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NJ Has Weak System of State Support for Black and Latino College Students- Report
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Jan 10, 6:21 AM: Higher education in New Jersey is failing its black and Latino students, according to a new report. And, if that inequity is not addressed soon, the state’s economy will suffer, the authors say.
NJ doubles security funding for religious and private schools
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Jan 9, 6:25 AM: Religious and private schools in New Jersey will get an additional $11.3 million in security funding from the state — doubling the amount they currently receive — under a bill Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law Tuesday. >
Schools await guidance after PARCC ruling
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Jan 3, 7:12 AM: Local school officials are still digesting the implications of a New Year's Eve court ruling that struck down New Jersey's controversial PARCC testing requirements in Algebra I and 10th-grade English for high school >
PARCC graduation requirement struck down by NJ court
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Jan 2, 6:17 AM: New Jersey high schoolers will no longer be required to take the controversial Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers tests as a condition of graduation, under a state appellate court ruling >
'Last in, first out' policy protecting NJ teachers with seniority will stay put
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Dec 13, 7:55 AM: The New Jersey Supreme Court said it won't review a lower-court ruling that had dismissed a lawsuit challenging the long-standing policy. The decision ends a two-year battle to overturn the statute.
Stockton dual-credit course to decrease need for math remediation
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Dec 13, 7:02 AM: For Stockton University, its new dual-credit pilot program is preparing future students for college-level courses. For the high school students taking the class, they are getting a head start on a degree and saving >
Save our charter schools
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Dec 6, 8:26 AM: Facing a possible state freeze on the expansion of charter schools and state plans to review those that already exist, students, teachers, faculty and others staged a march through the streets last month to highlight >
Op-Ed: Let's Help Charter Schools Continue to Thrive
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Dec 6, 7:16 AM: As the Department of Education carries out a review of New Jersey’s charter schools, it should note the tremendous public support for them. It’s time for officials to match that support.
10 bill package to expand apprenticeships in New Jersey: Education briefs
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Dec 5, 8:25 AM: Legislators hope a package of bills introduced this week will expand apprenticeship opportunities in high-demand fields by creating the necessary infrastructure.
School district, charter school begin working on path of cooperation
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Dec 3, 7:49 AM: The leaders of the Princeton Public Schools and the Princeton Charter School are looking to put their acrimonious past behind them, a move toward collaboration and not litigation.
Newark Continues to Wrestle with Charter-School Issues
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Nov 28, 8:06 AM: As New Jersey takes a close look at charter schools, Newark’s large charter sector inspires passion — both for and against
Burlington City students to get path to high school diploma and associates degree
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Nov 28, 7:37 AM: A new education program is coming to Burlington City High School next fall and it offers participating students the chance to obtain a high school diploma, associate’s degree and even a good-paying job. And the students >
Newarkers Demand Details of District-Charter Enrollment Deal
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Nov 20, 7:13 AM: John Abeigon, president of the Newark Teachers Union and a fierce critic of charter schools, said both the district and its charter-school partners should disclose the terms of the deal.
Teachers Sue State, NJEA for Allegedly Violating Supreme Court Ruling on Union Dues
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Nov 16, 6:33 AM: Two Ocean Township teachers are filing a federal class action suit against the state of New Jersey, the NJEA and their local union. They claim the labor groups are violating a recent U.S. Supreme Court Janus ruling that >
We want to elect school board members, not have the mayor do it, voters say
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Nov 8, 6:40 AM: The state ended its takeover of the Newark and Paterson school districts this year, leaving residents to decide the key question of how they want their schools to be run: by an elected school board or one appointed by the >
Suit Challenges New Jersey Law Limiting Time for Workers to Opt Out of Union
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Nov 6, 8:19 AM: Two public-school teachers have sued New Jersey’s governor and largest teachers union, claiming they were forced to pay union dues in a violation of their free speech rights.
Take Five With Westfield BOE Candidate Dennis M. Cariello
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Nov 2, 7:21 AM: Patch asked Westfield BOE Candidate Dennis M. Cariello to take five with us and share some thoughts on the city, the campaign and beyond. His answers are below, with minor courtesy edits for style.
Charter school operators hopeful state tour will help their cause
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Oct 26, 4:47 AM: Department of Education Commissioner Lamont Repollet visited McGuire’s school Thursday as part of a statewide listening tour that began this month to “gather public feedback on New Jersey’s approach to charter schools.” >
Utility partners with vo-tech schools to train students for clean energy jobs
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Oct 25, 5:42 AM: Atlantic City Electric wants to make sure students are ready for careers of the future, and they’re investing millions of dollars to do so.
Former Councilman Returns to Newark as Fighter for Charter Schools
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Oct 22, 6:40 AM: In the case of Newark, building up the school system may be one way to attract newcomers to the city while also providing for long-time residents. The best way to do that starts with choice, according to a city >

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