Student Voices

BARAKA: New Conference Will Focus on Student and Parent Voices To Address City’s Educational Shortcomings

Ras Baraka is Newark's mayor. This first appeared at nj.com. The will to get it done. This was the unofficial…

4 months ago

Middlesex School District Requires All Students To Use Clear Backpacks To Keep Out ‘Prohibited Items’

South River Public Schools District in Middlesex County just announced it will require all K-12 students to use clear backpacks,…

6 months ago

WHITE: For Vanessa, And All Our Vanessas To Come

When bureaucratic shenanigans and red tape play Russian roulette with children’s lives, we all suffer. I was reminded of this…

8 months ago

Newark High School Teacher Explains Why Students Are ‘Flagrantly Skipping Class’

In a no-holds-barred op-ed today, Newark history teacher Yvette Jordan explains why Newark district high school students have "have unconsciously…

8 months ago

What Is the ‘Overlooked Secret’ at Central Jersey College Prep Charter School?

No matter the color of their skin, how much money their parents have, or whether their parents went to college,…

8 months ago

Fifty Years After the Newark Teacher Strikes and Riots, Black Families Demand To Be Heard

In June 1972, the New Jersey Department of Education issued a report called “Teachers' Strikes in Newark, 1964-1971." The document…

9 months ago

Hopewell Valley Student Files Lawsuit Against District and Teacher For Multiple Sexual Assaults

Sara Stillitano, a 19-year-old high school senior, has filed a $10 million lawsuit against Hopewell Valley Public Schools District (Mercer…

9 months ago

REILLY: Teachers Are Stuck in a ‘Survival Mindset’: Here’s How to Help

John Reilly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Clinical Director For Thrive Alliance Group. After two years of disruption, fear…

9 months ago

COMMENTARY: Forget About the ‘Math Wars’ and Look at Corey and Kyela

Let’s start with a history lesson: in 1882, before computers, software engineering, and artificial intelligence were even a glint in…

10 months ago

COMMENTARY: Hey, Pro-Murphy Anti-Charter Folk, Stop Using These Noble Kids To Push Your Corrupt Crusade

Monday's Star-Ledger featured an op-ed by two wonderful equity warriors, Kelly Ribeiro and Jordan Victor Wallace, high school students who…

11 months ago