Princeton Charter School has come under fire by a Latino organization that accuses the academic institution of adopting segregationist policies that allegedly discriminate against potential students on the basis of race and income.
The Dwight Morrow High School principal and nine other high-level district employees were suspended with pay Thursday night after a review by an independent consultant turned up more than 3,000 graduation credit and grade changes in the previous year.
A group of charter schools that arose from North Jersey’s Turkish community is rapidly growing in the state, with seven schools collecting more than $60 million in taxpayer money last year alone to fund their growth.
The U.S. Department of Education has launched an investigation into enrollment practices at Red Bank Charter School amid longstanding complaints that the school does not enroll enough minority students.
The New Jersey Supreme Court has informed the Kingsway Regional School District that it cannot reopen the Abbott v. Burke school-funding case, just days after the growing Gloucester County district petitioned to do so in its quest for more state aid.
The Princeton Charter School and the Princeton Board of Education are in state court with both sides claiming the other violated New Jersey law related to government meetings, the latest salvos in a dispute about the proposed enrollment expansion of the Charter School that the school board wants to stop.
The Princeton Public Schools filed a lawsuit against the Princeton Charter School last month, claiming PCS violated the Open Public Meetings Act when its trustees voted to amend its charter to increase enrollment of the school. OPMA is a law that requires all meetings of government bodies be held publicly.
It was a long-shot bid to begin with: Gov. Chris Christie’s petition to the state Supreme Court asking it to strike down teacher seniority and rewrite its landmark Abbott v. Burke school-funding rulings.
Kim Guadagno, the state’s current lieutenant governor and now a Republican candidate for governor herself, made it known Thursday morning that she’s fully onboard with the controversial “school choice” movement that has led to the expansion of charter schools in New Jersey and is backed by President Donald Trump.
Teenagers sent to state prison in New Jersey are routinely stripped of their federal rights to special education services and sometimes left in solitary confinement with little regard for their disabilities, a new class action lawsuit contends.
Senate President Steve Sweeney last week took another shot at staying front and center on the topic of school funding, even as his hopes of seeing his plan implemented are growing more uncertain, at least in the near term.
The city’s teachers union is asking the state to remove 11 high-ranking school district administrators from their jobs, alleging in a complaint the employees were illegally hired because they are not certified for their positions.