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Advocates worry: Is Gov. Murphy imposing ‘stealth moratorium’ on N.J. charter schools?

October 9, 2018

As a candidate, Gov. Murphy called for a “time out” on charter-school expansion. His education department recently denied two charter school applicants, bringing to a close an applicant round that saw no charter proposals approved by the state.

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Gov. Murphy wanted a “timeout” for New Jersey charter schools after years of growth under his predecessor, Chris Christie. So far, he appears to be getting it.

State officials received 13 applications for new charter schools during the latest round of submissions. None was approved; the last two rejections came Sept. 28, for schools proposed for Trenton and Jersey City.

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