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Lakewood private school bus fleet hauls 32,000 kids over 13,600 miles each day
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Jun 19, 5:41 AM: Add into Lakewood's unique busing equation that this is one of the state's fastest-growing townships, and the choice parents have when selecting a private school. Parents can send their child to a school on the far side of the >
Camden let families choose charter or district schools under a single enrollment system. Here's what happened
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Jun 1, 5:53 AM: Ramirez’s son is one of 3,000 students who selected schools for the coming year through Camden Enrollment, a citywide system that lets students apply to nearly any public school in the city with one application, ranking their >
Small schools in this rural part of N.J. are under threat
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May 29, 6:07 AM: Over 100 people sat in folding chairs and at cafeteria lunch tables in the Califon School gym, and when those seats ran out they stood in the back and lined the walls. They were there to hear a discussion on the results of a >
Column: Desegregation lawsuit: Let all the school funding really follow the child
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May 24, 7:19 AM: We conservatives have always believed that the focus of education should be on the children, not the adults who make their livelihood off them.
Op-Ed: Comprehensive High Schools, a Key Piece of the Vo-Tec Puzzle
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May 23, 6:33 AM: Last year in New Jersey, 74,319 students took vocational-technical education courses (now referred to as “career and technical education” or CTE) in fields ranging from aeronautics to plumbing. According to the New Jersey Department >
North Brunswick school budget increases due to charter school costs
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May 23, 5:48 AM: The North Brunswick School District tax levy for the 2018-19 school year would have remained flat if not for costs related to charter schools. The district’s total operating budget for 2018-19 is $109.51 million, which includes the >
Newark picks its own school superintendent for first time in 22 years
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May 23, 5:39 AM: Leon will lead the largest school district in New Jersey, months after the state returned the reins of the district to the local board. The board unanimously voted to extend Leon an offer of employment, but still needs to negotiate >
New Jersey hit with major lawsuit arguing it must end school segregation
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May 21, 7:16 AM: The New Jersey law that requires most children to attend public school within their communities has led to some of the worst school segregation in the nation, prompting a coalition to sue the state to overturn that law and >
Learning Community Charter School celebrates 20th year with gala
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May 10, 7:02 AM: One of the first public charter schools in New Jersey, the Learning Community Charter School began with just 98 students in three grades. It now has 585 students in grades pre-K through eighth grade.
Plainfield charter school opposed by interim superintendent
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May 10, 6:41 AM: The city's superintendent of public schools is opposing the application of a charter school, claiming that its addition would create a financial hardship for his district.
Opinion: NJ should strengthen school choice program
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Apr 27, 4:40 AM: Senate President Steve Sweeney recently announced a legislative initiative to seek voter approval for $500 million in bond funds to significantly expand college and career readiness educational opportunities in our county >
School district, charter school eyeing settlement in legal battle
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Apr 23, 5:45 AM: The legal fight between the Princeton School District and the Princeton Charter School over the charter school adding 76 more students could be resolved as soon as next month, according to the president of the charter school Board >
Ocean County's first charter school: Crucial or crushing for Lakewood kids?
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Apr 23, 4:59 AM: Ocean Academy, a free public school funded by taxpayers, opened its doors to students for the first time in September, bringing with it new hopes and fresh expectations. It also dawned as the political tide for charter schools in >
Camden Superintendent Who Led Turnaround Is Stepping Down
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Apr 12, 7:14 AM: The state takeover of this troubled city’s school district gambled on a big question: After years of experiments with more money and charter schools, could anything improve education in Camden? Five years in, Camden’s answer seems >
Princeton Charter School files expansion plans
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Apr 12, 6:11 AM: The expansion, however, is being challenged by the Princeton School District in court. Among other things, the district is fighting the approval that the state had granted the Charter School to increase the enrollment.
Education becoming hot topic in N.H. race for governor
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Apr 12, 4:33 AM: Standing outside the elementary school he attended as a boy, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steve Marchand on Wednesday unveiled his education plan for New Hampshire.
Princeton Public Schools, Charter School negotiate settlement
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Apr 6, 6:45 AM: A few weeks after a Princeton Public Schools board member offered an “olive branch” to the Princeton Charter School, a settlement negotiation process between the two parties is now underway. The negotiation process seeks to resolve >
Charter schools are expanding to new turf in N.J. and bringing the same bitter debate
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Apr 5, 7:09 AM: Deep in South Jersey, on the sprawling grounds of a summer camp surrounded by rolling farmland, Upper Pittsgrove Township is about to have something in common with the state's big cities. The Salem County town, marked by cornfields >
Trenton teachers union ‘appalled’ by NJEA’s decision to support charter school
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Apr 2, 5:21 AM: The brothers and sisters of unions generally stay united. But there is an all-out war brewing in the capital city between the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) and the Trenton Education Association (TEA), which is the capital >
What is the future of charter schools in New Jersey?
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Mar 30, 6:50 AM: People of all ages marched on the streets of Trenton to support charter schools. They worry Gov. Phil Murphy may shut down or stop the growth of them across the state.

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