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Date: 2015-09-16

New type of public school becomes reality in Camden

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A new kind of school has moved from concept to reality in New Jersey’s poorest city despite objections from a teachers union and other activists. Renaissance Schools are only in Camden so far and could become the city’s most common type of school. That possibility is fueling criticism that public schools are being removed from direct public control, along with frets about the students remaining in traditional public schools, where the buildings are usually not as nice and the teaching methods not as modern.

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