Sara Neufeld

Sara Neufeld is a contributing editor at the Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, nonpartisan education-news outlet affiliated with Teachers College, Columbia University.

Sara Neufeld appears in the following:

A Mother Hangs Her Hopes On A New High School

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

No school can succeed without the support of the families who send their children there.


The Lesson Plan For A New School: Teaching 'Joyous Service'

Monday, November 23, 2015

A new father embarks on another big journey: teaching at a startup charter high school in Brooklyn.


Starting A High School From Scratch

Sunday, November 22, 2015

There's a lot that goes in to establishing a new charter school. Today: the principal who's making it happen.


Try and Try Again: A Newark School’s Make-or-Break Year

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

The Hechinger Report
New Jersey Public Radio
NJ Spotlight

A principal faces a challenge—turn around a low-performing school in a poor part of the city. If the kids don’t improve, this might be the next neighborhood school to close.


De Blasio’s Challenge: Paying for Middle Schoolers to Stay Late and Then Getting Them to Show Up

Monday, January 27, 2014

Don't forget about the after-school program Mayor de Blasio wants to implement, funded by a tax on the city’s wealthiest residents. If successful, the initiative would be the largest ...
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Special Report: Staffing Newark's Quitman Street School to Succeed

Friday, September 07, 2012

Quitman, a school in Newark’s high-crime, high-poverty Central Ward, has become a symbol of a new push to turn around the city’s struggling schools by closing down the worst of them...

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New Jersey Spending and School Reform

Friday, June 15, 2012

New Jersey Public Radio Managing Editor Nancy Solomon will discuss Governor Chris Christie's state spending proposal. Then, she'll be joined by Sara Neufeld, a Brooklyn-based writer who's been covering public education for the past 12 years, to talk about NJPR's investigation into New Jersey public school reform through the lens of one school in Newark.

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Bracing for Reform: A Newark School Prepares to Reinvent Itself, Again

Thursday, June 14, 2012

A school of pre-kindergartners through eighth-graders in Newark’s high-crime, high-poverty Central Ward has become a symbol of the city's new push to turn around the city’s struggl...

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