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Charters and Vouchers

NJDOE EFFORT TO BYPASS SAFEGUARDS IN CHARTER LAW CHALLENGED BEFORE APPEALS COURT

Published on: October 9, 2014

ELC’s pending challenge to the NJDOE's attempt to circumvent basic safeguards in NJ’s charter school law was argued this week before a panel of Appellate Judges in Newark.

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WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THE CHARTER CHAINS THAT WILL EDUCATE CAMDEN CHILDREN?

Published on: August 15, 2014

Camden families must become knowledgeable about the Mastery and Uncommon charter chains now that Governor Christie has given them a pivotal role in the education of the city's school children.

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ELC CALLS ON STATE TO ASSESS EFFECT OF NJ CHARTERS ON SEGREGATION AND SCHOOL FUNDING

Published on: August 13, 2014

In recently filed comments, ELC is calling on the NJDOE to issue rules requiring the State Education Commissioner to assess the impact of NJ charter schools on both student segregation and local school district budgets.

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STATE APPROVES HUGE CHARTER EXPANSION IN CAMDEN

Published on: July 16, 2014

Commissioner Hespe has approved the plans of two out-of-state charter school chains – Mastery and Uncommon – to open 10 schools serving almost 7,000 K-12 schoolchildren in the State-operated Camden.

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HOBOKEN CHALLENGES IMPACT OF CHARTER EXPANSION ON STUDENTS

Published on: April 23, 2014

The Hoboken Board of Education filed an appeal of the NJDOE decision to renew and expand the Hoboken Dual Language Charter School, detailing how expansion will exacerbate racial imbalance in the Hoboken schools and reduce funding available to students in district schools.

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BEYOND THE HYPE: THE CREDO STUDY AND NJ CHARTER SCHOOL PERFORMANCE

Published on: August 13, 2013

In NJ, the CREDO charter school study released in late June was met with scant analysis and undue praise for improvements in charter school performance, but the national take-away was much more sobering.

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STATE'S CHARTER EXPANSION REGULATIONS UNDER CHALLENGE BY ELC

Published on: June 20, 2013

In a recently filed brief, ELC argues that Commissioner Cerf and the State Board of Education exceeded their authority under the state’s charter school law by opening the door to a significant increase in the number of charter schools located in NJ's high poverty, high minority school districts.  

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BROAD CONSENSUS ON ASSEMBLY BILL TO AMEND NJ CHARTER SCHOOL LAW

Published on: June 11, 2013

The Assembly Education Committee took a significant step forward in the process of updating and improving New Jersey’s 1995 charter school law when bill A4177 was introduced recently.

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