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Ocean Academy Charter School seeks to build new school in Lakewood
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Feb 7, 7:34 AM: Ocean Academy Charter School — which currently educates 220 children in kindergarten through third grades — wants to build a three-story 15,956-square-foot building for its growing student body.
Charter and district teachers learn side by side in Newark
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Jan 31, 8:47 AM: Teachers became students, as Newark district schoolteachers — who struggle getting students to read a challenging book and truly understand it — got tips from charter school colleagues at a workshop on how to grab kids’ attention >
Auditor Questions Oversight of Camden's Renaissance Schools
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Jan 29, 8:19 AM: The state auditor last week released the second of two reviews of the renaissance schools program in Camden’s state-operated schools, detailing how the state had failed between 2016 and 2018 to ensure proper enrollment and hiring >
Report: College Aid for Prisoners Pays Dividends for All Down the Line
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Jan 16, 9:00 AM: Allowing prisoners to receive federal aid to pay for college courses while incarcerated would reduce recidivism rates, save states money and boost the economy as former inmates get higher-paying jobs, a new report shows.
Opinion: School choice improves education for all families
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Jan 16, 6:08 AM: New Jersey offers magnet schools offering specialized curricula, online education through the New Jersey Virtual School, and charter schools — publicly funded institutions with greater autonomy and accountability for educational >
NJ Has Weak System of State Support for Black and Latino College Students- Report
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Jan 10, 6:21 AM: Higher education in New Jersey is failing its black and Latino students, according to a new report. And, if that inequity is not addressed soon, the state’s economy will suffer, the authors say.
NJ doubles security funding for religious and private schools
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Jan 9, 6:25 AM: Religious and private schools in New Jersey will get an additional $11.3 million in security funding from the state — doubling the amount they currently receive — under a bill Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law >
Schools await guidance after PARCC ruling
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Jan 3, 7:12 AM: Local school officials are still digesting the implications of a New Year's Eve court ruling that struck down New Jersey's controversial PARCC testing requirements in Algebra I and 10th-grade English for high school students who >
PARCC graduation requirement struck down by NJ court
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Jan 2, 6:17 AM: New Jersey high schoolers will no longer be required to take the controversial Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers tests as a condition of graduation, under a state appellate court ruling Monday.
'Last in, first out' policy protecting NJ teachers with seniority will stay put
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Dec 13, 7:55 AM: The New Jersey Supreme Court said it won't review a lower-court ruling that had dismissed a lawsuit challenging the long-standing policy. The decision ends a two-year battle to overturn the statute.
Stockton dual-credit course to decrease need for math remediation
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Dec 13, 7:02 AM: For Stockton University, its new dual-credit pilot program is preparing future students for college-level courses. For the high school students taking the class, they are getting a head start on a degree and saving thousands of >
Save our charter schools
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Dec 6, 8:26 AM: Facing a possible state freeze on the expansion of charter schools and state plans to review those that already exist, students, teachers, faculty and others staged a march through the streets last month to highlight future >
Op-Ed: Let's Help Charter Schools Continue to Thrive
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Dec 6, 7:16 AM: As the Department of Education carries out a review of New Jersey’s charter schools, it should note the tremendous public support for them. It’s time for officials to match that support.
10 bill package to expand apprenticeships in New Jersey: Education briefs
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Dec 5, 8:25 AM: Legislators hope a package of bills introduced this week will expand apprenticeship opportunities in high-demand fields by creating the necessary infrastructure.
School district, charter school begin working on path of cooperation
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Dec 3, 7:49 AM: The leaders of the Princeton Public Schools and the Princeton Charter School are looking to put their acrimonious past behind them, a move toward collaboration and not litigation.
Newark Continues to Wrestle with Charter-School Issues
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Nov 28, 8:06 AM: As New Jersey takes a close look at charter schools, Newark’s large charter sector inspires passion — both for and against
Burlington City students to get path to high school diploma and associates degree
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Nov 28, 7:37 AM: A new education program is coming to Burlington City High School next fall and it offers participating students the chance to obtain a high school diploma, associate’s degree and even a good-paying job. And the students don’t have >
Newarkers Demand Details of District-Charter Enrollment Deal
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Nov 20, 7:13 AM: John Abeigon, president of the Newark Teachers Union and a fierce critic of charter schools, said both the district and its charter-school partners should disclose the terms of the deal.
Teachers Sue State, NJEA for Allegedly Violating Supreme Court Ruling on Union Dues
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Nov 16, 6:33 AM: Two Ocean Township teachers are filing a federal class action suit against the state of New Jersey, the NJEA and their local union. They claim the labor groups are violating a recent U.S. Supreme Court Janus ruling that prevents >
We want to elect school board members, not have the mayor do it, voters say
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Nov 8, 6:40 AM: The state ended its takeover of the Newark and Paterson school districts this year, leaving residents to decide the key question of how they want their schools to be run: by an elected school board or one appointed by the >

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