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Chris Christie and Cory Booker. (credit: Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images)

With Lead Shrinking, Booker Appears At Event With Christie

Chris Christie may be backing Cory Booker’s competitor in their Senate race, but the Newark mayor was being friendly with the governor Wednesday.

09/25/2013

Grand Concourse Academy Charter School in the Bronx (file / credit: Grand Concourse Academy)

Charters, Public Schools To Hold Joint Program Aimed At Improvements

Teachers and staff from eight top-performing charter schools across the city are going to share their tricks of the trade with some district schools.

08/04/2013

New York City Republican Mayoral Candidate Joseph Lhota (file / credit: Joe Lhota for Mayor)

Eye On Politics: Lhota Wants To Continue Legacies Of Giuliani, Bloomberg

New York City Republican mayoral hopeful Joseph Lhota said that everything great that has happened over the past 20 years is quite fragile and he said this election is going to have consequences.

06/20/2013

Adolfo Carrión, Jr. (credit: Carrion 2013)

Eye On Politics: Adolfo Carrion Jr. Calls For ‘Mayor From The Outer Boroughs’

Adolfo Carrion, Jr. is a former Bronx Borough President and current independent hopeful for mayor of New York City.

06/12/2013

Liberty Academy Charter School - Jersey City, N.J. (file / credit: Liberty Academy)

Jersey City Charter School Among Those Ordered Closed By The State

The Liberty Academy Charter School in the Heights section of Jersey City is among three charter schools the state has ordered closed by year’s end.

03/01/2013

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Chancellor Walcott: Expect 50 More NYC Charter Schools

Walcott said he believes in “the expansion of charters throughout our system in all neighborhoods.”

03/23/2012

Classroom (credit: Clipart.com)

8 New NJ Charter Schools To Open In September

Three of the new schools will be located in Camden and two are in Newark. The other three charters will be in Vineland, Trenton and Jersey City.

01/20/2012

Gov. Chris Christie holds a town hall meeting - Monmouth Junction, NJ - Oct 26, 2010 - Photo: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office

Public Hearing On N.J. Education Scheduled For Monday

The Governor’s Education Transformation Task Force is preparing a series of reports to be submitted to Gov. Chris Christie, who has said education reform is a top priority now that the state’s budget for next year has been signed.

07/11/2011

Incoming New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott speaks to reporters in St. Albans - Queens, NY - Apr 8, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

School Chancellor Walcott Backs Charter Schools

New York City’s new school chancellor, Dennis Walcott, said he’s a believer in options for quality education and that includes charter schools.

04/27/2011

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Incoming NYC Schools Chancellor Walcott Seeks To Ease Tensions

New York City’s incoming schools chancellor calls the tone of debate surrounding teacher layoffs, standardized testing and charter schools “poisonous.”

04/16/2011

School Desks - File / Photo: Ian Waldie/Getty Images

Poll: New Jerseyans Split On Charter Schools

But the Rutgers-Eagleton Poll also shows they oppose using public money for vouchers to send children to private schools.

04/08/2011

Generic Classroom File Photo

Newark Teachers Union Fights Shared Schools Plan

The battle between public and charter schools is boiling over in Newark.

03/22/2011

Bronx classroom

Report: NJ Charter Schools Avoiding Salary Limits

While New Jersey’s public schools are facing salary caps for their superintendents, charter schools don’t have the same restrictions.

03/20/2011

P.S. 32

Parents Of Autistic Students Miffed Over Plan For NYC Charter School

There was is outrage over what some are calling a squeeze play by the Department of Education. The city wants to put a charter school inside P.S. 32, and it could jeopardize a program for autistic students

03/08/2011

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