NEWARK, NJ — What happens when a business leader and mother of five adopted children from Newark gets to chatting on the soccer field with the principal of one of the city’s largest schools? Thanksgiving dinner for nearly 1,000 children and their families, for starters.
It was an evening of family, friends, giving and hope as more than 350 families gathered at Newark’s Camden Street Elementary School on Thursday for its sixth annual “Bring Dinner Home” Thanksgiving dinner.
Mayor, superintendent say schools have improved since state took over the district but obstacles to autonomy remain
Gov. Chris Christie returned to the Camden schools for a rousing speech that appeared aimed at cementing his place in a district that he arguably transformed more than any in his eight years in office.
Students at the Camden Street School on Tuesday got to meet some VH1 stars and their school was given 35 instruments to help enhance their music program.
NEWARK — Students stood with their mouths wide open. Dozens of shiny black cases opened to reveal brand new violins. No dings, no scratches, no snapped strings.
A New Jersey elementary school principal has made it his mission to be an exemplar of kindness to his students – even off of school grounds.
Camden Elementary School in Newark runs on the motto, “We Care.” That’s why its principal, Sam Garrison, started a program called Camden Cares.