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Camden voted for new school board members for the first time since a state takeover — and it’s too close to call
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Nov 6, 6:52 AM: In a hotly contested race that was too close to call, Camden residents turned out to vote for three new school board members Tuesday, the first time since a 2013 state takeover of the city’s public schools that residents >
Nine candidates vying for three positions in first Camden school board election since 2013 state takeover
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Nov 1, 6:14 AM: For the first time since a 2013 state takeover of Camden’s public school system, voters on Tuesday will select three board members to advise Superintendent Katrina McCombs, but will have little authority on how the >
Questions Remain as Newark District and Charters Work to Reapprove School Application System
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Oct 30, 6:32 AM: With application season for the next school year quickly approaching, Newark’s district and charter school leaders are racing to resolve their differences over the city’s shared enrollment system. >
Newark education leaders eye a new era of collaboration
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Oct 23, 5:24 AM: The Christina School District and Newark Charter School are often seen as competitors, but officials from both institutions are vowing to find ways to collaborate for the betterment of education in Newark.
Opinion: Three steps to fix New Jersey schools
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Oct 17, 7:50 AM: Empower parents to choose a district and/or school and apply a portion of their school funding taxes to that education. We need a state charter system and allow for parents to take a direct tax credit if they choose to >
Talking shop brings together Paterson traditional and charter schools
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Oct 17, 7:47 AM: Eight months after blasting charter schools for taking millions of dollars from her budget, school superintendent Eileen Shafer joined charter school leaders to form what’s called the “All City Education Council. >
Nearly Two-Thirds of Newark Voters Approve of Charter Schools, Poll Shows
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Oct 2, 5:12 AM: On the national stage, charter schools remain deeply divisive. But in Newark, where more than one in three students attend charters, a majority of voters support the schools, according to a new poll.
A Newark Student Dreams of Succeeding in College, but First "Boot Camp"
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Sep 20, 7:09 AM: That grueling schedule had become Reddick’s life ever since he earned a diploma from Newark’s Central High School in June and, days later, started a six-week summer program at Rutgers University-Newark. Known around campus >
Charter school parents intervene in desegregation lawsuit. ‘Don’t scapegoat our schools,' they say.
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Sep 20, 6:53 AM: We share the lawsuit’s goal of providing every child in New Jersey with a good school regardless of where they live or how much money they make. However, we intervened into this lawsuit because it mistakenly blames public >
For one Newark charter school not in session, the clock is ticking
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Sep 16, 7:14 AM: The struggling charter failed to open on time for the 2019-2020 school year, and now its students are being bussed out to various community centers throughout the state. While the school is asking for parents’ patience and >
New Jersey first in nation to give all students access to arts education in public schools
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Sep 10, 5:44 AM: New Jersey has become the first state in the nation to provide access to arts education in every public school, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday during a visit to Paramus High School.
Use the n-word in front of kids, and tenure still has your back? | Editorial
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Sep 6, 7:18 AM: Even a relatively new law aimed at helping districts remove teachers like this can’t prevent every bad decision. Let’s break down the logical leaps, for those who strain to understand why a man who used a racist slur still >
How much did each NJ school district spend per student? See the breakdown here
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Aug 19, 6:42 AM: New Jersey school districts spent an average of $21,866 per pupil in the 2017-18 school year, up 4.9 percent from the year before, according to a new state report.
New Contract Raises Newark Teacher Salaries, Ends Performance Pay
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Aug 15, 7:50 AM: The contract eliminates provisions that tied teachers’ pay to their ratings, which are based on classroom observations and student test scores. Those pay-for-performance provisions were hailed as groundbreaking when they >
Neptune blocks charter school campus at former Holy Innocents School
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Aug 15, 7:10 AM: The township zoning board has blocked the opening of a new charter school campus at the location of the former Holy Innocents School in Neptune, which closed earlier this year.
Link Community Charter School Class of 2019 Awarded over $6.5 Million in Financial Aid
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Aug 8, 7:11 AM: Link Community Charter School announces the graduates in the Class of 2019 have been awarded over $6.5 million dollars in academic scholarships and financial aid for competitive private high schools.  The amount is the >
Op-Ed: Addressing Inequities in NJ's Public Schools Is Moral Imperative
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Aug 5, 5:58 AM: In an education context, it means understanding that each child has different needs. Each child may require different supports to have equitable and fair access to education and career opportunities. We unfortunately also >
N.J. wants colleges to explain what the heck students are paying for
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Jul 31, 5:42 AM: New Jersey hasn’t been able to rein in the rising cost of higher education, but it at least wants colleges to better explain why they cost so much money. Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver on Tuesday signed a new law requiring public >
Against all odds, Camden schools make big strides | Editorial
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Jul 23, 5:25 AM: And according to a new study out of Stanford University, the Camden schools revamped under charter management are now starting to close the gap. They remain well behind state averages, but they are making faster gains in >
Judge tosses petition to nullify 4-year contract with Jersey City teachers
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Jul 11, 5:44 AM: Schapiro is the last remaining board member who was aligned with Parents for Progress, a group of education reform-minded parents that controlled the board for a number of years until candidates backed by the JCEA won >

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