Video of Camden’s Mayoral Primary Debate

Analysis to come, but here is video broken down by question of Camden’s Matoral Primary Debate. Share your thoughts in the comments and please consider a guest post or video as well!    Share it!

Knowledge Without Passion: In Response to Jim Johnson by Jared Hunter

            Last Saturday, I got the opportunity to sit in on an event hosted by gubernatorial candidate Jim Johnson here in the city.  I was honestly quite shocked when I found the event through Facebook and realized this event was happening a few blocks away from my building at 601 Cooper Street.  I was shocked … Read more Knowledge Without Passion: In Response to Jim Johnson by Jared Hunter

Mayor Candidate Ray Lamboy Leaves Freeholder Young Speechless

Talk to Camden residents about development and you hear common complaints. Can residents get jobs? Will gentrification push rents up? But one of the most interesting complaints is about the exclusion of space.  Mayoral Candidate Ray Lamboy hit this theme hard in a recent NJTV forum. The clip starts at 1:10:00 (and yes, sorry that … Read more Mayor Candidate Ray Lamboy Leaves Freeholder Young Speechless

Unsure About Running the Relay by Rann Miller

Honored to have Rann Miller return to share his latest (you can read his first post on data-driven approaches to hiring teachers of color here): When it comes to education reform where Black and Brown children are concerned, I always ask one simple question: are the best interests of Black and Brown students top priority? In … Read more Unsure About Running the Relay by Rann Miller

Applauding the Camden School District on Suspensions, and Renaissance PR About “No Excuses”

The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Allison Steele recently did a lovely feature the Camden School District’s innovative practices on school suspensions. Here’s two key graphs:  Camden is one of a growing number of school districts nationwide that are experimenting with alternatives to suspensions, including training teachers in de-escalation techniques and, in one elementary school, a “calm room” … Read more Applauding the Camden School District on Suspensions, and Renaissance PR About “No Excuses”