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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

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

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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

Op-Ed: Newark Demands Quality Schools, Return to Democratic Process

These protests, which have escalated over the last two years, are directed at the state’s refusal to return local control to the ... the Newark Public School District. As the chief education officer t... read more

The Daily 202: New York primary results challenge the crystallizing 2018 narrative

On Tuesday in New Hampshire, former state senator Molly Kelly easily defeated former Portsmouth mayor Steve Marchand to win the Democratic ... candidate running in New York and what we can demand from ... read more


The HUB did not return an email and call for comment. Longtime Hoboken school board member ... will greatly improve the new combined route. It’s up to local leaders and commuters to make their voices ... 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

Baraka: With Anderson out, “something is changing” in Newark’s fight for local control of city schools

NEWARK – With the harsh spotlight of New Jersey ... as Newark Schools Superintendent, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka pointed to how he believes the city can now pick up the pieces. “This is one of many steps ... read more

On the Attack Against Climate Change

New York City, for example, has a CoolRoofs Initiative. Since 2009, 5,000 volunteers have painted more than five million square feet of rooftops in the city, according to the Mayor’s Office ... worked ... 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

After 22 Years, Newark Enters New Era of Local Governance

The return to local control marks ... relationship with the school board and Mayor Ras Baraka, a former principal who was elected in 2014 after fiercely opposing Anderson's policies. Under Cerf, the d... read more

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