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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 →


(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 →


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 →

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

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. Subscribe to stay updated with Latest News: https://bit.ly/3sE0xsM​ 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 →

OPEN OUR SCHOOLS NOW! You Are Hurting Our Children!

You Can No Longer Blame Trump, What Happens Now Is On Your Watch- ~CNBNews (NAPSI)—The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting nationwide K-12 school closures have created a social and economic impact that has paralyzed many communities. The lack of a proven technological solutions to help counter the impact of COVID in schools has compounded the crisis—but that can be fixed. Recently, two important developments have created an opportunity for a new national strategy to address the economic and health challenges facing schools, while equipping every classroom with healthy air filtration technology. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA), recently signed into law,... Read more →

GreatSchools: When teens lie (because they all do!)

Hank Pellissier “Nelly, where are you going?” asks her mother one Saturday night, as her 16-year-old daughter scampers out the front door in a low-cut shirt and miniskirt. “Shannon and I are going to a movie, I forget the name. Then we’re gonna eat at the new whatchamacallit cafe and I’ll be back by 11 or 12. Don’t wait up!” “Okay… but… but… but…” Nelly’s mom frowns suspiciously as her daughter disappears into the night. She wonders: Was my daughter’s last-minute outfit change related to the furious spasm of texts she just got? Did she really break up with Dragomir,... Read more →

CYBER ALERT: K-12 Distance Learning Education Being Targeted by Cyber Actors

Original release date: December 10, 2020 This Joint Cybersecurity Advisory was coauthored by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC). The FBI, CISA, and MS-ISAC assess malicious cyber actors are targeting kindergarten through twelfth grade (K-12) educational institutions, leading to ransomware attacks, the theft of data, and the disruption of distance learning services. Cyber actors likely view schools as targets of opportunity, and these types of attacks are expected to continue through the 2020/2021 academic year. These issues will be particularly challenging for K-12 schools... Read more →

Alice Costello Elementary School Closed to Jan. 19

Alice Costello Elementary School will remain in remote learning until at least 1/19/21 November 25, 2020 Brooklawn Family, This afternoon, I attended a meeting with the Camden County Department of Health regarding COVID-19 and schools. In this meeting, the Camden County Department of Health informed all in attendance that the Camden County region remains in “Orange/High Risk” status according to the NJ COVID-19 Activity Level Report. The cases in our region (Southwest) continue to trend higher as well. Therefore, Alice Costello Elementary School will remain in full remote learning. With COVID-19 cases in the town, county, and region continuing to... Read more →

Alice Costello School Closed Until Nov.30 Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

BROOKLAWN NJ (Nov. 14, 2020)--Dr. Samuel Rosetti, Superintendent/Principal, announced on Thursday that the school was being shut down due to an outbreak of COVID-19. Remote learning began on Friday, Nov. 13. The district hopes to re-open on Nov. 30 Rosetti sent the following information to parents of the students. Brooklawn Family, I regret to inform you that, as a result of the rise in COVID-19 cases statewide, as well as increased community spread, Alice Costello Elementary School will be moving to remote learning for a minimum of the next two weeks, beginning tomorrow (Friday, November 13, 2020). Our target date... Read more →

More COVID-19 Cases Identified in Gloucester City School District, 200 Employees Exposed

UPDATE/November 14,2020 Supt. Vespe Editor's Note: Superintendent Vespe sent a second notice, dated November 13, to parents regarding the athletic programs. Vespe said, "With sincere sadness for our entire Lion Community, coaches, parents, and players we now have been informed that an individual who came in contact with one of our district athletic teams has tested positive. Excerpts of the second letter is below. **** GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ—(November 14, 2020) Dr. Dennis Vespe, superintendent of the Gloucester City School District, announced on Friday, November 13, that individual (s) in the Cold Springs School and in the Middle School have tested... Read more →

Water Stations in Schools Keep Kids Safe, Hydrated

(NAPSI)—If you’ve ever been the parent of a school-aged child, you know the drill. A new school year means a new list of required school supplies. And these days the list is definitely different. Hoping to prevent the spread of coronavirus this year, most schools sent parents shopping for items such as face masks, hand sanitizers and personal water bottles. Normally, students can quench their thirst at school water fountains. But there’s nothing normal about this school year. And after the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction recommended schools discontinue the use of shared drinking fountains, many did just that. But... Read more →

When the teacher is the bully

Bullying has become a national issue. But what do you do if the school bully is your child's teacher? by: Jessica Kelmon | GREATSCHOOLS.ORG When Karen Eubank’s son first complained about his “mean” teacher, she took it with a grain of salt. “Usually ‘mean’ just means a teacher makes you study, is demanding, or wants you to answer questions,” says the Dallas, TX mom. “Not that [the teacher’s] being verbally abusive.” Unfortunately, that’s exactly what it meant. Eubank had transferred her son from a private school to a new charter that a friend recommended. During the tour, Eubank fell in... Read more →

Peyton and Me Meandering Through the Streets of South Jersey (Brooklawn Chapter II)

CORRECTED William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews PEYTON (Gloucestercitynews.net)(October 28, 2020)--Daniel Boggs recently submitted a Letter to the Editor titled "Are The Communities of Gloucester City/Brooklawn Turning Into Slums?". Although we agree with Mr. Boggs about some neighborhoods in Gloucester City having a housing and trash problem the only thing we found walking through Brooklawn today were two derelict cars missing license plates and NJ inspection stickers. Derelict cars CNBNews photo We liked how the Borough placed a tarp with a woodsy scene on one side of the public works property. Every street we viewed was cleaned, the homes were... Read more →

Nicotine Addiction For Teens Happens Fast And Is Hard To Shake

Elly Yu, WAMUOctober 21, 2019 (Hannah Norman/KHN Illustration; Getty Images) When Will tried his first vape during his sophomore year, he didn’t know what to expect. It was just something he had vaguely heard about at his high school. “I just sort of remember using it a bunch of times, like in a row,” he said. “And there’s this huge buzz-sensation-like head rush. And I just … didn’t really stop.” Will kept vaping nicotine addictively for the next year and a half. He was part of a trend. Teens’ use of e-cigarettes has doubled since 2017, according to the National... Read more →


Research shows that high schools that successfully support at-risk students are more effective for all their students. by: GreatSchools Staff All parents want a great education for their kids, but what makes a great high school? We follow the research, survey educators, and analyze the data to help you figure it out. This video on the proven difference that supporting at-risk students makes is one in a series of eight videos on best practices that all high schools should implement (or at least consider implementing) for the well-being and success of all students. Check out the other videos in this... Read more →

Bill Graves, of White Haven PA., formerly of Brooklawn; Loved Hunting, the Outdoors

(CNBNewsnet)(WHITE HAVEN, PA)(September 1, 2020)-William E. Graves, 77, of White Haven, Pa., died Thursday, August 27 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital. Born in Camden City, NJ, he was the son of the late William and Elizabeth Maltman Graves. Raised in Brooklawn NJ, he graduated from Gloucester City High School in 1961. He worked as a chemical technician for Huntsman Polypropylene (formerly Shell Chemical) in West Deptford, New Jersey. The most important thing to William was his family and hunting. He traveled the world extensively hunting. He was a member of Blakelee United Methodist Church and a former member of the... Read more →

What makes teen boys stop talking — and how concerned should you be?

When boys go silent by: Christina Tynan-Wood | October 15, 2016 https://www.greatschools.org/ When my son was little, he was funny and affectionate. He had a million questions and he loved to ask them. He was shy with people he didn’t know well but was voluble and entertaining with close friends and family. There was very little I didn’t know about his day, his dreams, his friends, and his ambitions. We were buddies. And then came middle school. First he got tall and awkward and started to smell like a teenager. I was expecting those changes. But I was not expecting... Read more →

Gloucester Twp. PD Traffic Safety: School Re-Opening Stay Alert, Slow Down

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ (August 31, 2020)----Schools are opening this week, so be on the lookout when driving through neighborhoods. Drive slowly and watch for children walking in the street, especially where there are no sidewalks. Be aware of children playing or standing at bus stops. Kids are usually taught to look both ways before crossing a street, but they could dart into traffic without looking if they're late or distracted. School bus red flashing lights and an extended stop-arm signal indicate that the bus has stopped and that children are getting on or off. Drivers MUST stop a safe distance... Read more →

Substitute Teachers Needed for Gloucester City Public Schools

County: Camden Gloucestercitynews.net files Posted Date: 8/25/2020 Expiration Date: 9/24/2020 CITY: Gloucester City NJ Description Remember your favorite teacher? You could be THAT teacher! Gloucester City Public Schools and Kelly Education are seeking talented teachers to fill various Building Substitute positions at all grade levels for the 2020-2021 school year. No experience needed! This is a great way to boost your resume, gain valuable teaching experience and help you start building your educational network. Whether you are looking for a building sub role, a long-term position, or a flexible schedule, we can be your backup plan for the 2020-2021 school... Read more →

Letters to the Ed: Union City Teachers and Support Staff Being Forced to Make Life and Death Decision

While the entire school district of Union City is forced to close to keep students and teachers safe, the district is forcing its youngest students to go back in on September 3rd. Abbott programs and daycares that are not covered by the teachers union have been left to fend for themselves. A friend of mine is one of those teachers, with a pre-existing condition and over the age of 50, she is given the choice to go teach and risk her life or lose her income. She has taught in the district happily for over 20 years with no health... Read more →

Will There Be Schools Without Teachers? NJ Reopening Plans Unclear

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. JOHN MOONEY | AUGUST 21, 2020 A District touted as model for fall reopening faces teacher shortages, a growing problem Gloucestercitynews.net files Mount Olive was once Gov. Phil Murphy’s Exhibit A for how schools could reopen with a mix of in-class and virtual instruction this fall. Now school leaders are not so sure. And why? Maybe a lack of teachers to staff their so-called hybrid classrooms. Superintendent Robert Zywicki, who... Read more →

What States Saw The Biggest Loss In Education Jobs?

click image to enlarge Editor's Note: Zippia.com a resource site for job seekers surveyed the 50 states in the union to see what ones lost the most jobs in education as a result of the COVID-19 virus. Coming in at number 1, Delaware, number 2, New Jersey, 3, Massachusetts, 4, Michigan, 5, Nevada, 6, Maryland, 7, Maine, 8, New York, 9, Alaska, 10, Virginia +++++ Recently, lots of attention has been directed toward schools. More specifically toward if they should be going back with COVID still going on. People can’t seem to agree about anything, and no one is talking... Read more →

Push to Make NJ Schools Remote Only Stalls

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. JOHN MOONEY | Lawmakers had backed the bill to halt plans for in-person learning in September, but Gov. Phil Murphy switched gears TRENTON, NJ--When a bill was first posted earlier this month to start all public schools remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, several legislative leaders lined up in support — and flexed their muscle to show that it wasn’t just the governor calling the shots. But as Gov. Phil... Read more →

Questions Parents have about Learning Pods

Get the lowdown on learning pods and micro-schools — and consider ways to support equity in education during the pandemic. by: Mira Browne, Executive Director of Prepared Parents | August 13, 2020 We’ve been following the (inter)national conversation about learning pods, and it looks like parents have a lot of questions: What will remote learning look like this fall? What is a micro-school or learning pod? Is it right for my family? How can we be sure it’s safe for our family? Can I care about equity and still form a learning pod? How can I help make education more... Read more →

Remote Learning Gets Mixed Marks in State Survey of New Jersey Families

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. JOHN MOONEY | AUGUST 4, 2020 Parents split on online instruction as prospects for fall opening shaky New Jersey’s seismic shift last spring to remote instruction due to the COVID-19 pandemic appears to have received mixed grades from the families who lived it. The state last week finally released a much-discussed survey of nearly 300,000 families conducted in early June about the state’s first lockdown and closing of schools. The... Read more →

Brace Yourself for the Truth: All Kids Lie!

12 tips for raising truthful kids Parents rate honesty as the quality they most want to teach their children. We asked the experts for their best advice for raising honest kids. by: Charity Ferreira /greatschools.org Brace yourself for the cold, hard truth: all kids lie. They do it for many of the same reasons adults do: to avoid getting into trouble, to avoid hurting another person’s feelings, or to make themselves look better. The ability to tell a lie develops early — as young as 2½ for some kids — and it’s a normal and important stage of kids’ cognitive... Read more →