On the NewsHour, watch this Gwen Ifill profile of Seattle teacher and reform critic Jesse Hagopian (a TFA alumnus, if anyone cares). Or, watch Mayor Baraka explain the picture he took on Sunday with kids showing a KIPP charter school picture.
Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani came to the rescue of a car crash victim on Thursday morning after witnessing the accident on the FDR Drive. The 71-year-old politician was on his way home from Newark Airport after a red eye flight with two colleagues. When they saw the overturned car, Rudy told his [...]
Dr. Curvin, a co-founder of the Newark chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality, helped make Kenneth A. Gibson the first black mayor of a major Northeast city.
Key players in Newark education: Mayor Ras Baraka and Superintendent Chris Cerf with @Jamifloyd @WNYC pic.twitter.com/5XhcZnxNJk — Jim Schachter (@jimschachter) September 29, 2015 While we're waiting for the event to be discussed onShow More Summary
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In a recent interview in The Seventy Four, former mayoral candidate Shavar Jeffries described how woefully insufficient the communications and engagement effort was behind the Newark school reform effort: “There was absolutely not an infrastructure to communicate to parents... Show More Summary
The mayors of Newark and Jersey City have called for an investigation into Verizon's business practices after huge numbers of landlords supposedly opted out from receiving FiOS support.
Shavar Jeffries, an attorney who lost his bid to be mayor of Newark, is the new president of Democrats for Education Reform, the Los Angeles Times has learned.
NJ.COMA Syndication Of All Of The Local Newspapers In The State Of New Jersey Who Were Around When NJ Was A Powerful Manufacturing StateThey Worked To Balance The Interests Of Industry With Workers Rights THE SPIKE IN MURDER THAT THE...Show More Summary
The mayor, who took office last summer, is gaining attention for his efforts to curb crime and spur economic development.
“In the edited conversation that follows, Mr. Booker” – former mayor of Newark, now U.S. Senator from New Jersey – “and Mr. Simon traded ideas about cities as America’s future, where not just the economy and creative capital but also equality and justice need to be worked out.”
LaGuardia Airport was born of controversy after Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, miffed that his city did not have its own airport, refused to exit a plane that had landed at Newark Liberty International Airport in neighboring New Jersey.
Mayor Ras Baraka likened to an ape. The post Newark Police Compares Black Mayor To An Ape In Facebook Message appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Newark, New Jersey police are investigating a alleged Facebook exchange between a one-time city police officer and an active-duty city police lieutenant in which "Ras Baraka, the city's African-American mayor, is referred to as a gorilla," the Star-Ledger reports.
Ras Baraka, fed up with rampant crime in New Jersey’s largest city, issued a stern warning to about 150 parolees.
Poet, playwright and professor Amiri Baraka was an important figure in the Black Arts Movement, known for his firey and outspoken demeanor before his death in 2014. His son, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, who confirmed his father's death to the public last year, joined HuffPost Live last week and reflected on his powerful legacy. Show More Summary
A handful of streets in New Jersey's largest city boast glistening apartment towers with floor-to-ceiling views of the Manhattan skyline, but much of the rest of Newark bears the scars of stubbornly high crime rates and persistent poverty. Show More Summary
Cami Anderson, Picked by Christie, Is Out as Newark Schools Superintendent NYT: Ms. Anderson, who oversaw the New Jersey city’s troubled public school system, had feuded openly with the mayor, teachers and many parents. See also NJ.com, WSJ, District Dossier, Washington Post. Show More Summary
Cami Anderson, an appointee of Gov. Chris Christie who oversaw the New Jersey city’s troubled public school system, had feuded openly with the mayor, teachers and many parents.
Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) is set to release a memoir entitled United in January, the Wall Street Journal reports. “The book will trace the New Jersey native’s life from Rhodes Scholar and two-term mayor of Newark to the U.S. Senate. [...