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Her Newark High School Helped Get Her to College. Can It Keep Her on Track During the Pandemic?
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Jun 1, 8:06 AM: If there was ever a moment when striving college students like Samani Ford most needed the extra support of ‘KIPP Through College,’ it is now.
NJ students: Reaching students via a virtual platform
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May 29, 7:08 AM: Administration and teachers at Saint Helena School in Edison began researching early on how teachers could effectively reach students in a virtual platform.
A different kind of home schooling: Newark students, teachers adjust to online learning
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May 28, 6:57 AM: At Newark Charter School, high school and junior high school students have Chromebooks, and most teachers are recording lessons for students to watch and holding “office hours” over Zoom for students who have questions or need extra >
NJ teachers union calls for end to in-person student evaluation, citing health risks
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May 27, 8:00 AM: The teachers union representing teachers at the Lakewood Public School District says the school district is jeopardizing the health of teachers and students by requiring teachers to perform in-person evaluations of students in >
Opinion: Newark Voters Just Elected Their First Full School Board Since State Control Ended.
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May 26, 6:21 AM: Now, two years after the state returned control of schools to the district, the voters of Newark have elected the first board since 1995 to have complete authority. And its members represent a compromise among Baraka, his allies and >
Tens of Thousands of NJ Students Still Can't Get Online for 'Remote Learning'
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May 11, 7:45 AM: Roughly 100,000 New Jersey students still lack internet access and even more need a device to log on for school work. With remote learning lasting through at least June, millions of dollars in federal emergency funds could help >
North Brunswick school tax increase due to charter school funding, payment for new school
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May 8, 7:58 AM: Superintendent of Schools Brian Zychowski said a mandate from the state which requires the North Brunswick Public School District to pay for students from the township who attend area charter schools is a “duplication of resources” >
Bronx charter public schools recognized as some of highest performing schools in state
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May 1, 6:19 AM: Following unprecedented city-wide school closures due to COVID-19, Bronx public charter schools have launched remote learning programs for students, including virtual math, reading and history lessons, as well as music classes and >
Outrageous N.J. school contracts make parents promise not to sue | Opinion
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Apr 29, 7:40 AM: The Huffington Post recently reported that some parents of students with disabilities in New Jersey are being required to sign waivers before their children with disabilities can access services and supports remotely during COVID-19 >
LEAP Charter School students in Camden donate 3D face shields to Cooper Medical Center
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Apr 21, 7:53 AM: Students at LEAP Academy Charter School in Camden, New Jersey wanted to do something to help the area's medical personnel.
Virtual Learning at Unity Charter School
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Apr 20, 6:44 AM: How can our learners engage in meaningful ways with their school work? With their teachers? With other students? With their parents?  These questions are paramount in our day to day operations of our virtual school endeavors. We >
KIPP Goes Virtual as Schools Prepare for Distance Learning Long Haul
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Apr 10, 7:43 AM: As New Jersey locks into distance learning for at least the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, KIPP’s Newark schools are rolling out their second phase of remote education to 4,800 students.
Column: Do supportive parents guarantee good charter schools? Not always.
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Apr 9, 8:40 AM: Critics have long suggested that charter schools work only because their parents are so supportive, but what happened at Mann’s campus suggests this is a misreading of what makes such schools succeed.
NJ students: Thomas Edison Energy Smart Charter School adds some school spirit
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Apr 3, 7:34 AM: Last week, in an effort to add some fun to our time at home, Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School in Somerset added a little school spirit to keep everyone’s spirits up. Each day students and parents uploaded photos of >
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.

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