News alert: Candidates backed by powerful coalition sweep Newark’s historic school-board election

A charter-school teacher. A former labor organizer. A PTA president. Those are the newest members of the Newark school board, according to preliminary results from Tuesday's election.

  • The three winners were backed by a powerful alliance between the mayor, a city councilman, and pro-charter school groups.
  • As in the past, voter turnout was extremely low.
  • Up next for the board: Choose a new superintendent.

Read all about the election and what it might mean for Newark schools here.

— Patrick Wall
Senior Reporter
Chalkbeat Newark