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PARCC Is 30 Days of Destruction

Branden Rippey | Posted 03.03.2015 | Education
Branden Rippey

We are offended by the situation in which we find ourselves, in which education policy is dictated by billionaires who never taught a day in their lives, while our patiently gained professional expertise is ignored. Thirty days of testing is sufficiently outrageous and -- we believe -- indefensible.

The Student Heroes of Newark

Daniel Katz | Posted 02.27.2015 | Education
Daniel Katz

It may be back to business as usual in the Superintendent's office in Newark as Cami Anderson continues to push changes and incompetent management upon the children and families of the city and ducks her legal and ethical responsibilities to meet with them. However, in one very important way, business cannot return to usual.

Black Millennials: We Need Your Presence, Not Just Your Success

Rashawn Davis | Posted 02.24.2015 | Black Voices
Rashawn Davis

These gentrified zones that we tend to migrate to as an "escape" don't need us as much as they need the incomes associated with us. However, there are cities and neighborhoods across this country that are desperate for the presence of strong and successful men and women of color.

A Diploma and a Degree... For Free?

Randy Miller | Posted 02.20.2015 | Education
Randy Miller

Community colleges is not the final destination, however if utilized strategically, urban students can benefit from the opportunity to attend them; particularly if they were to obtain an associate's degree during their final two years in high school.

Booked for the Evening Gala: Newark Public Library

Madinah James | Posted 02.05.2015 | Arts
Madinah James

During a brisk October evening this past fall in downtown Newark, NJ, guests came out to attend a fundraising benefit for The Newark Public Library entitled "Booked For The Evening" and to celebrate The Library's 125th Anniversary as one of the city's premiere educational and cultural public institutions.

If Life Is a Game, What Are the Rules?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 01.21.2015 | Education
Stuart Muszynski

The students who make up the poverty and homeless statistics that some suburbanites look at dispassionately, shaking their heads while proclaiming, "Not in America!" -- these kids want to succeed.

Runway Radar System Often Malfunctions At One Of Nation's Busiest Airports

ABC 7 New York | Posted 11.17.2014 | Travel

NEWARK (WABC) -- An Eyewitness News exclusive investigation looked at safety at one of the nation's busiest airports. A radar system at Newark Liberty...

Marcial Garlitos, Local 52, Set Carpenter for Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos and Other TV Shows and Movies

Ian Spanier | Posted 01.17.2015 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

A New Jersey boy through and through -- he was born and raised in the tough streets of Newark -- Garlitos never imagined he'd one day build sets for...

Transforming Schools With Five Ingredients

Cami Anderson | Posted 01.14.2015 | Education
Cami Anderson

Newark is a city comprised primarily of financially struggling residents -- with over 50 percent receiving public assistance and 71 percent of students eligible for free lunch.

Ana Baptista: "Children of Color Are the Most At-Risk Victims of Pollution"

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 12.28.2014 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

With a Masters from Brown University in Environmental Studies, a PhD in Urban Planning and Public Policy, and a teaching post at the New School for Public Engagement, Ana Baptista is well-equipped to move the needle on the environmental issues facing marginalized groups in American urban settings.

Is Forced Quarantine for Ebola Legal?

Peter Van Buren | Posted 12.28.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

Is it legal for a state (or the federal) government to detain and quarantine you against your will for health reasons? Yes. Has this sort of thing been done before? Yes. Will it be effective? No. Is it just a political ploy to garner votes from a panicked public? Oh my yes.

How to Get Your News From Poems

Josh Stearns | Posted 12.24.2014 | Media
Josh Stearns

"It is difficult / to get the news from poems," wrote American poet William Carlos Williams, "yet men die miserably every day / for lack / of what is found there." And yet, we are seeing more and more efforts to combine poetry and reporting.

New Jersey Nun Is The First Would-Be Saint Beatified In The United States

The Associated Press | Julio Cortez | Posted 10.06.2014 | Religion

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey nun credited with curing a boy's eye disease moved a step closer to sainthood Saturday in what church officials sai...

CDC: Passengers Removed From Flight Not Believed To Have Ebola

Reuters | Posted 12.04.2014 | Healthy Living

(Updates with passengers not believed to be infected with Ebola) Oct 4 (Reuters) - Federal health officials do not believe two sick p...

Student Success and Opportunities for Families

Cami Anderson | Posted 12.03.2014 | Education
Cami Anderson

The debate over the future of our public schools should not be about a small number of individuals who benefit from a polarized debate. Too much has been written about political and local leaders (myself included). This work is not about me, or politicians, or newsmakers. It is about our incredible students.

A Vision for Happier Cities

Killy Kilford | Posted 11.30.2014 | Impact
Killy Kilford

Instead of using the words on the official signs I incorporated positive words to express how I felt about New York City. It was at this moment that I realized the street sign had evolved from a one-way command, into a two way emotionally inspiring communication channel.

On the 'A' w/Souleo: Beverly Johnson Spills the 'Tee' on Golf and Writing Her Memoir

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 09.30.2014 | Arts
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

Beverly Johnson is busy these days from celebrating the 40th anniversary of becoming the first African-American woman on the cover of Vogue, to overseeing the Beverly Johnson Hair Collection, to completing a memoir.

Outside Monitor Needed To Clean Up Misconduct In Newark Police, Feds Say

AP | Posted 07.22.2014 | Crime

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Newark police engaged in the excessive use of force, routinely stopped people on the street for no legitimate reason and regular...

Ryan J. Reilly

Feds: 75 Percent Of Newark Police Pedestrian Stops Unconstitutional

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A three-year federal investigation into the conduct of the Newark Police Department found that the vast majority of pedestrian stops con...

Jersey Boys

Dwight Brown | Posted 08.18.2014 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

Four guys stand under a street lamp, singing their hearts out. That's the iconic vision of Doo-wop/pop groups like The Four Seasons. The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Jersey Boys puts a name and face to that image.

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.

Newark, New York and Seattle: Recovering From Decades of Growing Inequality

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 07.16.2014 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

For the first time in decades, there are signs that the country might have turned a corner with strong progressive economic promises and action that uplifts middle-income and working-class Americans instead of the wealthy few.

Newark Residents To Hit The Polls, Choose Booker's Successor

AP | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Ras Baraka, son of late militant poet and activist Amiri Baraka, declared victory Tuesday in the race to succeed Democratic U.S....

Estranged Husband Faces Murder In Wife's Fatal Stabbing

Reuters | Posted 07.10.2014 | Crime

(Recasts with arrest, details from prosecutor's office) By David Jones NEWARK, N.J., May 10 (Reuters) - A New Jersey man...

The Art of Impact with Malaria No More: Ray Chambers

One World with Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.21.2014 | Business
One World with Deepak Chopra

There aren't many people who have had more of a dramatic impact on the health and wellbeing of children globally than Ray Chambers. In April 2011 Ray ...