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Poisoning America's Children

Susan Ochshorn | Posted 06.13.2016 | Impact
Susan Ochshorn

This spring, communities across the nation have been celebrating Safe Kids Day. As the season began, a tweet arrived. "Every minute of every day, th...

Group Of Black Bernie Supporters Distributes Water To Newark Schools

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 05.20.2016 | Black Voices

After unsafe levels of lead found in the water forced officials to shut off drinking fountains at 30 schools in Newark, New Jersey, one political grou...

After Flint, New York & New Jersey Lawmakers Hope To Prevent A Water Crisis At Home

The Huffington Post | Tyler Tynes | Posted 03.23.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the wake of the toxic water crisis in Flint, Michigan, lawmakers in other parts of the country are looking ahead in an effort to stop...

'Don't Drink The Water' In Newark Public Schools, Officials Say

The Huffington Post | Tyler Tynes | Posted 01.10.2017 | Politics

Elevated levels of lead and discoloration caused officials to shut off the water taps at 30 schools in Newark, New Jersey, on Wednesday. The state Dep...

Actress Christina Jackson Discusses Her Audition for the New Series Outsiders

Ilana Rapp | Posted 01.25.2017 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

I must say, I love Christina Jackson, and not just because she studied and graduated from the Arts High School in Newark, New Jersey, but because she totally corrected me when I goofed up about her HBO Boardwalk Empire seasons.

Newark Schools Still Struggling Despite Facebook Donation

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 09.22.2015 | Education

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — When Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg appeared on Oprah Winfrey's show five years ago this week to announce a $100 million donat...

Controversial Newark Schools Leader Is Stepping Down From Post

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics

Cami Anderson, superintendent of Newark Public Schools, announced Monday that she is stepping down from her post after a four-year tenure during which...

Who's Listening in Newark?

Peter Greene | Posted 05.19.2016 | Education
Peter Greene

When Mayor Ras Baraka joined a student protest on Newark's main drag last Wednesday, it was if New Jersey media had collectively decided they were going to silence the dissenting voices of Newark.

Newark Schools Under Investigation For Racism

Reuters | Posted 09.22.2014 | Black Voices

By David Jones NEWARK, N.J., July 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Education said on Wednesday it was investigating complaints th...

Rebecca Klein

NJ Students To 'Escalate' Actions After Demanding Superintendent Cami Anderson's Removal | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

Several New Jersey teens seeking to oust state-appointed Newark Superintendent Cami Anderson are planning to take further action after they say state ...

Ready, Set, Resist: New Jersey Families Defend Public Education

Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg | Posted 07.27.2014 | Education
Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg

Despite efforts to silence and outspend dissent, in city after city, in town after town, New Jersey students, parents and teachers are fighting for their public schools.

Shavar Jeffries: A Vision for Newark

Rob Taub | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
Rob Taub

I walked with Jeffries and a group of his supporters last week as he canvassed Newark's South ward, which he does regularly, despite it being an extremely time-consuming effort.

A Leadership Challenge in Newark

TNTP | Posted 05.07.2014 | Education

How do we make room for bold and inspirational public servants if those who dare to take on big issues become largely vilified -- like Cami Anderson?

Rebecca Klein

Is The "One Newark" Schools Plan Even Allowed To Move Forward? | Rebecca Klein | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

Newark schools superintendent Cami Anderson announced plans in December to reorganize the district’s schools via several public school closures, the...

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.

City's School Chief Ditches Rowdy Meeting After 'Brown Baby' Remarks

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

Things got seriously personal at a school board meeting in Newark, N.J., this week. Hundreds of parents, teachers and community activists gathered ...

The Year In Education: A Look Back At 2012

| Posted 03.04.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. In 2012, new teacher-evaluation systems and merit pay spread across the country. Technolog...

CREDO's Study of Charter Schools in NJ Leaves Many Unanswered Questions

Julia Sass Rubin, Ph.D. | Posted 12.10.2012 | Education
Julia Sass Rubin, Ph.D.

How can an institution that claims to be academically objective put out a press release that is so misleading about the study's findings?

As Goes Newark, So Goes...

Greg Taylor | Posted 01.19.2013 | New York
Greg Taylor

This is a great day for Newark and we must pause to take it in. It is a momentous opportunity to improve education in Newark and remake what it means to be a teacher in this country -- respected, protected, and held to the highest standards.

Teachers Deserve This 'Thank You'

Eli Broad | Posted 01.15.2013 | Los Angeles
Eli Broad

A culture that recognizes and harnesses the value and achievements of great teachers may go a long way in encouraging top teachers to stick with a city like Newark that needs them, while encouraging talented teachers elsewhere to come aboard.

N.J.'s Only All-Boys Public School Prompts Praise, Criticism

Posted 10.23.2012 | Education

Last month marked the grand opening of the Eagle Academy for Young Men of Newark, the city’s first and only public, single-sex school. The academ...

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...

Why We Shouldn't Avoid Talking About Reform in Education

Greg Taylor | Posted 12.02.2012 | New York
Greg Taylor

Recently, a notable and respected community leader here in Newark, New Jersey cautioned me not to use the word "reform." Fair enough. But fears over word choice have to take a back seat to the critical needs of our students.

Can Handpicked Teachers Turn Around An Underperforming School?

| Sara Neufeld | Posted 09.10.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. NEWARK, N.J. — It was a fight to the finish, but Erskine Glover can honestly say he’s ...

Struggling Newark School Prepares, Again, To Reinvent Itself

| Sara Neufeld | Posted 06.14.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. A new spirit of reform pervades Quitman Street Community School in Newark, N.J. In recent ...