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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 investigati...

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 ...

Documents For $100 Million Facebook Pledge Ordered Public

AP | By DAVID PORTER | Posted 01.30.2012 | Education

NEWARK, N.J. -- The state's largest city must produce a list of documents related to a $100 million pledge to its public schools from Facebook founder...

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...

Booker To Release 'Whatever We Can Find' On Facebook Donation Documents Cited In Suit

West Ward, N.J. Patch | Joshua Wilwohl | Posted 11.12.2011 | Education

The mayor of New Jersey's largest city did an about-face Monday after saying he would release documents requested by the American Civil Liberties Unio...

Education Reform Now, Not Later

LaVar Young | Posted 11.09.2011 | Education
LaVar Young

In the midst of the vindictive, partisan rhetoric now filling out airwaves -- from the economy and health care, to the upcoming presidential election -- I wonder: what about education?

Rebecca Carroll

Zuckerberg's $100 Million To Newark Starts To Gain Some Traction | Rebecca Carroll | Posted 11.06.2011 | Black Voices

On their first day back at school today, the students of Newark, N.J., may be too focused on reconnecting with friends and meeting new teachers to not...

Community Engagement And PENewark

Cory Booker | Posted 08.23.2011 | Education
Cory Booker

The greatest threat to the future of our country is what is happening at present in our schools. Too much is at stake for us not to pull together for the cause of our children.

Zuckerberg's Donation To Newark Schools Spurs $43 Million In Matching Gifts

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is known for influencing others to join a movement. And that's exactly what he's done for the Newark school system. Dono...

Newark Consolidating Schools To Make Way For Charters, After Zuckerberg Donation

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

NEWARK, N.J. — Newark school officials are considering a massive reorganization of the city's schools that would make more space for charter sch...