Press of Atlantic City: Education


Tech Trek promotes science for girls

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP _ Ariel Jarvie, 13, of Egg Harbor Township wants to study marine biology. So it was no surprise that her favorite part of Tech Trek Camp at Stockton University this week had to do with water.

Cultural Alliance opens offices in Stockton's Hammonton hub

HAMMONTON — The South Jersey Cultural Alliance formally opened its new offices Tuesday at Stockton University’s Kramer Hall, adding one more link in the city’s efforts to become an arts hub in South Jersey.

Scott Parker named acting principal at Cedar Creek High

Cedar Creek High School vice principal Scott Parker will serve as acting principal of the school in Egg Harbor City for the 2016-17 school year.

Stockton University adding new housing for 90 students in Galloway

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP _ Stockton University is getting some new off-campus student housing this year, but it won’t be in a motel.

Miss America plans education scholarship for past winners

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — There she is: Miss America, on her way back to school.

Rowan gets grant to recruit women, minorities into engineering

Rowan University has received a $1.9 million grant to recruit and assist more women and minority students in engineering programs at the college.

Pleasantville school board settles interim superintendent's harassment suit

PLEASANTVILLE — The school district’s interim superintendent will get $280,000 to settle a lawsuit she brought against the school board in 2013 claiming board members had harassed her and made it impossible for her to properly do her job.

Stockton farm is 'science in action'

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — It’s a hot, humid day, but Stockton University professor Ron Hutchison, farm manager Caitlin “Cat” Clarke and four of five summer interns are working steadily.

What kind of job does a sustainability major get you?

“You can’t save the planet if you’re unemployed.”

Information, services for the disabled Wednesday at Stockton

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — Stockton University will host more than 70 vendors, educators and medical experts Wednesday for an event billed as one-stop shopping for people with disabilities.

Christie sees fairness in education plan; advocates disagree

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's school-funding formula is hailed by education advocates as a national model for providing resources to poorer districts.

Pleasantville school board to appeal state monitor decisions

PLEASANTVILLE - The Pleasantville school board will appeal to the state Department of Education for guidance on recent decisions made by its state monitor Constance Bauer.

Pleasantville school employee loses appeal over fight

A Pleasantville school district support staff member, who was fired after getting into a verbal and physical altercation with another staff member, has lost her appeal to keep her job.

STEM camps mix science with summer vacation

At the Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum, 12-year-old Caroline Endicott of Somers Point climbed into a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter basket as rescue swimmer Hector Eagan talked to Aviation Career Education campers about the skills it takes to rescue someone at sea.

How students with disabilities navigate college and beyond

Before he could take the LSAT exam required for law school applications, Donald Campbell had to prove he was disabled enough to be granted extra time and assistance with writing.

Atlantic Cape Community College offers drone training courses

MAYS LANDING — Local law enforcement officials are investigating how drones might be used to help reconstruct or review traffic accident sites.

Stockton professor among first to see live 'ghost fish'

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — Sitting in her house halfway around the world from the western Pacific Ocean, Stockton University associate professor Tara Harmer Luke watched the sea floor near Guam this summer, helping identify unusual animal species.

Borgata, ex-A.C. police chief seek to halt Gateway progress

City creditors have placed liens on two small pieces of city property needed for the Atlantic City Gateway Project, complicating the finalizing of the land purchase and financing, Atlantic City Development Corp. President Christopher Paladino told The Press of Atlantic City’s editorial board Thursday.

What A.C. needs to do for the Gateway Project to succeed

Atlantic City must become a real city with a bigger population to fulfill the promise of the Atlantic City Gateway Project, according to the head of the organization behind it.

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