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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 →


Those in Charge of the Gloucester City School System Are Failing The Students

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files The article was first published February 2022 To the surprise of many Gloucester City residents the local Board of Education in December 2020 approved the expenditure of $1.3 million to install a astro-type material on the school's football field and running track. Why did the school need such an expensive upgrade for their football field? The football team plays five home games a season. Since the school opened in 1962, a natural grass field has been sufficient. The construction started when the Covid-19 pandemic was at its peak. A time when... Read more →


YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW: James O'Keefe Brings Cameras To NJ School Board Meetings

A New Jersey Police Captain captured on film by James O'Keefe of OKeefeMediaGroup.com scanning the license plates of citizens who attended school board meetings. In the second video, O'Keefe tries to interview , (Top)--O’Keefe’s exposé led to the NJ Police Captain announcing he would review the officers' conduct for "deficiencies." In the second video below, O'Keefe tries to speak with a former Roselle Park school district employee who had published a video simulating sex with a mannequin and pretending to eat babies. CNBNEWS NOTE: COMING SOON...More videos of O'Keefe confronting Local School Boards in NJ source Read more →


Lions suffer loss in final minute

CNBNews photo PITTSGROVE, NJ (August 25, 2023)(CNBNews)--The Gloucester High Lions traveled to Schalick for the 2023 football Non Conference opener. The Lions took the opening kickoff and started play outside the 20 yard line. After a few runs and a penalty, the Lions turned to the arm of Senior Qb Jake Siebert. Siebert completed 3 first down passes before connecting with Jaden Garris on a 22 yard TD reception with 4:32 remaining in the 1st qtr. giving the Lions 6-0 lead after a missed pat. Schalick HS used a ground game with 6 rushes to put 7 points on the... Read more →


Brooklawn's Quest for the 2023 ALWS Title was Cut Short by League City, Tx

Bruce Darrow | CNBNews SHELBY, NORTH CAROLINA (August 14, 22023)--League City, Texas, hosted the Brookers in the American Legion’s World Series Monday night, August 14, in the Semifinal Championship at Keeter Field, Shelby, NC. The host League City spotted Brooklawn's 1-0 lead before taking advantage of seven walks and three hit batters followed by two wild pitches by Brooker's pitching staff. All four runs scored by Texas were either by walk or hit by pitch. Brooklawn took a 1-0 lead in the third on a wild pitch by Texas pitcher B. Castle allowing Matt Leahy to score. Texas used a... 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 →


Settlement Agreement with ELC; NJDOE Agrees to Major Revisions in Handling Special Ed Complaints

In response to a complaint filed by Education Law Center (ELC), the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) agreed to make major revisions to the information it provides parents, the public, and Department complaint investigators about issues to be considered in state special education complaints and the remedies that may be granted. The revisions, required by a Mediation Agreement between the NJDOE and ELC, underscore the NJDOE’s “acknowledged obligation” to investigate and remedy not only procedural violations, but also substantive failures by school districts to offer appropriate services and placements to students with disabilities. Departments of education in every state... 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 →


Shot Club Shootout Tommy MacAdams Fundraiser

UPDATED By Austin Darrow/CNBNews BROOKLAWN, NJ (April 4, 2023)(CNBNews)--On Sunday, April 2 the all-new competitive basketball Shot Club hosted a Fundraiser in the Brooklawn Gym in memory of Tommy MacAdams. All proceeds benefit the Brooklawn School. MacAdams who lost a battle to ALS 9 years ago was a former councilman and a lifelong resident who continued until his passing working to make Brooklawn the best possible community for its citizens. MacAdams was responsible for the slogan "God's Little Acre". MacAdams was one of the pioneers in elevating the Brooklawn Bees Travel Basketball Team when the Bees won the NYAA National... 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 →


Attention Brooklawn Residents! Dangerous Chemical Found in Borough's Drinking Water

Brooklawn Water Works Department 305 Town Center. (image courtesy of Google Street Maps) BROOKLAWN NJ (January 29, 2023)(CNBNewsnet)Brooklawn residents received the following notice about a serious problem with their drinking water on January 24. According to the alert, the Brooklawn drinking water has levels of Perfluorononanoic Acid (PFNA) that are above a drinking water standard. People who drink water containing PFNA over the MCL over time could experience problems with their liver, kidney; immune system; or, in males, reproductive system. For females, drinking water containing PFNA over the MCL over time may cause developmental delays in a fetus and/or an... Read more →


Newly Elected Brooklawn Mayor Takes Oath of Office

BROOKLAWN, NJ --Newly elected Brooklawn Mayor Julie McCleary was sworn into office with her son holding her mother's bible and her family at her side. McCleary said, "We will greatly miss our outgoing Mayor Teri Branella. Congratulations to our new Council President Patrick Moses and to John Clotworthy on his re-election to Council. What a fun evening we all had afterwards. I couldn’t be more proud to serve such a great community with amazing people." source of information and photos Facebook 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 →


NJ One of Only Two States in the Country That Hasn't Released Public Schools Test Results

[New Jersey – December 5, 2022] Paula White, Executive Director of JerseyCAN, will testify before New Jersey’s Joint Committee on Public Schools regarding the urgent need for the New Jersey Department of Education to release all student assessment data. The hearing will take place over Zoom on Tuesday, December 6th, at Noon. Please contact the Joint Committee on Public School to receive viewing information. CNB Graphic files In the midst of independent analysis showing unprecedented learning loss throughout the state, Ms. White has been at the forefront in demanding the State of New Jersey’s Department of Education fully release the... 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 →


Gloucester City Helping Hand Food Drive Saturday

The Gloucester City Helping Hand Food Pantry is holding its annual Holiday Food Drive on for your generosity Saturday, December 10. (Rain Date Sunday, December 11. Residents are asked to leave unperishable food items outside their door in a bag. Besides Gloucester City, the volunteers will also collect food from the people living in nearby Brooklawn. More information below Read more →


Dr. Edward J. Strow Jr., of Haddon Hts., formerly of Brooklawn

Dentist; resident of Haddon Heights, NJ, for 60 years; passed away on November 11, 2022. He was 89 years old. He was the only son of Edward and Elizabeth Strow of Brooklawn, NJ. He attended LaSalle High School in Philadelphia and then Rutgers University. He graduated in 1958 from the University of Pennsylvania with the highest honors. He served with the US Public Health Service in Washington, DC, at the National Institute of Health; at the USPHS Hospital in New Orleans, LA; and spent two years as a staff dentist at the US Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT.... Read more →


John S. “Johnny” Gorecki, of Brooklawn; Union Carpenter, Air Force Veteran, GHS Alum

Brooklawn - On August 21, 2022. Age 80. Devoted brother of Eileen (Keith) Weisgerber. Predeceased by his brothers: Michael Gorecki and Steven Gorecki. Cherished son of the late John P. Gorecki and Roslyn Gorecki (nee Campbell). Devoted uncle of Mychael Gorecki and Daniel Gorecki. Survived by many cousins and friends. John was a lifelong resident of Brooklawn. He was a 1960 graduate of Gloucester City High School. John proudly served our country in the U.S. Air Force. John became a union carpenter for Carpenter’s Local Union # 393 of Gloucester City / Camden and retired in 2002 with 25 dedicated... 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 →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: SHARED SERVICES

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist It was announced this week on the Haddonfield Police Department's Facebook site that a state grant of $75,000 had been received. The purpose of the grant is to study the feasibility of combining the Fire and Emergency Medical Services of Haddonfield, Haddon Heights and Barrington. It is surprising that Haddonfield would want/need to decrease their property taxes. After all, Haddonfield is rich, isn't it? Well, the last year for which tax rates are available is 2019. At that time the average property tax rate for Haddonfield (which is 37th highest dollar amount of the 565... Read more →


Patricia Ann Kraft, Longtime Brooklawn Resident

On August 13, 2022. Age 80. (nee Cline) Lifelong resident of Brooklawn. Daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Cline. Loving wife of 55 years to the late Christian M. Kraft, Sr. Loving mother of Christian M. Kraft, Jr. (Jacquelynn) and Elizabeth A. Muldoon (late William). Cherished grandmother of William Muldoon, Jr. (John), Dennis Muldoon (Samantha), Bridget Muldoon (Lauren), Jillian Kraft (Angelo), Rachel Kraft and Dennis Cline. Loving great-grandmother of Angelo, Lincoln, Clementine and Melanie. Beloved sister of Jerry Cline and Dennis Cline, her devoted caregiver. Predeceased by her siblings, John Cline (late Ethel), Catherine Zawojski (late Paul), William Cline... Read more →


When School Begins Will Your Child Have Mental Health Problems?

On Our Sleeves® Survey Reveals Most Parents Believe Their Children Will Have Mental Health-Related Challenges Going Back to School Newswise — COLUMBUS, Ohio (August 8, 2022) — Every new school year comes with its own set of emotions – from worry to excitement – for kids. After years of a global pandemic, safety concerns and other stresses of today, we have to prioritize checking in with children to understand what they are thinking and feeling. A new national survey conducted online by The Harris Poll on behalf of On Our Sleeves, the movement for children’s mental health, finds that 79%... 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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


OPINION: Those in Charge of the Gloucester City School System Are Failing The Students

AN ESTIMATED 600 STUDENTS ARE ABSENT EACH DAY IN THE DISTRICT: William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files To the surprise of many Gloucester City residents the local Board of Education in December 2020 approved the expenditure of $1.3 million to install a astro-type material on the school's football field and running track. Why did the school need such an expensive upgrade for their football field? The football team plays five home games a season. Since the school opened in 1962, a natural grass field has been sufficient. The construction started when the Covid-19 pandemic was at its... 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 →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY:

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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →