Absecon school officials are hoping that a leaky roof and almost
$2.1 million in state aid will convince voters to approve $5.2
million in repairs to the Emma C. Attales and H. Ashton Marsh
schools in a bond referendum vote March 11.
The Woodbine School District has agreed to re-evaluate a
student, who was allegedly targeted for bullying, to see if he can
be transferred to the Cape May County Special Services School as
his father has requested.
About 100 Mainland Regional High School students have been
randomly tested for drugs since September, and only two have tested
positive, which the administration at the school in Linwood says is
lower than in the past few years and signifies a success.
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP - Dorothy and Herman Saatkamp met in a
freshman philosophy class in college. More than 50 years later,
they are still in college together, he as president of Richard
Stockton College, she as a supporter of the arts and of adults with
MULLICA TOWNSHIP — Both sides at a packed school board meeting agreed Wednesday night that the two students who told a kindergarten teacher they had been having sex in a classroom bathroom were not naked when she found them, even though a police report says they were.
Public schools and colleges will get more money next year under the budget plan Gov. Chris Christie proposed Tuesday, but it won’t be much more, and many of the increases are targeted to specific programs.
Middle school students eligible to take algebra at the Brigantine North School are introduced to the subject in seventh grade, then complete the full Algebra I course in eighth grade. Students also take a regular middle school math course, for a total of 80 minutes of math per day.
PLEASANTVILLE — Students in grades K-5 at Pleasantville’s South Main Street Elementary School took part in a Black History Month march Wednesday, rallying against drugs, bullying, gangs and dropping out of school.
TRENTON — Despite approving a revised version of the high school equivalency exam in early December, state officials have yet to authorize the state’s 31 test centers to give the test, stranding thousands of residents who want to get their high school diploma.
SOMERS POINT — A tray of pink, frosted cupcakes topped with Sweetheart candies sat on the desk in the main office. Handmade heart-shaped valentines hung in the hallways, and most of the students and teachers at Jordan Road School were dressed in some version of red or pink.
For years, Jim Mogan helped run the foundation dedicated to honoring the memory of Holy Spirit High School teacher Stanley Marczyk. Now, the foundation will honor Mogan as recipient of the Stanley W. Marczyk Foundation Distinguished Recognition Award.
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — Calls for transparency and criticism of the Hurricane Sandy aid process dominated the public comment portion of Tuesday night’s hearing on Sandy recovery at Richard Stockton College.
As Congress grapples this month with the need to raise the national debt limit yet again, a team of five Richard Stockton College students is competing to raise local awareness of the debt and its impact on their and future generations.
When Jennifer Ortiz began working with one severely mentally ill man, who had just been released from a psychiatric facility, he would tell her stories about how he performed surgeries in the hospital.
When classes let out at the Martin Luther King Jr. Complex in Atlantic City, almost half of the students don’t go home. About 300 remain after school for the district’s academic after-school program or clubs.
Three local high school mock trial teams have won their county titles and will go on to regional competition this month in the Vincent J. Apruzzese Mock Trial Competition, sponsored in cooperation with the New Jersey State Bar Foundation.
Richard Stockton College President Herman J. Saatkamp Jr. said Friday that while he personally would like to have a full four-year residential campus in Atlantic City, the chances right now are about 50-50.
This isn’t exactly the longer school year Gov. Chris Christie has in mind, but the last day of school may be later than planned in June as snow days eat up school days on pre-approved school calendars.
After almost a decade of steady growth, enrollment at the state’s two-year county colleges has slowly but steadily declined, with fall enrollment dropping about 7 percent since peaking at about 180,000 in 2010-11.
CAPE MAY - City officials have pledged to work with Cape May Elementary School to fix its old swimming pool or help get funding to construct a new one. The pool has been closed since September, when major leaks were found in the piping underneath the pool and its sides. School officials have consulted a specialized "aquatic architect" but are still trying to determine whether it is cost effective to repair the problems.
Laura Fulton, 18, of Egg Harbor Township, has been interested in dental research since she lost her first baby tooth. Michelle Moffa, 18, of Linwood, became interested in the importance of clean water in elementary school, when the water supply was shut down during a family trip to a Navajo reservation in New Mexico. Now seniors at Egg Harbor Township and Holy Spirit high schools, respectively, they have turned an early love of science fairs into awards at national competitions.
Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill into law this week mandating schoolchildren who exhibit some signs of dyslexia or other reading disabilities be screened for the conditions before they leave the second grade, and if they test positive, receive proper help.