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More Chris Christie Chaos; Biggest Student Walkout in Newark History

More Chris Christie Chaos; Biggest Student Walkout in Newark History
Newark students are now making their way to McCarter Highway with a plan to send a loud and clear message to Governor Chris Christie!!! #OurNewark
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NJ's Domino Effect: Paterson Becomes Fifth City With Mandated Earned Sick Days

NJ's Domino Effect: Paterson Becomes Fifth City With Mandated Earned Sick Days
Like dominos, New Jersey cities are one after the other passing sick day ordinances that would allow all workers to accrue paid time off for illnesses. The 3-5 days a year are a pittance compared to what's available in Europe, but at least it's a start.
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NYC Wide Web: City Moves Towards Free Wi-Fi for Everyone

NYC Wide Web: City Moves Towards Free Wi-Fi for Everyone
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has brought the dream of a nearly zero-cost (to taxpayers) wireless cloud in New York City closer than ever with a brilliant plan. Admittedly first proposed in the last administration, if successful the proposal will enjoin a private-public partnership system that will install tens of thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots around the city. Access will be free and unlimited, and here's the kicker — it will be, for the most part, privately funded, and gladly so.
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CT Gov Malloy's Plan to Privatize Public Education Charges Forward Today

CT Gov Malloy's Plan to Privatize Public Education Charges Forward Today
At today's State Board of Education meeting, Governor Dannel "Dan" Malloy's appointees will vote to re-commit Connecticut to the Common Core and then vote to divert scarce public funds to new charter schools in Connecticut. Four new charter school applications are up for vote today, and some of them have some scary ties to the Malloy Administration.
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Christie Admin Lashes Out at Charter School Critics, Suspends Five Newark Principals

Christie Admin Lashes Out at Charter School Critics, Suspends Five Newark Principals
After a group of NJ principals answered questions at a public meeting about the Christie administration's plans to close Newark's schools in favor of corporate-owned charter schools, the educational leaders were suspended indefinitely and almost immediately. In an unprecedented move to silence its critics, Gov. Christie appears to have yet another scandal on his hands — this one impacting the education of thousands of Newark students.
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Newark Students Boycott School to Protest Christie, Underfunding and Charter Schools

Newark Students Boycott School to Protest Christie, Underfunding and Charter Schools
The Newark Students Union has organized a massive student boycott of Newark Public Schools today because many of them are too young to take their vote to the polls — but not too young to exercise their first amendment rights to protest and expose Gov. Chris Christie's real record on public education.
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Trina Scordo
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Newark School Superintendent to Get $50,000 Bonus Amid $56 Million Budget Cuts

Newark School Superintendent to Get $50,000 Bonus Amid $56 Million Budget Cuts
Embattled Newark Superintendent Cami Anderson has had a hard year. Anderson has earned the ire of Newark students, teachers, and taxpayers over the last two years. The Newark Board of Education gave her a vote of no confidence. But it’s not all bad. Because this year she’s up for a $50,000 bonus — even while she cut funding for Newark schools by over $56 million.
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Rob Duffey
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Newark Picks Shop-Rite over Walmart as Wally World Protests Grow

Newark Picks Shop-Rite over Walmart as Wally World Protests Grow
Brick City is getting itself a nice new shopping center and everyone is a little relieved that it's not Walmart.
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Cory Booker Stumps for Shelley Adler

If Shelley Adler is to win her congressional race, she needs to ensure that her base goes to the polls on Election Day. To that end, the Adler campaign brought in Newark's popular mayor, Cory Booker, to appear at a rally at the Willingboro Senior Center.
About 200 people, mostly seniors, came to hear Adler and Booker.  Adler spoke briefly - she didn't need to promote herself. After all, the audience knew well that her opponent, Jon Runyan, is no friend to senior citizens. And the crowd was there to hear the rock star mayor of Newark. Booker didn't disappoint.
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