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As schools in N.J. go virtual, these kids are getting left behind
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Mar 30, 7:00 AM: As Trenton Public Schools geared up for the unprecedented task of educating its 12,600 students from home amid a pandemic, school officials came upon a troubling reality.
Newark Charter Schools Helping Families Transition Into Virtual Classrooms
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Mar 27, 8:37 AM: That reality made for a frantic day at the school Tuesday, as its parking lot and hallways bustled with dozens of masked-and-gloved teachers, nurses and volunteers, all there to help the KIPP students in Newark transition to remote >
North Star Academy Launches Online High School for Thousands
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Mar 27, 8:13 AM: Hours after announcing that North Star Academy in Newark would close at the end of March 13 in order to keep students, staff and the overall community safe, educators there were hard at work figuring out how to transition 7,000 >
The State of the State’s High Schools: Graduation Rates and Beyond
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Mar 12, 7:46 AM: New Jersey’s high school graduation rate has long been the envy of the nation, topping 90% statewide — one of the highest in the country. But there’s more to those numbers than just the averages; specific rates vary widely from one >
Across NJ, Educators Prepare for Virtual Teaching if COVID-19 Closes Schools
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Mar 10, 5:41 AM: At the urging of state officials, educators across New Jersey are making preparations to continue instruction amid the COVID-19 outbreak, which on Monday showed signs of broadening, with an uptick in the number of presumed cases in >
Will N.J. still require kids to go to school 180 days if coronavirus hits? State officials weigh options.
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Mar 4, 9:57 AM: The rules are pretty clear in New Jersey: If a school district wants state funding, it must be open at least 180 days during a school year. No exceptions.
Finally out from under state control, Newark residents must vote in large numbers | Opinion
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Mar 3, 7:31 AM: On April 21, 2020, Newarkers will finally have the chance to choose. The question is: will they go to the polls in large numbers so they can participate in addressing the critical issues facing the city's public education >
Charter schools help narrow the achievement gap | Opinion
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Feb 24, 9:33 AM: When my first-grade daughter struggled with reading, her teacher struggled with how to teach her. We eventually found a path forward, but only with the aid of my intervention.
Cramer Hill Advocate Confident but Cautious About Charter School Expansion
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Feb 21, 8:03 AM: Four months after residents said they were blindsided by the proposed expansion of a charter school in their neighborhood — which led the City Council to table an ordinance — Cramer Hill Residents Association president Mary Cortes >
Charter Advocates Argue for State to Fund Their School Construction
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Feb 21, 6:19 AM: And, despite opposition from plaintiffs, charter association and families seek to join ongoing litigation over funding for needy school districts.
Opinion: Let’s pause the charter school experiment in Newark: NAACP
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Feb 13, 8:15 AM: Deborah Smith Gregory says charter schools are taking fewer students with special needs and fewer students who don’t speak English as their first language, according to the Rutgers’ Bloustein School of Planning and >
NJ Supreme Court Will Hear Challenge to Expansion of Charter Schools in Newark
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Feb 12, 8:40 AM: The state Supreme Court yesterday agreed to hear a lawsuit that had challenged the expansion of charter schools in Newark, arguably the state’s nexus for the alternative schools with more than a third of its students enrolled in >
Coral Springs Charter School Opens Enrollment But Getting In Is Hard
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Feb 6, 9:27 AM: For many parents, it’s one of the most coveted educational opportunities in the city: getting accepted into Coral Springs Charter School.
N.J. Supreme Court will hear case on Jersey City school district’s deal to pay union reps’ salaries
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Feb 6, 7:02 AM:

The fight over whether the Jersey City Public Schools can use taxpayer money to pay teachers union representatives is heading to the state Supreme Court.

State to Close One of Four Newark Charter Schools that City Superintendent Wanted Shut Down
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Feb 5, 8:00 AM: The state is shutting down a troubled charter school with campuses in Newark and Jersey City, one of four schools that Newark’s schools chief had urged the state to close.
State Education Commissioner to Close Newark's M.E.T.S. Charter School
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Feb 4, 7:28 AM: The state Education Commissioner is closing M.E.T.S Charter School in Newark, but giving a reprieve to three other charter schools despite their lackluster student performance on standardized tests.
Senate Higher Ed Committee Pushes for On-Time College Graduations
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Jan 31, 8:32 AM: State lawmakers are hoping to save students and their parents money by getting more young adults out of college and into the job market faster. Currently, less than half of college students earn a bachelor’s degree from a New Jersey >
Opinion Newark charter schools aren’t just good. They’re ‘incredibly high performing,’
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Jan 29, 6:52 AM: Public education is not immune to this problem. Which is why our goal at the New Jersey Children’s Foundation is to promote a fact-based discussion about education -- with a focus on our home city of Newark.
Opinion: Neptune should drop opposition to new charter school
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Jan 28, 7:39 AM: College Achieve Greater Asbury Park, which opened in the fall of 2017, was founded specifically to serve the children of Asbury Park and Neptune. Social justice is embedded into the mission of the school that serves predominantly >
Newark Superintendent Plans to Expel Charter School Amid Push to Expand District
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Jan 27, 8:32 AM: In a bid to reclaim district buildings so he can expand the school system, Newark’s superintendent wants to boot a charter school from its rented space and potentially to take back properties that his predecessor sold.

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