Education

June 10, 2021

Camden, NJ - A study released this week by the Annenberg Institute at Brown University found positive effects in both math and reading in Camden schools following the state takeover of the district in 2013. The study, authored by Beth E. Schueler of the University of Virginia and Joshua F.

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CAMDEN, NJ -- The Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial will hold its annual Camden Resident Student Scholarship Awards Ceremony on Friday at 6 p.m. “We are thrilled to be providing these exceptional students assistance as they move forward in their academic careers,” said Dennis Levitt, ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – The school district’s class of 2021 may not have been physically in school this year, but that doesn’t mean their educators haven’t noticed their accomplishments. The district and Subaru held a Zoom-based award ceremony on Wednesday night where 25 grads from eight high schools were ...

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Longtime Camden activist Shirley Irizarry is heading a newly created parent organization aimed at helping families access resources and services and navigate the city's educational system. Irizaary will serve as executive director of Parents Invincible, a nonprofit organization that will hire a ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Sharon Davis has been working with special education students in the Camden school district as a paraprofessional since the late 1980s. The 60-year-old school district employee would love to continue her work, but due to the district misplacing certification records stating she is ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – Jude Misko isn’t Thor, but the graduate student in the criminal justice program at Rutgers University – Camden is very good with a different kind of hammer. He won the national NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championship’s hammer throwing competition last month after ...

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CAMDEN, NJ -- This year Senior Prom is back for some high schoolers in the Camden City School District. “Senior prom is an event that our students look forward to every year. After such a challenging year, it will be exciting for our students to take part in this great tradition,” ...

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Editor's Note: This story is the fifth in a series of profiles highlighting Camden public school leaders. The first focused on Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC) Principal Loray Vaughan. The second profiled Mastery Molina Upper Elementary School Principal Rickia Reid. The third ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – The Camden Education Fund has awarded over $200,000 to 21 local youth-serving institutions as part of competitive grant. The contributions, which will range from $5,000 to $25,000, will go toward providing mentoring, mental health support, academic tutoring, enrichment and ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – Summer may be coming up, but that doesn’t mean school will be out for the Camden City School District. “What better way to begin our new normal than by offering in-person summer enrichment programs for our students here in Camden City?” said Superintendent Katrina ...

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CAMDEN, NJ -- On Thursday, Lifting Up Camden’s Youth Outreach – a non-profit focused on the academic success of local school kids – broke ground on a new addition to its Federal Street facility. The 10,000-square-foot space will likely triple the organization’s capacity in the coming years in ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Although the elderly are often the main concern when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic, as vaccination rates rise, getting juveniles a dose is now a priority in Camden. The Camden City School District is working hard to get students 12 and older vaccinated, said Superintendent ...

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This story is the third in a series of profiles highlighting Camden public school leaders. The first focused on Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC) Principal Loray Vaughan. The second profiled Mastery Molina Upper Elementary School Principal Rickia Reid. The third profiled Cooper’s Poynt ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – The Camden Schools Foundation plans to host its 10th Annual Hall of Fame Dinner–Fundraiser, honoring four people for their many contributions to the City of Camden. The event is to be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 20, at Tavistock Country Club in Haddonfield, and money raised from ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – The city's public schools will gradually begin to reopen, starting today, after being closed for more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Returning first to classrooms are pre-K–2nd grade students for hybrid, in-person learning, says Superintendent Katrina T. McCombs in a ...

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This story is the third in a series of profiles highlighting Camden public school leaders. The first focused on Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC) Principal Loray Vaughan. The second profiled Mastery Molina Upper Elementary School Principal Rickia Reid, The series is sponsored by the Camden ...

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Teachers and staff who returned to Uncommon Schools Camden Prep last month for in-person classes did so with peace of mind thanks to a partnership with CAMcare Health Corp. that provided COVID-19 vaccinations. CAMcare, a federally qualified health care center, teamed up with the public ...

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CAMDEN NJ – Students in the city’s public school district will not be returning to their classrooms next week as originally planned, Superintendent Katrina McCombs said in a letter sent to their families. The district’s 6,800 students will continue with virtual learning for the week of April 12 ...

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CAMDEN NJ – Maya Goodwin is a good sport and a stellar student-athlete. The 17-year-old senior at LEAP Academy University Charter School received official recognition Tuesday from faculty and classmates for her 1,034-point high school basketball career. A commemorative banner of Maya Goodwin, in ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The Center for Black Educator Development (CBED) will offer a  five-week summer literacy program for elementary school students at Mastery Schools of Camden this summer that offers a culturally-responsive curriculum steeped in Black culture, history and pedagogy. The Freedom Schools ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Community leaders – from the mayor and school officials to state lawmakers and faith-based groups – are voicing their support for city school Superintendent Katrina T. McCombs. In a letter sent to TAPInto Camden, 21 city leaders said they have seen “tremendous growth” in the public ...

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CAMDEN, NJ —Parents for Great Camden Schools and Camden Enrollment are offering parents the opportunity to learn more about Camden City’s free PreK-12 options through a virtual school fair. The “Virtual School Fairs” will be held online through Zoom and will also be closed-captioned for Spanish ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Come Fall, four high schools in Camden will live under one roof. Among them will be Dr. Charles E. Brimm Medical Arts High School, which was founded in 1994 at a location provided by Lourdes. The school, named after a Camden doctor famous for his tireless efforts, later relocated ...

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This story is the second in a series of profiles highlighting Camden public school leaders. The first focused on Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC) Principal Loray Vaughan. The series is sponsored by the Camden Education Fund. CAMDEN, NJ — Education found Rickia Reid, instead of the other ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Josie Ocasio works in the non-profit space. Her job means engaging with parents from all school types in Camden: district, renaissance and charter. Looking outward at what parents have needed in the midst of the pandemic has been more vital than ever for Ocasio whether it those ...

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NEW JERSEY -- In its new rankings of public schools nationwide, U.S. News & World Report said New Jersey is the state with the country’s top education system and is number one in pre-school enrollment.  “Investments in our students are investments in the future of our state, and I am ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Three schools instead of four are now set to close at the end of the school year under a finalized plan, the Camden school district announced Friday morning. Gov. Phil Murphy and Acting Commissioner Angelica Allen-McMillan have vowed to save Yorkship Family School, originally set to ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Clayton Gonzalez’s career as a Camden school advocate culminated roughly four years ago during one of his shifts. He was in his late 20s and it hadn’t been too long since he’d been sworn on to the police department. “It happened right on this corner,” Gonzalez told TAPinto Camden ...

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NEWARK, NJ — As New Jersey schools move to transition students back into the classrooms, a recent poll found that voters in the state are split on a return to in-person learning.  The survey, conducted by Change Research and commissioned by Newark-based non-profit Project Ready, interviewed 960 ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — New Jersey will expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility later this month to millions more people including teachers, the homeless and clergy, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday. Educators have been among the groups lobbying for higher prioritization. As of March 15, K-12 educators and ...

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