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May 15, 2019
Newark student activist heads to college with full scholarship — and dreams of visiting Mars
May 10, 2019
Advocacy group poured nearly $100,000 into Newark school board race
May 6, 2019
Amid charter-district dispute over enrollment, new Newark nonprofit looks to play ‘diplomacy role’
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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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How can Newark’s superintendent improve the city’s schools? Stakeholders weigh in.
Newark residents and school stakeholders offered recommendations for improving the district as the new superintendent prepares to release his master plan.
April 30, 2019
Newark charter schools say district sent them fewer students this year, violating ‘verbal agreement’
Several Newark charter school leaders said the district sent them fewer students than they requested this year, which they say violates a verbal agreement.
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.
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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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