The student was given the choice of cutting his dreadlocks or forfeiting the match. A video of the incident elicited outrage online and on social media.
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December 27, 2018
September 13, 2017
The New Jersey board of education approved two resolutions that will put local officials in Newark in charge of their schools, but the district and the state still have to come up with a transition plan for how that will happen.
August 03, 2017
After more than two decades, the New Jersey department of education says it plans to give Newark control of the city's school system.
November 17, 2016
The New Jersey Department of Education plans to boost the maximum salary for school superintendents from $175,000 to $191,000, with some exceptions.
July 15, 2016
The New Jersey Board of Education approved new rules that will require districts to test water for lead within the next year and make the results public.
May 02, 2016
Gov. Chris Christie has asked the state legislature for $10 million to cover the cost of testing water in schools for lead, beginning next school year.
December 14, 2015
Newark, N.J., schools have agreed to take a series of steps by the end of February to halt an ongoing federal investigation of possible civil rights violations in the district.
October 07, 2015
The state took over Jersey City's school district in 1989, citing "total educational failure."
August 24, 2015
The Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools report comes as public debate rages over the Louisiana Recovery School District's takeover of most of New Orleans' schools after Hurricane Katrina.
February 26, 2015
Anderson and the state signed a three-year contract last year, but it required both parties to agree to an extension each year.