Supreme Court upholds expansion of Newark charter schools

New Jersey’s Supreme Court has upheld the state’s decision to allow the expansion of seven charter schools in Newark.

News 12 Staff

Jun 23, 2021, 9:13 AM

Updated 1,025 days ago

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New Jersey’s Supreme Court has upheld the state’s decision to allow the expansion of seven charter schools in Newark.
The ruling rejected a challenge that argued the expansion would hinder the ability of students in traditional public schools to get a quality education.
The Supreme Court concluded Newark’s school board and a nonprofit education group hadn’t demonstrated fiscal harm.
But it held that in future charter school applications, the state's education commissioner must consider the racial impact of a charter school expansion or the potential that it could increase segregation by leaving traditional public schools with a higher concentration of students with disabilities or English language needs.
By DAVID PORTER, the Associated Press.


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