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Newark Public Schools

'Don't Know Much about History': Is Denver the Start of a New Student Movement?

Yohuru Williams | Posted 11.25.2014 | Education
Yohuru Williams

The protest to preserve the history curriculum is important for many reasons. If the so-called education reformers are not careful, they may bring on that catastrophe by toppling the only remaining institution dedicated to reinforcing civic values -- public education.

Rebecca Klein

Parents And Students In This District Boycotted The First Day Of School

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics

A group of parents and students in Newark, New Jersey, boycotted the first day of school on Thursday to protest a new system that reorganized the stat...

Rebecca Klein

Newark, N.J., Schools Plan Opposed By Mayor-Elect Takes Big Step Forward

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

An education plan at the center of Newark, New Jersey's, vitriolic mayoral campaign became much more real this week when school officials provided fam...

Rebecca Klein

How New Jersey Legislators Are Standing Up To A Chris Christie Schools Appointee

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics

The New Jersey Legislature this year has seen the introduction of a series of bills and resolutions designed partly to curb one woman's influence over...

Rebecca Klein

This Superintendent Won't Attend Her Own School Board Meetings

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

Nearly 100 citizens gathered to voice opinions about proposed teacher layoffs and other issues at Newark, N.J.’s, monthly School Advisory Board meet...

Poverty, Politics, Racism and School Reform

Cami Anderson | Posted 04.07.2014 | Education
Cami Anderson

Newark's inconvenient truth: Our poorest neighborhoods, disproportionately African American, contain some of the lowest-performing public schools in the country and have for a long time.

Innovative Enrollment Initiative Gives Students Real Choice

Mashea Ashton | Posted 03.09.2014 | Education
Mashea Ashton

Under universal enrollment, parents will simply fill out a single application to rank their top public district or charter school choices.

Turnaround School Ignores Misbehavior All Over Again because "That's What We Do"

John Thompson | Posted 08.03.2013 | Impact
John Thompson

I hope that the lesson emerges from Quitman, and similar turnarounds, that the better approach is to invest in socio-emotional supports, teaching children to be students, and thus laying the foundation for high-quality instruction.

Newark's School Turnaround Strategy Changes Course

| Sara Neufeld | Posted 11.29.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. She thought of herself as an ordinary mother of four, one who did what she could to advoca...

Newark Public Schools, Teachers Union Reach Deal Linking Bonuses To Classroom Performance

Posted 10.20.2012 | Education

Newark Public Schools and the Newark Teachers Union have reached a tentative deal that includes a universal salary scale linking teacher bonuses to cl...

Teachers To Get Some Of Facebook's $100 Million Donation

West Ward, NJ Patch | Joshua Wilwohl | Posted 11.21.2011 | Education

Newark teachers will get grants to develop innovative classroom programs from the $100 million donated by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to the city...

Build On Newark's Progress

David Sciarra | Posted 07.05.2011 | Education
David Sciarra

What Newark needs is a commitment to sustain the gains already made through research-proven, effective investments, practices and initiatives, designed to reach all students, not just a few.

$100 Million Donation To Newark Schools Comes With Conditions, Causes Controversy

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

When Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg donated $100 million to the Newark Public Schools system in September, advocates for school reform celebrated na...