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Advocates prod lawmakers to investigate NJ charter schools' use of taxpayer money
Apr 12, 6:56 AM: Education advocates and civil rights groups called on state legislators to investigate the way charter schools buy real estate and how well state agencies oversee these transactions and the public money that goes into >
Facing $27 million deficit, Camden School District plans to close schools and cut 300 jobs
Apr 11, 7:52 AM: Facing a $27 million budget deficit, the Camden City School District may close two schools and an annex, relocate about 900 students, and cut several hundred jobs, acting superintendent Katrina McCombs said Wednesday. >
Businesses filling opportunity gaps don't know where to turn
Apr 8, 7:31 AM: With a new generation of students at risk of losing ground in the rapidly changing economy and a chorus of business leaders worried they don't have the skills to thrive, New Jersey entrepreneurs and businesses are slowly >
Opinion: Murphy’s troubling failure to defend charter school success
Apr 8, 7:15 AM: The New Jersey Education Association just revived its call for a freeze on the growth of charter schools, a declaration of war from a muscular union that spends more on lobbying and campaigns than any other special >
Opinion: Charter schools: End exploitation
Apr 8, 7:05 AM: New Jersey's charter schools, as we learned in a year-long investigation, find financial security, in large part, through the unknowing generosity of Garden State taxpayers.
Paterson school, charter leaders join forces in call for more state education funding
Apr 4, 6:02 AM: The leaders of Paterson public school district and local charter schools, in a rare and unexpected show of unity, joined forces in a rally on Wednesday afternoon to call on governor Phil Murphy’s administration to provide >
Newark Schools Fell Back in 2018, Halting Years of Progress
Apr 3, 6:38 AM: While experts caution that too much should not be read into test scores, the results provide fodder for critics of district’s previous aggressive changes.
NJ Politics Digest: Should Taxpayers Support Teachers’ Unions?
Mar 28, 7:20 AM: It’s well known that unions representing New Jersey’s public school teachers aren’t afraid to throw their weight around in Trenton.
Millions of your tax dollars have disappeared into NJ's flawed charter school experiment
Mar 27, 6:34 AM: NJ taxpayers are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to construct and renovate charter school buildings, but the public doesn't own them.
New vision for higher education in New Jersey aims to keep students in the Garden State
Mar 27, 6:07 AM: New Jersey officials on Tuesday released a new vision for higher education in the state that will aim to improve affordability and access, and try to persuade more students to stay in the Garden State for college. >
Group May Head Back to Court over Lack of NJ School Desegregation
Mar 20, 5:08 AM: A coalition of organizations that sued New Jersey last year to desegregate public schools is prepared to go back to court to press for a solution, because of a lack of progress in settlement talks with state officials. >
Career and Technical Education prepares our students for jobs that haven’t even been created yet, N.J. commissioner says
Mar 1, 6:36 AM: In the Garden State, hundreds of teachers, administrators, and school counselors involved in Career and Technical Education (CTE) serve more than 179,200 secondary and postsecondary students.
Effectiveness of Personalized Learning Program in NJ Questioned
Feb 28, 7:02 AM: Results highlight debate over how to measure what’s working in the classroom when kids are learning different things
Ocean Academy Charter School seeks to build new school in Lakewood
Feb 7, 7:34 AM: Ocean Academy Charter School — which currently educates 220 children in kindergarten through third grades — wants to build a three-story 15,956-square-foot building for its growing student body.
Charter and district teachers learn side by side in Newark
Jan 31, 8:47 AM: Teachers became students, as Newark district schoolteachers — who struggle getting students to read a challenging book and truly understand it — got tips from charter school colleagues at a workshop on how to grab kids’ >
Auditor Questions Oversight of Camden's Renaissance Schools
Jan 29, 8:19 AM: The state auditor last week released the second of two reviews of the renaissance schools program in Camden’s state-operated schools, detailing how the state had failed between 2016 and 2018 to ensure proper enrollment and >
Report: College Aid for Prisoners Pays Dividends for All Down the Line
Jan 16, 9:00 AM: Allowing prisoners to receive federal aid to pay for college courses while incarcerated would reduce recidivism rates, save states money and boost the economy as former inmates get higher-paying jobs, a new report shows. >
Opinion: School choice improves education for all families
Jan 16, 6:08 AM: New Jersey offers magnet schools offering specialized curricula, online education through the New Jersey Virtual School, and charter schools — publicly funded institutions with greater autonomy and accountability for >
NJ Has Weak System of State Support for Black and Latino College Students- Report
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
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. >



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