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Newark Nonprofit Says Public, Charter Schools Can Co-Exist
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May 14, 7:44 AM: It doesn't have to be "us-versus-them" when it comes to Newark's schools. That's the mantra of a new nonprofit in the Brick City: the New Jersey Children's Foundation (NJCF).
Jersey City, Poster Child for What's Wrong with School-Funding Reform?
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May 14, 5:25 AM:
The district says cuts to state aid mean teacher layoffs and canceled after-school programs, but some pols and advocates argue Jersey City has the means to end its budget shortfall.
166 teachers will be losing their jobs in this N.J. city. Their union leader wants to sue the state.
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May 10, 7:09 AM: The head of the Paterson teachers’ union facing massive jobs cuts is asking the school district to join a lawsuit, filed by Jersey City, challenging how the state is providing funding in some urban districts.
Long held up as a model, N.J. school funding system facing legal challenge
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May 9, 7:35 AM: New Jersey’s school-funding formula is held up as a model by education advocates. But the state is confronting a new legal challenge from a district that says the Garden State isn’t sending it enough money.
Charter schools say district sent them fewer students -- denying them the funding that comes with them
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May 3, 7:10 AM: The fate of a system that allows Newark families to use a single application to apply to most traditional and charter schools in the city is in question after several charter operators accused the district of misusing the system to >
Shhh. Here’s a secret, education advocate says. Newark’s schools are actually doing really well.
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Apr 26, 5:09 AM: The national media can’t stop talking about Cory Booker’s record as a champion for Newark’s public schools -- but too many get the story flat wrong. “Cory Booker has a school choice problem,” writes New York Magazine. The Los >
Our school plan will lower taxes and make every child count, Republican legislator says
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Apr 18, 5:23 AM: Senate Republicans, after doing research and listening to parents and educators, have come up with a set of reforms that they say will lower property taxes, improve the quality of education and protect students who require >
Plainfield school district opposes vocational charter high school application
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Apr 17, 6:48 AM: For the second year in a row, the school district's interim superintendent is opposing Vocational Technical Regional Charter High School's application to open a school in the city.
Advocates prod lawmakers to investigate NJ charter schools' use of taxpayer money
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Apr 12, 6:56 AM: Education advocates and civil rights groups called on state legislators to investigate the way charter schools buy real estate and how well state agencies oversee these transactions and the public money that goes into them.
Facing $27 million deficit, Camden School District plans to close schools and cut 300 jobs
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Apr 11, 7:52 AM: Facing a $27 million budget deficit, the Camden City School District may close two schools and an annex, relocate about 900 students, and cut several hundred jobs, acting superintendent Katrina McCombs said Wednesday.
Businesses filling opportunity gaps don't know where to turn
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Apr 8, 7:31 AM: With a new generation of students at risk of losing ground in the rapidly changing economy and a chorus of business leaders worried they don't have the skills to thrive, New Jersey entrepreneurs and businesses are slowly jumping in >
Opinion: Murphy’s troubling failure to defend charter school success
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Apr 8, 7:15 AM: The New Jersey Education Association just revived its call for a freeze on the growth of charter schools, a declaration of war from a muscular union that spends more on lobbying and campaigns than any other special interest group in >
Opinion: Charter schools: End exploitation
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Apr 8, 7:05 AM: New Jersey's charter schools, as we learned in a year-long investigation, find financial security, in large part, through the unknowing generosity of Garden State taxpayers.
Paterson school, charter leaders join forces in call for more state education funding
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Apr 4, 6:02 AM: The leaders of Paterson public school district and local charter schools, in a rare and unexpected show of unity, joined forces in a rally on Wednesday afternoon to call on governor Phil Murphy’s administration to provide more >
Newark Schools Fell Back in 2018, Halting Years of Progress
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Apr 3, 6:38 AM: While experts caution that too much should not be read into test scores, the results provide fodder for critics of district’s previous aggressive changes.
NJ Politics Digest: Should Taxpayers Support Teachers’ Unions?
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Mar 28, 7:20 AM: It’s well known that unions representing New Jersey’s public school teachers aren’t afraid to throw their weight around in Trenton.
Millions of your tax dollars have disappeared into NJ's flawed charter school experiment
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Mar 27, 6:34 AM: NJ taxpayers are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to construct and renovate charter school buildings, but the public doesn't own them.
New vision for higher education in New Jersey aims to keep students in the Garden State
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Mar 27, 6:07 AM: New Jersey officials on Tuesday released a new vision for higher education in the state that will aim to improve affordability and access, and try to persuade more students to stay in the Garden State for college.
Group May Head Back to Court over Lack of NJ School Desegregation
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Mar 20, 5:08 AM: A coalition of organizations that sued New Jersey last year to desegregate public schools is prepared to go back to court to press for a solution, because of a lack of progress in settlement talks with state officials.
Career and Technical Education prepares our students for jobs that haven’t even been created yet, N.J. commissioner says
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Mar 1, 6:36 AM: In the Garden State, hundreds of teachers, administrators, and school counselors involved in Career and Technical Education (CTE) serve more than 179,200 secondary and postsecondary students.

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