Sunday, July 07, 2013

One Fourth of NJ Charters on State Watch

Cerf has put one-fourth of NJ’s charters on some form of state watch (warning or probation) – that’s the kind of oversight and accountability needed not only for charters but ALL SCHOOLS in EVERY state!

Without much -- if any -- fanfare, the Christie administration yesterday said it has put another three charter schools on probation and issued warning letters to 11 others as it seeks to further raise standards for the alternative schools.

The decisions came after a statewide review of charter performance, an effort that is expected to culminate in new assessments for each school this summer.

There are more than 80 charter schools in New Jersey; the new list means that close to a quarter are now on some form of state watch. Ten charter schools had already been on probation.

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