- Six Philly-area schools named Blue Ribbon winners by the U.S. Department of Education
Last year, seven local schools won the honor. Schools can be recognized either for overall academic excellence or for stellar progress in closing achievement gaps among students.
Sep 20, 9:46 AM:
- Great Oaks Legacy Charter School welcomes new middle school building in Newark
On Wednesday, the middle school students and staff welcomed dozens of community members and education professionals to the ribbon-cutting of the new 32,000-square-foot facility in the West Ward and celebrated the completion of the >
Sep 15, 7:08 AM:
- State shutdown of Newark charter school leaves families in financial lurch
The recent state closure of University Heights Charter School, a network of three Newark schools that enrolled about 600 students, upended short- and long-term plans for hundreds of families.
Jul 22, 10:26 AM:
- Hundreds of charter students are wondering where they will attend school next year
- Jun 29, 2:57 PM: The students are either applying to other charter, magnet, or private schools or trying to find room in their neighborhood public schools.
- K-12 Dealmaking: Microschool Company Raises $20M; IXL Acquires Curiosity Media
A company that offers small-group “microschools,” Prenda, raised $20 million aimed at helping grow its network in additional states, the company announced.
Jun 21, 9:25 AM:
- The Parents Keeping Their Children In Pod Schools
- Jun 16, 9:46 AM: A temporary solution to school closures finds new life as an ideological safe space.
- A Camden school reflects on a full year with mandatory masks: ‘We’re used to it’
The Camden school system, which enrolls about 5,100 students in its 15 traditional public schools, will wrap up the 2021-22 school year in two weeks with a mask requirement still in place for all students and teachers.
Jun 9, 7:32 AM:
- Time running out to urge increase in nonpublic school bus funding
- Jun 9, 7:25 AM: For the past two months, nonpublic school advocates have been contacting their state legislators to urge an increase in transportation funding from $1,000 to at least $1,150 per student.
- Teacher shortages continue. Here's what New Jersey is doing to make it easier to hire more
New Jersey is relaxing teacher certification requirements and implementing laws to make it easier for public schools to hire teachers, but that will not fix an ongoing teacher shortage in the state, a new report warns.
Jun 6, 8:47 AM:
- With $1B in aid, Newark adopts $1.2B school budget that raises spending and cuts tax bills
- > Mar 28, 8:14 AM: The Newark Board of Education on Friday night approved a $1.2 billion budget for the 2022-23 school year that officials said would raise spending by $146 million — mainly on additional teachers and technology, building upgrades, and
- Carmen charter school employees vote against unionizing
- Mar 18, 7:47 AM: Employees at Carmen Schools of Science and Technology in Milwaukee have voted against unionizing with the International Association of Machinists (IAM).
- Newark Charter School Advocates, Parents Call on State to Reverse Blocks on Charter Expansions
- Mar 11, 6:44 AM: Charter school advocates rally in Trenton to call on Gov. Murphy to reverse the decisions made by the state DOE to deny high-performing charter schools the ability to serve more students.
- Charter schools to rally in Trenton Thursday to protest state’s refusal to allow them to expand
- > Mar 10, 9:21 AM: In the sunny lunchroom of Philip’s Academy Charter School in Newark, 8th-grader Alyana Bonilla talked about aging out of PACS this Spring after the state Department of Education denied its application to expand into a high school
- NJ denies charter expansions. Is it a sign of growing NJEA, or local schools opposition?
- > Mar 10, 7:05 AM: Charter schools are a safe space for Abel Escobar, a "timid" ninth-grader who worries that he will have to attend his local public high school in Trenton next year, his mother said. His charter school's application to expand beyond
- N.J. defends ‘segregated’ school system in court. Will its case hold up?
- > Mar 4, 7:12 AM: On average, about 25% of Black students in New Jersey have attended public schools since 2015 that were 99% non-white. About 40% of white students went to schools that were more than 75% white. And 62% of Latino students learned in
- N.J.’s school segregation lawsuit returns to court this week
- > Mar 2, 9:54 AM: A lawsuit hinging on a study that found New Jersey schools are some of the most segregated in the country will return to the courtroom this week, with plaintiffs hoping for a major shift in state policies regulating where children
- New Jersey schools are racially segregated. A judge can change that. | Opinion
- Feb 28, 9:41 AM: As the court considers the facts and the law, it should also consider students.
- 93% of Senior Class at Plainfield Charter School Already Accepted to College
- Feb 25, 9:45 AM: College Achieve Central Charter School (CAPS), a tuition-free public charter high school in Plainfield, has earned the distinction of having 93% of its first graduating senior class achieve college acceptances.
- Teacher shortage is a ‘crisis,’ N.J. state legislators say after educators raise alarm
- Feb 23, 6:25 AM: More than two dozen educators raised alarms about declining interest in teaching and other jobs in public schools during a hearing Tuesday with New Jersey state legislators.
- Free Tutoring to be Offered for Students at University Heights Charter School in Newark
- Feb 22, 10:44 AM: Students at the University Heights Charter School in Newark are now available to apply for and receive free tutoring.