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Charter Advocates Gather in Newark Amid New Reality

October 10, 2018

Charter school leaders and their advocates are gathering in Newark Thursday morning for their annual conference amid a new reality: the state's top elected official—unlike his predecessor—is not a strong supporter of the alternative public schools that have taken root over the last two decades in cities like Newark, Camden, Paterson and Plainfield.

In his first year ...

Rutgers Board Approves Improvements on All Campuses

CAMDEN, NJ— A new business school building is in the works at Rutgers-University Camden.

“It is quite feasible for us to have a business school building in the next several years," University Chancellor Phoebe Haddon said at the Rutgers Board of Governors meeting on Thursday. 

“Most universities in the area that are our size have an up-to-date, state-of-the-art ...

11 Companies to Be On Hand at Essex County College Job Fair

NEWARK, NJ - Job recruiters from 11 companies across multiple industries will be on hand at an upcoming job fair at Essex County College, which is open to students and the public.

The fair will be held Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the college’s fourth floor multipurpose room at 303 University Ave. in Newark. Companies are searching for candidates to fill full and part-time ...

Essex County College Not Selected for Free Tuition Subsidy

NEWARK, NJ - Essex County College was not one of the colleges selected by Gov. Phil Murphy's administration to receive a subsidy that would help pay unmet tuition for eligible students.

All 19 community colleges in the state applied to participate in the Community College Innovation Challenge for a shot at the Community College Opportunity Grant (CCOG), which would cover remaining ...

Officials Celebrate New South Street School, Say More Facilities Are Needed in Newark

NEWARK, NJ - Diana Freeman, a seventh and eighth-grade science teacher at the newly constructed South Street School, said good teachers often make do without the latest technology or facilities.

Still, she appreciated her state-of-the-art science lab at the brand new South Street School, which was today heralded in with lawmakers and district officials during a school assembly.

“You ...

Reorganization Coming to Newark Public Schools, Superintendent Says

NEWARK, NJ - Newly appointed Superintendent Roger León signaled at a board of education meeting last night that a massive reorganization was coming to Newark Public Schools.

“I'm a superintendent who is working in this school district that is not organized the way this superintendent believes it needs to be organized,” León said. “Then in April, when we ...

Newark's Solution to Low College Enrollment: Start With 8th Graders

NEWARK, NJ - The Newark Public School District is pledging to increase student opportunities to attend college by starting to work with children while they are in in middle school.

The push by Newark Public Schools Superintendent Roger León comes amid a study from Rutgers University - Newark, which found disparities between public comprehensive schools and ...

Lawmakers Question State Education Commissioner on Rush to Phase Out PARCC

TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint legislative panel expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided.

State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a joint hearing of the Senate and Assembly Education committees on Monday to testify and answer ...

State Board of Education Postpones Vote on PARCC Rollbacks

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Board of Education postponed a controversial proposal to cut back on standardized tests in certain grades and subjects, just minutes before it was set to vote on the plan.

The decision put off the vote was a setback to Gov. Phil Murphy, who campaigned on eliminating the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment on ...

Rutgers raises record amount of donations

NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers University funding-raising efforts brought in $223.4 million for the 2017-18 academic year, more than $10 million above what was raised the previous year and the largest amount ever collected in a single year, university officials said.

The donations were 6.8 percent above the $209.1 million donated in 2016-2017, which was 11 percent more than in ...

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