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Chalkbeat FIRST PERSON:I’m passionate about teaching; Here’s why I’m not returning to the classroom

Selena Carrión, Chalkbeat New York Oct 8, 9:00am EDT Too many school leaders just want to get back to a broken ‘normal.’ As an educator of color who grew up in the Bronx and attended public schools from K-12, I’ve long been committed to making sure students have educational experiences that meet their needs, value who they are, and empower them and their families. As a child, I hoped to rectify the educational inequities I saw by becoming a classroom teacher in the New York City public school system. Since schools shut down in New York City in March 2020,... Read more →


Republican Lawmakers Say FBI is Going After Parents for Harassing School Officials is against Free Speech

By Casey Harper | The Center Square (The Center Square) – A new FBI focus on parents accused of harassing school officials around the country over curriculum and COVID-19 policies is being criticized by Republican lawmakers as government overreach and an attempt to curb speech rights. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Tuesday night that he has directed the FBI to look into parents who have protested at local school board meetings around the country, calling it a "disturbing trend." Debates over critical race theory, COVID-19 mandates, transgender policies, and other issues have embroiled many local districts in controversy. The tension... Read more →


Safety Requirements for NJ School Districts

Gloucester High School, Gloucester City NJ (CNBNews photo files) Last Updated: 09/02/2021 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR All students will be back for full-time, in-person instruction for the 2021-2022 school year. All students, educators, staff, and visitors will be required to wear face masks inside of school buildings, regardless of vaccination status, for the start of the 2021-2022 academic year. By October 18th, 2021, all workers in preschool through Grade 12 schools will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be subject to COVID-19 testing at minimum one to two times per week. Parents or guardians will not be able... Read more →


NJ Daycares Are Having Problems Enforcing Murphy's New Vaccine and Masking Rules...'Very Difficult Task'

Catherine CarreraSep 20, 2021, 7:00pm EDT New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced a vaccine mandate for all daycare workers by Nov. 1. Some facilities say the mandate will make it more challenging to fill vacant positions. Youngrae Kim for Chalkbeat All child care center workers in New Jersey have five weeks to get fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or face weekly testing after Nov. 1, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday. In this latest executive order, Murphy also clarified the state’s masking rule, requiring all employees, visitors, students, and children 2 and up in child care centers to wear face masks indoors.... Read more →


More Confusion as New Jersey Changes High School Graduation Rules AGAIN!

On September 8, 2021, the NJ State Board of Education adopted new graduation rules. Save Our Schools NJ opposed these rules and has urged Governor Murphy and the NJ Legislature to end exit testing in high school for diplomas as most states have done. For now, students and families need to know what the new rules are. This year, state testing will resume and the graduation testing requirement is in effect. Students must satisfy this requirement to get a diploma. For Class of 2022, current high school seniors, the graduation exit test requirement is in effect. They are the last... Read more →


Getting The Better Of Bullying

Going to school doesn’t have to cause anxiety about bullying if parents, teachers, students and others work together to stop it. (NAPSI)—For many students, learning and school excitement can be stifled by caution and worry about bullying—but it can be alleviated. The Problem Children who are bullied or who bully others may have lasting difficulties. Bullies are more likely to drop out of school, engage in criminal behavior and have difficulty keeping steady jobs. Victims of bullying suffer from anxiety, low self-esteem and depression. Bystanders may feel powerless, fearful or guilty. The U.S. Department of Education defines bullying as unwanted,... Read more →


CHALKBEAT: Covid Closes 3 Schools in Philly

Some Philadelphia parents are concerned as three schools in the area have been forced to temporarily close due to COVID. Allison Shelley / The Verbatim Agency for EDUimages After about two weeks of in-person school, three schools in Philadelphia have temporarily closed because of COVID cases. Emlen Elementary in Mount Airy closed Monday, as did Pan American Charter School in Fairhill. Lindley Academy, a charter school in Logan, closed Thursday. James Garrow, spokesperson for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, confirmed all three closures. The closures are each for two weeks. All of the schools said instruction will continue virtually.... Read more →


CDC Records Show Teachers Unions Gave Guidance to CDC Director on School COVID Restrictions

(Washington, DC) Judicial Watch announced today that it received 12 pages of *records showing the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and National Education Association (NEA) influencing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director and the White House with their own their own “embargoed vaccine research,” as well as school reopening policy. Additionally, the CDC Director states that she used the unions’ language in the CDC’s school reopening policy. Gloucestercitynews.net files The documents were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the CDC asking for: All emails exchanged between CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky and email... Read more →


CHALKBEAT: Fewer Students Are Choosing Virtual Learning

As virtual options split off from traditional school, interest dips Kalyn BelshaSep 2, 2021 A Connecticut student in eighth grade works remotely with her teacher in October 2020. John Moore / Getty Images In San Diego, like in many school districts, virtual learning looks different this year. Earlier in the pandemic, fully virtual students were paired with teachers at their home schools who guided them through a full day of classes — from math to gym — often alongside their pre-pandemic classmates. But this year, after the state prohibited that kind of remote learning, San Diego launched a standalone virtual... Read more →


Philadelphia Opens New $80 Million Elementary School for 1,100 Students

‘All children deserve buildings like this one’: Dale MezzacappaSep 1, 2021 Bright colors abound in the courtyard of the new Northeast Community Propel Academy in the Northeast on Wednesday. Courtesy of Gilbane, Inc. Philadelphia unveiled Wednesday a new $80 million elementary school in a growing and diverse part of the city — the first since 2007 that is an entirely new school and not a replacement for an older building. Northeast Community Propel Academy, a kindergarten to eighth-grade school in the Mayfair section of Northeast Philadelphia, drew about 1,100 students from three crowded nearby elementary schools and one middle school,... Read more →


Philadelphia schools go virtual Friday...

After parents express frustration with weather notifications Dale MezzacappaSep 2, 2021/CHALKBEAT The Philadelphia school district’s handling of notifying parents of delays after Wednesday night’s storm has angered many in Philadelphia. The remnants of Hurricane Ida hit parts of the Northeast hard, with flooding in New York City, Philadelphia and New Jersey. Spencer Platt / Getty Images Despite the havoc wreaked by the tail end of Hurricane Ida, Philadelphia’s school district opened Thursday, with notice of a two-hour delay for some schools that came so late some parents already had dropped off their children. On Friday, the district plans to go... Read more →


A Philadelphia Principal Explains How His School Staff Prepared For A Year Like No Other

Our school is facing devastating enrollment declines, COVID losses, and other trauma. We know our educators have an important role to play. Julio C. NuñezSep 3, 2021,/CHALKBEAT Students from Philip H. Sheridan Elementary School plant shrubs to beautify the playground during last spring’s hybrid learning. Courtesy of Julio C. Nuñez “Sofía is not returning,” reads a text from one of my teachers four days before the first day of school. Three months prior, in mid-June, one of our parents, a single mom, informed us that she was moving out of state. It would be the last day at Sheridan for... Read more →


Two Newark Children Dead Because of Gun Violence

Just days before school starts As shootings and gun deaths rise, leaders focus on violence prevention and trauma support. Patrick WallAug 31, 2021, /CHALKBEAT The pandemic has fueled an increase in gun violence across the country, including in Newark. Above, the site where a man was shot in New York City this July. Spencer Platt / Getty Images Khalif Harrington was set to begin his senior year at Newark’s West Side High School next week. Instead, the 17-year-old was gunned down Monday evening not far from his school and died shortly after. The shooting came just one day after an... Read more →


125,000 Students Return to the Philadelphia School District

The district and its unions are also still working on the terms of a vaccine mandate for employees. Dale MezzacappaAug 31, 2021,/CHALKBEAT With Target bags in hand, fourth grade teacher Tim Anzelmo has his students in line for the first day of class at Samuel Powel Elementary School in University City. Johann Calhoun / Chalkbeat Students returned to school buildings Tuesday, many of them for the first time since March 2020, as the Philadelphia school district hopes for a full year of in-person learning, despite the highly contagious delta variant of COVID-19 surging through the city. Superintendent William Hite and... Read more →


Biden's Education's Department Investigating Five States Who Prohibit Indoor Masking

Today, the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) opened directed investigations in five states exploring whether statewide prohibitions on universal indoor masking discriminate against students with disabilities who are at heightened risk for severe illness from COVID-19 by preventing them from safely accessing in-person education. WHO HAS CONTROL OF THE SCHOOLS? THE STATES OR THE WASHINGTON BUREAUGRATS? Related: When it Comes to Education, the Federal Government is in Charge of ... Um, What? "The Department has heard from parents from across the country – particularly parents of students with disabilities and with underlying medical conditions – about... Read more →


NJ School Board Association: Regarding Educational Equity and Critical Race Theory

EDITOR'S NOTE: On July 27, 2021 the New Jersey School Board Association released a statement pertaining to Educational Equity and Critical Race Theory. Those remarks appear below. Recently, educational equity and critical race theory (CRT) have attracted attention and caused confusion for some members of the public. Below is information designed to help boards of education understand these complex topics. Critical race theory (CRT) is a framework and/or analytical tool primarily used in higher-level university and graduate courses. Originating in the 1970s, CRT was first used to help law students think critically about the impact of historical and present-day racism... Read more →


CHALKBEAT: When Students are Quarantine, What's The Plan To Keep Them Learning?

Chalkbeat Kalyn BelshaAug 17, 2021, It was only her son’s third day of kindergarten when Sabrina Padgett got a call in late July that he’d been exposed to COVID and had to stay home for over a week. Soon after, that got extended when Padgett herself tested positive for COVID. Then her other two school-age children had to stay home, too. What happened next made her even more concerned. Padgett says her children didn’t have the option to do lessons online and weren’t given hotspots or laptops, though other schools in their Mississippi district transitioned to virtual learning. It took... Read more →


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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 →


Governor Murphy! The Parents Should Decide Not YOU

TRENTON, NJ--Governor Phil Murphy continues to require New Jersey's children to wear masks at school, daycare, and summer camp, even though children and adults can now unmask almost everywhere else. Children who safely played sports all spring without masks will be forced to wear masks while playing outside at camp this summer, as will kids on playgrounds at daycare centers. Governor Murphy has even said that students should expect to wear masks to school this fall, even though children face very little risk and every concerned adult will have had ample opportunity by then to get vaccinated. Keeping mask requirements... Read more →


CHALKBEAT NEWARK WEEKLY ROUNDUP: Newark Teachers Should Prepare for Vaccine

Welcome to our weekly newsletter! We are Patrick Wall and Catherine Carrera for Chalkbeat Newark. This is a roundup of our top stories this week. Email us with tips, feedback, or to say hello: newark.tips@chalkbeat.org. What should schools do this year to better support students’ mental health and wellbeing? Join Chalkbeat in conversation with New York City and Newark students, educators, and experts on how to heal from the tumult and trauma of the pandemic. RSVP today for our Aug. 24 virtual event. We hope to see you there! Our Latest Stories Newark teachers should prepare for vaccine mandate, union... Read more →


The National Education Association Files Lawsuit Against a Mother for Asking Questions About Curriculum

NEA Sues Mom for Asking Questions about Curriculum The National Education Association (NEA)—the nation’s largest public sector teachers’ union with a budget of over $300 million—has sued a Rhode Island mom for asking what her daughter would be taught in kindergarten. With the help of the Goldwater Institute, Rhode Island mom Nicole Solas is fighting back. Nicole Solas (photo courtesy of The Goldwater Institute) “This brazen and unprecedented act of intimidation by the NEA will not stand,” said Jon Riches, Director of National Litigation at the Goldwater Institute, who is representing Solas. “Nicole Solas is entitled to know what her... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: WHAT ARE SCHOOL DISTRICTS TRYING TO HIDE?

by Jon Riches The public’s business should be open to the public. And under Rhode Island law, it is. Yet when mom Nicole Solas sought to attend the meeting of a publicly funded committee that meets weekly to discuss and make recommendations on policies that apply across her daughter’s school district, she was told that the meeting was closed and parents were not welcome. Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files Now, the Goldwater Institute is pushing back: We’ve joined with the Stephen Hopkins Center for Civil Rights in Rhode Island to represent Nicole in a complaint before the state attorney general asserting that... 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 →


AMERICAN LEGION STATE PLAYOFFS: Brooklawn Knocked Out by Allentown

WOOD-RIDGE JULY 29, 2021)— Fresh off winning its first Mercer County American Legion League title this summer, the Allentown Legion baseball team went after its first state title Wednesday night (July 28, 2021)at the Wood-Ridge Athletic Complex. Manager Sahil Thakur’s squad brought home the MCALL’s third state crown since 1997 by defeating the state’s most successful team, Brooklawn Post 72, 5-2. Minus the 2020 coronavirus-canceled season, the MCALL has placed teams in four straight Final 8 championship games, winning the state title with Hopewell Post 339 in 2017, Broad Street Park Post 313 in 2018 and now Allentown. Allentown (22-3)... Read more →


Three Philly School Music Teachers Selected as Quarterfinalist for Music Educator Award

PHILADELPHIA, PA (July 6, 2021)--— Three School District of Philadelphia music teachers have been selected as quarterfinalists for the 2022 Music Educator Award, a special award that will be presented by the Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Museum during GRAMMY Week 2022. The District staff, who are among the 219 music teachers from 204 cities in the U.S., are South Philadelphia High School’s Courtney Powers, John Bartram High School’s Andrew Challman and Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush’s Suzanne Spencer. The quarterfinalists were recognized for making significant and lasting contributions to the field of music education and demonstrating a commitment to... Read more →


Freedom Mortgage Kicks Off 2021 Rucksacks to Backpacks Campaign

Company encourages local communities to join fundraiser to provide children of military families with school supplies Freedom Mortgage, one of the largest full-service mortgage companies and the top VA and top FHA (government-insured) lender in the U.S., announced the start of its annual Rucksacks to Backpacks campaign to provide school supplies for the children of active-duty military, National Guard members, and Reservists. Money raised from the campaign, now in its ninth year, will enable children in grades K-8 to pick the school supplies they need at distribution events through nine USO (United Service Organizations) centers across the country. The Rucksacks... Read more →


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Scrapbook of Carmen Palmiero, Outstanding GHS/Penn State Athlete Who Died Too Soon

BROOKLAWN NJ (July 2, 2021)(CNB SPORTS)—Carmen Palmiero formerly of Brooklawn was an outstanding all around athlete at Gloucester City High School in mid 1950’s. Palmiero was a 4 sport star playing Football, Basketball, Baseball and Track. Palmiero headed to Penn State after his graduation where he excelled in Basketball. Tragically Palmiero and a friend died in an auto accident driving home for Christmas in his Sophomore year. We were recently provided with a copy of a scrapbook by Rose Van Eck, Carmen’s sister. Today we see the beginning of the Brooklawn American Legion's Dynasty in the State of New Jersey.... 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 →


NO-COST DIGITAL RESOURCES TO HELP TEACHERS

(NAPSI)—If you are among the nearly four million teachers in America, according to National Center for Education estimates, here are no-cost digital resources that can support your teaching during these challenging times. Educating Educators Digitally School personnel can now sign up for a new series of six no-cost digital professional learning courses empowering educators with new strategies to support students’ success in school and beyond. The professional learning series for educators presents schools, particularly those from under-resourced communities, the access and materials needed to transform teaching during COVID-19 and beyond. The first in the planned series of six professional learning... Read more →


HELP WANTED: virtual hiring event for Gloucester City School District

Gloucester High School, Market Street and Crescent Blvd., Gloucester City, NJ 08030 (CNBNews photo) GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 14, 2021)--Kelly Education will be hosting a virtual hiring event for Gloucester City School District on Thursday, June 17th at 2pm. We are currently hiring for Daily Substitute Teachers, Long Term Substitute Teachers, Building Permanent Substitute Teachers, Substitute Paraprofessionals, Permanent Paraprofessionals and Clerical roles in Gloucester City School District School District. If you are looking for a new job to gain valuable experience, please sign up for our Virtual Hiring Event using this link https://forms.office.com/r/0fpwgDNcZR. This hiring event will be live on... Read more →


A Maryland's School District Taught Students Make America Great Again was White Supremacy

Washington, DC) Judicial Watch announced today it received 685 pages of heavily redacted records from Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) including documents related to their “Anti-racist system audit” and critical race theory classes. The documents, obtained under the Maryland Public Information Act, reveal that students of “Maryland’s Largest School District” who attended Thomas Pyle Middle School’s social justice class were taught that the phrase “Make America Great Again” was an example of “covert white supremacy.” The phrase is ranked on a pyramid just below “lynching,” “hate crimes,” “the N-word” and “racial slurs.” They were also taught that “white privilege” means... Read more →


Maple Shade Resident Arrested for Distribution and Possession of Child Pornography  

MAPLE SHADE, NJ --Chief Christopher Fletcher announces the arrest of one individual for child pornography charges in Maple Shade after a six month long investigation. Joshua Lee GAGER, 29, of Maple Shade, was arrested on May 13, 2021 and charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Distribution of Child Pornography, Possession with Intent to Distribute Child Pornography, and Possession of Child Pornography. The Maple Shade Police Detective Bureau received information from the Milford Police Department in Connecticut regarding the accused, GAGER, who was attempting to converse and meet with juvenile females. During the course of the investigation, it was... Read more →


Tues., May 4 Teacher's Appreciation Day

The Origin of Teacher Appreciation Week Teacher Appreciation Week originated in 1953, and teachers have Eleanor Roosevelt to thank for its inception. Roosevelt convinced Congress that there needed to be a specific day on which teachers were recognized. Prior to Roosevelt going before Congress, it is believed that some states did practice, but it is unclear and unsubstantiated. The theory, however, is that either a teacher from Wisconsin or Arkansas (they aren’t sure which) wrote letters to her trying to get her to help teachers’ cause. The Arkansas theory states that Mattye Whytte Wooldridge began communicating with leaders in the... Read more →


HELP WANTED:

Brooklawn School District: Administrative Assistant

BROOKLAWN, NJ (April, 2021)--Responsible for managing the company's daily tasks. Organizing scales and departments among other tasks. Responsibilities Answer and direct phone calls. Plan meetings and take detailed minutes. Write and distribute correspondence notes, e-mails, letters, faxes and forms. Assist in the preparation of regularly scheduled reports. Maintain contact lists. Act as the point of contact for internal and external clients. Hourly payment Average Administrative Assistant Hourly Pay is $ 16.03. Requirements High School degree. Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize work. Proven experience as an Administrative Assistant or Office Admin Assistant. Attention to detail and problem-solving skills.... Read more →


Fired Montclair Board of Education (BOE) member Sergio Gonzalez is angry

Fired Montclair Board of Education (BOE) member Sergio Gonzalez is angry. As he says in his published letter, he is “angry at being removed from the BOE because I dared to represent the interests of our children, rather than a political machine.” Gonzalez was removed by NJEA President-elect/Montclair Mayor Sean Spiller so that Spiller could appoint his own people, and Spiller appointees now hold four-of-seven board seats. As Gonzalez says, the NJEA/Montclair Education Association (MEA) political machine now sits on both sides of the negotiating table, and Spiller’s judicially recognized conflict of interest has given the MEA and NJEA control... Read more →


The Prom Must Go On:

New Survey Finds Majority of Parents Of High Schoolers Think Schools Should Allow Students to Have a Prom in the Wake of COVID-19 Online Party Superstore Shindigz Can Help Plan the Perfect Pandemic-Friendly Prom to Help Parents, Students and Schools Create a Memorable Experience FORT WAYNE, IN (April 1, 2021) -- Parents of high school students want their children to experience the same rites of passage that they had, including prom, despite -- or maybe in light of -- the year-long devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic that has forced schools across the U.S. to heavily modify or even cancel their... Read more →


NJ Public Charter Schools Outline New Best Practices of Remote Learning

Despite Historic Challenges Posed by COVID-19, Public Charter Schools Across NJ Are Adapting to Students’ Needs and Developing New Best Practices for Instruction Successful Innovations Can Help Support Students, Families, and Educators Everywhere (TRENTON) – As millions of children across the nation continue to be engaged in remote learning because of COVID-19, public charter schools across New Jersey today released new best practices that have helped them support students during the pandemic – ones Gloucestercitynews.net files that will likely remain in their pedagogical toolkits in perpetuity long after the virus is a thing of the past. As the pandemic struck... Read more →


Dr. David Levine Offers Tips for a Smooth Transition Back to School

As children head back to school after a full year of remote or hybrid learning, parents can help in easing their transition. Although most kids are excited to get back to their familiar classroom environments alongside friends and teachers, a successful send-off involves more than just making sure they have their face mask and hand-sanitizer as they head out the door. Dr. David Levine, the board-certified pediatrician with Atlantic Medical Group Pediatrics at Florham Park, is helping both parents and kids get comfortable transitioning back to school. In fact, he feels so strongly about the need for consistent, in-person learning... Read more →


ProPublica: The Lost Year...What the Pandemic Cost Teenagers

March 8, 12:58 p.m. EST Heather Davis comforts Madasyn Culver after a youth church service in Hobbs, New Mexico in late February. Celeste Sloman for ProPublica Education In Hobbs, New Mexico, the high school closed and football was cancelled, while just across the state line in Texas, students seemed to be living nearly normal lives. Here’s how pandemic school closures exact their emotional toll on young people. Republish ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. Everything looks the same on either side of the Texas-New... Read more →


JERSEYCAN! Concrete Solutions to Support Students, Families and Educators

New Report Provides Concrete Solutions to Support Students, Families and Educators with New Federal Funding Report offers evidence-based ideas from around the country to guide policy solutions NEW JERSEY – JerseyCAN, a nonprofit advocating for high quality schools for all New Jersey students, released today a framework for state actions to accelerate student learning through and beyond pandemic recovery. A Time to Act: A Framework to Accelerate Learning identifies five major elements that comprise the framework for action: ● Student and Family Engagement ● High Quality, Inclusive Curriculum, Instruction and Training ● Effective Resource Allocation for Equitable Systems ● Educator... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Public Schools Resist Competition

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor April 12, 2021 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on an op-ed that attacks religious and charter schools: The waiting list to get into charter schools is considerable in most cities. Most on the list are non-white. They want an alternative to the public schools. Why? For the same reason that rich people do: the public schools are unsatisfactory, and in many cases they are positively dreadful. But unlike the rich, most minority parents cannot afford to send their children to private schools. Enrollment at Catholic schools during the pandemic is down overall, though there... Read more →


How to Help Yourself With Difficult Homework During a Lockdown

Thanks to COVID-19 and the ongoing pandemic that resulted from it, lockdowns have become a part of our life. And if that wasn’t enough, students like you are having to deal with a ton of homework even when classes are online. You’re practically at home all the time now, and yet, the term ‘homework’ still seems to haunt you as always. Things don’t get any easier when the tasks you’re assigned are difficult to do. And due to the lockdown, you can’t even go out to a library or a friend’s place to discuss it. So to help you deal... Read more →


7 Ways to Ensure Your Child Gets a Good Education

The Oxford Method, a tutoring community, offers tips to help your child be successful in school NEW YORK, NEW YORK – (March 25, 2021) – Over the last year, during the pandemic, there have been many kids who have struggled academically. This is in part due to the millions who have had to do online learning and find the setup difficult. Whether children are learning online, in person, via classroom or through a combination of the three, there are things that parents can do to help them be more successful. Knowing what to do can help make a world a... Read more →


NJ Business & Industry Association Supports School District Regionalization Bill

A bill that would start the process of creating K-12 regional and countywide school districts, leading to improved quality of education and much-needed cost savings for state taxpayers, is being supported by the New Jersey Business & Industry Association today. NJBIA Vice President of Government Affairs Christopher Emigholz said bill S-3488, which is scheduled to be heard by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee today, is a good pathway to sustained savings for New Jersey. “This incentive-based opportunity for districts to explore regionalization will help bring much more efficiencies to those districts and, ultimately, much-needed property tax savings,” Emigholz said.... Read more →


Bitcoin as Digital Currency Transaction Tool to Manage Online Operations

This is the era of Digital currency and the trend to make safe and secure investment plans are getting famous due to having great profit returns. Bitcoin is a digital currency that has a great reputation and importance being as online fast processing. Make sure, how to get satisfied and how to match with your interests and the specialties to achieve your objectives and to make sure how to get satisfied and how to match with your specialties and the interests levels to proceed through the genuine way. With the passage of time, Bitcoin is a widely accepted electronic medium... Read more →


Latest On The School Reopening Saga Across The Nation

Biden Administration Waffles, Media Tires Of Rhetoric And Unions Claim Their Actions Won’t Harm Students WASHINGTON, D.C. The media finally appear to be losing patience at the Biden Administration’s waffling on the issue of school reopening. Joe Biden made school reopening and his ability to get it done quickly and safely a signature campaign promise. Many observers and fans were led to believe that given his extraordinary influence with the heads of the teacher's unions, he’d be able to prevail on them to move out of the way, knowing that their nemesis Donald Trump was no longer calling the shots.... Read more →


Home Rule in New Jersey seems to trump CDC Guidance on School Reopening

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. Cold Springs School, Gloucester City, NJ JOHN MOONEY, EDUCATION WRITER | FEBRUARY 17, 2021 | EDUCATION, CORONAVIRUS IN NJ ‘It is still very much a district-by-district, case-by-case’ decision, says official with the state’s most powerful teachers union For all the fanfare surrounding Friday’s guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on how to reopen schools nationwide, New Jersey’s famous home rule still appears the prevailing guidance when it... Read more →


*The Camden County Hero Scholarship Program Accepting Applications

The Camden County Hero Scholarship is pleased to announce its’ 2021 Scholarship Program. Three $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors who have a parent actively serving Camden County, or they themselves serve Camden County in a public safety capacity. One award will be presented in each field of service: Law Enforcement, Fire, and EMS. A $1,500 scholarship in memory of Chief Gary R. Cline, Ret., Merchantville Police Department, will be offered to a graduating high school senior pursuing a career in law enforcement. A $1,500 scholarship in memory of Chief Gene Dannenfelser, Ret., Camden County Fire... Read more →


Gloucester City Board of Education Accepts Resignation of School Superintendent Vespe

UPDATED Brooklawn School District 2021-22 Student Tuition for GHS Totals $1,201,919 William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews (GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ)(Feb. 12, 2021)--The Gloucester City Board of Education, at the February 9 meeting, accepted the resignation of Superintendent Dennis Vespe effective June 21. Vespe was hired for the school years 2017 through 2021. His starting salary was $157,500. According to the NJ Public Employees Data Base Vespe's salary, as of December 19, 2020, was $162,254. Related: Dr. Dennis Vespe Hired as Gloucester City School Superintendent; Starting Salary $157,500 He replaced Joseph Rafferty who retired on August 31, 2017. Rafferty was hired... Read more →


GreatSchools: Does your teen have a digital curfew?

A new study finds devices at bedtime are cutting into teens’ much-needed sleep time and directly impacting their mental health. by: Charity Ferreira | A 2017 study published in the journal Child Development found that using smartphones late at night, specifically for social media, is directly linked to depression, poor coping skills, and reduced self-esteem in teens. In light of recent evidence that the time teens spend on their phones has negative effects on their wellbeing (including a survey that found 1 in 5 teens say they regularly wake up in the middle of the night to check social media),... Read more →