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(Camden schools superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard talks to a parent about the city's pre-kindergarten program.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Camden, NJ Pushing For 100-Percent Enrollment in City’s Free Pre-K Program

Schools superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard was going door-to-door, handing out pamphlets and getting the word out.

05/26/2015

(Camden mayor Dana Redd, back to camera, and schools superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard, in white shirt, work with schoolkids to plant flowers outside the Isabel Miller Community Center.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Camden Opens Another Center To Help Parents And Schoolkids Succeed

The program at Isabel Miller Community Center includes skill-building tips on health and wellness, career readiness, and family bonding.

05/20/2015

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Scores of Teachers Being Laid Off in Camden School District

Camden schools superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard says the evaluation and budget process had been going on since January, and all those who will lose their jobs at the end of this academic year were notified yesterday.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/12/2015

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Camden School District Partners With Salvation Army on Community Resource Centers

At the Salvation Army’s Kroc Community Center, Camden schools superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard (at lectern) said the idea is to engage the uninvolved.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/18/2015

(Camden schools superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard, at a community meeting to discuss the district's progress in the previous year.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Camden Schools Superintendent Paints Mixed Picture of District’s Progress Over Past Year

Camden schools superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard noted that the district’s five-part strategic plan, launched last year, addresses safety, facilities, quality of education, family engagement, and efficient use of resources.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/05/2015

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Camden School Officials Encouraged By Higher Graduation Rate

The graduation rate in Camden, New Jersey jumped six percent last year, and the school superintendent is optimistic about the future.

12/11/2014

Superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard announces the partnership outside the Promise Neighborhood Family Success Center in Camden, New Jersey. (credit: Mark Abrams/KYW)

Camden School District Launches New Neighborhood Partnership

Just days before the Sept. 2 opening of schools, the Camden School District is joining forces with the Center for Family Services in the Landing Square neighborhood to give parents more resources to help their children.

08/28/2014

FILE PHOTO: Paymon Rouhanifard, far left, with Gov. Chris Christie.  (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Camden Superintendent Gives State Of The Schools Update

Paymon Rouhanifard considers his five promises made in January a work in progress. This was his first quarterly update on what’s called the “Camden Commitment”.

04/30/2014

(Camden schools superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard, in file photo by Cherri Gregg)

Camden Schools To Lay Off Hundreds in Cost-Saving Effort

School district superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard says declining enrollment, overspending, and cuts in federal funding mean the district is facing a $75-million shortfall.

04/03/2014

(Sarah Plummer with her three-year-old son, Bobby.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

In Camden, NJ, A Push To Get Low-Income Children Into Early Education

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.

03/19/2014

FILE PHOTO: Paymon Rouhanifard, far left, with Gov. Chris Christie.  (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Camden’s New Public School Superintendent Faces Big Challenge

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.

12/21/2013

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State Set To Take Over Troubled Camden School District

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.

06/08/2013

(Woodrow Wilson High School, in Camden.  File photo)

Camden School District Trims Hundreds of Jobs Just Ahead of State Takeover

The school board voted to trim more than 200 jobs, including 96 teachers.

05/08/2013

Stigall Show Log 3.26.13

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.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–03/26/2013

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NJ Education Officials Say Camden Schools Must Improve In A Hurry Or Face Takeover

The 32-page report, sent to the Camden school district on Thursday, pulls no punches.

08/10/2012

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