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Patrick Wall

Senior Reporter, Chalkbeat Newark

Patrick Wall is a senior reporter for Chalkbeat Newark. He was previously interim bureau chief and a reporter for Chalkbeat New York. Patrick started his career as a fourth-grade teacher in Chicago Public Schools before earning a master’s degree in journalism from CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism. He’s been published in The Atlantic, Mother Jones, and DNAinfo, among other publications. He was a Spencer Education-Reporting Fellow at Columbia University and won a national beat reporting award from the Education Writers Association.

The students, who faced hardships outside of school, will attend Saint Elizabeth University.
Other priorities include staff training, classroom supplies, and technology.
The district is short more than 100 teachers and is looking for various ways to fill vacancies.
Mid-year data underscores “the magnitude of the losses” for student learning
Decision to make students learn remotely comes after walkout over discipline, Black teacher departures
Students at North Star Academy said some Black students are unhappy at the school, and some Black teachers have left.
The site has information about 185 Newark schools, including traditional, charter, and private.
Nearly four years after families and advocates filed a lawsuit saying New Jersey schools are unlawfully segregated, a judge is set to decide whether the state must remedy the situation.
A veteran of the Civil Rights Movement and a Newark organizer and historian, Williams spoke about his life and the ongoing fights over Black history and school integration.
After University Heights Charter School defaulted on a loan, a bank says the school must be put under receivership or it could face foreclosure.
A review of the schools’ spending plans shows the money will go toward ventilation systems, tutoring, technology, counselors, and much more.
The state denied requests by North Star Academy, Philip’s Academy, and Roseville Community Charter School to increase their maximum enrollments.
A new bill would create a division in the New Jersey education department to study school segregation and propose solutions.
Charter school boards must post meeting minutes and share agendas, but some have not kept up with those requirements.
Newark was one of five New Jersey districts chosen to receive an influx of COVID tests under President Biden’s latest push to expand testing in schools, Newark officials said.
As COVID continues to strain students’ mental health, local universities and nonprofits are helping Newark Public Schools meet students’ needs through counseling, skill-building, and mentoring.
As Newark Public Schools reopened classrooms Tuesday after two weeks of remote learning, the big question was how many students and staffers would show up.
Newark Public Schools said Friday that classrooms will reopen on Jan. 18. Students spent the first two weeks of 2022 learning remotely due to a surge in COVID cases.
Malcolm X Shabazz High School in Newark has struggled with violence and low academic achievement for years, even as parents and employees pleaded for help.
After the holiday break ends Jan. 3, Newark students will resume classes virtually until Jan. 14.
Chalkbeat put together an application guide with key information and some changes to look out for this cycle.
Staffing crunch in Newark schools is leading to crowded classrooms, overflowing trashcans, and worse school lunches, according to employees.
Newark teachers are stressed. So they weren’t happy when the district offered a grant for supplies instead of a pandemic bonus.