Press of Atlantic City: Education


U.S. Supreme Court upholds Texas affirmative action plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The University of Texas admissions program that takes account of race has survived another round at the Supreme Court. The justices on Thursday upheld the Texas program by a 4-3 vote.

New Jersey teachers accused of making racial remarks return to work

MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Two New Jersey teachers who allegedly called students "Negroes" have returned to work.

Christie proposes equal school aid for every student

Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday declared the current school funding formula a failure and proposed a dramatic change that would provide the same amount of state aid to every student in the state, regardless of where they live.

United Way hopes backpack giveaway will reduce 'summer slide'

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — Volunteers from the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey gathered at Reeds Road Elementary School on Tuesday to prepare literacy and activity bags for local students on summer break.

Northfield students design inventive help for kids in hospital

PHILADELPHIA — When doctors at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital wanted ideas on how to make hospitals less scary for children, they turned to some experts on being children — seventh-graders in Kevin Jarrett’s STEM class at the Northfield Community School.

Bridgeton valedictorian honors classmate killed in crash

“We have been through so much as a class already that telling you that this is just the beginning or that we are the leaders of tomorrow is old news," stated Valedictorian Chasady Wilford's address to Bridgeton High School's Class of 2016, which graduated Monday. "Together, we have faced adversity. We have lost members of our BHS family. We have struggled to prepare for our next step. We have been stressed, scared and ready to give up. But together, we have made it! Through all the tough classes, high school drama and losses, we have come to our last moments of high school as one class, united. Let that be your motivation. Everything that you have accomplished up to now should just be the first small step towards your dream.

Hammonton graduates urged to keep inner flame alive

“High school has been your time to develop and build that burning passion," valedictorian Sean Michael Trinh advised his fellow Hammonton High School graduates, who were among the last in the region to mark commencement Monday.

Middle graduates reminded of their support for each other

Addressing her fellow Middle Township High School graduates on Monday, valedictorian Ana Grace Fangayen said, “To the ones who offer serenity amidst the hurricane of homework, textbooks and exams. Who text you the answers to the homework you forgot to do the night before and who will listen to you complain about a teacher or a test.

Pleasantville basketball tournaments under scrutiny

PLEASANTVILLE — The president of the Pleasantville Board of Education wants the state Department of Education to investigate how a basketball tournament was conducted at district schools in March, and other issues involving school facilities use.

Pleasantville school superintendent candidate sues district over job

PLEASANTVILLE — The city’s school district still does not have a new superintendent, and the issue may wind up in court.

Status of today's high school graduations

High school graduations planned for tonight  have not been postponed, but plans may change, so check back for updates.

Rowan tuition and fees increase 2 percent for 2016-17

Tuition and fees at Rowan University will increase almost 2 percent for 2016-17, rising $244 for a total cost of $13,108 for the academic year.

Greater Egg school board rejects union contract proposal

The Greater Egg Harbor Regional Board of Education has rejected a state fact-finder’s recommendations for a new contract for teachers and support staff. The union had accepted the plan.

Class of 2016 graduates at Absegami High School

The Class of 2016 from Absegami High School graduated Tuesday night.

Seniors graduate at Charter Tech, Oakcrest, Absegami, Buena, Cape Christian

Five area high schools held their graduations Tuesday. See videos, grad lists, selected quotes and photo galleries of the graduates and others SEEN at Tuesday's commencements through the links below:

Charter Tech High School

The Class of 2016 graduated Tuesday from Charter Tech High School for the Performing Arts.

Nickles back in Egg Harbor Township, as interim superintendent

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — The Board of Education voted Tuesday in favor of hiring former Superintendent Fred Nickles to serve as interim superintendent for 2016-17 school year.

Buena Regional's Class of 2016

Buena Regional High School's The Class of 2016 graduated Tuesday night.

Cape Christian Academy graduation

The two members of the Class of 2106 from Cape Christian Academy graduated Tuesday night.

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