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'It's a mess'
Lingering anger over teacher’s Trump-hat Halloween costume fuels racial tensions at top Newark high school
24 hours ago
theory of change
March 13, 2019
What’s behind Newark’s graduation rate drop? One theory points to data snafus.
Edvectus: US Certified teachers needed in US Schools Abroad
School in the Square Public Charter School: Middle School Assistant Principal
DREAM (Formerly Harlem RBI): Summer 2019 Reading Teacher
Roaring Fork School District: Finance Director (CFO) – The Mtns are Calling!
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Class of 2018
March 8, 2019
Amid national and state increases, Newark’s graduation rate dropped in 2018
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
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In Newark, Cory Booker’s most enduring legacy may be city’s spreading charter schools
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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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March 4, 2019
Most NJ students in poor areas attend underfunded schools, report shows, even as Murphy promises to boost education spending
Even with a funding boost from the state, schools in high-poverty districts like Newark get less money than schools in wealthier districts with more tax revenue.
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.
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In Newark, a teacher’s Halloween costume fuels racism debate at a top school
After years of gains, Newark’s graduation rate slips
In Newark school board race, independent candidates take on team with political backing
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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