In re Renewal Application of TEAM Charter Sch.

In 2015, seven Newark charter schools submitted applications to either renew or amend their charters. The Education Law Center objected to the applications. In 2016, the New Jersey Commissioner of Education granted the applications. The New Jersey Appellate Division upheld the Commissioner’s determinations. The New Jersey Supreme Court affirmed. The Court held that in determining future applications to open new charter schools or to expand charter school enrollment or facilities, the Commissioner should address: 1.) “the racial impact that a charter school applicant will have on the district of residence in which the charter school will operate”; 2.) the potential effect of the charter expansions on the percentage of charter school students and students in District-operated schools who are English language learners or students with disabilities.

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