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In Hunt for Votes, Christie Amps up Voucher Talk

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

WNYC

Never one to shy away from a fight, Gov. Chris Christie told the mostly African-American crowd at a town hall in Paterson that one of their own was failing them by not supporting public funding of vouchers for private schools. He called out Speaker of the Assembly Sheila Oliver, and now she says it was inappropriate to discuss her race.

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New Jersey News

Union Fights Computer Learning that Replaces Teachers

Thursday, January 03, 2013

WNYC

New Jersey's largest teacher's union has gone to court to close a Newark charter school where students spend hours each day in front of a computer screen.

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New Jersey News

Documents Detail Christie Administration's Plan for School Reform

Thursday, August 02, 2012

The New Jersey Department of Education is moving forward with a reform plan for the state’s lowest performing schools by using private money from a California-based foundation.

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New Jersey News

Newark Leaders See Benefit to Higher Education Restructuring

Monday, July 02, 2012

The shuffling of New Jersey's state university system is gaining praise from Newark officials who say changes to the plan now make it advantageous to the city.

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New Jersey News

NJ Lawmakers Reach Deal on Teacher Tenure

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The New Jersey State Senate voted unanimously Thursday to approve a bill that would make it harder for teachers to obtain and keep tenure.

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New Jersey News

NJ Launches Evaluation Pilot for School Principals

Friday, April 20, 2012

A year into New Jersey’s teacher evaluation pilot, the Christie administration is moving on to the next job to go under the microscope: the school principal.

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New Jersey News

Spring’s No Break for Tuesday’s School Vote Holdouts

Monday, April 16, 2012

The sudden move this winter by a vast majority of New Jersey school districts to November elections has drawn much of the public’s attention, but don’t tell that to a handful of districts still heading to the polls this Tuesday.

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New Jersey News

NJ Puts New Labels on Schools for Test Scores, Graduation Rates

Thursday, April 12, 2012

With No Child Left Behind essentially off the books, welcome to New Jersey’s new age — and labels — for school accountability.

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WNYC News

NJ Applies for No Child Left Behind Waiver

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

New Jersey is one of 11 states Wednesday that applied for a federal waiver from elements of No Child Left Behind, the federal education law. New York state is also expected to apply for the waiver by February.

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