State approves plan transitioning Newark Public Schools to local control

By Leah Mishkin, Correspondent

Not everyone has been a supporter of how Newark Public Schools have been run. The head of the teachers’ union says he hopes now is the time for change.

“The fact that they’re leaving is absolutely positive, but now that they are leaving we can begin an educational autopsy on the damage that’s been done by corporate charter schools and their main cheerleader Christopher Cerf,” said John Abeigon, president of the Newark Teachers’ Union.…

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‘Why’ We Teach and ‘How’ To Reach Students: Peer-led Sessions Engage Educators

Teachers from the Garfield, Newark, North Bergen and Perth Amboy districts in New Jersey met with their peers from classrooms in Ohio, Texas and AFT national staff trainers to discuss current topics in education Nov. 9 and 10 in Woodbridge. Approximately 50 teachers attended the sessions, which included sessions on managing classroom behavior, early childhood education and strategies for working with English language learners.…

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