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Inside the high-pressure world of N.J.‘s hardest-to-get-into high schools
May 23, 6:55 AM: The demand to get into the schools continues to rise. Most districts do little to advertise the county-run magnet schools, other than sending fliers and counselors to middle schools to recruit prospective students.
Plans for 3 new Paterson charter schools advance
May 22, 7:13 AM: Plans to open three new charter schools in Paterson received preliminary approval from the state Education Department this week.
Paterson charter high school students offered 256 four-year college acceptances, $3.5 million in sch
May 18, 5:51 AM: One student has been accepted to Cornell University. Another accepted to the University of California, Davis. And a third has received an acceptance letter from Boston University.
Three charter schools seeking to open in Paterson
May 17, 6:34 AM: Three charter schools have submitted applications to the New Jersey Department of Education to operate schools in Paterson, according to the state. If approved, the three schools will enroll as many as 1,060 students.
Charter schools moratorium sparks sparring at Democratic gubernatorial primary debate
May 15, 6:29 AM: The question of whether there should be a moratorium on charter schools sparked heated discussion among the four major New Jersey Democratic gubernatorial primary candidates gathered at a television debate in the studio of NJTV in >
Loophole Is Flooding N.J. With Charter School ‘Satellites,’ Group Says
May 11, 6:54 AM: There are currently 88 charter schools officially listed on the New Jersey Department of Education website. But in reality, there are at least 135 different charter schools serving students in the Garden State, according to an >
Bloomfield Council says ‘no’ to charter school
May 10, 6:11 AM: "Bloomfield just isn't a place where charter schools would mesh well," said Mayor Michael Venezia following the Monday meeting. "It would take funding out of our public schools, which we don't need because we're severely underfunded >
School district refuses to fund growth of charter run by Bergen County firm
May 10, 5:29 AM: Already under fire for alleged fraud in Union County, a Bergen County nonprofit that manages a rapidly growing chain of charter schools is now facing a rebellion closer to home.
N.J. teachers layoffs must be based on seniority, not performance, judge rules
May 5, 5:51 AM: A group of Newark parents has lost a legal battle to overhaul the way public school teachers in the state are laid-off -- dealing another blow to education reform groups that have tried to dismantle similar protections across the >
Margate parent must pay Ocean City $15,500 for child’s tuition
May 3, 5:25 AM: The parent of a child who illegally attended the Ocean City School District in 2015-16 must pay the district $15,537, the cost of a student’s tuition for that year, the acting education commissioner has ruled.
State asked to stop charter school from opening amid allegations of fraud
May 1, 7:03 AM: Education officials in a Union County city are calling on the state to stop the opening of a charter school with ties to the North Jersey Turkish community, claiming the school’s application included “forged and fraudulent” >
Responding to criticism, Newark announces more changes to school enrollment process
Apr 24, 4:59 AM: Hoping to alleviate community concerns over the school district's universal enrollment system, Schools Superintendent Christopher Cerf is pushing new measures to improve the process -- and get more feedback along the way.
School district throws Charter School under the bus
Apr 21, 5:25 AM: The Princeton School Board is blaming the Princeton Charter School for why school taxes will go up by more than 4 percent this year.
School rezoning plan has Jersey City parents nervous
Apr 19, 6:57 AM: The plan is intended to alleviate crowding in the 28,000-student school district, where some schools are so over capacity students are taught in trailers. But parents are worried about longer routes to school and separating their >
As Christie’s exit looms, 16 new charter schools want to open
Apr 11, 4:45 AM: In what could be the final opportunity to win approval from the Christie administration, 16 new charters schools are trying to open in New Jersey.
Princeton Charter School lottery draws big number of participants
Apr 7, 5:50 AM: The Princeton Charter School saw a surge in families from town trying to have their children admitted for September, despite a barrage of criticism by the Princeton school district and others against a school often seen as a >
Two charter schools submit proposals for Pemberton Township, Willingboro
Apr 6, 5:22 AM: The Legacy Charter School for the Arts and Humanities was proposed by Helen Cook to open in Willingboro, and Michael Piscal submitted an application to open a College Achieve Burlington Charter School in Pemberton Township.
Hamilton school board passes charter school policy to close loophole
Mar 29, 6:35 AM: When the Hamilton Township School District received an application for the proposed Theresa M. Fredericks STEAM Academy Charter School last year, it was filed away in a drawer. School board members never knew the New Jersey >
Paterson charter school opening in September to be led by Newark’s ‘turnaround principal
Mar 27, 6:36 AM: The principal acclaimed for changing the academics of the Malcolm X Shabazz High School in Newark will lead the College Achieve Paterson Charter School when it opens in September.
Hamilton Board of Education narrowly passes charter school application bylaw
Mar 27, 5:57 AM: Opening a new charter school in Hamilton Township was already difficult, and now it may be even tougher. That’s because the Hamilton Township Board of Education narrowly passed a bylaw giving itself a framework to potentially >



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