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NJEA "greatly diminished" after failed bid to oust Steve Sweeney, experts say
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Nov 13, 7:41 AM: The New Jersey Education Association’s attempt to get revenge on Senate President Steve Sweeney has left the state’s largest teachers’ union politically damaged, according to experts.
Charter school applications in Paterson rejected by New Jersey
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Nov 10, 5:50 AM: State education officials last week denied two applications for new charter schools that wanted to open in the city next year and they rejected a third application in August for missing a deadline.
Charter school approval angers public school teachers
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Nov 9, 6:13 AM: The city's public school teachers union says school district leaders and board of education members were "asleep at the wheel" earlier this year when a charter school application was being reviewed by state authorities.
Union-backed state Senate president stares down his toughest foe: a union
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Nov 3, 6:43 AM: The New Jersey Education Association has put more than $4.5 million into the campaign to unseat state Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney, a Gloucester County Democrat and ironworkers union leader whom the teachers union endorsed in >
Education reform advocate Rashon Hasan talks education and leadership as city returns to local control
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Oct 31, 6:22 AM: Newark arguably once served as a paradigm of what can go wrong in a school district. But now, 25 years after the state took control of the city's school district, the tide has shifted.
Nevermind, M.E.T.S. charter school won't shut its doors
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Oct 25, 6:14 AM: The charter school that announced it was closing just two months after it opened has changed its mind.  M.E.T.S. Charter School in Newark will not shutter its campus in June or transfer out its 9th- and 10th-graders to other schools >
Newark charter school touted by Christie weeks ago abruptly announces closure
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Oct 20, 5:32 AM: A charter school that opened its doors to great fanfare in August with Gov. Chris Christie in attendance will shutter at the end of the school year. M.E.T.S. Charter School opened to 230 students in grades 9-12, promising to offer >
What did Zuckerberg's $100 million buy in Newark? A bit of progress
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Oct 17, 6:07 AM: In September 2010, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg went on The Oprah Winfrey Show, along with then-Newark Mayor Cory Booker and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, to announce an eye-popping gift: $100 million to reform Newark Public >
Christie to Somerset Residents Opposing Charter School Expansion, 'Write Me'
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Oct 10, 5:04 AM: Gov. Chris Christie visited the Center for Great Expectations last month and held a mini press conference for those invited to cover the event. TAPinto Franklin Township asked Christie how he felt about the current expansion of >
Vineland Public Charter School celebrates "official" opening
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Sep 25, 5:38 AM: It was the first charter school in Cumberland County, she said. It started out leasing several locations over the years. Now VPCS is a 35,778-square-foot building, located on 28 acres,that serves students from kindergarten through >
Camden's first charter school, LEAP Academy, marks 20th year
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Sep 20, 6:03 AM: On Tuesday, Bonilla-Santiago burst with pride as LEAP celebrated its 20th anniversary at a gathering downtown. With 1,500 students in grades pre-K through 12, it is one of the largest charter schools in New Jersey and has changed >
Camden Academy Charter High School Cuts Ribbon On New State-Of-The-Art Facility
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Sep 14, 6:48 AM: Right now the high school is home to 450 students. Officials say it can hold up to 600 students.
After more than 20 years, state takeover of Newark schools is over
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Sep 14, 5:29 AM: The state Board of Education voted Wednesday to end its takeover of the Newark school district and begin the transition to return control to the locally-elected school board after 22 years.
After More Than 20 Years, Newark to Regain Control of Its Schools
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Sep 13, 5:07 AM: In 1995, when Marques-Aquil Lewis was in elementary school, the State of New Jersey seized control of the public schools here after a judge warned that “nepotism, cronyism and the like” had precipitated “abysmal” student >
Latest Teacher Evaluations Show Progress in 'Effective' Educators
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Sep 11, 6:10 AM: But the report raised obvious questions and areas of concern, especially about how the system does in addressing the weakest teachers. With 98 percent of teachers found to be effective or better, is the bar high enough?
Judgment day nears for 8 Syracuse 'struggling' schools
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Sep 8, 5:05 AM: Eight Syracuse city schools, that have been on a state watch list for two years because of poor performance, will soon learn if they have improved enough to be removed from receivership.
Charter school finds new home in Egg Harbor Township
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Sep 6, 5:43 AM: The academy is part of the SABIS Network of charter schools that includes 70,000 students in 20 countries. The organization began in 1886.
Are charter schools contributing to segregation? An N.J. case study
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Aug 31, 5:36 AM: The Red Bank Charter School, one of New Jersey’s longest-running, occupies an old home joined with a former elementary school building. Its brightly decorated classrooms are filled with a mix of faces: white, Hispanic, and black >
Atlantic City all-boys charter school moves toward approval
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Aug 30, 5:09 AM: Inspired by the disparity he saw in the success of female students over male students, and thanks to legislation passed this summer, a local teacher hopes to open the state’s first single-gender charter school next year to help >
New M.E.T.S. Charter School opens in Newark
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Aug 29, 5:59 AM: Gov. Chris Christie was on hand for the official ribbon cutting. While charter school are considered to be controversial to some, the governor has been a major supporters. He says that the number of New Jersey students enrolled in >

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