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GREAT SCHOOLS: Plantation Tours AND U.S. Slavery A Good Teaching Tool As Long As The Lessons are Honest

Amy Potter & Derek H. Alderman GREAT SCHOOLS (This story is adapted from an article that originally appeared in The Conversation on March 15, 2022, by Amy Potter, Associate Professor of Geography at Georgia Southern University, and Derek H. Alderman, Professor of Geography at the University of Tennessee.) Whether they know it or not, kids have recently become the eye of the storm for an adult culture war over how we understand race in our country. State legislatures across the U.S. are cracking down on discussions of race and racism in the classroom. School boards are attempting to ban books... 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 →


Partnership for a Drug Free NJ Honors 4th Grade Cumberland County Student

RELATED: So Who is George Merryfield ? Statewide Fourth Grade Folder Contest CUMBERLAND COUNTY, NJ — Young people are using their artistic talents to encourage their peers to live a healthy substance-free lifestyle as part of the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey’s (PDFNJ) Design a Fourth Grade Folder contest. Nearly 3,000 fourth grade students from all 21 counties in New Jersey entered the contest, but only 33 earned recognition at the program’s virtual award ceremony held on Tuesday, May 3. Aubrey Monahan of Elizabeth F. Moore Elementary School in Bridgeton was selected as a finalist in the competition. The... Read more →


Gloucester City School District Job Openings

County-Camden Posted Date-4/14/2022 Expiration Date-5/14/2022 2022-2023 Anticipated Openings ADMINISTRATION Interim Business Administrator If you are interested, please electronically submit a copy of your professional resume, cover letter, certificate(s), and at least 3 professional references to dstruss@gcsd.k12.nj.us. (subject line: Last Name, Interim Business Administrator). Business Administrator If you are interested, please electronically submit a copy of your professional resume, cover letter, certificate(s), and at least 3 professional references to dstruss@gcsd.k12.nj.us. (subject line: Last Name, Business Administrator). TEACHING STAFF Bilingual Pre-K Teacher If you are interested, please electronically submit a copy of your professional resume, cover letter, certificate(s), and at least 3... Read more →


NATIONAL TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY:

A Salute to Each and Every Teacher Across the Nation

This year the National Year of the Teacher and National Teacher Appreciation Day is May 2-6 and May 3, 2022. In 1986 President Ronald Reagan captured the significance that teachers have on each of us in the following proclamation honoring teachers across the United States. December 22, 1986 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation When Henry Adams wrote, "A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops," he expressed a sentiment that any student could share. Teachers help us learn to read, to write, and to count-and how to study. By word... Read more →


National Teacher Appreciation Week (May 1-7) A Time To Show Your Gratitude

By Peter G. Sánchez The Catholic Star Herald Thomas Iacovone Jr., principal of Gloucester Catholic High School, recalls a moment earlier this year when during senior night for the girls’ basketball team, one student’s parents were unable to attend. Gloucestercitynews.net files Two teachers, acting as proxies, escorted the young woman onto the court with flowers in support of her accomplishments. “The teachers are always here for the students,” Iacovone said, adding that their actions show young people they are worthy of dignity, love and respect. Iacovone’s story was just one of many examples shared from within the Diocese of Camden... Read more →


Investigation: Thousands of NJ Black and Hispanic Students are Shut Out of Advance Placement Courses

Patrick Wall, Chalkbeat Newark Apr 26, 2:06pm EDT New Jersey’s racial gaps are larger than the national average When Rasheed Adewole’s friends from other high schools used to complain about their heaps of homework, he would feel a flood of shame. The other teens, whom he met through a college-prep program, attended magnet and suburban schools in New Jersey that offered an array of demanding Advanced Placement courses. He attended a Newark charter school that offered just one advanced class: AP U.S. History, which he took his senior year. In most of his other classes, expectations were low and homework... Read more →


CNB Sports: Gloucester High Knocked Out of the Hammonton Softball Tournament by Delsea (see photo album)

Bruce Darrow | CNBNews Sports HAMMONTON, NJ (April 21, 2022)—Hammonton pitcher Gianna Dougherty shutdown Gloucester High allowing only six hits. Delsea got two unearned runs in the opening round of the Hammonton Invitational Tournament played in Hammonton. Dougherty struck out three and walked one. Delsea had six hits by six different players. Danaka Bennett had two hits for Gloucester (7-4). Gloucester scored its run in the seventh, but Daugherty was able to shut the door. Kloi Tighe and Olivia George combined on a six-hitter for Gloucester. Read more SEE ALBUM Read more →


The Center for Disease Control Failed School Districts Across the USA

Dubious research, vexing guidance: CDC struggles to help schools during pandemic Matt Barnum, Chalkbeat Apr 18, 7:00am EDT In January of last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mischaracterized an outside study about school reopening. The researcher emailed the agency to complain, but the error was never corrected. In fall 2021, a CDC study acknowledged that it could not identify the direct effects of masking on COVID spread in schools. The agency nevertheless claimed the study supported the need for universal masking. And just a few months ago, the CDC failed to clearly describe how revised masking guidance... Read more →


New Jersey's Public Charter Schools Accelerate Student Learning During Pandemic

Start Strong' State Assessments Students in NJ's five largest charter cities are 32 percent more likely to approach or meet grade-level standards compared to district peers in English language arts, 55 percent more likely in math; State Charter Association calls on Murphy Administration to expand high-quality charter options to mitigate learning loss crisis HAMILTON, NJ - April 7, 2022 – Yesterday, the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) released school and district-level results from last fall's Start Strong assessments. Administered in September and October of 2021, Start Strong is New Jersey's first statewide exam that provides insight on how the... Read more →


Staying Well Hydrated May Reduce risk for Developing Heart Failure

Staying well-hydrated may be associated with a reduced risk for developing heart failure, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health. Their findings, which appear in the European Heart Journal(link is external), suggest that consuming sufficient amounts of fluids throughout life not only supports essential body functioning, but may also reduce the risk of severe heart problems in the future. Heart failure, a chronic condition that develops when the heart does not pump enough blood for the body’s needs, affects more than 6.2 million Americans, a li MEDICAL TOPICS ttle more than 2% of the population. It is also... Read more →


Question! Has the federal government underestimated the progress of high school students ?

by Matt Barnum Mar 31, 2022 At a recent event at Stanford University, Netflix founder and education donor Reed Hastings offered a familiar refrain about educational outcomes in the U.S. “We all know the data — that for 30, 40, 50 years, it’s pretty flat,” he said. “We’ve got a mediocre, by international standards, system that’s not getting any better.” Hastings didn’t cite any specific numbers. But there’s a good chance he had in mind one particularly troubling trend: 12th graders’ scores on federal math and reading exams have barely budged since testing began in the 1970s. Those stagnant results... Read more →


YOUR MONEY: U.S. schools are flush with cash, but struggling to spend it on schedule

Matt Barnum, Chalkbeat It seems like a balanced equation: Schools need a lot of help, but they also have record sums of federal money to spend. CNBNews graphic file If only it were that simple. Across the country, schools are struggling to spend their COVID relief dollars as quickly as planned. Their efforts are running up against a national labor shortage and supply chain issues, which are making it difficult to do things like hire tutors or renovate dilapidated buildings. “We’ve got money we’d like to spend if we can get the personnel to be able to do so,” said... Read more →


NJs' Education Plan Includes $1 Billion More for Newark Schools; $312 Million for Camden Schools

Newark schools would get $120 million increase in 2023 in governor’s budget...other large increases include: $310M for Trenton Public Schools, Camden Public Schools, $312 million, $494.9M for Paterson Public School District, $486.7M for Elizabeth Public Schools... In the immediate area Audubon $9.6M, Bellmawr $9M, Brooklawn $5M, Gloucester City $33.7M Gloucester Township $57.7M, Mt. Ephraim $4M, Westville $3.6M Catherine Carrera, Chalkbeat Newark Newark schools would receive more than $1 billion in state aid next year, an increase of about 13% from this year, under a budget blueprint Gov. Phil Murphy detailed Thursday. The $120 million boost for Newark is part of... Read more →


Marion McCarty Brown former Alice Costello Prinicpal

by Bruce Darrow | CNBNews Contributor In 1968 a young teacher came to Alice Costello School. As a 14 year old I fell in love with this young teacher. We remained friends from that day forward. As my family grew so did our relationship. In the cold of winter or extreme heat of summer we would meet her with my family at Manco & Manco for pizza in Ocean City. Upon her retirement she spent her winters in Florida where I would spend a week for Austin's spring baseball game. Then follow the day up eating whole Lobsters. Yesterday Ms.... Read more →


Attention High School Students Interested in Journalism, SPJ Offering Summer Workshop; Deadline to Apply March 15

Society of Professional Journalists chapter leaders in the Northeast are launching a weekend journalism workshop this summer for high school students. Encourage any high school students interested in journalism to apply for the SPJ Northeast High School Journalism Institute by March 15! Applications are being accepted now for 16 spots. The Institute will be held at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island, on July 15-17. Students will be trained by professional journalists and journalism professors in reporting, newswriting, multimedia production and video and audio journalism. Students will work in teams to generate news stories, photos, videos and audio. This... Read more →


Desegrating Schools in New Jersey

N.J. lawsuit says district choice could help desegregate schools. Would it work? Less than 1% of students at Mount Vernon School in Newark, left, are white. At nearby Clinton Elementary School in Maplewood, 61% of students are white. The neighboring schools are separated by a district line that students cannot cross.Patrick Wall/Chalkbeat Patrick Wall, Chalkbeat Newark Mar 10, 3:38pm EST Emma Barnes still remembers the time her granddaughter made a white friend at school. Her granddaughter, Abia, was in kindergarten at Mount Vernon School in Newark. Abia, who is Black, was seated beside a quiet boy whose family had just... Read more →


THE NUMBER OF NEW TEACHERS DECLINES TO 15-YEAR LOW

Kalyn Belsha, Chalkbeat Mar 8, 2022 Facing a sharp drop in applications, Teach For America is expecting its smallest crop of first-year teachers in at least 15 years, new data from the organization shows. The organization expects to place just under 2,000 teachers in schools across the country this coming fall. That’s just two-thirds of the number of first-year teachers TFA placed in schools in fall 2019, and just one-third of the number it sent into the field at its height in 2013. The latest drops are a continuation of a years-long trend. Still, it’s a striking decline for an... Read more →


Philadelphia's Search for a New School Superintendent Continues

Philadelphia’s Board of Education announced the three finalists to replace Superintendent William Hite – all men, all experienced educators, and none with ties to Philadelphia. The finalists for the role are John Davis, chief of schools at Baltimore City public schools, Krish Mohip, the deputy chief education officer for the Illinois State Board of Education, and Tony Watlington, the superintendent of a school district in North Carolina. Each finalist is scheduled to participate in a town hall one day next week, preceded by smaller meetings earlier in the day – one with parents, one with students, and one with teachers... Read more →


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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 →


Authorities Arrest Suspected Brooklawn Bank Robber

Brooklawn, N.J. – Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay and Brooklawn Police Chief Shamus Ellis are announcing the arrest of a bank robbery suspect. Phillip Jones, 55, of Camden was apprehended on March 8th, 2022. He has been charged with first degree Robbery. Earlier in the day on March 8th, officers responded to the Wells Fargo Bank located on Crescent Boulevard in Brooklawn for a bank robbery. Investigation revealed that Jones handed a bank teller a note in which he demanded money and made reference to having a gun. Jones received an amount of cash and fled from the bank.... Read more →


GREAT SCHOOLS: The incredible power of purpose

Creating a life of meaning makes all the difference for your teen's health, well-being, and success. Here is how to help them find purpose. by: Hank Pellissier | March 2, 2022 Oliver Johnson, my quiet grandfather who always poked at the embers in his chimney hearth, had purpose in life. He realized his direction in 1919 as a young man sitting in his Model T on a road in San Pedro, CA, by the oil and gas storage tanks. He watched three inspectors climb a ladder to the top, descending on the other side into the belly of the iron... Read more →


Are NJ Schools Unlawfully Segregated? The Answer Coming Soon

New Jersey schools are unlawfully segregated and it's the state's duty to fix that, the plaintiffs in a historic legal case argued in court Thursday. If the lawsuit is successful, it could lead to fundamental changes to New Jersey’s school system and large-scale desegregation efforts not seen in the U.S. for decades. Patrick Wall, Chalkbeat Newark Mar 3, 6:03pm EST Hundreds of thousands of Black and Latino students in New Jersey attend schools where they are racially isolated and surrounded by poverty, despite strong state laws forbidding school segregation. One of the nation’s most segregated states, New Jersey has allowed... Read more →


Your Tax Dollars: $190 Billion in COVID Relief Funds Given to School Districts Across the US

Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files Matt Barnum, Chalkbeat Feb 15, 7:00am EST School districts across the U.S. are renovating their buildings and upgrading dilapidated ventilation systems with the help of $190 billion of federal COVID relief. But these improvements will take time, and some won’t be completed for years after the pandemic first disrupted schooling. The improvements have gotten the blessing of the U.S. Department of Education, which has encouraged ventilation upgrades. And there’s good evidence that such projects will benefit students: Research has found a direct link between air quality and student success, and students in classrooms that aren’t air conditioned... Read more →


Clement E. "Mick" McKinney Sr., of Brooklawn; Retired Captain of the Brooklawn Volunteer Fire Dept. and Bellmawr Park Fire Co.

BROOKLAWN, NJ (February 20, 2022)(CNBNews)--Clement E. “Mick” McKinney, Sr. was genuinely a good man, a good and honorable family man who believed in and spent a lifetime serving and supporting his community. “Mick” faced adversity and danger head-on, revealing his strength in character. Mr. McKinney loved to travel and had seen the world cruising it over the years. As we are about to go on a journey, “Bon Voyage” is shared and exclaimed. Goodbye and good luck… Clement E. “Mick” McKinney, Sr On Friday, February 11, 2022, after 79 trips around the sun, we said goodbye and farewell from his... Read more →


An Estimated 600 Students A Day Are Absent

THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: Why Am I Trashing GHS?

updated Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 20, 2022)(CNBNews)In the past weeks I have been bringing attention to the deficiencies of our school system. Most of the comments have been along the lines of surprise and in some cases, shock. I only got one negative comment and that was from a former GHS teacher. "Why are you trashing Gloucester? STOP IT!" How about "No as an answer?" Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files My goal is not to trash Gloucester City and the school district. Everything I have published has come from either the state's website or Gloucester City's School District's... 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 →


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Throwing Money At A Problem Won't Make It Go Away

" The only South Jersey school district in the 400 range, or lower 1/3rd is our own Gloucester City School District. " By Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews If it is possible to waste money, New Jersey knows how to do it! In 2020 Governor Murphy raised the state's contribution to education. He felt that former Governor Chris Christie had underfunded education in our state, so he allocated $9 billion to all schools. Of that amount 60%, or $5.4 billion goes to 31 Abbott districts and the remaining $3.6 billion is shared by the rest of the districts. How many districts... Read more →


Philadelphia school district unveils new progress reports with limited COVID data

Dale MezzacappaFeb 10, 2022, The Philadelphia school district unveiled Thursday a new annual progress report with limited pandemic data. The new report is intended to look at how well schools provide opportunities for students. Emma Lee / WHYY In an effort to judge schools on how well they provide opportunities for all of their students, the Philadelphia school district unveiled Thursday a revamped annual progress report with limited data from the last pandemic year. The report for the 2020-21 school year lacks most of the information needed to give a full picture of progress in the district’s 216 schools, including... Read more →


JERSEYCAN AND NEW JERSEY TEACHERS JOIN TOGETHER 

TO PROVIDE RECOMMENDATIONS AND ADVICE FOR NEW JERSEY PARENTS [New Jersey – February 10, 2022] JerseyCAN, a nonprofit advocating for high-quality schools for all New Jersey students, announced today a series of short video interstitials from New Jersey teachers aimed at providing parents across New Jersey with valuable advice and information to help address the unprecedented learning gaps seen across the state over the last two years. The new videos will serve as the latest content from JerseyCAN's statewide NJ KIDS CAN'T WAIT parent initiative, which launched last fall to provide New Jersey families with needed information, guidance, and tools... Read more →


Dealer Pleads Guilty to Causing Death of Pemberton Township Customer Who Fatally Overdosed

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Trenton drug dealer pled guilty in Superior Court to causing the death of a Pemberton Township man who fatally overdosed on fentanyl he sold him during the summer of 2020. Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, Marvin Montoya, 35, pled guilty to Strict Liability for Drug-Induced Death (First Degree), in exchange for a 12-year sentence. The plea was entered January 31 in Superior Court in Mount Holly before the Hon. Gerard H. Breland, J.S.C., who scheduled sentencing for March 11. The investigation began after the decedent, 23-year-old Michael Williams, was discovered... 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 →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY:

A LOOK AT ABBOTT SCHOOL DISTRICT NJ (Part Three)

(The THIRD PART... of a four-part series Dumbing Down American Education) Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Contributor Gloucester High School, 1300 Market Street, Gloucester City, NJ (CNBNewsnet photo credit)...The local school district became an Abbott District in 1997. Since that time the school district has received millions of dollars, if not more, from the residents of New Jersey. YOUR MONEY: After the original ruling in 1985, New Jersey increased spending such that Abbott district students received 22% more per pupil (at $20,859) vs. non-Abbott districts (at $17,051) in 2011.[3] 60% of New Jersey's education aid goes to the Abbotts.[4] Throughout the... 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 →


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Advanced Placement Courses--Part Two

(The SECOND of a four-part CNBNEWS series Dumbing Down American Education) Dorothy Philbin I CNBNews Contributor THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY (VIX) ...Dumbing Down Education Part I A friend of mine has a grandson who will graduate from high school in June. No big thing? The grandson is graduating with a high school diploma plus an Associate's Degree. By taking advanced placement courses this student was able to polish off two years of college while in high school. Should students be able to do this? Are they learning as much by taking AP courses online as they would in a... 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 Champion Kids of School Choice

by Andrew Campanella (NAPSI)—I remember one specific day in first grade like it was yesterday. It was the day when my teacher saw me hesitate as I started to read aloud to the class. “You can do it,” she told me, as I slowly started speaking. Lo and behold, she was right. I could do it! Her nudge of inspiration changed my life. Reading isn’t every kid’s passion—some prefer physical science, videography, foreign languages, or global affairs. Whatever their passion may be, a caring teacher and the right learning fit can help children discover their interests and their talents. That’s... Read more →


Because of Pandemic Graduation Rates Dip Across U.S.

Red mortarboards fly into the evening sky at a commencement ceremony in Maryville, Tenn. High school graduation rates dipped in at least 20 states after the first full school year disrupted by the pandemic, according to a new analysis by Chalkbeat. Scott Keller / The Daily Times via AP FILED UNDER: Matt Barnum, Kalyn Belsha, and Thomas Wilburn, Chalkbeat This story is a collaboration with The Associated Press. High school graduation rates dipped in at least 20 states after the first full school year disrupted by the pandemic, suggesting the coronavirus may have ended nearly two decades of nationwide progress... Read more →


Almost 50 Schools in Philadelphia Shut-Down Amid COVID Surge and Staffing Shortages

Chalkbeat Staff, Chalkbeat Jan 7, 6:13pm EST At least 46 Philadelphia schools won’t reopen for in-person learning next week due to staffing shortages, Superintendent William Hite announced Friday evening. The number of schools offering only virtual instruction could grow, Hite warned, as the district monitors over the weekend how school staff have been impacted by the omicron surge. ​​”Some schools that were virtual this week could remain virtual or shift to in person next week, and those that were in person this week could remain in person or need to shift to virtual,” Hite said in a message to teachers... Read more →


American Legion Baseball: A historic achievement for the 1996 ALW Series champs

By Richard Walker American Legion Baseball Dec 08, 2021 Twenty-five years ago, Yardley, Pa., Western Post 317 set history twice. Not only was Yardley the first American Legion World Series champion that hadn’t first won a state title but Post 317 also became the first Region 1 winner to claim an ALWS title. And Yardley did so by rallying in a title game against eventual major league pitcher Ben Sheets. Given the path Post 317 took to win its 1996 title, that wasn’t a surprise either. “Words can’t even describe the feeling of what we went through that year and... Read more →


American Legion Baseball Alumni on Hall of Fame Ballot

The American Legion Dec 01, 2021 Six former American Legion Baseball players are on the ballot for the 2022 Baseball Hall of Fame, with results in voting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America being announced Jan. 25. The Class of 2022 will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., on July 24. Here’s a look at the American Legion Baseball alumni on the Hall of Fame ballot: Barry Bonds (10th year on ballot) The all-time home run leader is in his final year on the ballot. Barry Bonds, who played American Legion Baseball in San Mateo,... Read more →


PAST CHAMPIONS OF AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL....South Carolina’s 1st ALWS champions

By Richard Walker AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL Dec 17, 2021 Before Shelby, N.C., began setting American Legion World Series attendance records virtually every year after it became the permanent home of the event in 2011, historic Duncan Park in Spartanburg, S.C., held the record for 75 years. That long-standing mark came during Spartanburg Post 28’s historic title run in 1936. It also came in an era when the region was brimming with pride and success over American Legion Baseball. From 1931 to 1946, teams from the Carolinas made eight ALWS appearances and hosted the ALWS five times. Spartanburg Post 28 began... Read more →


SWOT Analysis of Online Learning

With changing scenario of education system these days and situation of pandemic COVID-2019 has changed everything regarding education system. Whatever the educational institutions tried to do, the pandemic compelled them to change their education strategies and total system in to complete different world for the students so that they didn't have to assume their future bleak and they can hope for a good future. Regarding this purpose, educational institutions took the innovation as opportunity to give a boost to the devastated education system and induced e-learning as a lifeline so that with all compulsions and restrictions students can enjoy their... 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 →


Local School Districts Address Friday's Threat of Violence That Appeared on Social Media

UPDATED with Westville PD statement William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (December 16, 2021)(CNBNews)--Parents of students attending the Gloucester City School District and the Brooklawn School District received letters today pertaining to a threat of violence in schools across the nation that supposedly will occur on Friday, December 17. The threat appeared on the social media site TikTok. The Brooklawn Police Department will be increasing patrols in the area around the school on tomorrow, according to a statement, as a precaution. The first letter is from Gloucester City School Superintendent Sean Gorman The letter was signed Sean... Read more →


Gloucester City Taxpayers File Lawsuit Against the Solar Panel Contractors for Not Finishing Job

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews CNBNews photos GLOUCESTER CITY NJ——Sixty MPH plus wind gusts between 12:30pm and 1 PM on June 3, 2020 damaged the solar panels at the Cold Springs School, Cold Springs Drive. Fortunately both the Pre-School and the K-3rd Grade School were out of session when it happened otherwise someone might have been seriously injured or killed. The National Weather Service for South Jersey documented gusts that day between 58mph and 67 mph today between 12:30pm and 12:40pm. The contractors who were involved in the installation of the panels were sued by the School Board because... Read more →


Where is the Money Promised for Schools?

Congress set aside $800 million to help homeless students. Months later, many schools are still waiting for aid. Kalyn Belsha, Chalkbeat Dec 3, 7:00am EST When Rebeka Beach’s phone rings, it’s often a cry for help. One evening last week, the call came from a Cincinnati mother of five school-aged kids. Unable to find an apartment that would take her subsidized rental voucher, she had bounced between motels and shelters since May. But on this night, the shelters were full, and the family didn’t have money for a hotel. They’d been sleeping in her truck and needed help. Beach quickly... Read more →


Artist and Storyteller Lousis Pecsi Releases New Children's Book "Theo's Adventure in Time"

HADDONFIELD NJ (November 23, 2021)(CNBNews)--An artist and storyteller Louis Pecsi is currently doing a signing of his new children’s book Theo’s Adventures in Time at the Ram Arcade in Haddonfield. The signing will be between 2 PM and 3:30 PM on Saturday, Dec 11. “Theo’s Adventures in Time” chronicles the early and later inventions of a child genius, which include an everlasting bouncing ball and a pair of flying shoes. His early inventions pale in comparison to his ultimate triumph, which is the time machine named Kronos. Theo journeys through time and encounters dinosaurs, mummies, and Albert Einstein. Theo is... Read more →


Brooklawn Man Sentenced for Conspiring with White Supremacists to Burn Synagogues

Wednesday, November 17, CAMDEN CITY, N.J. – A Camden County man was sentenced today to one year and one day in prison for his role in conspiring with members of a white supremacist hate group to threaten and intimidate African Americans and Jewish Americans by vandalizing minority-owned properties throughout the country in September 2019, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. Richard Tobin, 20, of Brooklawn, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler to an information charging him with conspiracy against rights. Judge Kugler imposed the sentence today in Camden federal court. “Richard Tobin encouraged... Read more →