Camden School District
School district superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard says declining enrollment, overspending, and cuts in federal funding mean the district is facing a $75-million shortfall.
The program is not new, but more than ten percent of the families living in Camden have not yet registered their three- or four-year-olds for the free, all-day preschool program.
Paymon Rouhanifard has been on the job for about three months. And while he recognizes the challenges ahead, he also sees a great deal of potential.
The state of New Jersey took the final step this week in its plan to take over the troubled Camden School District, effective the day after schools close for the summer in little more than two weeks.
The school board voted to trim more than 200 jobs, including 96 teachers.
Chris examines excerpts from a documentary featuring Jerry Sandusky, the collapse of the Today Show, New Jersey’s decision to take over the Camden School District, and Jim Carrey’s video mocking gun rights advocates. He talks to Author Zev Chafets about his book on Fox News President Roger Ailes and to Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick about his work to reinstate veterans tuition benefits cut by sequestration.
The 32-page report, sent to the Camden school district on Thursday, pulls no punches.
Twenty-three of the 26 schools in the Camden School District ranked among the worst performing schools in New Jersey, under the state’s new accountability system.
New Jersey education officials issued a scathing report earlier this week on how Camden public schools comply with a legal requirement to report violent incidents to authorities.
A program in Camden, NJ is helping elementary school kids learn about nutrition in the classroom.