Rutgers Newark Creates Clem Price Chair in Public History and Humanities

The Rutgers University Board of Governors approved the creation of the Clement A. Price Chair in Public History and the Humanities named in honor of the the late professor and renowned Newark historian. Read more

NAACP Ratifies Charter School Moratorium After Murphy Expresses Reservations

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) today approved a resolution calling for a moratorium on charter school growth despite an effort by New Jersey Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy to put the brakes on the vote. Read more

Chaneyfield Jenkins Opposes NAACP Moratorium on Charter Schools

Newark Central Ward Councilwoman Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins today announced that she is opposing a resolution to be voted on this weekend by the NAACP that calls for a national moratorium on charter schools. Read more

Newark Collegiate Academy Opens on Site of Former Boys and Girls Club

The West Side Unit of the Boys and Girls Club on Littleton Avenue closed nearly a decade ago, but many who grew up in Newark’s West Ward retained an emotional connection to the empty building.  Read more

Central Ward Councilwoman Throws Support Behind Gaddy in School Board Election

Newark Central Ward Councilwoman Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins is throwing her support behind D. Kim Gaddy for the Newark Public Schools Advisory Board election on April 19. Read more

Newark Trust Launches Campaign Central for School Board Race

The Newark Trust for Education recently launched Campaign Central, a robust set of strategies, resources and activities to provide Newark voters with objective, nonpartisan, up-to-date information about the Newark Public Schools Advisory Board election on Tuesday, April 19. Read more

5 Questions for the Executive Director of PC2E

A new organization was formed about six months ago to provide public school parents with a voice in education.  While Parents Coalition for Excellent Education, or PC2E, has a statewide focus, its roots are in Newark. Read more

Ruiz introduces legislation to expand preschools in New Jersey

Since 1999, Newark along with New Jersey's former Abbott districts, have provided free preschool for three and four year olds. Read more

Pro-charter school groups urge Mayor Baraka to work with them

A group of charter school and education reform advocates on Thursday fired off a letter to Newark Mayor Ras Baraka requesting that he work with them to restore education funding to Newark to where it should be under the School Funding Reform Act of 2008. Read more

Governor Christie Calls Newark Teacher "Inspiring" in State of the State Address

Allison Cuttler, an AP Computer Science teacher at Uncommon Schools’ North Star Academy College Preparatory High School in Newark, attended the State of the State address Tuesday as a special guest of Gov. Chris Christie. Read more


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