- K-12 Dealmaking: Microschool Company Raises $20M; IXL Acquires Curiosity Media
A company that offers small-group “microschools,” Prenda, raised $20 million aimed at helping grow its network in additional states, the company announced.
Jun 21, 9:25 AM:
- The Parents Keeping Their Children In Pod Schools
- Jun 16, 9:46 AM: A temporary solution to school closures finds new life as an ideological safe space.
- A Camden school reflects on a full year with mandatory masks: ‘We’re used to it’
The Camden school system, which enrolls about 5,100 students in its 15 traditional public schools, will wrap up the 2021-22 school year in two weeks with a mask requirement still in place for all students and teachers.>
Jun 9, 7:32 AM:
- Time running out to urge increase in nonpublic school bus funding
- Jun 9, 7:25 AM: For the past two months, nonpublic school advocates have been contacting their state legislators to urge an increase in transportation funding from $1,000 to at least $1,150 per student.
- Teacher shortages continue. Here's what New Jersey is doing to make it easier to hire more
New Jersey is relaxing teacher certification requirements and implementing laws to make it easier for public schools to hire teachers, but that will not fix an ongoing teacher shortage in the state, a new report warns.>
Jun 6, 8:47 AM:
- With $1B in aid, Newark adopts $1.2B school budget that raises spending and cuts tax bills
- > Mar 28, 8:14 AM: The Newark Board of Education on Friday night approved a $1.2 billion budget for the 2022-23 school year that officials said would raise spending by $146 million — mainly on additional teachers and technology, building
- Carmen charter school employees vote against unionizing
- Mar 18, 7:47 AM: Employees at Carmen Schools of Science and Technology in Milwaukee have voted against unionizing with the International Association of Machinists (IAM).
- Newark Charter School Advocates, Parents Call on State to Reverse Blocks on Charter Expansions
- Mar 11, 6:44 AM: Charter school advocates rally in Trenton to call on Gov. Murphy to reverse the decisions made by the state DOE to deny high-performing charter schools the ability to serve more students.
- Charter schools to rally in Trenton Thursday to protest state’s refusal to allow them to expand
- > Mar 10, 9:21 AM: In the sunny lunchroom of Philip’s Academy Charter School in Newark, 8th-grader Alyana Bonilla talked about aging out of PACS this Spring after the state Department of Education denied its application to expand into a high
- NJ denies charter expansions. Is it a sign of growing NJEA, or local schools opposition?
- > Mar 10, 7:05 AM: Charter schools are a safe space for Abel Escobar, a "timid" ninth-grader who worries that he will have to attend his local public high school in Trenton next year, his mother said. His charter school's application to
- N.J. defends ‘segregated’ school system in court. Will its case hold up?
- > Mar 4, 7:12 AM: On average, about 25% of Black students in New Jersey have attended public schools since 2015 that were 99% non-white. About 40% of white students went to schools that were more than 75% white. And 62% of Latino students
- N.J.’s school segregation lawsuit returns to court this week
- > Mar 2, 9:54 AM: A lawsuit hinging on a study that found New Jersey schools are some of the most segregated in the country will return to the courtroom this week, with plaintiffs hoping for a major shift in state policies regulating where
- New Jersey schools are racially segregated. A judge can change that. | Opinion
- Feb 28, 9:41 AM: As the court considers the facts and the law, it should also consider students.
- 93% of Senior Class at Plainfield Charter School Already Accepted to College
- > Feb 25, 9:45 AM: College Achieve Central Charter School (CAPS), a tuition-free public charter high school in Plainfield, has earned the distinction of having 93% of its first graduating senior class achieve college acceptances.
- Teacher shortage is a ‘crisis,’ N.J. state legislators say after educators raise alarm
- Feb 23, 6:25 AM: More than two dozen educators raised alarms about declining interest in teaching and other jobs in public schools during a hearing Tuesday with New Jersey state legislators.
- Free Tutoring to be Offered for Students at University Heights Charter School in Newark
- Feb 22, 10:44 AM: Students at the University Heights Charter School in Newark are now available to apply for and receive free tutoring.
- Column: New Jersey’s governor blocked the growth of its best charter schools. Why?
- > Feb 22, 10:41 AM: Murphy is a Democrat who says he supports charters, although his party is influenced by teachers unions that don’t like the fact that most charters are not unionized. Teachers unions have called charters a financial drain
- Gov. Murphy needs to support school choice for the sake of families and children | Opinion
- > Feb 17, 9:45 AM: Last summer, the New Jersey Supreme Court finally upheld the 2016 expansion of seven charter schools to continue to serve thousands more students after a contentious fight that undermined family choice and student
- Senate approves bill to revisit how NJ's K-12 schools are funded
- Feb 15, 9:53 AM: A bill that aims to reexamine how the state’s K-12 schools are funded was approved by the Senate on Monday and is en route to the Assembly for a vote.
- Union will pay $1,200 per semester to students enrolled in Newark teacher training academy
- > Feb 15, 9:44 AM: The national president of the American Federation of Teachers union was in Newark on Monday to announce that the union will pay a stipend to high school students enrolled in a teacher training academy to help them avoid
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