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Newark schools are short dozens of teachers, leading to bigger classes and more substitutes
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October 11, 2019
Everyone’s talking about climate change. Now, New Jersey’s first lady wants that conversation to happen in every class, too.
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October 9, 2019
High lead levels found in water at seven Newark schools, spurring calls for greater transparency
'All those opportunities are gone'
October 3, 2019
In Newark schools, popular enrichment programs were set to expand — until they disappeared
October 2, 2019
At Design Day, Newark students pitch filtered water fountains and elevators for a local park
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New Jersey’s new curriculum law could put LGBTQ+ issues back into focus for Newark schools
Newark school buildings raised safety concerns. Why haven’t they been fixed?
In Newark, Cory Booker’s most enduring legacy may be city’s spreading charter schools
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Ready or not
September 18, 2019
A Newark student dreams of completing college. But first he must survive summer ‘boot camp.’
Yamin Reddick is determined to earn a college degree. But first, he must survive a summer "boot camp" designed to prepare disadvantaged high schoolers for college.
Updated June 28, 2019
Three Newark students selected to attend NJIT on full scholarships
Three Newark students are receiving new, full-ride scholarships to one of the state's premier universities — and expectations for what they'll accomplish there are high.
June 13, 2019
A Newark charter school celebrates its first graduates — from college
Like a growing number of high schools, People's Prep has expanded its mission from simply graduating students to ensuring that they attend and complete college.
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October 1, 2019
Newark special education official: Problems remain, but district is taking steps to improve its program
Newark schools continue to face challenges in serving students with disabilities, but changes are underway, a district official told parents and advocates.
October 1, 2019
Nearly two-thirds of Newark voters approve of charter schools, poll shows
In a new poll, 63% of Newark voters agreed that charter schools are "an important part of the public school landscape in Newark," while 27% disagreed and 10% were unsure.
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September 23, 2019
Here’s what we heard about special education in Newark after listening to parents, advocates, and educators
Newark residents gathered Saturday to discuss one of the central issues facing the city's schools: how to improve special education.
'things need to change'
September 19, 2019
As León vows improvements, here are 5 issues facing special education in Newark’s schools
Newark schools chief Roger León has promised to make many long-needed changes, but perhaps the biggest promise he’s made is to fix the city’s special education program.
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More than half of Newark schools had unfilled teaching positions last month
Poll: Newark voters support charter schools, worry about funding
What you need to know about special education in Newark this year
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May 10, 2019
Advocacy group poured nearly $100,000 into Newark school board race
Great Schools for All, an advocacy group with charter school connections, spent more than $97,000 supporting three candidates in Newark's school board race.
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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Back to the picket line and bargaining table: Live updates from Day 2 of Chicago’s teacher strike
With signs of progress on Day One, but no deal, teachers are returning to picket lines again on Day Two of Chicago’s teachers union strike.
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What issues remain open in Chicago’s teachers contract talks? An internal union document offers clues
A bargaining document made available on an online portal for rank-and-file union members on Tuesday offers a comprehensive outline of the union’s demands.
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A contest to design 40 ‘innovative’ NYC schools offers few clues of what winning teams should look like
The city is calling for teams of students, parents, and teachers to develop proposals to open or overhaul dozens of schools with an eye toward “innovation.”
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