Sara Neufeld is a contributing editor at the Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, nonpartisan education-news outlet affiliated with Teachers College, Columbia University.
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.
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 after-school expansion in the city’s history. Here's how it looks at schools already offering after-school to middle school students.
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 and replacing staff at others.
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.
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 struggling schools by closing down the worst of them and replacing staff at others.