The high marks Reyes gives his son’s teachers and school are not unusual in Camden these days. A recent independent poll shows voters largely approve of the direction of the city’s schools, support initiatives aimed at improving educational opportunities for all students, and are especially satisfied with how educators have handled pandemic-related challenges.
“It is called the Open Doors/Safe Classrooms Initiative, and it’s going to provide grants of up to $100,000 to school networks in Camden to help them safely reopen for next year,” Fund Executive Director Naeha Dean told KYW Newsradio. “Schools can use the funds to cover additional needs across a wide variety of areas, including […]
CAMDEN — High school students at six district schools will receive laptops to help them learn remotely as schools remain closed to stem the spread of COVID-19. Superintendent Katrina McCombs said Friday that donations totaling $400,000 will enable the district to purchase Dell Chromebooks, along with licensing fees for Google platforms. Read More
A new non-profit announced Tuesday that it is launching with the mission of sustaining progress in Camden’s public schools. The Camden Education Fund (CEF) will make grants to programs and partnerships to address citywide education needs, such as the lack of diverse teacher pipelines and high-quality special education and bilingual settings for students. Support will […]
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A few years ago, Camden schools were not performing very well in state tests. But now, for the fourth year in a row, the district reports improvements in its Standardized Learning Assessment. Read More
An old, stubborn myth that poor kids can’t achieve in school has been disproven, yet again: First in Newark, and now, with serious progress in Camden. Last year, for the first time ever, the low-income, mostly minority kids in Newark charter schools beat the state’s average scores in reading and math in grades 3-8 – incredible, […]