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New Jersey hit with major lawsuit arguing it must end school segregation
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May 21, 7:16 AM: The New Jersey law that requires most children to attend public school within their communities has led to some of the worst school segregation in the nation, prompting a coalition to sue the state to overturn that law and >
Learning Community Charter School celebrates 20th year with gala
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May 10, 7:02 AM: One of the first public charter schools in New Jersey, the Learning Community Charter School began with just 98 students in three grades. It now has 585 students in grades pre-K through eighth grade.
Plainfield charter school opposed by interim superintendent
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May 10, 6:41 AM: The city's superintendent of public schools is opposing the application of a charter school, claiming that its addition would create a financial hardship for his district.
Opinion: NJ should strengthen school choice program
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Apr 27, 4:40 AM: Senate President Steve Sweeney recently announced a legislative initiative to seek voter approval for $500 million in bond funds to significantly expand college and career readiness educational opportunities in our county >
School district, charter school eyeing settlement in legal battle
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Apr 23, 5:45 AM: The legal fight between the Princeton School District and the Princeton Charter School over the charter school adding 76 more students could be resolved as soon as next month, according to the president of the charter >
Ocean County's first charter school: Crucial or crushing for Lakewood kids?
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Apr 23, 4:59 AM: Ocean Academy, a free public school funded by taxpayers, opened its doors to students for the first time in September, bringing with it new hopes and fresh expectations. It also dawned as the political tide for charter >
Camden Superintendent Who Led Turnaround Is Stepping Down
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Apr 12, 7:14 AM: The state takeover of this troubled city’s school district gambled on a big question: After years of experiments with more money and charter schools, could anything improve education in Camden? Five years in, Camden’s >
Princeton Charter School files expansion plans
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Apr 12, 6:11 AM: The expansion, however, is being challenged by the Princeton School District in court. Among other things, the district is fighting the approval that the state had granted the Charter School to increase the enrollment. >
Education becoming hot topic in N.H. race for governor
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Apr 12, 4:33 AM: Standing outside the elementary school he attended as a boy, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steve Marchand on Wednesday unveiled his education plan for New Hampshire.
Princeton Public Schools, Charter School negotiate settlement
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Apr 6, 6:45 AM: A few weeks after a Princeton Public Schools board member offered an “olive branch” to the Princeton Charter School, a settlement negotiation process between the two parties is now underway. The negotiation process seeks >
Charter schools are expanding to new turf in N.J. and bringing the same bitter debate
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Apr 5, 7:09 AM: Deep in South Jersey, on the sprawling grounds of a summer camp surrounded by rolling farmland, Upper Pittsgrove Township is about to have something in common with the state's big cities. The Salem County town, marked by >
Trenton teachers union ‘appalled’ by NJEA’s decision to support charter school
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Apr 2, 5:21 AM: The brothers and sisters of unions generally stay united. But there is an all-out war brewing in the capital city between the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) and the Trenton Education Association (TEA), which is >
What is the future of charter schools in New Jersey?
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Mar 30, 6:50 AM: People of all ages marched on the streets of Trenton to support charter schools. They worry Gov. Phil Murphy may shut down or stop the growth of them across the state.
School board official offers olive branch to charter school
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Mar 30, 6:13 AM: A Princeton school official offered an “olive branch” to the Princeton Charter School in a bid to settle the costly litigation the two sides are fighting about the charter school expanding its enrollment. >
Trenton’s 9th Grade Academy to move into closing $17M charter school
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Mar 29, 6:15 AM: The Trenton school board voted Monday to lease the former International Academy of Trenton (IAT) Charter School at 500 Perry St. to house the district’s 9th Grade Academy, The Trentonian has learned. Approximately 750 >
Englewood reconfiguring grades to meet charter school funding demands
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Mar 28, 6:24 AM: The expansion of the Englewood on the Palisades Charter School is forcing the city school district next year to move third-graders to the Leroy McCloud Elementary School and sixth-graders to the Janis E. Dismus Middle >
New Jersey Charter Schools Come Together in Advocacy for Parent Action Day
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Mar 28, 5:45 AM: More than 500 charter school parents, educators and advocates from across the state gathered at the Statehouse in Trenton Monday for a CharterStrong Parent Action Day rally to celebrate New Jersey’s 50,000 public charter >
Willingboro considering cuts as it pays more for charter schools
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Mar 27, 6:11 AM: The state Department of Education has estimated Willingboro will need to fund a total of 384 charter school students at a cost of about $5.9 million in 2018-2019, up from the $2.7 million in tuition the district paid for >
Opinion: Why more than 500 public charter school parents like me are in Trenton today
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Mar 27, 4:25 AM: When you consider that compared to a college completion rate of fewer than 60 percent of the highest income Americans, you realize that a charter school like Uncommon Schools North Star Academy should be protected and >
Is Murphy for or against charter schools? The gov's murky policy just got clearer
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Mar 27, 4:23 AM: New Jersey will still consider applications to open or expand new charter schools, even as it mulls revisions to its charter school law, the state's top education official said Thursday.

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