- Ocean Academy Charter School seeks to build new school in Lakewood
- 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
- > 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
- > 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
- 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
- > 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
- 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
- > 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
- > 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
- 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
- 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
- > 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
- > 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- > 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
- 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
- > 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
- > 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