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Column: STEMCivics expands after state renews charter school license
Mar 23, 6:36 AM: Approximately 100 students will walk in June as STEMCivics celebrates a positive four-year run since opening its doors in September 2014. STEMCivics recently enjoyed another milestone as state officials renewed the >
Column: Charter school lottery shows sad state of public schools
Mar 22, 6:04 AM: When parents express relief that their children get selected for charter school learning rather than attend a public school, then city education wonks should take notice. Whether concerns involve safety or educational >
Compass Academy denied expansion as NJDOE promises to begin review of charter schools
Mar 22, 5:51 AM: A Cumberland County charter school was denied a request for expansion by the Department of Education under new Gov. Phil Murphy, who also pledged to review the state’s charter school laws.
Giving State's Vo-Techs the Space — and Seats — to Accommodate More Students
Mar 19, 6:48 AM: Proposed bond issue would help vocational-technical schools deliver what New Jersey manufacturers need most, skilled workers that will help them flourish.
Murphy: I won't say 'hell no' to charter schools
Mar 13, 5:47 AM: Gov. Phil Murphy's administration is about to scrutinize charter school law, but that doesn't mean he has it out for charter schools, he said Monday.
Is this the charter school 'time out' Murphy promised?
Mar 12, 7:20 AM: New Jersey's new governor will consider changes to the state's charter school law, potentially slowing the expansion of controversial, yet in-demand schools championed by former Gov. Chris Christie.
Children vie for Community Charter School of Paterson openings in lotteries
Mar 5, 6:03 AM: For example, the Paterson Arts and Science Charter School and the Paterson Charter School for Science and Technology both report waiting lists with more than 1,000 names on them.
Jersey City charter school celebrates 20 years of service
Feb 28, 5:56 AM: Founded in 1997-1998 by parents who wanted to take a chance on a new trend in education, LCCS has grown from a small Downtown Jersey City school of about 100 students to nearly six times the size.
State reprimands two Paterson charter school trustees for failing to receive timely training
Feb 21, 7:44 AM: The New Jersey School Ethics Commission has issued reprimands against two members of the John P. Holland Charter School board of trustees for failing to timely undergo mandatory training, according to state records. >
Vineland Public Charter School expands through 12th grade
Feb 20, 7:00 AM: The state Department of Education notified the school officials that their charter was renewed based on “academic performance, fiscal viability and operational stability.
The debate over charter schools in Princeton Township, explained
Feb 14, 7:22 AM: In Princeton, the school community has been wracked in the last decade by bitter disputes over the educational goals and governance of the schools, according to former member of the Princeton Public School school board >
Newark's People's Prep Charter initiatives highlight mission of college and career
Feb 8, 6:01 AM: With a student population of 380, students at People’s Prep come from a wide range of educational backgrounds, with 23 percent of the school's students classified as having disabilities. Ninety-five percent of its >
In N.J., new administration giving 'pause' to charter schools
Feb 6, 6:25 AM: During his campaign, Murphy called for a “time out” on charter expansion — something about which his predecessor, Chris Christie, was bullish. Murphy has expressed reservations about how the schools, which are privately >
After 22 Years, Newark Enters New Era of Local Governance
Feb 1, 7:56 AM: For two decades, votes cast by Newark's elected school board have carried mostly symbolic weight. Today, as the board reclaims control of the city's schools after a 22-year state takeover, even its smallest decisions will >
Court rejects school district's challenge to East Brunswick charter school
Jan 26, 7:25 AM: A court has rejected the Highland Park and East Brunswick school boards' appeal of the state Department of Education's approval to allow the Hatikvah International Academy Charter School to expand.
BOWDON: Give NJ schoolkids more choices (CER in the news)
Jan 25, 8:14 AM: It’s National School Choice Week, and thousands of events all over the country are celebrating parents’ rights to select different educational options for their children. Unfortunately, New Jersey lags most other states >
N.J. orders shut down of 'failed' charter school despite $17M renovation
Jan 25, 8:12 AM: A Trenton charter school could close in June, one year after it moved into a building renovated at a cost of $17 million, because the state Department of Education decided not to renew the school's charter. >
Mayor wants Murphy administration to review charter school expansion decision
Jan 19, 7:09 AM: Mayor Liz Lempert said Monday that the Murphy administration should review a decision by the state Department of Education allowing the Princeton Charter School to add more students, and urged a “freeze” on future >
Newark's BRICK Peshine and BRICK Avon schools soar to the top of the district
Jan 17, 5:41 AM: BRICK Peshine and Avon schools were founded in 2011 and 2012 and are part of BRICK Academy, an umbrella organization made up of the two schools, Achieve Charter School and the South Ward Children's Alliance. >
Gov. Christie pocket vetoes controversial NJSIAA cooperative sports bill
Jan 16, 6:26 AM: An amendment to the bill that permits school districts to allow charter school students, homeschooled students and students who attend nonpublic schools to participate on a high school athletics team in the student’s >



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