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2 new charter schools bring total to 19 in Newark
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Jul 25, 6:59 AM: Two new charter schools are coming to the city this fall -- boosting the number of independently-managed public schools in Newark to 19.
Paterson charter school secures approval for downtown campus
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Jul 21, 6:05 AM: The Paterson Charter School for Science and Technology received approval from the planning board on Wednesday to open its newest campus at the Barney’s building in downtown. The school will educate 288 students in K-1 grades at the >
Camden charter school accused of unfair enrollment practices
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Jul 17, 8:50 AM: The Camden school district has accused the city’s oldest charter school of unfair enrollment practices, alleging that the staff of LEAP Academy University discourages some parents from enrolling their children, while urging others >
Hoboken council people urge school board not to continue litigation against HOLA
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Jul 14, 6:06 AM: According to a press release from the Hoboken Dual Language Charter School, several members of the council have released statements urging the Hoboken Board of Education not to continue litigation against the charter school. The >
Willingboro charter school purchases former Friends Academy of Westampton campus
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Jul 12, 7:40 AM: A Willingboro-based charter school has been approved to open a satellite campus at the former Friends Academy of Westampton property and draw students from Westampton, beginning this school year.
In historic move, N.J. to allow all-boys, all-girls charter schools
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Jul 6, 7:56 AM: Charter schools that admit only boys or only girls will be allowed to open in New Jersey under revised rules for charter schools, clearing the path for proposed schools in Paterson and Atlantic City.
N.J. ends state takeover of Jersey City’s public schools
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Jul 6, 5:49 AM: The state's takeover of Jersey City Public Schools is coming to an end nearly 30 years after the city's school district was deemed a "total educational failure.
Hoboken Dual Language Charter school ruling affirmed
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Jun 30, 7:09 AM: The Superior Court of the New Jersey appellate division ruled in favor of the New Jersey State Department of Education and the board of trustees of the Hoboken Dual Language Charter School (HoLa) Thursday in response to an appeal >
Charter school won’t pay teachers for final 2 months, union says
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Jun 23, 6:50 AM: A New Jersey charter school ordered to shut down at the end of June may close its doors without paying the final two months of teachers' salaries, state and local union leaders say.
Bill introduced that would give tax break to homeschool parents
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Jun 22, 6:45 AM: Assemblywoman Angela McKnight has proposed legislation that would cut the costs of books and other materials for parents who home-school their children.
Proposed charter school in Willingboro moves ahead in application process
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Jun 21, 7:49 AM: Helen Cook said it was 10 years ago that she began noticing public school districts cutting their popular  arts and humanities programs, due primarily to cost.
14 Kearny teachers laid off as officials blame charter school ‘intrusion’
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Jun 21, 7:43 AM: More than a dozen teachers will lose their jobs next year as part of the Board of Education's plan to balance a $2.5 million deficit in its budget.
Decision stands on Princeton Charter School expansion
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Jun 16, 5:45 AM: The state's top education official this week defended her decision to allow the Princeton Charter School to expand its enrollment, in rejecting arguments by the Princeton School Board for why she should put her ruling on >
School is 1st in the state to have seniors take all college classes
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Jun 15, 6:33 AM: For the first time this September, seniors at LEAP Academy University Charter School will take only college courses for their final year of high school. It's the first charter school in the state to make dual enrollment the whole >
Clifton schools’ fight with state, local charter continues
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Jun 9, 5:55 AM: City school board members remain united in opposition to the state education department's mandate that the district allocate $2 million toward a controversial charter school group.
Seniors at a N.J. High School Will Take Only College Classes 
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Jun 8, 7:41 AM: A charter high school in Camden, N.J., has an unusual plan for the coming school year: All 12th-graders will take only college courses.
Inside the high-pressure world of N.J.‘s hardest-to-get-into high schools
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May 23, 6:55 AM: The demand to get into the schools continues to rise. Most districts do little to advertise the county-run magnet schools, other than sending fliers and counselors to middle schools to recruit prospective students.
Plans for 3 new Paterson charter schools advance
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May 22, 7:13 AM: Plans to open three new charter schools in Paterson received preliminary approval from the state Education Department this week.
Paterson charter high school students offered 256 four-year college acceptances, $3.5 million in sch
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May 18, 5:51 AM: One student has been accepted to Cornell University. Another accepted to the University of California, Davis. And a third has received an acceptance letter from Boston University.
Three charter schools seeking to open in Paterson
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May 17, 6:34 AM: Three charter schools have submitted applications to the New Jersey Department of Education to operate schools in Paterson, according to the state. If approved, the three schools will enroll as many as 1,060 students.

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