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Shavar Jeffries delivers rousing speech to North Star Academy graduates

June 9, 2017

Invoking hip-hop, Beyonce, and the wise words of his grandmother who raised him, Shavar Jeffries delivered a rousing graduation speech at North Star Academy in Newark, telling the graduating class that they had been given the power to change the world.
 
“The world only changes when smart, passionate people like you change it,” Jeffries, former Newark Public Schools Advisory ...

Charter schools moratorium sparks sparring at Democratic gubernatorial primary debate

The question of whether there should be a moratorium on charter schools sparked heated discussion among the four major New Jersey Democratic gubernatorial primary candidates gathered at a television debate in the studio of NJTV in downtown Newark on Thursday night, putting a direct spotlight on a critical educational issue in the state's largest city. 

While the candidates were led ...

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