Low-Income Students

Last-Minute DOE Decision Hurts Newark Students and Families

University Heights Charter School (UHCS) has served public school students in Newark for 16 years. UHCS, which partners with Bethany…

3 weeks ago

South Orange-Maplewood Superintendent: Board May Bring Back Courtesy Busing For Integration Program

Today Carly Sitrin of Politico has an article about the South Orange-Maplewood district's transportation mess, with angry parents crowding school…

3 weeks ago

NJ Education Department Testing Gives High Marks to College Achieve Paterson Students

According to the New Jersey Department of Education’s (NJDOE) Start Strong tests administered last fall, which measured learning loss suffered…

4 weeks ago

Newark Families Enjoy Summer Fun (and School Supplies), Courtesy of BRICK and South Ward Promise Neighborhood

Approximately 400 community members came together to enjoy food, games and music Students received Nike athletic wear, as well as…

1 month ago

As Murphy Plots a Presidential Run, Low-Income Families Pay the Price

At a Goldman Sachs conference in April of 2017, a month before Phil Murphy declared his candidacy for New Jersey…

2 months ago

COMMENTARY: Murphy Treats Low-Income Families as Political Footballs As He Shuts Down Their Best Schools

Late yesterday Acting Education Commissioner Angelica Allen-McMillan sent a letter to Newark’s University Heights Charter School that decreed, based on…

2 months ago

Murphy Administration’s Charter Closure–in June!– Will Cause Chaos For Black and Latino Families

(This is a press release from the New Jersey Public Charter Schools Association.) On June 1, the families of nearly…

2 months ago

COMMENTARY: Is This School Really a Remedy For NJ’s Intensely-Segregated School System?

Yesterday the New Jersey Monitor had a fine piece on the Garden State's long struggle to integrate schools, currently the…

4 months 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 months 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…

4 months ago