today is the deadline to help rename Woodrow Wilson High School following Superintendent Katrina McCombs announcement that the East Camden school would soon stop paying homage to the former president who demonstrated racist values.” “The Committee will be made up of 20 to 25 people ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Anwar McCargo’s outfit said it all: a large pair of square-framed sunglasses, red fluffy slippers, a cap, gown, and don’t forget the face mask.  “I wanted to celebrate comfortably and match my school’s colors,” McCargo told TAPinto Camden as he marched with a banner in hand.  The ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The same week a petitioner is asking Rutgers-Camden to remove the Walt Whitman statue from the campus, another is calling for the university to reconsider covering a mosaic that has drawn ire from some in the community.  The "racist statue” of the poet and essayist should not ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — As teachers, staff and faculty prepare for the next academic year, many expect costs to mount while preparing to teach in the midst of a pandemic. Schools in Camden — including district, charter, and renaissance — will be eligible for up to $100,000 in grants to help them in that ...

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