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N.J.’s takeover of Newark schools is officially over — 25 years later
Jul 2, 7:00 AM: Finally. Officially. No more procedural steps. No more maybes. New Jersey’s takeover of Newark Public Schools formally ended Wednesday, almost 25 years to the day that the state stripped local control from its largest >
Catholic schools were already in financial trouble. Coronavirus pushed some over the edge.
Jun 24, 7:10 AM: But the economic shockwaves generated by the coronavirus outbreak have forced schools in previously stable financial positions to say they too will not reopen. For hundreds of students, that makes their March departures — >
Budget cuts and half-filled classrooms: Newark’s largest charter school network is bracing for a challenging year
Jun 19, 7:04 AM: With fears of a possible coronavirus resurgence this fall, Newark’s largest charter school network is planning for a new school year unlike any other.
Op-Ed: We Must Take Stock of Schools’ Response to COVID-19
Jun 12, 6:36 AM: Fifty-two public charter schools, which together serve more than 36,000 students, completed a survey designed to identify what’s working, what isn’t, and what support they need to better serve New Jersey’s students during >
Newark Families Can No Longer Switch Schools On Their Own, Must Request Transfers
Jun 2, 6:28 AM: In the past, parents who were dissatisfied with their children's assigned schools could independently transfer to schools with open seats using the online enrollment tool. The revamped system that launched this school year >
Her Newark High School Helped Get Her to College. Can It Keep Her on Track During the Pandemic?
Jun 1, 8:06 AM: If there was ever a moment when striving college students like Samani Ford most needed the extra support of ‘KIPP Through College,’ it is now.
NJ students: Reaching students via a virtual platform
May 29, 7:08 AM: Administration and teachers at Saint Helena School in Edison began researching early on how teachers could effectively reach students in a virtual platform.
A different kind of home schooling: Newark students, teachers adjust to online learning
May 28, 6:57 AM: At Newark Charter School, high school and junior high school students have Chromebooks, and most teachers are recording lessons for students to watch and holding “office hours” over Zoom for students who have questions or >
NJ teachers union calls for end to in-person student evaluation, citing health risks
May 27, 8:00 AM: The teachers union representing teachers at the Lakewood Public School District says the school district is jeopardizing the health of teachers and students by requiring teachers to perform in-person evaluations of >
Opinion: Newark Voters Just Elected Their First Full School Board Since State Control Ended.
May 26, 6:21 AM: Now, two years after the state returned control of schools to the district, the voters of Newark have elected the first board since 1995 to have complete authority. And its members represent a compromise among Baraka, his >
Tens of Thousands of NJ Students Still Can't Get Online for 'Remote Learning'
May 11, 7:45 AM: Roughly 100,000 New Jersey students still lack internet access and even more need a device to log on for school work. With remote learning lasting through at least June, millions of dollars in federal emergency funds could >
North Brunswick school tax increase due to charter school funding, payment for new school
May 8, 7:58 AM: Superintendent of Schools Brian Zychowski said a mandate from the state which requires the North Brunswick Public School District to pay for students from the township who attend area charter schools is a “duplication of >
Bronx charter public schools recognized as some of highest performing schools in state
May 1, 6:19 AM: Following unprecedented city-wide school closures due to COVID-19, Bronx public charter schools have launched remote learning programs for students, including virtual math, reading and history lessons, as well as music >
Outrageous N.J. school contracts make parents promise not to sue | Opinion
Apr 29, 7:40 AM: The Huffington Post recently reported that some parents of students with disabilities in New Jersey are being required to sign waivers before their children with disabilities can access services and supports remotely >
LEAP Charter School students in Camden donate 3D face shields to Cooper Medical Center
Apr 21, 7:53 AM: Students at LEAP Academy Charter School in Camden, New Jersey wanted to do something to help the area's medical personnel.
Virtual Learning at Unity Charter School
Apr 20, 6:44 AM: How can our learners engage in meaningful ways with their school work? With their teachers? With other students? With their parents?  These questions are paramount in our day to day operations of our virtual school >
KIPP Goes Virtual as Schools Prepare for Distance Learning Long Haul
Apr 10, 7:43 AM: As New Jersey locks into distance learning for at least the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, KIPP’s Newark schools are rolling out their second phase of remote education to 4,800 students.
Column: Do supportive parents guarantee good charter schools? Not always.
Apr 9, 8:40 AM: Critics have long suggested that charter schools work only because their parents are so supportive, but what happened at Mann’s campus suggests this is a misreading of what makes such schools succeed.
NJ students: Thomas Edison Energy Smart Charter School adds some school spirit
Apr 3, 7:34 AM: Last week, in an effort to add some fun to our time at home, Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School in Somerset added a little school spirit to keep everyone’s spirits up. Each day students and parents uploaded photos of >
As schools in N.J. go virtual, these kids are getting left behind
Mar 30, 7:00 AM: As Trenton Public Schools geared up for the unprecedented task of educating its 12,600 students from home amid a pandemic, school officials came upon a troubling reality.



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