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Searching for a ‘New Normal’ in New Jersey’s Public Schools

MAY 20,2020 The selectively lethal coronavirus spread through New Jersey at a pace that would make a wildfire seem like a wisp of smoke. On Wednesday, March 4, New Jersey had its first diagnosed case. On Tuesday, March 10, New Jersey reported its first coronavirus death. By the time Gov. Phil Murphy signed his historic Executive Order 104, which closed all New Jersey schools on March 18, there were 178 New Jersey cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. On May 18, only... Read more →


Good News, Bad News, Gym Goes Rogue, Memories

TIPS AND SNIPPETS William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GOOD NEWS! Housing Violator Stopped—A number of residents contacted CNBNews on Tuesday after reading a Facebook advertisement regarding a boarding house opening in a longtime residential property in the unit block of North Harley Avenue. The advertisement pertained to three rooms in the bungalow that was available. The upstairs attic and two rooms on the floor below. It mentioned there was good parking available and a large basement for storage. The Facebook ad showed the inside... Read more →


$280M in Federal Emergency Aid for NJ Schools

The medium amount for most of the 654 districts Gloucester City New graphic files and charter schools is about $116,000 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. Gov. Phil Murphy says state aid to schools is in jeopardy as New Jersey faces revenue shortfalls in the billions of dollars New Jersey’s public schools stand to gain more than $280 million in federal... Read more →


South Jersey School Districts Facing Unprecedented Financial Distress Due to Pandemic

By Mike Sepanic RUTGERS-CAMDEN South Jersey’s largest school districts are facing unprecedented financial distress due to shortfalls in federal and state funding caused by reactions to the COVID-19 pandemic. A new research report from the Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs at Rutgers University–Camden provides insight into the scope of how this imminent crisis will Gloucester City School District is just one of many in South Jersey that are at risk of being unable to sustain pre-pandemic levels of K-12 education-CNBNews photo impact communities... Read more →


Murphy Cancels $1.28B Surplus Fund; Closes Schools for Remainder of Academic Year

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square (The Center Square) – New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy rescinded a 2019 executive order that directed the state treasurer to put aside $1.28 billion surplus by the end of this fiscal year. “Absent significant outside assistance, this surplus is no longer feasible,” Murphy said during his news conference Monday. “We need to have these funds as a safeguard should direct federal assistance to our state fail to surface.” Murphy has consistently said states will need billions to overcome... Read more →


Stress and your child’s brain

by: Hank Pellissier | GREAT SCHOOLS Versión en español Stress! Bad for the body! Bad for the brain! We’ve seen the articles, watched the 11 o’clock news reports on the “silent killer,” and complained to friends and family about how stressed-out we are. While we all know that adult stress can lead to serious illnesses such as ulcers and hypertension, we don’t associate these maladies with children. But research suggests that chronically stressed children dopay a heavy price. In fact, they are at risk of... Read more →


GHS COVID19 Video Message from Dr. Vespe, Supt.

(Gloucester City, NJ)(April 24, 2020)--The weekly video message from Gloucester City High School Superintendent, Dr. Dennis Vespe Please continue to visit the COVID 19 Web Tab for daily/weekly updates regarding the virus and district information. All information will be dated in order to easily find the most recent updates. - Click on this youtube link for the most recent PSA - https://youtu.be/uo-ulxe9vDU Monday, April 20th food distribution will continue to be every Monday from 11am to 12pm, STUDENT ID IS REQUIRED!!! All food pick up... Read more →


The Benefits of Studying Abroad

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(April 24, 2020)--If you are keen to further your education but are also enthralled by the idea of taking a gap year to travel and see the world, deciding to study abroad could be a viable option to keep in mind. There are several benefits associated with studying at a university in a different country. A few of these benefits are highlighted below. You Can Immerse Yourself in a Different Land and Culture This is arguably the most appealing benefit of studying overseas. Not only... Read more →


Jump Shot Movie Available for "Hoop" Teams

Dear Coach, On behalf of our entire JUMP SHOT team, THANK YOU for your interest in JUMP SHOT: The Kenny Sailors, executive produced by Steph Curry. We had several hundred thousand people visit www.jumpshotmovie.com over our three-day premiere last week. Kenny's story was featured in Sports Illustrated, Forbes, Hollywood Reporter, CBS Sports, and dozens of other major outlets. And we are just getting started. *** We've decided that for a limited time only, JUMP SHOT will be available exclusively to coaches and teams.*** You can... Read more →


THE FUTURE OF SCHOOL

April 21, 2020 Recommendations for reshaping education during and post Covid-19 (Washington, DC) Today, CER released an action plan calling for immediate policy changes to address the most critical needs of students. “Today the failure of districts that educate the majority of students has never been more apparent,” said Jeanne Allen, Founder and CEO of the Center for Education Reform. “Unions are demanding that districts negotiate their contracts to control how teachers can and should work in unprecedented times, but that doesn’t solve the problem... Read more →


A Message from Dr. Dennis Vespe, Gloucester High School Superintendent

My Fellow Lions: Dr. V. here with updated information regarding COVID-19 virus week 5. There is not much to report for the fifth week as virtual instruction took a hiatus for spring break. Governor Murphy has declared remote learning will continue until at least Friday, May 15th at which time a decision will be made regarding the remainder of the school year. ROARING SHOUT OUTS - All the volunteers that gave up their time during their spring break for this past food distribution, especially since... Read more →


CER EVENT: What Does The Future of School Look Like?

Dozens of education providers, organizations, districts and schools are educating students seamlessly despite the crisis. What separates them from those who can’t or won’t provide the continuity of education that experts know students need during this crisis? CER presents the third in its EdInnovation Virtual Series - to introduce the media, education leaders, parents and policymakers to the reality of what remote learning can and should look like to benefit all students. Meet the change-makers who are making school happen for thousands. WHO: Jeanne Allen... Read more →


Jump Shot! Coaches, Host a Viewing Party for your Team

The True Story of Kenny Sailors Jump Shot uncovers the inspiring true story of Kenny Sailors, the proclaimed developer of the modern day jump shot in basketball. He defined the game, but only now is he ready to share his thoughts on why the game never defined him. Biography, Documentary, Sports PG | TV-PG79 minutesHD5.1 Pre-Order Now (April 16 Release) -- Jump Shot is the inspiring true story of Kenny Sailors, the developer and innovator of the shot that defined the game of basketball without... Read more →


How Can Pitchers Stay Sharp & In Shape During The Long Interruption

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused either the indefinite suspension or cancellation of baseball seasons. Meanwhile, social distancing measures and stay-at-home orders have prevented players from working out in public facilities or participating in outdoor team activities like they normally would. Considering those obstacles and the uncertainty of when, or if, Major League Baseball and other age levels in summer leagues will resume, how do pitchers keep their arms in shape? And if they don’t, are they more susceptible to injuries? Ron Wolforth (www.TexasBaseballRanch.com), a long-time... Read more →


State Testing for NJ's Graduating Seniors Waived

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 | APRIL 8, 2020 | EDUCATION, CORONAVIRUS IN NJ But there are few other certainties as of yet, including how to reach students who have no access to technology for remote learning and how long lockdown will last TRENTON, NEW JERSEY (April 8, 2020)--New Jersey’s 2,500 public schools and 1.4 million students are... Read more →


Carino Boys All-Star Game Cancelled

Reluctantly, the Carino Boys Basketball Club has announced the due to our current situation with the Caronavirus that has created havoc in our world, our Annual All-Star Game along with the Tim Lenahan Memorial 8th Grade All-Star Game has been cancelled for this year. The uncertainty of the health crisis has prevented the rescheduling of the events to a later date. The Club looks forward to continuing the tradition next season. Additionally, plans for our upcoming Awards Banquet scheduled for Thursday, April 9th are being... Read more →


Home learning guide during school closure

School's out? These tips will help you keep your child on track. by: GreatSchools Staff | March , 2020 Versión en español Set a routine or a schedule, even if it’s loose It might be tempting to let teenagers sleep in or let younger kids have some TV time before getting to work, but you’ll have a better chance of keeping your children focused if you establish a routine that resembles what they’re used to. For example, create a daily schedule that emphasizes academics in... Read more →


Benefits of Sports to Students

Description Sports can make the mind and body healthy which is beneficial for students. This article will give the benefits that the students can get from sports. More and more people are engaging in sports nowadays. Most of them start as a student and end up with a good career in the sports world. As time goes by, one realizes that there are a lot of ways how sports help students in achieving their dream. It is either being a pro or having a different... Read more →


GHS 2020 Musical, The Wizard of Oz

Gloucester City, NJ--Come on out with your friends and family as the Gloucester High School (GHS) Theater Department proudly performs one of the greatest musicals of all-time - The Wizard of Oz. The following show dates & times are scheduled: * Friday, March 6th - 7 p.m. * Saturday, March 7th - 1 p.m. * Saturday, March 7th - 7 p.m. Admission is $10. Read more →


STUDY: New Jersey among states with best public schools

Lattice Publishing The Center Square America’s public schools received some disappointing news late last year. In October 2019, the U.S. Department of Education released the latest results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), the largest nationally representative and ongoing assessment of American students’ knowledge and ability. The latest 2019 release includes math and reading scores for students in grades four and eight in reading and math. While performance largely improved from 1990 to 2013, scores across fourth grade reading, eighth grade reading and... Read more →


(Video)Why kids who know how to lose get way ahead

Po Bronson Bestselling author Po Bronson explains why kids who are afraid of losing are at risk of never really succeeding. Po Bronson is the coauthor of the 2009 book NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children. The book discusses theories and scientific aspects of parenting. Hear Bronson’s thoughts on competition, boy and girl differences, motivation, and roughhousing. by: GreatSchools Staff RELATED: Gloucester High School Gloucester Catholic High School Brooklawn School District Read more →


Long-Time Gloucester City Resident and Vietnam War Veteran Needs Our Help

By CNBNews Staff GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 11, 2020)(CNBNewsnet)—Bob Kotter, who was born and raised in Gloucester City, needs some help from his friends and residents of the community. Bob is battling stage 4 prostate cancer. A U.S. Marine, Bob fought in the Vietnam War. He believes his cancer was caused by Agent Orange which was dropped on the jungles of Vietnam by U.S. planes and helicopters to kill the heavy vegetation. Bob Kotter (2018 CNBNews photo) Recently his chemotherapy was increased to four times... Read more →


What Makes A School Great

(NAPSI)—Great learning environments elude easy definitions. They come in all different shapes—traditional public schools, public magnet schools, public charter schools, private schools, online academies, and homeschooling programs. Perhaps the best definition is this: A great school is one in which students are academically challenged, equipped to be a good citizens and persons, and inspired to greatness. Because children are different, you can best find a great school for your child when you have diverse options to consider. That could mean open enrollment in a public... Read more →


Gloucester City Weekend Sports

Related: Gloucester High School Gloucester Catholic https://darrowphotos.com GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (February 8, 2020)--The future GHS basketball standouts were on display this weekend. The Gloucester City Basketball Travel boys grade 3/4 hosted Oak Valley, while the Lions Junior Varsity and Varsity Boys hosted up and coming Salem County Vocational from Woodstown. Pictured below #13 Adrian DelGado Pictured below #15 Austin Elmore Pictured below #33 Evan Coxe Pictured below Jon Smith Pictured below Xavier DePoder Pictured below Goucester Connor Cohan Read more →


4th-Graders in Pennsylvania Score 4 Points Above National Avg. on Math; NJ 4th-Graders Score 6 Points Above

The Center Square Fourth-graders in Pennsylvania on average scored 244 on a standardized math test administered last year, which is four points above the 2019 national average calculated by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The Pennsylvania students’ average score ranked in a tie for eighth among the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Among the fourth-graders in Pennsylvania who took the assessment, 81 percent tested at or above the basic achievement level, while 47 percent tested at or above the proficient level,... Read more →


BUILDING CHARACTER: LITTLE WHITE LIES

Has your child heard you tell any of these “harmless” fibs? Experts say you may be teaching your child that lying is okay. by: Charity Ferreira | Greatschools.org I already gave to your organization. It’s no trouble at all to feed your cat while you’re on vacation. We have plans that weekend. I won’t have time to stop by this afternoon. That last one was said during a phone call with my dad, and generously speaking, I was stretching the truth. I had time. I... Read more →


Gloucester City Weekend Basketball and Middle School

The Gloucester City Middle School Boys Grade 5/6 Team remained unbeaten when they top Haddon Twp 42-33 on Sunday. The win for the school was the second this weekend as they beat previously unbeated Barrington. Photo's Courtesy of Bruce Darrow Pictured Below GHS Middle William Rodgers Pictured below GHS Middle Guy Lynam Pictured GHS Middle Keegan Cohan Pictured below Middle School Vincent Kelly takes a Layup Pictured below Carmen Palmiero Girls 3/4 Read more →


GHS Lady Lions Action

Gloucester City, NJ (January 24, 2020)--Thursday evening, January 23, Pitman visited the Lions Den. The Lady Lions playing shorthanded due to injuries, could not overcome the strong Panther squad losing 37 - 19.The Lady Lions were led by Chloe Bennett 8 points and Maghan Ferry's 5 points. Related: Gloucester High School Gloucester Catholic https://darrowphotos.com Pictured below Ava Iepson Pictured Below Hannah Bryzsewski Pictured Lady Lions Pictured below Lions Meghan Ferry Read more →


Lions beat Clearview

The local Lions boys team battled until no time was left to beat visiting Clearview 59-58 on two foul shot by Rasheer Fleming. In a wild last two minutes, Freshman Liam Gorman tied the game at 41, before Clearview increased the lead to 49-41 with over one minute left. A mad comeback was now in the makings, missed fouls shots by Clearview allowed the Lions to battle back from an 8 point defecit. Down 58-57 with 9 sec remaining the Lions pushed the ball to... Read more →


HOME COUNTRY: Do You Really Have To Go?

Slim Randles | CNBNews Columnist Teachers in rural schools are special. Unlike the great city amalgamated and homogenized institutes of lower learning, the rural schools tend not to have teachers who are putting in time until their heart stops. And it’s a mixed blessing, because rural schools sometimes have to hire someone whose only qualification is a pulse. But there are those rural teachers who go down in SLIM RANDLES legend for their creativity. Like John Lewis. After his first semester teaching at the high... Read more →


Lady Lions Dedicated 2019-2020 Season

The Gloucester City Lady Lions hosted visiting Clearview in a battle of ladies basketball. But for those in attendance the pre-game ceremonies is what many came to witness. The Lady Lions family exhibited the true Gloucester City Spirit as they displayed a banner dedicating the 2019 - 2020 season to Frank Keith. Frank Keith, father of Lions center Emily suddenly passed away 2 days before their season opener was a fixture seated in the Lions bleacher as dedicated supporter of GHS. Frank's daughter Emily never... Read more →


VACANCY - BROOKLAWN BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBER

Must be a citizen and resident of Brooklawn 1 year immediately preceding appointment Must be able to read and write Must be registered to vote in Brooklawn Must have no interest directly or indirectly in any contract with or claim against the Board Must not be disqualified from membership for the conviction of certain crimes. (Within 30 days of election or appointment to the board, a member must undergo a criminal history background investigation through the state Department of Education.) All interested parties please send... Read more →


Lady Lions Win Opener

Gloucester City, NJ (Dec. 20, 2019)—The Gloucester City LadyLions played a regulation game but needed overtime to defeat a stubborn Salem Rams 53 - 48. The Lady Lions struggled early but put together a strong 2nd half. The Lions had a brief meltdown that let the host Rams tie the game in the final minutes of regulation before sending into overtime. The Lady Lions defense clapped down in overtime on Salem but foulshooting determined the final outcome. Photo's courtesy of Bruce Darrow See more GHS... Read more →