Speaking Up and Talkin' Back: Newark Students Sound Off On Education

On June 9, the Newark Trust for Education hosted "Speaking Up and Talkin' Back: Newark Students Sound Off on Education," a unique theatrical showcase at Rutgers-Newark. There, students from our High School Policy Advisory Group took to the stage to share their stories and sound off on their education. The event featured student-led monologues and original performances.

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Christie And Baraka On Schools: New Board Will Pave Way to Local Control

It's a deal 20 years in the making.

After two decades of state control, the Newark school system will be transitioned back to the hands of its residents, via a roadmap outlined by a newly appointed board, Gov. Chris Christie and city Mayor Ras Baraka said in a joint announcement Friday afternoon.

"Together, we have created a Newark Educational Success Board that will be charged by us with developing a clear, specific pathway with appropriate timelines and benchmarks for the return of local control to the Newark community," the politicians said in the announcement.

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$100,000 Available for Science Labs

Northrop Grumman Foundation is on a mission to get kids excited about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), so it's making five grants of up to $100,000 available to public middle schools for their very own fabulous school lab makeover.

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