According to a district press release, Superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard, Mayor Dana Redd, City Council President Frank Moran, along with children and parents in district and renaissance schools, will convene today at North Camden Community Center (6th and Erie) at 2.
Today’s announcement will follow a series of neighborhood meetings across the City that Rouhanifard, Redd, and Moran held earlier this month, the latest effort to gather the community’s feedback and improve Camden’s public schools. In those meetings, the Superintendent shared a list of the 10 most-struggling schools—based on academics, parent choice, and facilities—and promised to take action. As Rouhanifard noted, only 1 in 10 students in some schools can read and write on grade level, and half of the District’s buildings were constructed before 1928. In addition, some schools serve less than a quarter of the students they served fewer than 20 years ago.