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Widener University Names Student Ambassadors

CHESTER, PA (03/11/2024)-- Widener University recently inducted 32 undergraduate students to its prestigious university ambassador program. The inductees bring to 71 the total number of students who assist the university as ambassadors, championing Widener's values and legacy and communicating university hospitality to a variety of constituents. Ambassadors provide engaging campus tours to prospective students and their guests, and are known for being friendly and welcoming. Widener relies on their quality public speaking and listening skills. Students also work with other areas of campus including the Office of the President, Alumni Engagement, and University Relations. Ambassadors exemplify the values of the... Read more →


Group Launches Ad Campaign Pushing for Federal School Choice Tax Credit

National School Choice Week: Campaign advocating for passage of the Educational Choice for Children Act to expand school choice to all 50 states Click here to watch ad WASHINGTON, DC—The Invest in Education Coalition (IIEC), a national school choice advocacy group, launched a TV and digital ad campaign for National School Choice Week, that advocates for the passage of the Educational Choice for Children Act (ECCA). The ads feature stories of school choice beneficiaries who support the federal Educational Choice for Children Act that they say will ensure that every child can get access to the educations options that best... Read more →


Will Murphy Keep Your Child From Graduating?

Dorothy Philbin l CNBNewsnet Columnist Gloucester High School (CNBNews photo) GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (January 21, 2024)(CNBNews)--This is not a joke. It is not even a threat. It is a law (A1181/S205) signed by Governor Phil Murphy today, Friday, January 19, 2024. The law states "to make the completion of a financial aid application form a prerequisite to graduation for public high school and charter school students in New Jersey." Gloucester City High School just got a long-awaited and badly needed center for trades programs for those who don't want to go to college but want to learn entry-level skills for... Read more →


NCTO STUDY: New Jersey's Future Teachers Not Being Taught Properly

By Jessie Gomez Jun 15, 2023, 6:00am EDT CHALKBEAT CNBNews graphic file New Jersey is among the worst states in the nation at preparing future teachers to teach children how to read using an evidence-based reading approach, according to a report released Tuesday. The National Council on Teacher Quality, known as NCTQ, evaluated nearly 700 teacher preparation programs across the country on how well they prepare aspiring elementary teachers to teach students to read using an approach known as the “science of reading.” That approach relies on five core components: phonemic awareness (which involves working with the individual sounds that... Read more →


Elementary School Tech: What To Look For What to Ask

All this "ed tech" sounds modern and cool — but how can you be sure the devices and apps your child's school is using are actually helping your child learn? by: Crystal Yednak | Updated: April 24, 2023 Dusty media labs with old desktop computers — or sleek iPads, cloud-merging Chromebooks, immersive VR helmets, and data projectors flashing micro-films? Today, what passes for “ed tech” (educational technology) ranges widely. If a school’s technology is shiny and new, parents can assume their child is getting a modern education. But does all this ed tech really improve learning? Parents who studied with... Read more →


Good News for the Alice Costello School and the Community of Brooklawn

UPDATED AND CORRECTED William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet BROOKLAWN, NJ (March 24, 2023)(CNBNews)--The latest good news for God's Little Acre, also known as the Borough of Brooklawn, is the five elementary students at the Alice Costello School who represented the district in the STEAM Tank program. The boys in fourth grade are between the ages of 9 and 10. They represent the Brooklawn School District in the State's STEAM Tank program under the team name "Door to Your Heart." Their popularity has even spurred the interest of one of the Philadelphia News stations, CBS 3. A reporter from the... Read more →


Alice Costello 8th Grade Student-Athelete Playing in Al Carino's All-Star Game

source of photo Alice Costello Elementary School BROOKLAWN, NJ (March 23, 2023)Congratulations to Mike Barcklow (photo) for earning a spot in the annual Tim Lenaham Memorial 8th Grade All-Star Game on Sunday, March 26 at 1 PM at Rutgers, Camden City. That game will be followed by the 46th annual Albert J. Carino Boys Basketball Club of South Jersey Senior All-Star Game which is jointly sponsored with the Lions Club of South Jersey. Playing in that game are 30 of the area senior boys basketball players from the seven-county region. Nearby Gloucester High School will also be represented that day... Read more →


REMEMBERING ONE OF THE Good Guys', Coach Bob Barth

EDITOR'S NOTE (February 21,2023): Yesterday, we received a comment on an article written by Bruce Darrow about the passing of Coach Bob Barth, dated June 22, 2010. Coach Bob died suddenly in 2010. The article brought back many fond memories of him, as such, we decided to re-publish it in its entirety. REST IN PEACE COACH BARTH published Tuesday, June 22, 2010 By Bruce Darrow CNB News Sports Reporter BROOKLAWN, NJ --There are times when writing a story you need more than words. Readers must be able to envision what is being written. Enjoyment in reading comes with the great... Read more →


Jeanne Allen from Forza...for Education

There are a lot of things I love about my work, my colleagues and many of YOU reading Forza today. And I’m crazy about anything or anyone that works hard to influence those who influence policy, or people, or behaviors to understand what it takes to educate kids. Like these examples… Loving the Yass Prize Family of Innovators Love was in the air even before Valentine’s Day, when Yass Prize awardees and alumni reunited in Washington DC for two jam-packed days to fill the hearts and minds of members of Congress, Governors and their teams with their views on what... Read more →


2022 Math and Literacy Test Scores for New Jersey Students; See Your District

Catherine Carrera, Chalkbeat Newark Dec 21, 12:01pm EST Significant disparities between New Jersey’s white and Asian American students and their Black and Hispanic peers grew bigger on last spring’s state standardized tests, while proficiency rates among Newark’s relatively young students suffered the biggest declines from pre-pandemic levels, according to a Chalkbeat analysis of the scores. There were drops in proficiency rates in math and English language arts on the spring tests for all student groups in the state. And Newark’s struggles with achieving math proficiency have only grown more pronounced. The scores on the New Jersey Student Learning Assessments, known... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Thank The New Jersey State Board of Education For This High School Graduation Mess

The NJ Department of Education (NJDOE) is keeping complete statewide test results under wraps, but partial reports released to school districts show that just 39% of students who took the first ever administration of the New Jersey Graduation Proficiency PRESS RELEASE Assessment (NJGPA) last March passed the English Language Arts section, and just 50% passed the Math section. The low passing rates are a direct result of the State Board’s last-minute decision to raise the passing score on the new exam and reject a lower benchmark recommended by both the test vendor and the NJDOE’s own assessment officials. Only one... Read more →


Michael R. “Mike” Gorecki, of Stuart, Fl., formerly of Brooklawn; Bishop Eustace Prep Alum

Stuart, Florida – formerly of Brooklawn. On August 13, 2022. Age 72. Loving father of Mychael Gorecki and Daniel Gorecki. Devoted brother of Eileen (Keith) Weisgerber. Predeceased by his brothers: John Gorecki and Steven Gorecki. Cherished son of the late John P. Gorecki and Roslyn Gorecki (nee Campbell). Survived by many cousins and friends. Michael was raised in Brooklawn. He was a 1968 graduate of Bishop Eustace Prep. School in Pennsauken where he played quarterback on the football team. Michael lived in Stuart, Florida for the past several years after relocating from Texas. His career was centered and accomplished in... Read more →


Gloucester High Class of 1972 Celebrate 50th Reunion

UPDATED WITH NEW PHOTOS photos provided by Gary Devine GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (September 21, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Saturday, September 17, the Gloucester City High School Class of 1972 held their 50th Reunion at the Elizabeth Ballroom, Highland Boulevard. Five years ago, the 45th Class Reunion was paid for by classmate Gregg Teears of Gloucester City. Amazingly, the 50th reunion was also paid for by two other classmates. Jim McGlade of Washington D.C. paid for the bulk of the bill, and one other donor wanted to remain anonymous. The committee paid for the decorations, favors, door prizes, and extra desserts. Gary Devine donated two... Read more →


Kathleen Kelly Fulginiti McMahon, Retired Alice Costello School Teacher;

Kathleen Kelly Fulginiti McMahon Kathleen Kelly Fulginiti McMahon died peacefully at her home in Paoli, PA, on September 3, 2022, after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She was 75 years old. Kathy’s entire life revolved around teaching and children. She grew up in Collingswood, NJ, and attended Rutgers University in Camden, NJ. She then spent over 20 years raising her family in Haddonfield, NJ. In addition to guiding the hearts and minds of her own three children, Kathy spent many years touching the lives of other children in her neighborhood, as well as through her home-based daycare center, and... Read more →


Gloucester High School Superintendent Named to the Dual Role of HS Principal; New Salary Unknown

Gloucester City High School (CNBNewsnet photo) GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (June 5, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--School Superintendent Sean Gorman announced on Friday that he has been appointed the principal of the high school, and he will also continue in his role as district superintendent. In the same announcement, Gorman said that Donna Lacovara was named the principal of the Gloucester City Middle School. Gorman, who was the former high school principal, was named to his present position on July 1, 2021, at a starting salary of $165,000. Over the life of the three-year contract, Gorman's salary will increase by $10,100 or to $175,100 in... Read more →


*CASSIDY’S MEMORIAL DAY Baseball Clinic May 30th

Location: Brooklawn, NJ Address: Pershing Rd , Brooklawn, NJ 08030 Phone: 8563044632 Dates: 05/30/22 - 05/30/22 Ages: U8 U9 U10 U11 U12 Contact: Joshua M Cassidy - Please do not contact (spam) Joshua M Cassidy for reasons other than the purpose of the listing. Cassidy’s Baseball clinic is designed to teach the skills, techniques, fundamentals, and knowledge of baseball under the guidance of an experienced coaching staff. This 4-hour clinic offers an opportunity for all athletes, regardless of ability level, to participate in an exciting clinic of baseball training and game simulation. Age and skill levels will be separated into... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY:

New Jersey Dumbing Down Our Schools' Standards

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Contributor GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ--New Jersey 101.5 announced recently that the graduation exam will be made harder starting with this year's junior class. Fear not. Despite all the panic there is really nothing to worry about. The State Board of Education wants the passing grade to be set at 750 but the state Department of Education feels that score is too high and wants it lowered to 725, once again dumbing down our schools' standards. Even state Senate Majority Leader Teresa Ruiz, D-Essex said "725 is just way too low. It makes me cringe...725 for me I... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: Several 100 Students Absent Daily in the Gloucester City School District

PART ONE Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 17, 2022)--The easy answer is "No." Let's look at the Pre-K (3 and 4 year old) program first. The state pays 100% for the Pre-K program for all Abbott districts. But what are they paying for? After 25 years in education, I can tell you Research shows that an estimated $19 million per year is being spent on students who just don't come to school. (Pinterest image) "nothing." It is a babysitting service that is funded as education. Even the Department of Education admits "In 2012 [DOE] determined that score... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: The Scholastic Aptitude Test Known As SAT (Part four)

(The last of a four-part CNBNews series Dumbing Down of American Education) The final aspect of American education that we will study is the Scholastic Aptitude Test. Dorothy Philbin | Exclusive for CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (FEBRUARY 9, 2022)(CNBNEWSnet)--These tests, also known as College Boards, have been in existence for 96 years, since 1926. They are standardized tests traditionally used by colleges and taken by about 1.5 million students.* Some colleges are starting to rely less on SAT scores and more on the student's progress in school and out-of-school activities. Students now have the option of sending the scores to... Read more →


GUEST OP-ED: Our Schools Are Failing To Teach Our Kids

Posted Tuesday, February 8, 2022 | By AMAC, John Grimaldi | WASHINGTON, DC, Feb 8 – America’s schools are failing to teach young learners the basics. Tweens and teens are failing to learn, it’s as simple and as worrisome as that. The proof is in assessments that show too many of our youngsters can’t read, do math and write. The pandemic has a lot to do with it, for sure; COVID restrictions have disrupted the education process. But could it be that there is more to today’s education crisis than debilitating lockdowns and remote teaching? About 30 years ago, the... Read more →


CNBNEWS TIPS AND SNIPPETS:

Brooklawn Rumor, Baile's Good News, Cars Collide, Road Rage, MERIDIA, Toxic Water, Opinion, A New Dog

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews William E. Cleary Sr. CNBNews Editor GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 6, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Looking back over the past week the immediate area of South Jersey was a hotbed of news. Some of those topics we are reporting on below include: A rumor about a halfway house coming to Brooklawn Mayor Baile's Good News A road rage incident that ended in a death of a driver A two-car accident stopping train traffic at the Railroad and Essex Street MERIDIA ON THE PIER POLITICO'S story on your toxic drinking water Our Opinion Plus the Make A Wish Foundation... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY(VIX)

Dumbing Down Education-Part I

Related:THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY (X) Advanced Placement Courses--Part Two images courtesy of unsplash.com DOROTHY PHILBIN l CNBNews CONTRIBUTOR There has been a lot of controversies this week about two educational issues. The first issue is the banning of books in public schools and the second is the revelation of the terrible reading levels in the Baltimore School District. First things first. Why are so many books being considered for banishment? That answer goes back to virtual learning as a result of COVID. Parents were watching teachers teach and they could sit in on the lessons. Many of the gray... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY(VII)

What has Happened to American Education?

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Contributor Back "in the day" (1960s) the United States had the best educational system in the world. Even if we allow for personal/country pride we were definitely in the top five. Where are we today? It depends on the survey one reads. We are somewhere between 13th., behind Slovenia, and 36th waaay behind Bulgaria. How many American students can find either country on a map? What happened? Is it just Gloucester City or the country as a whole? The answer to the second question is easy. No, it is not just Gloucester City. It is the... Read more →


CNBNews Exclusive:

Is the Critical Race Theory Being Taught in Gloucester City Schools? What is the District's Transgender Policy?

UPDATED: CNBNews photo credit GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (August 20, 2021)--Jack Ciattarelli the NJ Republican candidate for Governor wrote an Op-Ed article in the Bergen Record about the public-school curriculum changing. Ciattarelli said, "In my travels, one issue that comes up repeatedly with parents — Democrats, Republicans and Jack Ciattarelli Independents alike — are the changes to the public-school curriculum pushed by Gov. Phil Murphy. Changes that now require kindergarteners to learn about gender identification and sexual orientation and middle school kids to know about vaginal, anal and oral sex." "Parents aren’t just concerned and frustrated. They’re also angry about an... Read more →


VIDEO: Mom Tells Georgia School Board No More Face Masks for Youngsters

UPDATED with new video (CNBNEWS)--A Georgia mom is going viral after she grilled school board members for making young children wear masks and socially distance despite there being little evidence that kids are severely at risk of contracting COVID-19. Here in New Jersey, Phil Murphy the Governor has mandated mask for school children in the fall. Just wrong! Remove your kids from their school and Home School them. Or put them in a charter school. The psychological damage that is being done to our children won't be known for sometime but they are being damaged especially socially. See video below,... Read more →


VIDEOS: Federal Government Transporting Illegal Immigrants Crossing the Texas Border to New Jersey and Elsewhere

By William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews A busload of illegal immigrants board a bus in Texas headed to the state of New Jersey, and the State of New York. Wednesday, June 30, 2021 protestors were stopping traffic on the NJ Turnpike demanding more money for the illegals from the taxpayers of the state. So far they have received $40 million. (image courtesy of The Center for Immigration Studies) GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (CNBNews)(June 30, 2021)--This week former President Donald Trump will be visiting Texas to talk with Gov Greg Abbot about the crisis that has exploded out of control since... Read more →


Colin MacAdams, Gloucester City Middle School Staffulty of the Month

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (April 16, 2021)--Congratulations to the Gloucester City Middle School Staffulty of the Month: 8th grade ELA teacher, Colin MacAdams!! In addition to teaching, MacAdams is also a dedicated coach for our middle school soccer and basketball teams! This is a well-deserved honor. source Gloucester City Middle School Related: Thomas C. MacAdams, Brooklawn Community Organizer, Councilman; Services on Saturday Read more →


Judith E. Glick, formerly of Brooklawn; Longtime Teacher at Alice Costello School, Gloucester High School Alumni

Formerly of Brooklawn - Judith Elaine Glick (nee Gansz), beloved wife of Steven Glick for 38 years, passed away on February 28th surrounded by her loving family. Daughter of Herbert and Elsie Gansz, she was born and raised in Brooklawn, NJ. Judy attended grade school at Alice Costello School in Brooklawn later graduating from Gloucester City High School. After graduating from Lycoming College, she returned to teach at Alice Costello School for 35 years. Over the years she enjoyed teaching many of the children of friends she attended school within Brooklawn. Her family always joked that she was the longest... Read more →


Patrick McCrea, Led A Life Worth Living

A Teacher at Alice Costello School for 41 Years; School Basketball Coach, Butcher, Baseball and Football Star in his Youth, Race Horse Owner, Loved Golf, Loved to Laugh, A Devote Catholic Pat was always working to get a laugh. He had claimed one of his best friends was a Monsignor, showed up with overalls and no shirt, and tried to convince people he was some kind of hillbilly and if you were standing by a pool he might just go ahead and push you in. As an educator he was no different; he started off every day in the classroom... Read more →


Go visual with a new outdoor LED sign for your business

It’s all about being visual Gloucestercitynews.net(January 20, 2020)--It is usually said that an image is worth more than a thousand words and nowhere is this truer than when it comes to advertisement. Then it is all about the visual! If you hope to grow your business, regardless of what that business is, you need a good marketing strategy to make sure you are being noticed by potential customers. There is currently a multitude of options when it comes to marketing platforms as well as strategies and that’s why you need to conduct some marketing research before you get going. One... Read more →