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September 13, 2017

Newark To Regain Control of Its Schools After 22 Years Under State Authority

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

Newark Is One Step Closer to Getting Back Control of Its Schools

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

New Jersey Proposes Increasing Superintendents' Salary Cap

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

New Jersey Schools Required to Test All Faucets for Lead Within a Year

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

New Jersey to Require All Public Schools to Test Water for Lead

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

Feds, Newark, N.J., Schools Reach Agreement Over Civil Rights Complaints

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

New Jersey Education Officials Loosen Grip on State-Controlled District

The state took over Jersey City's school district in 1989, citing "total educational failure."

August 24, 2015

State Takeover of Schools Harms Black, Latino Communities, Report Contends

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

Newark Superintendent Cami Anderson Gets Contract Renewal

Anderson and the state signed a three-year contract last year, but it required both parties to agree to an extension each year.

November 25, 2014

As Testing Debate Continues, Some N.J. Schools Scale Back Assessments

One New Jersey high school has canceled midterms and final exams in an effort to cut back on the time students spend taking tests.

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