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Newark student activist heads to college with full scholarship — and dreams of visiting Mars
May 15, 2019
May 10, 2019
Advocacy group poured nearly $100,000 into Newark school board race
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May 6, 2019
Amid charter-district dispute over enrollment, new Newark nonprofit looks to play ‘diplomacy role’
May 3, 2019
How can Newark’s superintendent improve the city’s schools? Stakeholders weigh in.
April 30, 2019
Newark charter schools say district sent them fewer students this year, violating ‘verbal agreement’
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In Newark, Cory Booker’s most enduring legacy may be city’s spreading charter schools
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April 2, 2019
A Newark voters’ guide to the 11 candidates vying for three school board seats
The candidates shared their thoughts on absenteeism, charter schools, and more ahead of the April 16 election.
January 24, 2019
After a year back in control, Newark’s school board is about to get its first report card
Newark's school board will soon receive a progress report that will help determine whether it keeps control of the district.
November 12, 2018
In Newark, how did most voters respond to ballot questions about schools? They didn’t.
Nearly 60 percent of Newark voters left the two education ballot questions blank on election day.
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April 26, 2019
After delay, Newark families receive school placements for the fall
Families received their school matches for 2019-20 last weekend. Starting April 29, they will be able to search for alternative placements.
April 22, 2019
How to help Newark students answer the question I asked in high school: ‘When will I ever use this?’
Real-world experiences for students need to be culturally relevant, so students can see themselves and their communities reflected in what they learn.
April 18, 2019
Newark families are ‘on edge’ as district delays school placements without explanation
Days after missing the deadline to tell Newark families what schools their children will attend this fall, district officials have yet to explain the delay.
Meet Newark’s new school board members, whose histories inform their hopes for the district
The new board members include a mother of 10, a 23-year-old youth advocate, and a former business owner and legislative aide.
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Charter school advocates helped pour $97,000 into Newark school board race
New group wants to do ‘diplomacy’ between district and charter schools
Will Newark families accept their school placements or seek new ones?
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April 12, 2019
Charter schools-aligned group spends big in Newark school board race
A group called Great Schools for All, which has ties to charter schools, has spent heavily to help elect candidates to Newark's school board.
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To better serve black students, Denver will help a community group develop its school
The school board directed district staff to work with the group to strengthen its application for a new high school.
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