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The Atlantic

Can a Teacher Be Too Dedicated?

How much is too much? Charter schools are trying to stem burnout and high teacher turnover with work-life balance policies.
News Source: The Atlantic
Mon, 11/10/2014

Newark Charter School Principal Honored with National Leadership Award

Principal Mike Mann of North Star Academy High School in Newark was honored with a Ryan Award Tuesday for his exceptional leadership.
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Tue, 06/03/2014

Harvard Education Publishing Group

Quietly, a New Test Gains Advocates

Schools volunteer to test their students against global competitors
News Source: Harvard Education Letter
Mon, 05/05/2014

Seton Hall University

STEM Program Breaks Tradition

University Research 'STEM's from Faculty-Student Partnership
News Source: Seton Hall
Mon, 11/04/2013

This fall, Seton Hall University will shatter the boundaries of traditional education by launching a special research program that will provide high school students with a unique opportunity to participate in university-level research.


Waiting for Superwoman

It’s easy enough to curse the darkness of the current state of education in America. It’s much harder to light a candle.
News Source: Ozymandias
Mon, 10/14/2013

Jersey Can

North Star Appears on NJ Top 10 Lists

Top 10 Lists released for New Jersey’s top public elementary, middle and high schools
News Source: Jersey Can
Mon, 09/30/2013

Trenton, NJ - JerseyCAN: The New Jersey Campaign for Achievement Now today released school report cards for every public school in the state as well as Top 10 lists for New Jersey’s top elementary, middle and high schools.

Investigating What Works for America's Communities

Defying the Odds: Academic Achievement in Newark

by Paul Bambrick-Santoyo
News Source: Investigating What Works for America's Communities
Tue, 06/18/2013

NBC New York

NJ Kindergartner Saves Father's Life

North Star student saved his dad's life with some quick thinking and his ABCs
News Source: NBC New York
Fri, 05/10/2013

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America's Most Challenging High Schools 2013

America's Most Challenging High Schools

North Star Ranks 4th Most Challenging in New Jersey
News Source: The Washington Post
Tue, 04/16/2013

Newark School Shows the World

by Paul Bambrick-Santoyo
News Source: The Star Ledger
Mon, 04/08/2013

In Newark, we’re too often forced to grapple with the myth that our children can’t reach the same academic heights as children elsewhere. With so many families struggling economically and with a nationwide achievement gap that leaves low-income students at a gross disadvantage, general sentiment is that we simply can’t expect our students to overcome the statistics stacked against them.