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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.
The future of 'community schools'
January 7, 2019
‘Zero student achievement’: Fate of Newark’s $10M ‘community schools’ program is in doubt
Newark launched a high-profile "community schools" program in 2015. Now, the new superintendent is asking what it's accomplished.
November 29, 2018
Civics 101: New course will teach Newark students how to tackle local problems
Newark high schoolers will soon take a course in civic problem-solving.
To and Through
September 19, 2018
Newark’s post-grad paradox: More students are entering college, but few earn degrees
Just 23 percent of Newark high-school graduates earn a college degree within six years. Officials want to change that.
Back to school
September 4, 2018
Newark officials deliver a message to students on first day: Keep showing up
Newark officials hope to improve the district's attendance rate and combat chronic absenteeism this school year.
the mayor's agenda
April 3, 2018
Promising a ‘heavy hand’ in education, Baraka hints at plans to influence school policy
Mayor Baraka helped reempower Newark's school board. Now he wants to help guide its decision-making.
war of words
March 30, 2018
‘It’s enough now’: Mayor Baraka calls on state to halt Newark’s charter-school expansion
Mayor Ras Baraka called for a temporary freeze on new charter schools, saying they drain resources from traditional public schools.
A growing sector
March 27, 2018
Over 40 percent of Newark students could attend charter schools within five years. Here’s how.
Today about one in three Newark students attends a charter school. That number is expected to rise as the sector keeps growing.
March 21, 2018
Meet the Newark power players looking to steer this year’s school-board election
A guide to the powerful alliance backing a slate of candidates who are heavily favored in next month's election.
March 14, 2018
With district’s blessing, Newark students join national school walkout against gun violence
Newark officials encouraged schools to support students who wanted to join in a national protest calling for stricter gun laws.
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.
October 16, 2017
The $100 million question: Did Newark’s school reforms work? New study finds big declines, then progress
It was announced with much fanfare in 2010: changes were coming to Newark’s schools. But are students learning more now than they were then, thanks to the reform effort?
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