SOSNJ IN THE NEWS

Expanded Urban Hope Act Set to Come Before State Legislature Today Sept. 22, 2014 By: John Mooney, NJ Spotlight
Grassroots Camden Group Appeals Trenton’s Decision to Allow New Charters Sept. 8, 2014 By: John Mooney, NJ Spotlight
Common Core controversy continues in N.J. and across nation Sept. 7, 2014 By: Peggy McGlone, The Star-Ledger
Education Chief Kicks Off Campaign to Explain Common Core Standards Sept. 4, 2014 By: John Mooney, NJ Spotlight
Urban Hope Act supporters regroup August 13, 2014 By: Phil Dunn, Courier-Post
Christie’s Veto Pen Punctures Hopes of Greater Community Role in Deciding School Closures August 11, 2014 By: John Mooney, NJ Spotlight
Wayne residents oppose Gov’s Common Core order July 22, 2014 By: Debra Winters, Wayne Today
N.J. residents welcome Christie’s decision to reduce impact of student test scores July 15, 2014 By: Hannan Adely, The Record, NorthJersey.com
Christie Sticks To Middle of the Road In Arriving at PARCC Decision July 15, 2014 By: John Mooney, NJ Spotlight
Teachers Get Break on Student Tests; New Jersey Cuts Impact Scores Have on
Performance Reviews
July 14, 2014 By: Leslie Brody, The Wall Street Journal
Christie creating panel to study new state tests, curriculum standards July 14, 2014 By: Diane D’Amico, The Press of Atlantic City
Assembly proposes investigation into Common Core July 13, 2014 By: Sean Quinn, Essex News Daily
Vote on N.J. school bill delayed, compromise sought July 10, 2014 By: Rita Giordano, Philadelphia Inquirer
Mastery, Uncommon Schools approved for Camden July 10, 2014 By: Clark Mindock, Philadelphia Inquirer
State OK’s Camden Renaissance schools July 9, 2014 By: Phil Dunn, Courier-Post
Possibility of compromise slows action on Common Core July 6, 2014 By: Rita Giordano, Philadelphia Inquirer
Two companies apply to open ‘Renaissance’ schools in Camden July 4, 2014 By: Julia Terruso, Philadelphia Inquirer
Push to delay ‘high-stakes’ testing and launch ed reform review stalls July 1, 2014 By: Peggy McGlone, The Star-Ledger
Legislative Efforts To Slow Down PARCC Parked — At Least For Now July 1, 2014 By: John Mooney, NJ Spotlight
State Senate again drops bill to limit impact of new school testing July 1, 2014 By: Diane D’Amico, The Press of Atlantic City
NJ Interdistrict Choice program shows huge growth but limited reach June 8, 2014 By: Peggy McGlone, The Star Ledger
Failed Public Engagement Forces Citizens of 2 NJ Cities to Get Creative May 30, 2014 By: Stephen Danley, Next City
Opposition to Common Core, PARCC testing growing in Southern Bergen County May 29, 2014 By: Joe Phalon and Meghan Grant, NorthJersey.com
Reform Bill Could Reshape Landscape for Charter-School Approvals May 23, 2014 By: John Mooney, NJ Spotlight
Testing Worries Parents April 30, 2014 By: Ron Leir, The Observer
Camden school board meeting hears protests April 30, 2014 By: Julia Terruso, Philly.com
N.J. School Group Criticizes Camden’s Charter Plans April 15, 2014 By: Phil Dunn, Courier-Post
NJ Group Raises Concerns About Camden’s Renaissance School Process April 14, 2014 By: Julia Terruso, Philly.com
Appeals Panel Rebuffs Foes of Online Instruction in Two Charter Schools April 10, 2014 By: John Mooney, NJ Spotlight
Lawmakers take testimony on Christie’s $34.4B budget during first public hearing Mar. 12, 2014 By: John Reitmeyer, The Record
Assemblyman Unveils Much-Anticipated Final Draft of Charter Legislation Jan. 22, 2014 By: John Mooney, NJ Spotlight
Newark Principals Speak Out, Get Suspended by Christie’s Superintendent Jan. 18, 2014 By: Anthony Cody, Education Week
Outrage in Newark as Christie’s Superintendent Fires Principals for Opposing School Closings Jan. 18, 2014 By: Diane Ravitch, Blog
Fight Over School Closings in Newark, Other Cities Heads to Legislative Arena Jan. 17, 2014 By: John Mooney, NJ Spotlight
Lawmakers to Sponsor Bill to Battle School Closings Jan. 16, 2014 By: Bill Mooney, PolitickerNJ
N.J. Lawmakers to Introduce Bill Requiring Boards to Approve School Closings Jan. 13, 2014 By: Peggy McGlone, The Star Ledger
High Court Upholds Administration’s Charter Review Process Dec. 17, 2013 By: John Mooney, NJ Spotlight
High Court Upholds Administration’s Charter Review Process Dec. 17, 2013 By: John Mooney, NJ Spotlight
No Virtual Charter School In New Jersey For Now
June 6, 2013 By: Desirée Taylor, NJ Today
NJ School Districts Should Not Manage to New School Performance Reports
May 31, 2013 By: Julia Sass Rubin, Princeton Patch
Fine Print: Newark Charter School Revocation
April 16, 2013 By: John Mooney, NJ Spotlight
Testimony of Save Our Schools NJ on the Governor’s Proposed FY 2013 Budget
April 9, 2013 By: Susan Cauldwell, Budget Assembly Budget Committee
School Funding Debate In Senate Budget Committee [AUDIO]
March 6, 2013 By: Kevin McArdle, New Jersey 101.5
Charter-School Reform, On Back Burner, Starts to Heat Up Again
February 28, 2013 By: John Mooney, NJ Spotlight
Rally in Trenton calls for increased school funding
February 21, 2013 By: Diane D”Amico, pressofAtlanticCity
In Local Battles Against Charters, Florence Township Joins the Fray
February 11, 2013 By: John Mooney, NJ Spotlight
Bloomfield opinion: Formula would hurt at-risk students
February 7, 2013 By: Mary Shaughnessy, NorthJersey.com
NJ Parents and Educators on School Choice Week
January 29, 2013 By: Diane Ravitch, Diane Ratvich’s Blog
Newark Parents and Activists Take School Closure Complaint to D.C. for Civil Rights Hearing
January 29, 2013 By: John Mooney, NJ Spotlight
Testimony to NJ Board of Education on Behalf of Save Our Schools NJ
January 26, 2013 By: Susan Cauldwell
Agenda: State Board of Education January 14, 2013 By: John Mooney, NJ Spotlight
CREDO’s Study of Charter Schools in NJ Leaves Many Unanswered Questions December 12, 2012 By: Julia Sass Rubin, Ph.D., The Huffington Post
Silent Protest Against Cerf’s Charter Regulations at State Board Of Education Meeting December 5, 2012 By: Mother Crusader, Blue Jersey
Community Comes Out to Discuss Cerf’s School Turnaround Plan
December 3, 2012 By: Chris Neidenberg, Jersey City Independent
Charter School Performance Framework July 23, 2012 By: John Mooney, NJ Spotlight
Op-Ed: Virtual Charter Schools Raise Real Questions for Education in New Jersey July 11, 2012 By Deborah Cornavaca, NJ Spotlight
Senate Removes Christie’s Changes in School Funding from Budget Bill June 23, 2012 By: Diane D’Amico, Press of Atlantic City
LETTER: Save Our Schools NJ Targets Christie Budget
June 20, 2012 Opinion Letter, South Brunswick Patch
Durán Shared His Administrative Philosophy June 17, 2012 By: Carlos Avila, The Trentonian
Duran Seeks High Standard for Trenton’s Schools June 17, 2012 By: Emily Brill, Times of Trenton
NJ Education Experts: Beware of Christie’s Tax Cuts June 14, 2012 By: Linda Federico-O’Murchu, Bloomfield Patch
Bloomfield Panel: Public Education is Under Attack June 14, 2012 By: Jeff Frankel, NorthJersey.com
Organization Works to Find More School Funds June 11, 2012 By: Charley Falkenburg, The Princeton Packet
Bloomfield BoE Forum on the New School Funding Formula June 11, 2012 By: Mary Shaughnessy, Barista Kids
State Lawmakers to Attend Town Hall Education Meeting Tuesday June 9, 2012 By: Mary Shaughnessy, Bloomfield Patch
Fine Print: New Charter School Regulations June 4, 2012 By: John Mooney, NJ Spotlight
The Conservative Case to Save Traditional Public Schools May 25, 2012 By: Bob Braun, the Star Ledger
Room at the Top: NJ’s Urban School Districts Search for Supers May 18, 2012 By: John Mooney, NJ Spotlight
Grassroots Group Says School Vouchers Ignore Problem of Poverty May 3, 2012 Interview with Desiree Taylor, NJ Today
N.J. School Privatization Debate Rages On, Leaving Parents in the Dark April 26, 2012 By: Bob Braun, The Star Ledger
Forum Stresses Clearer Laws, More Local Input in Establishing Charter Schools April 25, 2012 By: Jennifer Bradshaw, New Brunswick Patch
Assemblyman Explains Vote Against Local Approval for New Charter Schools March 28, 2012 By: Davy James, South Brunswick Patch
N.J. Education Groups Call for More State Money for Public and Private Schools March 20, 2012 By: Ted Sherman, The Star Ledger
Education Advocates Seek Greater Increase in Funding; Say Schools Still Underfunded March 19, 2012 By: Ray Smith, Politicker NJ
Save Our Schools Rallies Against Underfunding of Public Education March 14, 2012 By: Save Our Schools NJ, Princeton Patch
School Advocates Demand Funding March 14, 2012 By: Charles W. Kim, South Brunswick Post
Princetonians Among Those Protesting Christie’s “Reverse Robin Hood Budget” March 14, 2012 By: Ellen Gilbert, Town Topics
Save Our Schools Rallies Against Underfunding of Public Education March 13, 2012 By: Save Our Schools NJ, South Brunswick Patch
OP-ED: Help Fight for Bloomfield’s Fair Share of Educational Funding March 13, 2012 By: Bloomfield Board of Education President Mary Shaughnessy, Bloomfield Patch
Op-Ed: Stop Starving Our Schools March 9, 2012 By: Save Our Schools NJ, Teaneck Patch
Gov Christie’s Proposed FY 2013 Budget Underfunds Public Education by More Than $715 Million — $3.6 billion since 2010 March 8, 2012 By: Save Our Schools NJ
Schools Group Blasts Gov’s Cuts March 8, 2012 By: Jason Method, Asbury Park Press
Fine Print: Charters Not Renewed March 5, 2012 By: John Mooney, NJ Spotlight
Charter Controversy, Alternative Schools Test Communities February 2012 By: Jayne Jacova Feld, SJ Magazine
At Voorhees Town Hall, Christie Fields Charter School Complaints January 19, 2012 By: Joelle Farrell, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Pa., N.J., and Del. All Get Lower Grades on Charter School Ranking January 17, 2012 By: Elizabeth Fiedler, Newsworks
N.J. Charter School Law Gets Low Marks January 17, 2012 By: Bob Holt, NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
New Session, Charter School Law Still Broken? January 17, 2012 By: John Mooney, NJ Spotlight
In New Jersey, Nonprofit at Center of Education Conflict January 17, 2012 By: James Osborne, The Philadelphia Inquirer
In the Suburbs, Charter Schools Raise Concerns About Local Control January 9, 2012 By: Marilyn Joyce Lehren, NJ Spotlight
New Kind of NJ School Privatization on the Rise January 5, 2012 By: Rita Giordano, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Fast-Tracked and Rewritten Bill Could Put Some Public Schools Under Private Management January 4, 2012 By: John Mooney ,NJ Spotlight
The ParentCast December 2011 By: TeacherCast Podcast 29
New Kind of NJ School Privatization on the Rise December 12, 2011 By: Bob Braun, The Star Ledger
Hua Mei Charter Reapplies — Without Millburn, Livingston & Union October 19, 2011 By: Laura Griffin and Mary Mann, The Millburn-Short Hills Patch
Problems with the Charter School Approval Process, from Cherry Hill Parent Loraine Carapellucci October 14, 2011 By: Save Our Schools New Jersey
Problems with Charter School Transparency and Accountability, from East Brunswick Parent Deborah Cornavaca October 14, 2011 By: Save Our Schools New Jersey
Problems with the Current Charter School Law, from Highland Park parent Darcie Cimarusti October 14, 2011 By: Save Our Schools New Jersey
NJ Senate Education Committee Holds Hearing on Charter Reform — Without Most of the Committee Members October 14, 2011 By: Save Our Schools New Jersey
Charter Anxiety: A Suburban Malady? October 14, 2011 By: John Mooney, NJ Spotlight
Lawmakers, SOS NJ Want Charter Reform Bills Posted October 13, 2011 By: Laura Griffin, Millburn-Short Hills Patch
Op-Ed: It’s Time to Repair New Jersey’s Broken Charter School Law October 12, 2011 By: Julia Sass Rubin, NJ Spotlight
Tikun Olam Denied, for a Third Time October 5, 2011 By: Eric Lipton and David Younge, The Mirror
Administration’s New Message to Charter Schools: Quality Not Quantity October 3, 2011 By: John Mooney, NJ Spotlight
Charter Schools: It’s Decision Time September 30, 2011 By: Marilyn Joyce Lehren, The Montclair Patch
Charter Schools Come Down to the Wire September 22, 2011 By: Andy Anderson and Marilyn Joyce Lehren, The Livingston Patch
Charter Schools Caught in the Middle of Ideological Fight
September 19, 2011 By: Carmen Cusido, The Times of Trenton
Charter Schools Still Open to Debate September 19, 2011 By: Marilyn Joyce Lehren, The Millburn-Short Hills Patch
State Wants to Firm Up Charter School Criteria September 10, 2011 By: Leslie Brody, The Record
Education in Montclair: What’s the Future Hold? September 9, 2011 By: Shelley Emling, The Montclair Patch
Montclair Town Forum: Keeping Public Schools Public September 9, 2011 By: Kristin Wald, Barista Kids
Stymied Charter Files Suit Against Three School Districts August 15, 2011 By: John Mooney, NJ Spotlight
The Right Course? August 15, 2011 By: Sarah Butrymowicz, New Jersey Monthly
Who’s ‘The Decider’ for Public Schools? July 19, 2011 By: Julia Sass Rubin, The Big Think
Most New Charter Schools Not Ready to Open in September July 19, 2011 By: John Mooney, NJ Spotlight
Advocates of Privatized Education Want to End Public Schools July 11, 2011 By: Bob Braun, The Star-Ledger
Sending an SOS About Charter Schools July 8, 2011 By: Cara Latham, West Windsor & Plainsboro News
Grassroots Group Campaigns Against School Vouchers, Unchecked Expansion of Charters July 7, 2011 By: Bob Braun, The Star-Ledger
Charter School Reformers Seek Democratic Control July 5, 2011 By Bob Makin, The Asbury Park Press and The Home News
Charter School Reform Bills Pass Assembly July 1, 2011 By: Stephanie Vaccaro, The Princeton Packet
State Assembly Approves Charter Reform Bills July 1, 2011 By Laura Griffin and Marilyn Joyce Lehren, The Millburn-Short Hills and Livingston Patch
New N.J. Bills Could Halt Growth of Charter Schools in Suburbs, Expand in Unwelcome Areas June 30, 2011 By: Jessica Calefati, The Star-Ledger
Hebrew High is Catalyst as Charter Critics Rally June 29, 2011 By: Debra Rubin, New Jersey Jewish News
Parents Push for Laws Allowing Communities to Vote on Charter Schools June 23, 2011 By: Bob Braun, The Star-Ledger
Parents Rally for Charter Choice June 23, 2011 By: Charles W. Kim, The South Brunswick Post
Hundreds rally in H.P. for Changes to Charter Schools June 23, 2011 By: Eric Lipton, The Mirror
Charter Schools Rally Targets Suburbs June 22, 2011 By: Laura Griffin and Marilyn Joyce Lehren, The Millburn-Short Hills and Livingston Patch
Save Our Schools Rallies for Charter School Reform June 22, 2011 By: Davy James, The South Brunswick Patch
Rallies in Central New Jersey Towns Call for Charter School Reforms June 22, 2011 By: Nyier Abdou, The Star-Ledger
Residents Rally at Highland Park Elementary School in Support of Changes to Charter Legislation June 22, 2011 By Spencer Israel, The New Brunswick Patch
Charter Opponents Seek Local Voting June 22, 2011 By: Debra Rubin, New Jersey Jewish News
Princeton Board Members, Residents Share Experiences With Charter Schools June 21, 2011 By: Eileen Oldfield, The Hillsborough Patch
Rallies to Support School Reform June 20, 2011 By: Staff, MyCentralJersey.com
Rallies Aimed at Charter School Reform to be Held Tuesday June 20, 2011 By: Davy James, The South Brunswick Patch
Local Radio Discussion of Proposed Charter School Reforms June 18, 2011 Chris DeBellow interviews Julia Sass Rubin
Charter School Reform: What’s the Answer? June 16, 2011 By: Greta Cuyler, The Prineton Patch
N.J. Support for Charter Schools Waning June 13, 2011 By: Bob Braun, The Star-Ledger
N.J. Assembly Panel Advances Bills on Charter Schools May 24, 2011 By Rita Giordano, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Assembly Education Committee approves bill requiring charter schools to win voter approval May 23, 2011 By: Jeanette Rundquist, The Star-Ledger
Views On Charter Schools May 20, 2011 Save Our Schools NJ on NJSBA
Save Our Schools NJ participates in Spotlight charter school panel May 12, 2011
BOEs Get A Lesson: Millburn Hosts a Forum for School Leaders to Learn More About Charters May 10, 2011 By: Marilyn Joyce Lehren, The Millburn-Shorthills Patch
Livingston Council Member is Founder of 2nd Proposed Charter School April 14, 2011 By: Marilyn Joyce Lehren, The Millburn-Shorthills Patch
Christie’s Charter School Agenda Fuels Anger Over N.J. School Budgets March 21, 2011 By: Bob Braun, The Star-Ledger
Charter School Debate Deserves Real Information that Christie Administration Withholds March 10, 2011 By: Bob Braun, The Star-Ledger
The Promise and Costs of Charters March 9, 2011 By: Peter Applebome, The New York Times
Video: Princeton TV Interview with Julia March 4, 2011 Interview with Julia Sass Rubin of Save Our Schools NJ
Cerf Having Anything to do with a Private Firm that Backs Charter Schools for Newark Looks Bad February 28, 2011 By: Bob Braun, The Star-Ledger
Lacking Details, Local Response [to Governor Christie's budget address] Is Guarded February 23, 2011 By: Erin Duffy, The Times of Trenton
Organizing to Save the Schools February 17, 2011 By: Hank Kalet , The Lawrenceville Patch
Charter School Trend Debated February 7, 2011 By: Krystal Knapp, The Times of Trenton
Barbara Buono on Voucher Bill February 4, 2011 By: Max Pizarro, Politicker NJ
Voucher Bill Clears Committee February 3, 2011 By: Bill Mooney, PolitickerNJ
Crowd Packs NJ Assembly Hearing on Bill to Give Companies Tax Credits for Funding Scholarships February 3, 2011 By: Leslie Brody, The Record
School Voucher Measure February 3, 2011 By: Shelley Emling, The Montclair Patch
NJ Assembly Advances Charter School BIll February 3, 2011 By: Jessica Calefati, The Star-Ledger
Local Boards vs. Charter Schools January 25, 2011 By: John Mooney, NJ Spotlight
New Jersey Should Update Charter School Law, Committee Told January 25, 2011 By: Adrienne Lu, The Philadelphia Inquirer
N.J. Advocates, Parents and School Officials Offer Ways to Improve Charter School Law January 24, 2011 By: Jeanette Rundquist, The Star-Ledger
Calculating the Difference in Charter Schools January 23, 2011 By: Bob Braun, The Star-Ledger
N.J. Supreme Court to Decide on Politics Behind School Funding January 6, 2011 By: Bob Braun, The Star-Ledger
N.J. Activists, Parents Warn Against Promoting Charter Schools as Fix for Education System November 8, 2010 By: Bob Braun, The Star-Ledger
Save Our Schools NJ Press Release on Senate Bill 2198 October 29, 2010 Save Our Schools NJ Opposes Multiple Charter School Authorizers

 

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