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theory of change
What’s behind Newark’s graduation rate drop? One theory points to data snafus.
March 13, 2019
Class of 2018
March 8, 2019
Amid national and state increases, Newark’s graduation rate dropped in 2018
DREAM (Formerly Harlem RBI): Summer 2019 Reading Teacher
Roaring Fork School District: Finance Director (CFO) – The Mtns are Calling!
Noble Network of Charter Schools: High School Principal / Charter School Chicago
The Soulsville Charter School: Classroom Teachers 2019-2020
The Soulsville Charter School: 18-19 Social Studies or Science Teacher
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the race is on
Updated March 8, 2019
In Newark school board race, independent candidates face off against team with political backing
Gov. Murphy proposes boost to education spending — and a new ‘millionaire’s tax’ to help pay for it
March 4, 2019
Most NJ students in poor areas attend underfunded schools, report shows, even as Murphy promises to boost education spending
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In Newark, Cory Booker’s most enduring legacy may be city’s spreading charter schools
In Newark, reporting lapses hide thousands of student suspensions from public view
How Newark’s former schools chief used a ‘victory lap’ and privately paid consultants to cement his legacy
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.
Election results: Newark voters stick with an elected school board, NJ voters approve $500 million for schools
Newark voters opted to keep an elected school board, rather than change to one appointed by the mayor.
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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.
vocational training returns
Updated February 25, 2019
Career education is poised for a comeback in Newark high schools, but challenges await
Newark's new superintendent wants to rebuild career-themed academies inside the district's often struggling traditional high schools.
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After years of gains, Newark’s graduation rate slips
In Newark school board race, independent candidates take on team with political backing
The stubborn funding gap between New Jersey’s rich and poor districts
January 23, 2019
Now hiring: Chalkbeat Newark is set to expand
The nonprofit Report for America is helping fund an additional Chalkbeat reporter to cover Newark schools.
March 6, 2018
What are the Newark education stories you want to read?
Chalkbeat Newark launched on March 1. Now we want to hear from you.
February 2, 2018
Coming soon: Meet Patrick Wall, our reporter in Newark
Chalkbeat Newark launches March 1, just as Newark's schools enter a pivotal new chapter.
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Achievement First charter network, still receiving Sackler money, joins nonprofits weighing opioid-linked donations
Newly public documents detailing the Sacklers’ involvement have increased pressure on nonprofits that have benefitted from the family’s largesse.
14 hours ago
Challengers withdraw petition to replace the IPS teachers union but pledge to try again
In the coming months, the upstart group plans to hold a listening tour around the district.
12 hours ago
As admissions controversy roils, data shows New York City’s specialized high schools continue to accept few black and Hispanic students
As New York City is engulfed in a debate over efforts to better integrate the city’s specialized high schools, the elite schools remain…
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