Ras Baraka, a former principal who is running for re-election this year, said aggressive charter school growth could "suck the life" out of traditional public schools, according to Chalkbeat.
Recently in Newark Schools Category
March 30, 2018
February 01, 2018
The state seized control of the city's struggling school system in 1995.
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.
March 22, 2016
The superintendents of Palm Beach County, Brevard County, and Orange County schools in Florida as well as those of Denver, Newark, N.J., and Oakland, Calif., were announced as new members of Chiefs for Change.
March 15, 2016
The school district shut off drinking water fountains at 30 schools last week after tests showed elevated levels of lead in drinking water in those buildings.
March 09, 2016
About 300 test samples were taken in 30 buildings, and lead levels exceeding federal guidelines were found in 59 samples, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection said.
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.
June 12, 2015
The American Federation of Teachers is supporting the Newark advisory school board's petition to the New Jersey board of education to remove Superintendent Cami Anderson from her post.