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September 08, 2014

Newark Group Presses on With Schools Boycott

Parents Unified for Local School Education New Jersey is calling for community-driven schools and opposes the One Newark reorganization plan.

August 28, 2014

Newark Launches 'Safe Passages' Transportation Program for Students

The transportation plan includes a shuttle bus service for some students and maps showing safe walking routes.

July 24, 2014

Civil Rights Officials Investigating Complaint Against 'One Newark' Plan

The complaint was filed in May by the Washington-based Advancement Project, which has also filed complaints against districts in Chicago and New Orleans, alleging that the widespread school closures and charter expansions discriminated against minority students.

June 27, 2014

Newark Schools Superintendent Signs New 3-Year Contract

Under the "hybrid" contract, Anderson and the state must agree to an extension each year. Anderson has come under fire recently for her "One Newark" school reform plan.

June 03, 2014

New Jersey May Loosen Control Over Newark and Paterson Schools

The State Board of Education is to consider resolutions that would allow Newark's school board to vote on issues on financial management and the Paterson School board to vote on operations.

June 02, 2014

Despite Calls for Resignation, Newark Superintendent Vows to Stay

Cami Anderson said she is "passionate" about the city and "hopeful" about the progress she has seen.

January 30, 2014

Newark Superintendent's Plans for District Spark Backlash

Newark is shaping up to be a major flash point for school reform in 2014 as opposition erupts to Superintendent Cami Anderson's plans to reorganize the district through closures, consolidations, and charter school expansion.

August 23, 2013

State-Selected Superintendent Announced for Camden, N.J.

Paymon Rouhanifard, the former chief strategy and innovation officer in Newark, will lead the Camden school district

June 03, 2013

'Déjà Vu All Over Again' in New Jersey

New Jersey's Camden takeover in context.

December 12, 2011

New Jersey Districts Chafe Under State Control

The state took over three New Jersey districts more than a decade ago, but observers on the ground say the results have been mixed.

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