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One Hoboken charter school offering supervised remote learning for children of essential workers
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Jan 19, 7:13 AM: The Hoboken Dual Language Charter School is offering supervised remote learning for the children of essential workers, which they announced shortly after resuming their hybrid learning program last week.
Vaccinating teachers won’t be enough to fully open all N.J. schools. Here’s why.
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Jan 12, 8:04 AM: A sluggish national vaccine rollout, uncontrolled coronavirus spread in local communities, a lack of vaccination options for children and strict social distancing requirements will likely make it difficult for all districts to >
NJ parents demanding mandatory in-person instruction in schools
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Jan 11, 8:37 AM: A growing number of parents say this is unacceptable and they are demanding state education officials and the governor require at least partial in-person instruction in all districts.
N.J. gives school district local control after 30 years
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Jan 7, 7:12 AM: New Jersey’s takeover of Paterson Public Schools is officially over, three decades after the state seized control of the troubled district.
More N.J. schools switch to remote learning after holiday break. Just 77 districts with full in-person classes.
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Jan 5, 7:19 AM: The number of New Jersey school districts with all-remote learning has increased as students return from winter break and the state continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic, according to figures Gov. Phil Murphy released >
Commentary: The N.J. Teachers Who Get Paid Not to Teach
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Jan 4, 8:32 AM: Should New Jersey’s taxpayers—strained under one of the heaviest tax burdens in the country—be paying public school teachers not to teach? The New Jersey Supreme Court will soon decide whether taxpayers should be required to pay for >
NJ parents go to federal court to fight constitutionality of remote learning
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Dec 28, 7:56 AM: Five parents in the Scotch Plains-Fanwood School District have filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging that their children are being deprived of a "basic minimum education" because of "ineffective" remote learning.
Students aren’t showing up for virtual learning. ‘Are they well cared for? Are they safe?’
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Dec 21, 9:09 AM: In virtual school, on any given day, one in four Camden public school students is absent. Nearly 1,700 students, or about 25% of the student enrollment in the state-run district, are not showing up for class, said Superintendent >
If parents want charter schools, they should be able to have charter schools | Opinion
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Dec 21, 8:21 AM: Newark parent Jasmine Morrison says parents are fighting to expand charter schools in Newark because she believes they're best for their children.
How Can Virtual Tutoring Help Students During Distance Learning?
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Dec 16, 8:01 AM: As evidence mounts that the pandemic is inflicting academic harm on many students, some Newark schools are turning to a simple yet potentially potent treatment: tutoring.
Gauging the toll remote instruction has taken on NJ students
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Dec 8, 8:57 AM: There’s little disagreement that the state needs to determine how much ‘learning loss’ has occurred. The argument is about the best way to collect data
About 25% of kids in this N.J. school district are ditching remote learning every day, superintendent says
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Dec 4, 7:48 AM: Before the start of the coronavirus pandemic, between 91% and 92% of students were at their desks in school on an average day in Camden public schools.
Waiting to return: How a Newark charter school is hanging on while classrooms are closed
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Nov 19, 8:19 AM: University Heights Charter School puts lessons learned about remote teaching to work for a second time as second wave of COVID-19 hits Newark
Group calls for more progressive tax to fund New Jersey schools
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Nov 18, 1:59 PM: New Jersey should “promote school funding progressiveness while decreasing tax regressiveness” to better fund schools in New Jersey, a local think tank said in an extensive report released Tuesday.
A beacon of hope for New Jersey’s hidden population | Opinion
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Nov 10, 7:05 AM: In Newark, where there are approximately 8,000 disengaged youth, we started LEAD – New Jersey’s first alternative charter high school that only accepts students who have dropped out or are near dropping out of high school. LEAD >
iLearn Charter Schools Making Sure Parents Also Keep up with Learning Technology
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Nov 5, 8:01 AM: In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, classroom usage of technology has increasingly shifted and is not likely to slow anytime soon.
Some parents look to private schools for in-person education, lifting enrollment there
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Nov 2, 7:48 AM: But when many area public schools went to a hybrid learning model for this school year, private schools’ decision to offer more in-class learning presented an alternative for some parents. And that translated into increased >
Poll Finds Majority Support for Charter Schools in Newark
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Oct 27, 5:54 AM: A poll of Newark residents found the vast majority support public charter schools with 66% viewing the schools favorably and just 29% viewing them unfavorably.
Camden Charter School Will Inspire More Students to Pursue Tech Careers With $350K Donation
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Oct 27, 5:44 AM: A $350,000 donation will not only call for Camden's LEAP Academy to rename its fabrication lab after Vernon and Shirley Hill, but more importantly help a new generation of students aspire toward careers in technology.
Hoboken council pulls school funding formula resolution; ed board wants state to decide
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Oct 23, 8:11 AM: The question of how to divvy up $243,000 between the city school district and charter schools prompted dozens of parents to speak out at Wednesday night’s council meeting. But in the end, the city council is barely a step closer to >

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