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N.J. orders shut down of 'failed' charter school despite $17M renovation
Jan 25, 8:12 AM: A Trenton charter school could close in June, one year after it moved into a building renovated at a cost of $17 million, because the state Department of Education decided not to renew the school's charter. >
Mayor wants Murphy administration to review charter school expansion decision
Jan 19, 7:09 AM: Mayor Liz Lempert said Monday that the Murphy administration should review a decision by the state Department of Education allowing the Princeton Charter School to add more students, and urged a “freeze” on future >
Newark's BRICK Peshine and BRICK Avon schools soar to the top of the district
Jan 17, 5:41 AM: BRICK Peshine and Avon schools were founded in 2011 and 2012 and are part of BRICK Academy, an umbrella organization made up of the two schools, Achieve Charter School and the South Ward Children's Alliance. >
Gov. Christie pocket vetoes controversial NJSIAA cooperative sports bill
Jan 16, 6:26 AM: An amendment to the bill that permits school districts to allow charter school students, homeschooled students and students who attend nonpublic schools to participate on a high school athletics team in the student’s >
Trenton’s $17M International Academy charter school faces potential shutdown
Jan 15, 7:54 AM: A $17 million charter school on Perry Street that promised to offer high-quality education when it opened last September is now at high risk of being shut down.
Paterson charter school parents hold rally over moratorium vote
Dec 26, 8:48 AM: About 20 parents whose children attend charter schools rallied Wednesday night to protest what they viewed as an insult by the Paterson Board of Education.
Upper Township says Ocean City BOE probe related to School Choice dispute
Dec 20, 5:57 AM: A longstanding dispute between Ocean City and Upper Township school boards over transparency and School Choice is at the center of a new lawsuit being filed by Upper Township, school officials said Monday.
Roseville Community Charter School sets young scholars on path to success
Dec 6, 7:08 AM: Launched in 2011 and located in Newark's Roseville neighborhood, Roseville Community Charter School's mission is rooted in the belief that all children can learn and achieve when provided with high-quality learning in a >
By one vote, Paterson school board say no new charter schools
Dec 1, 7:07 AM: In the latest skirmish in the ongoing battle over charter schools in Paterson, the Board of Education last week adopted a symbolic resolution opposing the opening of any new charters schools in the city.
Paterson school board passes symbolic measure opposing new charter schools
Nov 29, 5:49 AM: With charter school transfers expected to jump from $46 to $55 million in the next school year’s budget, the school board narrowly passed a symbolic measure opposing new charter openings. School board member Emanuel Capers >
'Apartheid' schools on the rise in N.J., study says
Nov 27, 7:01 AM: New Jersey may be one of the most racially diverse states in the nation, but many of its public schools don't reflect it, according to a new report.
Sussex County Charter School celebrates 20 years of success
Nov 27, 6:11 AM: It was 20 years ago that the county's first charter school opened its doors to a sixth-grade class in rented space at Sussex County Technical School.
NJEA "greatly diminished" after failed bid to oust Steve Sweeney, experts say
Nov 13, 7:41 AM: The New Jersey Education Association’s attempt to get revenge on Senate President Steve Sweeney has left the state’s largest teachers’ union politically damaged, according to experts.
Charter school applications in Paterson rejected by New Jersey
Nov 10, 5:50 AM: State education officials last week denied two applications for new charter schools that wanted to open in the city next year and they rejected a third application in August for missing a deadline.
Charter school approval angers public school teachers
Nov 9, 6:13 AM: The city's public school teachers union says school district leaders and board of education members were "asleep at the wheel" earlier this year when a charter school application was being reviewed by state authorities. >
Union-backed state Senate president stares down his toughest foe: a union
Nov 3, 6:43 AM: The New Jersey Education Association has put more than $4.5 million into the campaign to unseat state Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney, a Gloucester County Democrat and ironworkers union leader whom the teachers union >
Education reform advocate Rashon Hasan talks education and leadership as city returns to local control
Oct 31, 6:22 AM: Newark arguably once served as a paradigm of what can go wrong in a school district. But now, 25 years after the state took control of the city's school district, the tide has shifted.
Nevermind, M.E.T.S. charter school won't shut its doors
Oct 25, 6:14 AM: The charter school that announced it was closing just two months after it opened has changed its mind.  M.E.T.S. Charter School in Newark will not shutter its campus in June or transfer out its 9th- and 10th-graders to >
Newark charter school touted by Christie weeks ago abruptly announces closure
Oct 20, 5:32 AM: A charter school that opened its doors to great fanfare in August with Gov. Chris Christie in attendance will shutter at the end of the school year. M.E.T.S. Charter School opened to 230 students in grades 9-12, promising >
What did Zuckerberg's $100 million buy in Newark? A bit of progress
Oct 17, 6:07 AM: In September 2010, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg went on The Oprah Winfrey Show, along with then-Newark Mayor Cory Booker and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, to announce an eye-popping gift: $100 million to reform >



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