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With $1B in aid, Newark adopts $1.2B school budget that raises spending and cuts tax bills
Mar 28, 8:14 AM: The Newark Board of Education on Friday night approved a $1.2 billion budget for the 2022-23 school year that officials said would raise spending by $146 million — mainly on additional teachers and technology, building >
Carmen charter school employees vote against unionizing
Mar 18, 7:47 AM: Employees at Carmen Schools of Science and Technology in Milwaukee have voted against unionizing with the International Association of Machinists (IAM).
Newark Charter School Advocates, Parents Call on State to Reverse Blocks on Charter Expansions
Mar 11, 6:44 AM: Charter school advocates rally in Trenton to call on Gov. Murphy to reverse the decisions made by the state DOE to deny high-performing charter schools the ability to serve more students.
Charter schools to rally in Trenton Thursday to protest state’s refusal to allow them to expand
Mar 10, 9:21 AM: In the sunny lunchroom of Philip’s Academy Charter School in Newark, 8th-grader Alyana Bonilla talked about aging out of PACS this Spring after the state Department of Education denied its application to expand into a high >
NJ denies charter expansions. Is it a sign of growing NJEA, or local schools opposition?
Mar 10, 7:05 AM: Charter schools are a safe space for Abel Escobar, a "timid" ninth-grader who worries that he will have to attend his local public high school in Trenton next year, his mother said. His charter school's application to >
N.J. defends ‘segregated’ school system in court. Will its case hold up?
Mar 4, 7:12 AM: On average, about 25% of Black students in New Jersey have attended public schools since 2015 that were 99% non-white. About 40% of white students went to schools that were more than 75% white. And 62% of Latino students >
N.J.’s school segregation lawsuit returns to court this week
Mar 2, 9:54 AM: A lawsuit hinging on a study that found New Jersey schools are some of the most segregated in the country will return to the courtroom this week, with plaintiffs hoping for a major shift in state policies regulating where >
New Jersey schools are racially segregated. A judge can change that. | Opinion
Feb 28, 9:41 AM: As the court considers the facts and the law, it should also consider students.
93% of Senior Class at Plainfield Charter School Already Accepted to College
Feb 25, 9:45 AM: College Achieve Central Charter School (CAPS), a tuition-free public charter high school in Plainfield, has earned the distinction of having 93% of its first graduating senior class achieve college acceptances. >
Teacher shortage is a ‘crisis,’ N.J. state legislators say after educators raise alarm
Feb 23, 6:25 AM: More than two dozen educators raised alarms about declining interest in teaching and other jobs in public schools during a hearing Tuesday with New Jersey state legislators.
Free Tutoring to be Offered for Students at University Heights Charter School in Newark
Feb 22, 10:44 AM: Students at the University Heights Charter School in Newark are now available to apply for and receive free tutoring.
Column: New Jersey’s governor blocked the growth of its best charter schools. Why?
Feb 22, 10:41 AM: Murphy is a Democrat who says he supports charters, although his party is influenced by teachers unions that don’t like the fact that most charters are not unionized. Teachers unions have called charters a financial drain >
Gov. Murphy needs to support school choice for the sake of families and children | Opinion
Feb 17, 9:45 AM: Last summer, the New Jersey Supreme Court finally upheld the 2016 expansion of seven charter schools to continue to serve thousands more students after a contentious fight that undermined family choice and student >
Senate approves bill to revisit how NJ's K-12 schools are funded
Feb 15, 9:53 AM: A bill that aims to reexamine how the state’s K-12 schools are funded was approved by the Senate on Monday and is en route to the Assembly for a vote.
Union will pay $1,200 per semester to students enrolled in Newark teacher training academy
Feb 15, 9:44 AM: The national president of the American Federation of Teachers union was in Newark on Monday to announce that the union will pay a stipend to high school students enrolled in a teacher training academy to help them avoid >
Attacks On Charter Schools Places Their Muni Bonds In Jeopardy
Feb 14, 9:59 AM: University Heights Charter School in Newark NJ appears to have become the victim of New Jersey's teachers union fight to end charter schools in that state. In this case, it is at the cost of bondholders as well as the >
Parents upset over denial of charter school expansions
Feb 11, 10:14 AM: Some parents with children attending charter schools in New Jersey are pleading with the state Department of Education to change its mind and approve expansion requests. Several requests for expansion were recently denied, >
New Jersey blocks expansion of three Newark charter schools, continuing slowdown of charter growth
Feb 10, 10:06 AM: New Jersey has blocked the expansion of three Newark charter schools — North Star Academy, Philip’s Academy, and Roseville Community Charter School — a sign that Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration is continuing >
NJ schools focus on figuring out how to fix COVID learning loss
Feb 9, 9:34 AM: For Freehold Borough and other school districts in Monmouth and Ocean counties, the major impact has been on so-called “learning loss,” the diminished education of many students who were forced to engage in virtual or >
Murphy Administration Denies Expansion for Two Newark Charter Schools
Feb 9, 9:31 AM: The State Department of Education denied multiple requests from charter schools to add seats in Newark in decisions that will result in some students having to be sent back into district schools and hundreds more who will >



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