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Newark's New Mayor Demands Return of Schools to Local Control

Newark ... Saturday to demand that state authorities in charge of the city's school system halt a controversial plan to shut down and restructure dozens of low-performing schools. The Mayor-elect also ... read more

Positive Vibes As Newark Schools Return To Local Control

On Thursday, school and municipal officials celebrated across the district as New Jersey officially ... being made by Newark." Newark Mayor Ras Baraka offered similar encouraging words about the retur... read more

On election day, Newark will decide who should select school board members — voters or the mayor

Following the district’s return to local control ... mayor, two city council members, and two board members. Under Type 2, like the system in place now, voters choose the board members and approve the ... read more

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Cuomo demands vote to extend mayoral school control

Cuomo on Tuesday demanded that the legislature return to Albany to vote on a bill to extend mayoral control of New York City’s public schools for one year. Cuomo’s bill — to be taken up Wednesday — wo... read more


Bill de Blasio Demands Senate Republicans Renew Mayoral Control of Public Schools

Hoping to apply pressure to uncooperative Republicans in the State Senate, Mayor Bill de Blasio staged a City Hall press conference this afternoon with the city’s top business leaders to demand ... Ne... read more

The Land That Failed to Fail

As Beijing’s mayor ... Because of new wealth, a traditional emphasis on education as a path to social mobility and the state’s hypercompetitive college entrance exam, most students also enroll in afte... read more

Mass shooting in Thousand Oaks eclipsed by huge wildfires, families and friends of victims say

The shooting did not spawn a gun control ... new reality — “it’s unbelievable.” The Nov. 7 shooting rattled Thousand Oaks, a sleepy town of 120,000 people that has a reputation as one of the safest ci... read more

Surprise! Extending Mayoral Control Of NYC Schools Came With A Backroom Deal To Open More Charters

Mayor de Blasio negotiated a side deal to provide new ... school operators will now be able to return their focus to the classroom." The Governor's Office did not respond to a request for comment. Cuo... read more

The Daily 202: Only one New England Republican remains in Congress – and she could lose or retire in 2020

Many political scientists have spent years trying to get states to allow ranked-choice voting in federal races, not just state or local contests ... he has demanded for new wall construction for 2019 ... read more

SRC makes Philly education history, votes to dissolve

The School Reform ... the activists and the mayor and council “will end with demands that can’t be met and result in renewed dissatisfaction.” Jimenez said she abstained because while she favors a ret... read more

The truth about mayoral control under de Blasio

But in making his case for keeping control of New York schools, Mayor Bill de Blasio is crossing the line into pulp fiction. Standing in City Hall’s glorious rotunda, the mayor warned that any change ... read more

The Daily 202: Four ways the midterm results challenged conventional wisdom

Unlike 44 years ago, most members of this new guard ... rule out a return to earmarks, a process in which members funded pet projects in their districts, bypassing the Department of Transportation or ... read more



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