Catherine Carrera

Catherine Carrera

Bureau Chief, Chalkbeat Newark

Catherine Carrera is Chalkbeat Newark’s first Bureau Chief. Catherine previously covered K-12 education on Long Island for Newsday. Before that, she was a reporter at The Record/NorthJersey.com, covering New Jersey’s higher education landscape. She also served as a statehouse reporter and local news reporter during her time at The Record. Catherine, a New Jersey native, is a graduate of Rutgers University. She earned a certificate teaching English to speakers of other languages and had a stint as a TESOL teacher in India.

During Tuesday’s budget address, Murphy proposed more money for K-12 public schools, marking the largest investment to schools in the state’s history.

El superintendente dice que la eliminación de la novela para adolescentes fue parte de una actualización curricular y no una prohibición de libros.

The removal of a young adult book drew dozens of community members to the school board meeting to express their concern and outrage.

Former Newark Public Schools program director Mary Bennett brings five decades of experience in education to her new role.

The city council will take a final vote Wednesday on a measure that would lower the voting age in the April election.

The latest state test scores showed third grade reading and seventh grade math achievement remained the same over last year.

The coalition of advocates and families who filed the lawsuit against the state, along with intervening parties, including charter schools, have agreed to meet to discuss remedies.

Los demandantes tienen que decidir si van a juicio, inician negociaciones o presentan una apelación.

A pre-trial court ruling was mixed and parties are reviewing their next steps as an Oct. 26 deadline to appeal looms.

Over the last five years, families and community advocates have argued that New Jersey violated its constitution and allowed its public schools to become racially and socioeconomically segregated.