Op-Ed Newark

September 20, 2019

It has been almost 25 years since a large crowd of children, parents and teachers gathered in the parking lot at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo to save this treasure from being closed. Today, Turtle Back is a thriving, dynamic destination where our 900,000 visitors annually see endangered species and ...

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In 2012, Newark Public Schools did something remarkable. The district reached an agreement with the Newark Teachers Union that would fundamentally shift how teachers are not just evaluated but paid.  Then-Gov. Chris Christie and Randi Weingarten, the President of the American Federation of ...

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Whether you are thinking of education for kids below 5  years old or adults above 30, the major component of education is setting developmental goals and executing plans to meet or exceed them.  This is very true for students with special needs, and that is why goal setting and individualized ...

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I remember it like yesterday, driving up Springfield Avenue from Metropolitan Baptist Church in Newark with my grandmother, Juanita Gregory, more than 30 years ago. She was a first-generation Newarker who loved and believed in her city. Newark had provided her access to the American Dream, a life ...

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I’ve dedicated my life and career to helping students realize their potential and gain access to more promising life opportunities.  One of my core passions is elevating the voices of students and their families to be advocates for their own education, and empowering them to find a school in ...

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I am a proud Newarker, graduate of Uncommon Schools North Star Academy, and current teacher at KIPP Seek Academy. I’m writing with a clear message for our state leaders: public charter schools helped make me the person I am today, and they deserve to be supported. In 2007, I graduated from North ...

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