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February 8, 2019
In Newark, Cory Booker’s most enduring legacy may be city’s spreading charter schools
February 1, 2019
Cory Booker has been an ed reform favorite. That could be a problem for his 2020 campaign.
January 31, 2019
Newark reading teachers get help from an unlikely source: a charter school network
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Meet Roger León, the homegrown educator charting a new course for Newark schools
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.
Election results: Newark voters stick with an elected school board, NJ voters approve $500 million for schools
Newark voters opted to keep an elected school board, rather than change to one appointed by the mayor.
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January 23, 2019
Now hiring: Chalkbeat Newark is set to expand
The nonprofit Report for America is helping fund an additional Chalkbeat reporter to cover Newark schools.
Updated January 23, 2019
Work here, enroll here: Officials want Newark teachers to send their kids to Newark schools
Superintendent Roger León wants more district employees who live outside the city to enroll their children in Newark schools.
January 17, 2019
Superintendent León calls on Newarkers to help shape his plan for city’s schools
Superintendent León unveiled on Wednesday his district strategy, called "NPS Clarity 2020." Now, he's asking community members to weigh in.
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January 16, 2019
As Newark superintendent makes whirlwind changes, some residents seek ‘clarity’
Superintendent Roger León has made a flurry of changes since starting in July. But some observers still aren't clear about his overall plan.
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With Cory Booker’s help, one in three Newark students now attends a charter school
Will Cory Booker’s education record hurt his presidential bid?
Newark school board will be graded on its first year back in control of district
March 6, 2018
What are the Newark education stories you want to read?
Chalkbeat Newark launched on March 1. Now we want to hear from you.
February 2, 2018
Coming soon: Meet Patrick Wall, our reporter in Newark
Chalkbeat Newark launches March 1, just as Newark's schools enter a pivotal new chapter.
February 1, 2018
‘All eyes are on Newark’: As the city regains control of its schools, a look at what’s to come
A 22-year state takeover of Newark's public schools is over. Now, local decisions about leadership, spending, and more, begin.
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