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'It's a mess'
March 19, 2019
Lingering anger over teacher’s Trump-hat Halloween costume fuels racial tensions at top Newark high school
A teacher's Halloween costume that some students found offensive has rekindled a debate about racism and cultural insensitivity at an elite Newark high school.
the race is on
Updated March 8, 2019
In Newark school board race, independent candidates face off against team with political backing
One group of candidates has the backing of a powerful political coalition. An opposing group says it's "powered by the people."
Gov. Murphy proposes boost to education spending — and a new ‘millionaire’s tax’ to help pay for it
Murphy’s spending plan would boost state aid for K-12 education by $206 million, and raise taxes on those earning more than $1 million.
comings and goings
March 1, 2019
In Newark, heads of school safety and bilingual education step down
Bilingual education chief Brenda García and school safety director Eric Ingold are stepping down. Retired security chief Willie Freeman will step in temporarily.
February 27, 2019
NJIT wants to enroll more Newark students. It’s joining forces with the school district to make it happen.
In order to enroll more Newark residents, NJIT will help local high school students with math and give out full scholarships.
teachers of tomorrow
February 26, 2019
In search of diverse educators, Newark will prepare students to become district teachers
Newark Public Schools is launching a new teacher-training program for students amid a statewide campaign to diversify the teaching force.
February 21, 2019
Rise & Shine: Will Michigan lift its cap on dual enrollment?
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February 20, 2019
Years after laying them off, Newark brings back attendance workers to track down absent students
More than 40 new attendance counselors and truancy officers will soon be tracking down absent students in Newark.
February 15, 2019
Rise & Shine: Why Michigan blocks high school students from earning more college credits
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February 14, 2019
After changes and challenges, Friday’s deadline to enroll in Newark schools finally arrives
Newark families have until noon Friday to apply online to schools for next school year.
February 14, 2019
Jubilation, and some confusion, as Denver schools begin their post-strike recovery
Students are welcoming their teachers back this morning, on what is certain to be an unusual day in Denver schools. Here's how you can tell us your post-strike story.
Updated February 14, 2019
Denver’s teacher strike, Day 3 (and into 4): Dawn breaks with a deal after bargaining lasts all night
A productive day of bargaining between leaders of the Denver school district and its teachers union stretched into Thursday morning as the two sides met…
strike day 2
Updated February 13, 2019
Day 2 recap of Denver strike: Everything you need to know about picketing, bargaining, legal threats, and the view from schools
Denver teachers and their allies are back on the picket line.
strike day 1
February 12, 2019
3 of 4 students showed up to school on Denver teacher strike’s first day
Attendance was far higher than it was on the first and second days of Los Angeles’s recent teacher strike.
Champion of Choice
February 8, 2019
In Newark, Cory Booker’s most enduring legacy may be city’s spreading charter schools
Charter schools spread rapidly across Newark during Cory Booker's time as mayor. Now, that may complicate his bid to become president.
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