“Powerhouse Initiative” to Prepare More Camden Students for Their College Futures

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Starting this semester, a new collaborative initiative will allow 45 Camden high school students to enter college courses, earn college credits and prepare for the next step in their academic career. CamdenREACH, which was announced Wednesday, resulted from talks between the Camden City School District, the Camden Education Fund, TeenSHARP, Bard Early College, Camden County […]

Initiative aims to get more teachers, especially those of color, in Camden schools

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Now living in Willingboro, the Rowan University senior is part of the Camden Teacher Pipeline, a partnership among the Camden Education Fund, Rowan University and Relay Graduate School of Education to bring student-teachers into city schools. Student-teachers receive a $4,000 to $6,000 stipend and mentoring, with the ultimate goal of a full-time position as a teacher once […]

Nonprofit awards $800,000 to help Camden schools reopen

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Camden schools — public, charter and Renaissance schools — will get a boost to help prepare for reopening. The nonprofit Camden Education Fund has awarded eight grants of $100,000 each to the Camden City School District, Camden’s Promise, LEAP Academy University Charter School, Hope Community Charter School, Freedom Prep Charter School, KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy, Mastery Schools of Camden and […]

Camden Schools on the Rise

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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.

Camden Schools Get Outside Help to Reopen in the Fall

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“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 […]