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Charters and Vouchers

NJDOE AGAIN DISREGARDS LAW IN PROPOSING CHARTER SCHOOL EXPANSION

Published on: May 10, 2017

In formal comments filed with the New Jersey State Board of Education, ELC strongly opposed the Board's latest attempt to expand the charter school program beyond the original intent of the law.

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ELC URGES LEGISLATURE TO AGAIN REJECT GOVERNOR CHRISTIE’S RECYCLED VOUCHER PROPOSAL

Published on: March 15, 2017

In addition to shortchanging school districts, Governor Christie resurrected his voucher proposal in his proposed FY18 State Budget. Legislators once again need to just say no to vouchers.

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STATE FAILED TO ASSESS IMPACT OF CHARTER EXPANSION ON NEWARK SCHOOL CHILDREN

Published on: May 25, 2016

Acting on behalf of Newark school children, ELC has filed an appeal of Commissioner Hespe’s February approval of a massive enrollment increase in seven Newark charter schools over the next five years.

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LAWSUIT ENFORCES DUE PROCESS RIGHTS OF STUDENTS IN NJ CHARTER SCHOOLS

Published on: May 19, 2016

An Administrative Law Judge has ordered the North Star Academy Charter School in Newark to return a middle school student to school after a two-month suspension.

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NJ CHARTERS CARRYING SUBSTANTIAL SURPLUS EVEN AS DISTRICTS MAKE CUTS

Published on: September 24, 2015

An ELC analysis of the most recently available, audited school budgets shows many NJ charter schools carry a significant amount of surplus fund balance.

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GOVERNOR CHRISTIE WANTS TO HOLD CHARTERS HARMLESS, BUT NOT DISTRICT SCHOOLS

Published on: June 2, 2015

According to the OLS, Governor Christie is asking the Legislature to hold charter schools harmless from the negative impact of his proposal to flat fund public education in FY16.

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PROPOSED CHARTER CHAIN SCHOOL TAKEOVERS IN CAMDEN RAISE MORE RED FLAGS

Published on: April 8, 2015

The Superintendent of the State-operated Camden School District recently announced plans to turn over the operation of five district-run, neighborhood schools to the Mastery, Uncommon and KIPP charter chains beginning September 2015.

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NEW CAMDEN CHARTERS: 1st YEAR ENROLLMENTS RAISE RED FLAGS

Published on: March 9, 2015

Mastery and Uncommon charter schools, which opened in Camden in September, failed to meet enrollment projections for their first year of operation, according to an analysis by ELC.

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