Newark

Newark Mom Charges School Aide With Beating Her 7-Year-Old and Pushing Him Down a Flight of Stairs

Last month, say new charges, a teacher's aide assigned to students with disabilities pushed a seven-year-old boy down a flight…

6 days ago

New Jersey, It’s Time To Thank Isaac Abankwa

Isaac Abankwa is a teacher, grade level chair for enrichment, and a teacher coach at KIPP Upper Roseville Academy. According…

2 weeks ago

On School Board Election Day in Newark, Charter School ‘Wars’ Are a Nothing-Burger

Tuesday was Election Day in Newark for the district’s Board of Education. Among seven candidates for three open seats, winners…

4 weeks ago

PETRILLI, GRIFFITH, ROSENKRANS: Gov. Murphy, Listen To the Evidence and Let Newark Charters Expand

Michael J. Petrilli is the president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. David Griffith is the institute’s associate director for…

4 weeks ago

Newark Will Spend Only 5% Of COVID Funds on Tutoring Students

Newark Public Schools has revealed how they're spending the $182 million in the last phase of federal emergency funds intended…

1 month ago

Newark Board of Education Will Hire Retired Teachers and Create a Pathway for New Teachers

The Newark Board of Education (NBOE) is poised to take advantage of new legislation that allows them to hire retired…

1 month ago

COMMENTARY: Forget About the ‘Math Wars’ and Look at Corey and Kyela

Let’s start with a history lesson: in 1882, before computers, software engineering, and artificial intelligence were even a glint in…

1 month ago

With Friends Like Biden and Murphy, Who Needs Enemies?

Last week Newark Public Schools District reported the alarming news that, based on results from internal assessments, only 6% of…

1 month ago

ANALYSIS: Two Percent of Newark 4th-Graders Will Meet Expectations in Math. Do We Blame Covid or Newark Leaders?

Last week news broke that 98% of Newark fourth-graders are not expected to meet state expectations in math this spring.…

1 month ago

LILLEY: NJEA Leaders Are Trying To Pretend COVID Learning Loss Didn’t Happen and That’s Hurting Kids

In an article entitled “In-Person Classes Boost Test Scores,” the Wall Street Journal reports that American students are scoring lower on reading and…

1 month ago