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Newark schools — traditional and charter — have made big gains since 2006, new report shows
Newark’s ranking among other high-poverty districts based on its state test scores has risen significantly since 2006. Its graduation rate has also improved.
Champion of Choice
February 8, 2019
In Newark, Cory Booker’s most enduring legacy may be city’s spreading charter schools
Charter schools spread rapidly across Newark during Cory Booker's time as mayor. Now, that may complicate his bid to become president.
February 1, 2019
Cory Booker has been an ed reform favorite. That could be a problem for his 2020 campaign.
Booker spent much of his career promoting a specific vision for improving education — views that in recent years have gone out of fashion with many Democrats.
February 1, 2018
‘All eyes are on Newark’: As the city regains control of its schools, a look at what’s to come
A 22-year state takeover of Newark's public schools is over. Now, local decisions about leadership, spending, and more, begin.
January 9, 2018
President Winfrey? Here’s what we know about Oprah’s education outlook
Winfrey hasn't taken a firm stand on education, but her background, personal giving, and guests on her show all offer clues.
October 16, 2017
The $100 million question: Did Newark’s school reforms work? New study finds big declines, then progress
It was announced with much fanfare in 2010: changes were coming to Newark’s schools. But are students learning more now than they were then, thanks to the reform effort?
the big shift
February 7, 2017
Cory Booker vs. Cory Booker: Two videos to understand how the politics of education are being reshaped in the Trump era
President Trump hasn’t yet changed the policy of education in America. But two speeches by Booker — including one last week — show how his election is changing the politics.
September 10, 2015
When an outsider arrives to shake up a school system, a tightrope walk follows
An excerpt from journalist Dale Russakoff's "The Prize," a deeply reported look at the politics and unfulfilled promises of school reform in Newark.
October 1, 2010
Imagining a conversation between Klein and Zuckerberg
What if Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg had met and been wooed not by Newark Mayor Cory Booker, as reportedly happened this July in Idaho,…
September 27, 2010
Top NY education official says no to Newark schools chief job
Newark Mayor Cory Booker had just the person in mind to fix his city’s public schools, but that candidate — a top-ranking New York education…
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