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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.

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.

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