New Resolution for Newark Students Harmed by School Closings

POLITICO Pro reports that the Newark Public Schools has agreed to identify students who may have been adversely impacted by schools closed or converted to charters as part of the One Newark Plan and remedy any harm to them, according to a civil rights group, Advancement Project.

The Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights decided on the resolution agreement with Newark schools after complaints from Advancement Project and a local group, Parents Unified for Local School Education incited an investigation.

The district has confirmed that an agreement has been reached. However, the Education Department did not immediately have comment.

For a long time now, civil rights groups and teachers unions have been against the plan led by controversial former superintendent Cami Anderson which disproportionately impacted disabled and minority students.