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GHS Lions 5 - 0 GCHS Rams 0 - 8 Records

Pictured Lions Steven Burkhardt against Palmyra The local Lions are currently 5 - 0 after defeating the opposition by a combined total score 225 to 47. The Lions are led my Senior running back Steven Burkhardt. Burkhardt is one of the League and South Jersey leaders for running backs, entering Fridays game against Pitman with 798 yards rushing and 15 TD's. Currently Burkhardt is #1 in West Jersey Football League with a total points with 107 and 17 touchdowns Across town the Rams are 0 - 8 being outscored 281 to 42 along with being shutout in 5 games. The... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: The Numbers Don't Lie (Part 2)

by Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Contributor CNBNews graphic files RELATED: THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: The Numbers Don't Lie GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 4, 2022)(CNBNews)--I recently used the US News' evaluation of the nation's high schools to see if I could prove or disprove Newsweek's conclusion that Gloucester City High School (state ranking 183) is the second-best high school in the county. I came up with similar, but not identical, results. Here I found - US News' scoring was calculated primarily on subjective, liberal criteria.: 30% College readiness 20% State assessment proficiency 20% State Assessment compared with other US News... Read more →


Newark school board approves changes to attendance, discipline, graduation

By Catherine Carrera The Newark Board of Education approved updates to several policies Tuesday that will, among other changes, modify the way absences are tracked and suspensions are imposed. Certain rules embedded in the old policies contributed to an unclear number of retentions and suspensions. For example, a clause in the previous attendance policy would keep a student in the same grade due to chronic absenteeism without considering the cause of the absences. New language in the policies aims to keep students in school and on track, Superintendent Roger León said. The updated attendance policy and guidance will give attendance... Read more →


Bridgeway to Deliver Critical Mental Health Crisis Response Services to Schools

UNION, N.J., June 22, 2022 – Bridgeway Behavioral Health Services, formerly Bridgeway Rehabilitation Services, northern New Jersey’s leading mental health services organization, will deliver critical school-based mental health care to children and families in Somerset County and Union County schools. These services are supported through federal funding for Outpatient Counseling Services in Union County, and funding from Somerset County for school-based services. Bridgeway will also provide training and support to school personnel. Seven out of 10 public schools reported increases in children seeking mental health services since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey by the Institute... Read more →


The Gloucester City Board of Education is Requiring Updated Proof of Residency for Certain Grades

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (June 23, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Parents of children who transition between the district's schools (from 3rd to 4th grade and from 8th to 9th grade) must submit proof of residency. Further explanation of the new rule along with the items that will be accepted as proof are listed in the letter below. The notice was released five days ago, on June 17, 2022, by School Superintendent/High School Principal Sean Gorman. Read more →


ARE YOU MISSING A BABY WALKER?

CNBNews photo GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (CNBNewsnet)(June 19, 2022)--On our walk today Peyton discovered a baby walker behind the Cold Springs Preschool in Gloucester City. It looked brand new. Just to make sure there was no baby I circled the school several times. Seriously, why would anyone leave a baby walker in that location? Read more →


SAY IT ISN'T SO: Tens of millions of Pennsylvania school dollars 'unauditable'

By Anthony Hennen | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Recent state audits have called attention to some Pennsylvania school districts’ lackadaisical controls that have made auditing how tens of millions of dollars were spent impossible. The audits do not suggest any illegal activity, but poor compliance measures can hide how taxpayer dollars are being wasted or improperly spent. YOUR MONEY !!!! A May performance audit of Allentown City School District reported $8.5 million in transportation reimbursements that were “unauditable” over a four-year period. “Allentown City School District (District) did not implement an adequate internal control system over the... Read more →


Boys and Girls Interested in Playing Basketball, Register Today for The Chiefs Basketball Camp (for Grades 3-11)

Chiefs Basketball Camp Who: Boys and Girls entering grades 3-11 Cost: $185 per player per week. Where: Memorial Field basketball courts Marlton NJ When: Week 1 6/27-6/3 8am-11:30am Week 2 7/25-7/28 8am -11:30am Sign up Link www.chiefsbasketballcamp.com Chiefs Basketball Camp is run by Cherokee Chief Head Coach Eric Cassidy. Coach Cassidy has 14 years of Head Coaching experience. During his 14 years, he has over 250 wins, 5 conference titles, 4 final appearances, and 1 South Jersey Championship. Chiefs Basketball Camp is designed to teach the skills, techniques, fundamentals, and knowledge of basketball under the guidance of an experienced coaching... Read more →


*GCHS Johnny Gaudreau Golf Tournament July 29

6th Annual Johnny Gaudreau Golf Tournament Set for July 29 at Blue Heron Pines: Golf Registrations & Sponsorships Available!! About The Gaudreau Golf Tournament The Johnny Gaudreau Scholarship Golf Tournament will provide families with financial need the opportunity to give their sons and daughters a Gloucester Catholic education. All proceeds directly fund scholarships and tuition assistance. Sponsorship and Golf Registration If you are interested in donating a sponsorship, please indicate the level of your donation below by filling in the sponsorship box. The levels of sponsorship are listed below. If you are registering to golf in the tournament, or you... Read more →


How to Stop Procrastinating and Start Studing

Students often feel procrastination in college. The reason for that is that they have a lot of homework, and can’t manage their time as they want. They can’t walk with their friends or watch their favorite movies. They should write papers or do complicated assignments in the evening. All this can cause sadness and procrastination in students, especially before the exams. At the same time, struggling against this feeling is crucial to getting a degree and being successful. To cope with the problem, some students order essays cheap in online services. Such custom companies help students with written assignments. So,... Read more →


Memorial Day, A Time To Honor The Fallen Heroes In Gloucester City And In Every Community Throughout Our Nation

Gloucester High School War Memorial (CNBNewsnet photo credit) William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (May 29, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Gloucester High School has erected a wonderful tribute to honor those residents who died for our country. The beautiful war memorial is placed near the entrance to the school, Market Street and Crescent Blvd. The names of the residents who fought in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the War on Terrorism are inscribed on a bronze plaque. Insignias of each of the branches of the service are engraved at the bottom of the... Read more →


Your Support Needed for The We Can Foundation Drug Awareness Rehab Program

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (CNBNews)The annual We Can Foundation Walk to Remember will be held on June 19, at the Pine Grove Fire Hall, 9th and Jersey Avenue, Gloucester City. The organization helps people who are fighting addiction. The public is invited to attend. If you are unable to attend and would like to make a donation send your check or money order to We Can Foundation, 573 Homewood Lane, Williamstown NJ 08094 RELATED: So Who is George Merryfield ? (see video below) SHOW ME YOUR FRIENDS AND I WILL SHOW YOU YOUR FUTURE 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 →


GCHS v GHS Alumni Softball Game Tonight at 6 PM at Johnson Blvd LL Field

RELATED CATEGORIES Rams vs Lions Alumni Softball Game was a success GLOUCESTER CATHOLIC HS GLOUCESTER HIGH SCHOOL RAMS ALUMNI LIONS ALUMNI BREAKFAST CLUB Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY:

Thank You to Gloucester City's Board of Education

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (May 19, 2022)--I don't try to hide my disappointment in America's public education and never will apologize for wanting today's kids to have the high quality of education we had decades ago. That being said, I also try to be fair and congratulate those who make changes in the right direction. This week I read that "trades" will be CNBNews graphic file reintroduced to Gloucester City schools. A sincere thank you to those who made this happen. I read so many Facebook posts from the boys of the 1960s discussing their woodshop or... Read more →


*GCHS Pub and Grub Saturday, May 21

Gloucester Catholic's (GCHS) annual Rams Pub and Grub will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at the Patrick Peyton Athletic Complex in Sewell, NJ, from 2 pm to 8 pm. Join us for a day of food, fun and family! There will be a number of food trucks, activities, entertainment and much more! See details below! Read more →


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 →


Volunteers Are Needed for Rams' Pub and Grub

Kathy Suckiel and her GCHS Pub and Grub committee are in need of some help on the day of the event, May 21st, at the Patrick Peyton Athletic Complex. Jobs are listed below. Please email Kathy at sksuckiel18@comcast.net to sign up for a job and a time slot. Pub and Grub Jobs: Parking attendant Start time 1:30 - 7:00pm Direct cars to parking lot Direct event attendees to ID Tent Raffle Ticket Sellers Start time 1:30 - 7:45pm Offer 50/50 raffle tickets and/or Cornhole Set raffle tickets to event attendees. Take money from attendee and give correct number of tickets... Read more →


Gloucester High School Class of '62 Luncheon (photos)

BROOKLAWN, NJ (May10, 2022)(CNBNews)--The Gloucester High School Class of '62 held their luncheon on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at the Empire Diner, Brooklawn. Those in attendance included Bob Bevan, Connie & Bill Cleary, Bill & Carol Elenbark, Bonnie & Wayne Flegler, Kathy Hampton, Rick Legge & Arlene, Ron Middleton, Joe Moen, Diane Murray, Diana Raroha, Bart Rettew, Judy Weichman, Jim & Gail Zehner and Karen Zirbser. ##### For a few laughs we added a video of the Dancing Salsa Dogs Read more →


Athlete of the Month Gloucester Catholic's Adrianna Green

The Catholic Star Herald highlights the Diocese’s student-athletes who stood out during the month of April. Gloucester Catholic High School, Gloucester City Softball Adrianna Green is getting it done in both areas of the game. Green, a Gloucester Catholic junior pitcher, has struck out 102 batters in 12 games this season while batting .500 at the plate with 10 RBIs. The Rams’ ace has thrown the bulk of Gloucester Catholic’s innings, as the team has raced out to a 10-2 record through April. Green’s shining moment came April 29, when she went 2-for-3 at the plate and struck out 17... Read more →


*SO WHO IS GEORGE MERRYFIELD?

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (May 9, 2022)(CNBNews)--For some time now whenever we heard about someone having a drug or alcohol problem in the Gloucester City area the name George Merryfield was mentioned as the person who helped so and so to get on the road to recovery. George Merryfield Curious we wanted to know who was this guy Merryfield? How has he been able to help so many? Where did he come from? Why does he call his organization The We Can Foundation? After asking around we were able to hook up with George and... Read more →


PEYTON AND ME MEANDERING: Stops in Audubon, Bellmawr, Brooklawn, Gloucester City

For whatever reason, there are sections of Gloucester City that are being used as dumping grounds by people who have no respect for the environment or the community that you and I live in. They litter the main streets of the City with their trash and or drop it in the fields across from the Cold Springs School Campus. Some of these same individuals are responsible for the trash piles along Water and Charles Streets in the old industrial area. Some playgrounds have become a favorite target, even though trash cans are visible in most city parks. Sadly the offenders... 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 →


CNBNews Tips and Snippets: Burkhardt Breaks Dad's Record; Brooklawn GOPuff; Leaving NJ; New ShopRite; Bird Flu

Updated/Corrected William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GHS 400-MEET RECORD BROKEN--Steven Burkhardt, (inset) a senior at Gloucester High School, a star student- athlete at the school broke the outdoor track program’s 400-meet record during the Fast-Times meet at Cherokee High recently. That two decade plus record was held by his father .According to Sun Papers, Burkhardt has already cemented his own Lions’ legacy, following a historic 2021-’22 football season in which he led the state with 33 rushing touchdowns while racking up 2,034 rushing yards, good for the second most in the state. Those touchdowns tied the single-season school record,... Read more →


Philly Gun Violence Has Students Petrified to Go to School

Nora Macaluso, Chalkbeat Apr 21, 3:08pm EDT-- Philadelphia schools can’t ignore rising gun violence if they want to reverse the trend, students said during a Wednesday panel discussion sponsored by Chalkbeat Philadelphia. That means creating safe spaces for students to express their fears and acknowledging that gun violence affects everyone. “Once you experience gun violence in your family, in any group that you’re in, you go back to school, school should be a community,” said Erin Gill-Wilson, a junior at George Washington Carver Engineering and Science High School. Instead of “jumping back into schoolwork,” students — and teachers— need support... 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 →


Because of Staff Shortages, Newark School District is Recruiting Retired Teachers

Patrick Wall, Chalkbeat Newark Apr 12, 7:02pm EDT The Newark school district plans to hire dozens of retired teachers to fill open positions, as schools in Newark and nationwide continue to reel from acute staff shortages. Earlier this month, the state approved Newark Public Schools’ request to take advantage of a new state law that allows retired teachers to return to the classroom without losing their retirement pensions, the district announced Tuesday. More than 40 retired teachers have already expressed interest in returning to district schools, the announcement said. The district, which is short more than 100 teachers, also applied... 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 →


All Time GHS Lions Basketball 2nd Team

Gloucester High School Boys Basketball Team, the 2022 Group I South Jersey Champs (Photo credit Jeremy Roemmich) Bruce Darrow | CNBNews Sports GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (April 10, 2022)(CNBNews)The Gloucester High School Boys basketball team, who won the 2022 Group I South Jersey title this year has to be the BEST overall team in the school's history. A team made up of many unsung heroes. Each game another leads the team in rebounding or scoring. Without rebounders, and ball handlers getting the ball up the court no team can play offense. The young players in the Gloucester City Basketball League should... 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 →


GCHS PHILANTHROPY WEEK 2022: We Are Closing In On Our $200,000 Goal!

Hello Fellow Rams!!! We are closing in quickly on our school goal of $200,000 raised during Philanthropy Week 2022, a campaign that will provide tuition assistance to future Rams and their families! We are happy to announce two new Ram Club Leadership gifts today. A shout out to: • Andrew and Lauren Walker, representing the Classes of 1998 and 1999, and • Scott Bennett, Class of 1975. These alumni recently made generous Leadership gifts of $5,000 apiece. This brings the total number of Leadership gifts of $110,000. Overall, to date we have received: • 345 Total Gifts • $171,815.00 in... Read more →


New Test Scores Show Newark Students Struggling to Recover from Learning Loss

Patrick Wall, Chalkbeat Newark Mar 30, 11:33am EDT Newark students have made scant academic progress so far this school year, according to sobering new test scores that underscore the severity of the pandemic’s toll on student learning and the extraordinary measures that will be required for students to recover. Based on mid-year assessments, no more than 6% of students in any grade from 3-7 are expected to reach the “proficient” level on the state math tests slated to begin next month, according to data that Newark Public Schools officials shared last week. By contrast, 27% of students in grades 3-8... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: FOUND MONEY

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Contributor GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ-(March 29, 2022)--It looks as though we're in for another municipal (city) tax increase. Are we shocked? I doubt it. I found something, actually several somethings, that should shock every taxpayer, though. I'm finishing work on my cousin's estate and before closing it I thought I would check the state database for unclaimed property. The good news is I found $68 I didn't know I had and $2,100 I didn't know my cousin had and then...I looked into Gloucester City. Here is where we might be shocked and angry. Why are our politicians... 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 →


GUEST OPINION:

Some Schools Are Abusing Children and Parents

Bill Donohue | CNBNewsnet Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on how child and parental rights are being violated by an educational association: Three weeks ago today, I sent a letter to Donna Orem, president of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), asking her to validate a story about the organization that was published by Breitbart, an internet media outlet; copies were sent to members of the board of trustees. She has not replied, thus I am going public with my concerns. NAIS is the national accreditation association for private schools across the country. In my letter I... Read more →


Lions Boys Basketball SJ Group 1 Champs (see 153 pictures)

The Gloucester High boys basketball team won the South Jersey Group 1 championship trophy after upsetting Salem on Tuesday night, March 8 in the sectional final. The Lions won their first sectional title since 1971. There are 153 photos, we like to publicly thank Coach Liam James for providing the information and photos to CNBNews. SEE ALBUM The team's roster includes: Liam James, head coach; Assistant Coaches: Ian James, Dave Pauley, Chris Walmsley, Tom Quinn, Roy Bond, Jacob Petrik PLAYERS: Seniors: Steven Light, Steven Burkhardt, Adrian Delgado Juniors: Liam Gorman, Aydan Hagan, Jeffrey Torres, Abbas Khan, Gage Myers Sophomores: Michael... Read more →


CNB SPORTS NEWS: American Legion Baseball Alumni who Graduated to the Big Leagues(A to B)

Allen, Dick Played American Legion Baseball: Post 749, Wampum, Pa. Allen, Hank Played American Legion Baseball: Post 749, Wampum, Pa. Allen, Ron Played American Legion Baseball: Post 749, Wampum, Pa. Almon, Bill Played American Legion Baseball: Warwick, R.I. (reached 1971 ALWS) Alomar, Roberto Played American Legion Baseball: Post Salinas, Puerto Rico Anderson, George "Sparky" Played American Legion Baseball: Los Angeles Crenshaw Post 715 (won ALWS in 1951) Anderson, Allan Played American Legion Baseball: Post 11, Lancaster, Ohio Ashburn, Richie Played American Legion Baseball: Tilden, Neb. Ashford, Tucker Played American Legion Baseball: Post 1, Memphis, Tenn. (reached ALWS in 1972-73) Babcock,... Read more →


Newark Charter School Students Protest Treatment of Black Teachers

Patrick Wall, Chalkbeat Newark Mar 18, 2022 NEWARK, NJ--Hundreds of students walked out of a Newark charter school and rallied outside City Hall on Friday to call attention to what students said is the frequent mistreatment of Black students and faculty. Around 9 a.m., students began streaming out of the Lincoln Park High School campus of North Star Academy, which is New Jersey’s largest charter school operator with more than 6,000 students in Newark and Camden. After marching from the Central Ward campus to nearby City Hall, student organizers and a former teacher gave speeches about a culture of anti-Blackness... Read more →


CHALKBEAT: Philadelphia schools make masks optional

Dale Mezzacappa, Chalkbeat This story has been updated to include corrected vaccination data for 5 to 11-year-olds released Tuesday night by the Philadelphia Department of Health. Philadelphia schools officially announced last week that masks are no longer mandatory that they are now optional. Calling vaccinations “the best protection against the spread of coronavirus,” School Superintendent William R. Hite Jr., Ed.D. said that 86% of district staff are fully vaccinated, as are 75% of Philadelphians over the age of 12. He also noted that COVID case counts have been low for several weeks. “Our number one priority remains safely keeping our... 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 →


Gloucester High School Boys Basketball NJSIAA State Champs; LIONS Win First Sectional Title in 51 Years

photo credit Jeremy Roemmich RELATED: SEE PHOTO ALBUM GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 15, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--This past week, the Gloucester High School boys basketball team finished its historic run in NJSIAA State Playoffs. The Lions finished the season 21-10 were able to capture the school's first sectional title in 51 years of our program's rich history. photo credit Jeremy Roemmich The Lions fans were loud and vocal and were at each game supporting their team. photo credit Jeremy Roemmich This team’s run started with a win over 13th seeded Clayton by a score of 87-67. Leading the Lions in scoring was Jr.... 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 →


Gloucester City Republican Plan “The First 100 Days”

The GOP Action Plan Addresses Trash and Litter, Street Lighting, Utility Lines, Bring Back Gloucester Day, Marketing, The City Budget GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 9, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--First, all three of the Republican candidates, if elected, will personally investigate our water supply concerns to find the truth, which is very likely laying somewhere between what they are telling us and what they aren’t telling us. Gloucester City Republican Party image We will also dive into areas we have identified that will have a massive impact on improving the city, areas that can be tackled without straining an already unacceptable budget. 1.Trash and... 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 →