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One in five Newark students is already chronically absent this year, new data show
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December 10, 2018
A new law is helping undocumented students in New Jersey attend college, but challenges remain
December 7, 2018
Want to attend one of Newark’s coveted magnet schools? Get ready to take a test.
December 5, 2018
In Newark, universal enrollment was in danger. So charters started planning a separate system.
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In Newark, reporting lapses hide thousands of student suspensions from public view
How Newark’s former schools chief used a ‘victory lap’ and privately paid consultants to cement his legacy
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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.
November 5, 2018
On election day, Newark will decide who should select school board members — voters or the mayor
On Nov. 6, Newark voters will choose whether to keep its annual school board elections or let the mayor appoint board members.
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December 4, 2018
Newark’s new superintendent defended the enrollment system. Now can he make it work?
Several challenges lie ahead for the enrollment system, including a leadership vacuum and an anxious charter sector.
November 30, 2018
In Newark, bilingual students gain an edge in the enrollment process
Students who are still learning English will be given preference when they are underrepresented among a school's applicants.
November 29, 2018
Civics 101: New course will teach Newark students how to tackle local problems
Newark high schoolers will soon take a course in civic problem-solving.
November 28, 2018
In deal with union, Newark agrees to pay raises for teachers with graduate degrees
The district's deal with the Newark Teachers Union will give some teachers retroactive raises and restore higher pay for teachers with graduate degrees.
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News: 22 percent of Newark students have already missed a week’s worth of class this year
The struggle to help NJ’s undocumented students attend college
NEWS: Newark magnet schools will now require applicants to take an entrance exam
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.
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.
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Even as suspensions fall, Memphis students are being kicked out of school longer, data shows
In one extreme example, a single high school issued one expulsion for every six students.
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New York City will close another round of schools in de Blasio’s Renewal turnaround program
The education department is planning to close fewer than last year, the largest single round of Renewal closures to date, when seven schools were ultimately shuttered.
December 13, 2018
How the stress of state testing might make it harder for some students to show what they know
In one New Orleans charter network saw modest spikes in cortisol, a hormone caused by stress, leading up to state exams.
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