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Lead Testing to be Required in All New Jersey Public Schools

POLITICO Pro reports New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie recently announced two new measures that will allow New Jersey to protect students from lead poisoning. Christie will require that all public schools test for lead each year and report the findings publicly. He also will lower the level of lead in a child’s bloodstream that’s required to automatically trigger medical treatment. […]

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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 […]

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Newark Mayor Announces $12.5 Million Community School Initiative

CITY OF NEWARK, NEWARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS,  AND FOUNDATION FOR NEWARK’S FUTURE  PARTNER TO ANNOUNCE DEVELOPMENT OF UP TO $12.5 MILLION COMMUNITY INITIATIVE South Ward Community Schools Initiative and Opportunity Youth Network will empower and support city’s most traditionally overlooked families and youth Newark, NJ – December 1, 2015 –Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka, the Newark Municipal Council, Newark Public Schools Superintendent Christopher D. Cerf, and the […]

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UPDATE: Cami Anderson Removed as State Appointed Superintendent of Newark Public Schools

New Jersey Commissioner of Education David Hespe announced on June 22 the release of Cami Anderson as State appointed Newark Public School Superintendent. Anderson, who has one year left on her contract, will be released from her post on July 8, 2015. She will be replaced by former New Jersey Public School Commissioner Christopher Cerf. He will serve as interim […]

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President Woodard Calls for Removal of Newark Superintendent

American Federation of School Administrators President Diann Woodard recently sent a letter to the New Jersey State Board of Education in support of the June 3 petition asking for the removal of Newark Superintendent Cami Anderson. President Woodard explains how “Anderson’s failure to adequately provide for special needs students, her elimination of appropriate supervisory and support staff to meet the […]

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Support Newark Principal Standing Up for Special Education Students

Please support a brave Newark Principal who currently needs all our help.  Sharnee Brown is an AFSA and City Association of Supervisors and Administrators (CASA), AFSA Local 20 member who is standing up for Special Education students in Newark.   “This year, the projected number of incoming Special Education (SPED) freshmen for Central High School, a comprehensive public high school, […]

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Newark residents make legal bid to stop controversial school reorganization plan

NEWARK — While about 350 students were attending their first day of charter school, parents, residents, union officials and community advocates gathered outside to unveil their latest effort to derail the Newark school district’s controversial reorganization.

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Manipulating test score release: “First, you’ve got to get mad!”

Originally appeared on Bob Braun’s Ledger Why is it important to write about Cami Anderson’s decision to manipulate the release of the latest results of state test scores? Here is why: Imagine your life, your livelihood, is based on a set of numbers over which you have no or, at best, very little control.  Depending on how those numbers go, you will […]

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Why is Cami Blocking Access to Test Scores?

Results of this year’s administration of the state NJ Assessment of Schools and Knowledge (ASK) tests have been delivered to the central Newark administration–but Cami Anderson, the state-appointed schools superintendent, has blocked school principals and other building administrators from seeing and analyzing them.

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AFSA Endorses Ras Baraka in May 13 Race for Mayor of Newark, New Jersey

AFSA Endorses Ras Baraka in May 13 Race for Mayor of Newark, New Jersey

At its recent meeting in Washington DC, the Executive Board of the American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA) voted to endorse the progressive candidacy of Ras Baraka for mayor in the city of Newark, New Jersey.

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