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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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Nearly All Camden Public Schools Listed Among New Jersey’s Worst

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.

04/12/2012

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Study Finds Camden Public Schools Underreporting Incidents Of Violence & Vandalism

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.

02/03/2012

(A grow lab in a Camden, NJ classroom teaches kids about healthy eating.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Campbell’s Helps Camden Schoolkids Grow Food As Lesson In Nutrition

A program in Camden, NJ is helping elementary school kids learn about nutrition in the classroom.

12/21/2011

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