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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.

July 15, 2014

N.J. to Reduce Influence of Common-Core Tests on Teacher Evaluation

A deal has been reached in New Jersey to phase in the impact of common-core-aligned tests on teacher evaluations.

July 10, 2014

New Jersey and California Press On With Common Core

New Jersey readopts the common core in math and English/language arts, while California adopts the first instructional framework based on the new standards.

July 09, 2014

New Jersey Adopts Common Science Standards

On July 9, the New Jersey education department announced that the state board had adopted the common science standards, making it the 12th state to do so.

July 07, 2014

In N.J., Calls for Pausing Impact of Common-Core Tests Run Aground

Despite the move by many states to delay the impact of common-core tests on accountability policies, one Republican governor has signaled his state won't follow suit.

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 18, 2014

Learn, Grow, Change: A 5th Grade Perspective

Today's guest blog is written by 5th grade teacher Barry Saide and his students. They want readers to know what they learned from failure.

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.

June 02, 2014

New Jersey May Be Next State to Adopt Common Science Standards

An official with the state education department in New Jersey confirmed that the state appears poised to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards next month.

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