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

In the course of one year, and with virtually no public input, Governor Chris Christie’s administration has authorized three charter chains – Uncommon, KIPP and Mastery – to open 16 schools serving a total of 9,214 Camden students. In 2013-14, Camden had a total K-12 enrollment of 15,000 students, with 11,000 in 26 public neighborhood and magnet schools and 4,000 in 11 existing charter schools. Governor Christie has now authorized three private, non-profit organizations to educate approximately 60% of Camden’s total student population and over 80% of the students currently enrolled in district schools.    Read More

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

ELC JOINS NJ LAWSUIT TO ENFORCE EDUCATION RIGHTS

Little Change in School Aid in FY15 State Budget

STATE APPROVES HUGE CHARTER EXPANSION IN CAMDEN

ELC REPORT: INADEQUATE FUNDING SHRINKS STAFF AND REDUCES OPPORTUNITIES FOR NJ STUDENTS

STATE SUED FOR DEFYING VOTERS' PROMISE TO COLORADO'S KIDS

PORTRAIT OF AN UNDERFUNDED SCHOOL DISTRICT: BAYONNE

State admits violating the education rights of Philadelphia school children

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