Education

March 13, 2019

CAMDEN, NJ—The number of Camden City School District [CCSD] students who scored proficient in English on state exams has increased, according to new state data. In the 2017-2018 school year, 14.1 percent of CCSD students met or exceeded expectations in the English portion of state exams, up from ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— The Camden City School District could see a small increase in financial aid from the state under Gov. Phil Murphy’s 2020 budget proposal. The Governor’s proposed budget would provide $15.4 billion to support schools, investing an additional $206 million in K-12 school aid, or formula ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— The Camden City School District is seeking applications to fill two vacant seats on its advisory school board. The two seats on the nine-member board have been vacant since the fall after the resignation of Jose Brito Bueno and Taisha Minier. The vacancies will be filled by ...

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CAMDEN, NJ—The Camden City School District is looking to the state for over $150 million for school repairs in the coming years after the completion of a six-month engineering audit. Acting Camden City School District Superintendent Katrina McCombs provided the update on the school district’s ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— Throughout Vance Johnson’s 10-year NFL career as a wide receiver for the Denver Broncos, he got the chance to catch passes from John Elway, play in three Super Bowls and compete with and against some of the greatest players in NFL history. He also started abusing alcohol and pain ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden professor has been named a fellow of the National Academies of Practice. Janice Beitz, will be inducted as a fellow at the NAP, an interprofessional, national organization that advises governmental bodies on health care delivery in the United States, ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— The New Jersey Schools Development Authority announced today that it has awarded CBRE Heery, Inc., of Philadelphia, a $2.6 million construction management contract to oversee the construction of the new $133 million Camden High School. The contract was approved at the SDA's Jan. 2 ...

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CAMDEN, NJ—As part of its Black History Month celebration, Mastery East Camden Middle School and its chapter of Hispanics Inspiring Student Performance and Achievement [HISPA] invited a Wells Fargo executive to talk to its students about the importance of writing their story. Crystal Dundas, ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— Alajia Turlington is a sophomore at Camden High School. To get to school, she has to take two buses — one to drop off her 7-month-old daughter Majeur at daycare before she gets on the bus to school. The sleepless nights don’t make getting to school any easier, Alajia said. Yet, she ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— Rutgers University—Camden has purchased the former Camden County Prosecutor’s Office across from Camden City Hall for $4.5 million. The state university will use the building, located at 25 N. 5th St., for administrative offices, said university spokesperson Mike Sepanic. Sepanic ...

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TRENTON, NJ—Educators from across the state testified in front of the state Senate education and higher education committees on the barriers that public schools face in recruiting and retaining a diverse teacher workforce.   “This issue is an issue that doesn’t solely impact the state of New ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— The deadline to apply for free tuition eligibility at Camden County College is today, Feb. 6. Camden County College [CCC] is one of 13 community colleges in New Jersey where qualifying students can apply for Community College Opportunity Grants [CCOG] beginning this Spring 2019 ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— Rutgers University—Camden will host a series of free, public events throughout February in honor of Black History Month. This year’s theme is “400 Years: Mapping the Hidden Traumas, Triumphs, and Trajectories of Black Life.” The first Africans to arrive in what is now the United ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— A kindergarten classroom at H.B. Wilson Elementary School was filled with police officers Wednesday morning. The officers weren’t there to enforce the law, however. Sitting around tiny tables talking and reading with students, the officers were visiting as part of the Camden County ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— A number of schools will be closed tomorrow, Jan. 31, due to extremely low temperatures. Below is a list of school closings: All Camden City School District schools All Mastery Charter Schools All KIPP Cooper Norcross Schools All Camden Charter Network Schools Eco ...

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CAMDEN, NJ—Eighth graders at Mastery East Camden Middle School are poised to get first-hand knowledge on how the area's largest bridges have been built and maintained. The Delaware River Port Authority [DRPA] Tuesday, in partnership with the middle school, launched its new Youth Exploration ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - Six education foundations in school districts from across the state have won awards from the New Jersey Education Foundation Partner for improving education in public schools. "New Jersey Education Foundation Partnership (NJEFP) is pleased to announce the winners of the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University will postpone collection of currently unpaid tuition and other fees from federal employees furloughed during the government shutdown, and their dependents. “This is one way that we can minimize that stress and eliminate disruption of academic careers while ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— When Ebony Hinson was in elementary school, she had a hard time caring about class. Instead of participating, she would sit at her desk with her head down. Her teachers thought she just wasn’t interested in learning. What they didn’t know was that when she got home from school, she ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— Cooper University Health Care will become the first trauma center in the nation to train an elite Army medical team. The Camden-based health system recently entered into an agreement with the United States Army to provide advanced surgical trauma training to the U.S. Army’s elite ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— A partnership between Rutgers Law School in Camden and the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers [CCHP] is lending a hand to improve the health and well-being of vulnerable populations in and around Camden. Combining the expertise of lawyers, nurses, social workers, and community ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— The Coriell Institute for Medical Research has announced its next president and CEO, a little more than a year after the sudden death of Coriell’s previous chief executive, Michael F. Christman, PhD. Jean-Pierre Issa, MD, an expert in the epigenetics of cancer and director of Temple ...

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CAMDEN, NJ—Three desks inside Lisa Wallenburg’s art room at the Dr. Charles E. Brimm Medical Arts High School stand out. Across the back of one chair are the words “I saved a seat for you" painted in bold blue letters and outlined in gold. That chair is behind a desk painted white, with three ...

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CAMDEN, NJ– In an effort to reduce chronic pain patients’ reliance on opioids, a Rutgers University–Camden researcher is looking for a non-addictive way to treat pain. Nathan Fried, a Rutgers University‒Camden assistant professor of biology, is studying the brain’s role in determining how humans ...

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CAMDEN, NJ—Building a 120-pound robot to compete against over 100 other high school teams from across the state in just six weeks may seem like a daunting task on paper. Even more so when it's the first time you’ve ever done it. However, the students on Mastery High School of Camden’s first ever ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— The new co-dean of Rutgers Law School in Camden is the first woman, the first African American and the first LGBT law dean at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.  Rutgers University–Camden Chancellor Phoebe A. Haddon announced Wednesday the appointment of Kimberly ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— The chancellor at Rutgers University-Camden has been selected as the recipient of two prestigious awards, one of which is for the impact her career has had on women in the legal community. Chancellor Phoebe A. Haddon has been selected as the recipient of the 2019 Ruth Bader Ginsburg ...

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CAMDEN, NJ—The Camden City School District is inching closer to returning to local control. Acting Superintendent Katrina McCombs presented the district’s 2017-2018 QSAC [Quality Single Accountability Continuum] scores to school board at the district’s meeting on Tuesday night. The district ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— Woodrow Wilson High School Senior Ricardo Torres-Gadea likes coffee. He likes serving it even more. That’s why Torres-Gadea is one of 11 students that run the high school’s new Tiger Café, a coffee shop that functions both as a teacher’s lounge and as a classroom for the high ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— The Camden City School District [CCSD] will hold its first school board election in years this coming November. Acting CCSD Superintendent Katrina McCombs announced at the district’s school board meeting Tuesday night that due to cost, operation and logistic considerations, the ...

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