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Newark Public Schools wants more of its graduates to finish college. KIPP charter network wants to help.
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Jul 20, 6:07 AM: A group of Newark Public Schools guidance counselors will travel to Texas next week to learn how to help high school students pick the right college. KIPP, the national charter school network, will lead the training. >
N.J. adding $351 million to schools, and 'moms' help make it happen
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Jul 17, 7:16 AM: Cavallaro-Fromm, 41, of Swedesboro, is among a group of parents that have been campaigning to change how New Jersey pays for public schools, after years of failure by the state to fulfill its formula for distributing money >
Opinion: 3 ways Murphy could clean up PARCC and other school testing
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Jul 13, 5:02 AM: Over the years, the state has repeatedly changed the role of PARCC and other assessments in awarding high school diplomas. Current high school testing requirements are so complicated that the state Department of Education >
Opinion: The Not So Hidden Agenda to Stall Expansion of Public Charter Schools in NJ
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Jul 10, 4:24 AM: When those opposed to education reform go after public charter schools, they typically adhere to the prototype of a direct attack, like this editorial by Diane Ravitch who charges that these independent schools are >
Lawmakers Want to Borrow $1B for Education Items but Leave Voters With Final Say
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Jul 9, 5:55 AM: Under legislation sent to Murphy last week, the state would issue long-term general-obligation bonds to raise money for improving security at K-12 school districts, expanding vocational-technical training facilities, and >
Column: After Christie's neglect, a good fix on school funding
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Jul 3, 5:50 AM: Over the last eight years under Gov. Chris Christie, New Jersey's system of funding public schools broke down into complete dysfunction. He cut state aid in his first budget, then left it nearly frozen for several years as >
Newark Schools Face Big Choices as Homegrown Leader Takes Reins
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Jul 2, 5:40 AM: Now, as León shakes off that setback and steps officially into his new role as superintendent, he is expected to announce his vision and 100-day plan. Supporters of the city’s charter schools, some of whom fear a frostier >
Katrina McCombs, city native, to lead Camden schools for now
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Jun 29, 5:46 AM: New Jersey's education commissioner on Thursday named McCombs as the district's acting superintendent. The state Department of Education also announced it plans to launch a national search process for a permanent >
Newark Digital Academy becoming part of Newark schools
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Jun 28, 6:35 AM: NDA keeps its status as a dropout recovery program, retains almost all of its staff and  continues with its blended model of online education and in person tutoring at its building on Woods Avenue, just a block away from >
Editorial: Can one teacher score knockout on mighty NJEA?
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Jun 25, 6:45 AM:

Should union dues be disbursed in ways that are often hidden from the people who pay them? No matter how Smith's lawsuit is decided, and whether or not her side is being backed in some way by Sweeney or some >

I want nothing to do with the NJEA, so stop taking my money, teacher's lawsuit says
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Jun 22, 7:13 AM: A South Jersey teacher who doesn't want anything to do with the state's largest teachers' union has filed suit saying she shouldn't be forced to "subsidize" the New Jersey Education Association and its activities. >
Letter: Shame on Norcross Dems, Camden schools leader
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Jun 22, 6:19 AM: Yes, you read that right. This bill, crafted by George Norcross legislative operatives and outgoing Superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard, singles out only Camden parents to compel them to enter their families’ personal >
Column: 50K students are enrolled in public charter schools, but state shortchanges funding
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Jun 21, 5:43 AM: As the governor and the state Legislature look to fix a broken school funding process, we call on them to rectify a long-overlooked part of school funding that is shortchanging tens of thousands of students throughout the >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >

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