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CURE affiliated scholar Stephen Danley quoted in a front-page news story

Courier-Post: Tuesday, July 29: news story; “Camden doing its own schools’ review”

Dr. Stephen Danley (assistant professor, CFAS-public policy) was quoted in a front-page news story.

http://www.courierpostonline.com/story/news/local/south-jersey/2014/07/29/camden-schools-review/13306357

Center Director Paul Jargowsky’s research cited in a recent report by the U.S. Census Bureau

To view the report: “Changes in Areas with Concentrated Poverty: 2000 to 2010.”, please visit: http://1.usa.gov/1jKBV7T

 

CURE affiliated Public Policy grad students cited in news article

“N.J. municipalities join forces to deal with vacant homes”

The role of Rutgers–Camden public policy students in helping to identify abandoned properties in Camden County was cited in this South Jersey section news story.

http://articles.philly.com/2014-07-21/news/51786297_1_vacant-properties-zombies-haddonfield

CURE affiliate scholar Stephen Danley quoted in local newspaper

The Victor: A tale of two cities

With its stained glass depiction of RCA’s Nipper trademark on its tower above the Camden Waterfront, the Victor Lofts apartment building is at once the most iconic building in the city — and the most ironic. Ironic because while the building preserves the architectural shell of the blue-collar industrial powerhouse that Camden once was, the residents of the Victor Lofts are unlike the rest of the poorest city in America, according to the U.S. Census.

Victor residents are, in fact, reflective of what some hope a future Camden might resemble: Middle-class and professional, affluent, better educated.

And in a minority city dominated by Hispanics and African-Americans, the large percentage of whites living in the Victor stands out like a snowstorm in July.

Resident Stephen Danley is a professor of public policy at nearby Rutgers University-Camden. He expected a certain amount of heat for moving into a building so different from the city where he lives, teaches, studies, and blogs — sometimes pointedly and sometimes about two of his fellow Victor Lofts residents, state Sen. Donald Norcross and Camden school Superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard.

To read the entire article, please visit: http://www.courierpostonline.com/story/news/local/south-jersey/2014/07/19/victor-tale-two-cities/12898525/

CURE affiliated scholar Stephen Danley quoted in local newspaper

Critics question benefits of 76ers, Holtec projects in Camden

 When officials announced plans recently for a massive factory in Camden’s gritty port district, cheers erupted from an enthusiastic crowd of executives and elected officials.

But the reaction was more restrained from another group — academics and activists concerned over generous tax breaks for firms building in Camden.

Holtec International Inc., an Evesham firm that plans to make nuclear-power equipment in Camden, will receive $260 million in state aid under a deal approved this month by the state Economic Development Authority.

To read more, please visit: http://www.courierpostonline.com/story/news/local/south-jersey/2014/07/19/critics-question-benefits-ers-holtec-projects-camden/12898847/

Center Director Paul Jargowsky and CURE affiliated scholar Joan Maya Mazelis quoted in local newspaper

Report: N.J. kids’ health improving

 Despite the state’s rising poverty, the health and well-being of New Jersey’s children improved in several key areas over the past two decades, according to the 25th annual Kids Count report released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

More children are attending preschool, fewer fourth-graders are failing reading tests, and more teens are graduating from high school.

More children are living in families where the head of household has earned at least a high school diploma, and the state’s educational achievement is second only to Massachusetts. Eight out of 10 3- and 4-year-olds in New Jersey’s highest-poverty districts are enrolled in high-quality preschools, according to the report.

To read the complete article, please visit: http://www.courierpostonline.com/story/news/local/new-jersey/2014/07/22/report-nj-kids-health-improving/12979721/