Education

June 12, 2019

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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CAMDEN, NJ — Students passed footballs around and got to spend some time with Swoop, the Philadelphia Eagles' mascot, at the unveiling Monday of a new turf field at the Lanning Square campus of KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy. City officials gathered with members of the community and NFL Foundation ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The Camden City School District announced, just hours before the start time, that it was canceling a staffing-related board meeting scheduled for tonight. A post to the district’s Facebook page cited “advisory board member attendance” as the reason for the cancellation. School ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Preliminary layoff notices went out Monday to 40 employees, including five teachers, in the Camden City School District, as officials navigate a $27.6 million budget deficit for the 2019-20 year. The total cuts came in under the school district’s estimate last month of a ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — One by one, the students took to the stage upon hearing their names called. Some of the nearly 30 seniors from Camden, Burlington, and Gloucester counties would pull back a sweatshirt or jacket to reveal a T-shirt from where they would be heading post-graduation. Others unrolled a ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Girls are more often bullied than boys and are more likely to consider, plan, or attempt suicide, according to research led by a Rutgers University‒Camden nursing scholar. “Bullying is significantly associated with depressive symptoms, suicidal ideation, suicide planning, and ...

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Uncommon Schools, which operates Camden Prep, has named Julie Jackson as its president, a new position at the non-profit charter organization that manages 53 schools serving 19,000 students in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts. As President, Jackson will oversee all K-12 instruction and ...

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CAMDEN, NJ - Everyone likes to go out to eat. But restaurants are finding it more difficult to find a good cook or chef. A 16-week Culinary Arts Training Program from Camden’s Respond, Inc. is trying to fill that niche.  Respond, Inc. is a nonprofit organization created in 1967 by community ...

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As a graduate of Camden public schools, and a 26 year educator in the District, my personal and professional purpose has never been more clear: to do all that is within my power to give young people in my City the best education possible. This week I was honored with the privilege of being ...

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TRENTON, NJ— Camden Education Association President Keith Benson arrived in Trenton Wednesday to cheers after walking 40 miles from Camden to call for the full funding Camden’s public schools and a freeze on any more public school closures. He was greeted by students Veterans Memorial Family ...

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TRENTON, NJ— Katrina McCombs, the 26-year Camden schools veteran and city native, who has served for the past nine months as the district’s acting state superintendent, was officially appointed to serve as the school district’s leader Wednesday by the New Jersey Board of Education. “It's ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— One Camden educator is walking 40 miles to advocate for the funding of traditional public schools in Camden. Camden Education Association President Keith Benson left Camden for a three-day journey on foot Monday afternoon to the offices of the New Jersey Department of Education [DOE] ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— To Wanda Tooentino and her eighth-grade classmates, the Veteran’s Memorial Family School is their second home. It’s their second family. So when they learned earlier this week of the Camden City School District’s [CCSD] decision to close the school for the 2019-20 school year, they felt ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— Nearly 30 volunteers from the Camden City School District fanned out across the city’s Morgan Village neighborhood Thursday to get the word out about open registration for the district’s free preschool program. The preschool program is free for all city residents who have children ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— With a $27 million budget gap, school closures and job cuts looming, the Camden City School District today announced that it will close Veterans Memorial Family School and Bonsall Annex Preschool and consolidate others for the 2019-20 school year. At the Camden school board’s March ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— Laughter and yips of excitement rang throughout the hallways at H.B. Wilson Elementary School as students lined up outside of the school’s gymnasium. They were waiting patiently to get inside the gym, where the smell of cotton candy and freshly popped popcorn filled the air. Where ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— The New Jersey Schools Development Authority will be in Camden this April to hold a community forum on the new Camden High School project. The forum will be held on Thursday, April 18 at 6 p.m. at the Camden Historical Society, 1900 Park Blvd. Representatives from the SDA will be ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— On Monday, 11 candidates filed petitions to run in the June 4 Democratic primary election for Camden City Council. The 11 Democratic candidates will be vying for the party’s nomination to run in this November’s general election for the four city council seats that represent Camden’s ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— Stacks of boxes filled with fresh produce and healthy dry goods filled the hallway outside of the KIPP Cooper Norcross Lanning Square Academy cafeteria. A whirlwind of around 20 volunteers would come and go, wheeling the crates of food to classrooms throughout the school. By the ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— Mastery High School of Camden has started a new Honors Academy, and will hold interviews for eighth-grade students who wish to enter the academy beginning in April. The Honors Academy serves as an educational boot camp for students to take Advanced Placement courses starting their ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— The Camden City School District could see massive layoffs and building closures in the 2019-2020 school year unless it receives the $27 million in emergency aid from the New Jersey Department of Education [DOE] it has requested. Acting Superintendent Katrina McCombs addressed the ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— A program that introduces high school and middle school students to the fields of architecture, construction and engineering has expanded to Camden. ACE Greater Philadelphia now has a team in Camden, led by Erica Anderson-Blaylock, of City Invincible Architecture, and Ron Kerins, of ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— More Camden students are graduating high school and enrolling in college, according to new data from the New Jersey Department of Education [DOE]. Last week, the DOE released its School Performance Reports for the 2017-2018 school year. The reports assign a numerical grade from 1 ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— Twenty-five students from KIPP Cooper Norcross Lanning Square and John Greenleaf Whittier middle schools recently used coding and technology to find innovative ways to help people with disabilities. The students participated in their first ever Hackathon last week at Kellman Brown ...

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TRENTON, NJ—The State Senate has advanced a controversial bill that would allow school districts to turn unused classroom space into child care centers for infants as young as six weeks old. Bill S3330, also referred to as the Teddy Bear Academy bill, passed 24-8 for its third and final passage ...

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