I’ve written many posts about the ongoing controversy in the Newark, New Jersey schools. Here’s the latest update: Parents and Students Continue to Protest Newark Enrollment Plan, Superintendent
I’ve written a number of previous posts about the on-going fiasco at Newark schools, and it isn’t getting any better. Some very understandable angry and furstrated parents called for a boycott on the first day of school last week, and there is some effort to make it a long-term one. I don’t know the details […]
I’ve written so much about the ongoing disaster in Newark for parents and their children. Here’s the latest — a post from Bob Braun titled Cami’s Newark enrollment plan collapses in the heat, with these being the first two paragraphs: The implementation of the deeply flawed “One Newark” student-dispersal program all but collapsed Thursday as […]
I’ve published quite a few posts about the craziness that’s been going on in Newark schools — the misuse of Zukerberg’s millions in donations, their “Twilight Zonish” perspective on parent engagement, their banning of a parent leader from school grounds. Well, now the U.S. Department of Education has begun an investigation: The deeply flawed state […]
I’ve published a number of posts about the $100 million donation Mark Zuckerberg made to Newark’s schools, particularly its sham parent engagement program (see The Best Posts & Articles For Learning About Newark’s $100 Million From Facebook). There’s a big new article in The New Yorker about it but, if you don’t have time to […]
I’ve previously published a number of posts about the ed-insanity going on in Newark — including, but not limited to, parent engagement efforts. Here’s the latest from Bob Braun in Cami to Newark parents: Don’t worry, we know best: Pity the parents of Newark’s public school children. Many are unsure where their children will attend […]
I’ve published a couple of posts over the past two weeks about the wild stuff going on in Newark schools. It’s getting wilder. Check out Newark parent leader arrested, jailed, after criticizing state plan to close schools.
I’ve been posting about some wild stuff happening in Newark recently. It got even wilder last night when hundreds of parents and educators protested actions being taken by the state-appointed school superintendent. Read about what happened here and here. It sounds like the superintendent is being very successful in getting parents engaged….in organizing against her.
I’ve previously posted about the bizarre stuff happening in Newark (see I Don’t Think A Supt. Suspending A Principal Because She Supported PTO President Will Encourage Parent Engagement). Well, now the principals are no longer suspended, though not all are back at their schools, and the parent is still banned — and they’ve filed a […]
I’ve written a fair amount about schools in Newark, New Jersey (see The Best Posts & Articles For Learning About Newark’s $100 Million From Facebook). There appears to be another new “nail” pounded into the “coffin” of parent engagement in those city’s schools. Read about it at Special Report: The Rise and Fall of Global […]
Last year, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg announced a $100 million contribution to Newark schools, and made a public commitment to parent and community engagement. I’ve written a lot since that time about how that second part hasn’t worked out real well. It’s great that they recognized the importance of speaking to parents. However but just sending […]
I’ve written several posts about the on-going fiasco of school reform (and the community outreach efforts) going on in Newark. If you think I’ve been exaggerating, you should read USA Today’s article today, Newark school woes transcend money.
I’ve been writing about the fiasco the Newark “community outreach” project has been. One of the consequences of poorly done efforts like Newark’s and the parent trigger strategy is that it begins to pit parent against parent. Check out Meeting about Newark superintendent search turns into shouting match over charter schools. Thanks to Kevin Jarrett […]
Last week, I posted Newark’s Outreach Effort Appears To Have Been A Sham, which highlighted how Newark school reform leaders had a plan they were going to push no matter what they learned in their “outreach” effort to residents. Today, a New Jersey newspaper reported more on the plan, which includes a massive expansion of […]
For the past several months, I have been sharing my skepticism about the extremely expensive (and, in my opinion, useless) effort undertaken in Newark to go door-to-door to ask residents what they think should be done about the schools. It was paid for by part of the $100 million donation by Facebook’s founder. Today, New […]
Dana Goldstein offers some good perspectives on Newark’s community outreach effort in her post, $1 Million Survey on Newark Public School Reform Proves Inconclusive. You can read my previous posts on the topic here.
Remember that $1 million they were spending in Newark to pay canvassers to find out from residents what they thought should happen in schools? The effort that I questioned in previous posts as a big waste of time since no long-standing relationships were being built between schools and parents during the process. Don’t worry about […]
I’ve previously posted about my deep skepticism about the parent outreach efforts that are being done in Newark with the recent huge grant that was received. Here are some recent articles about the effort that have appeared in the media: A Deeper Look at the Newark, NJ Public Schools and the Zuckerberg Donation by Dana […]
I’ve previously raised concerns about how the $100 million donation by Facebook’s founder to Newark schools is being used, specifically it’s misguided parent and community outreach efforts. I’m not alone in raising those questions. PENewark outreach to reform Newark schools is a waste of time, money, critics say is a recent local newspaper article describing […]
I’ve previously posted about my deep skepticism about the “outreach” campaign being done in Newark with the $100 million dollar grant from Facebook’s founder (see Facebook Money Used To Talk To Parents — Uh Oh). I continue to have the same concerns. I did think, though, that readers might be interested in this recent local […]