“It’s Time To Step Away from the Zero-Sum Politics Around District and Charter Schools”: An Interview with Kyle Rosenkrans:Posted OnMay 2, 2019 by
By Laura Waters This week I interviewed Kyle Rosenkrans, the executive director of a newly-launched nonprofit called New Jersey Children’s Foundation (NJCF). Rosenkrans, a Jersey native, plans to initiate a fact-based discussion about public education in Newark and, in doing so, encourage stakeholders to move away from the “zero-sum politics” that have characterized the growth of…Read More
By NJ Globe Staff, A new non-profit organization will look to show Newark as a national model for how a city can move beyond acrimonious us-versus-them education reform politics to allow public and charter schools to work together. The New Jersey Children’s Foundation plans to focus on finding a consistent, fact-based discussion about student outcomes without…Read More
For much of the past decade, the headlines coming out of Newark Public Schools have been about the rancor between die-hard loyalists of traditional public schools and education reformers, many of whom are viewed as outsiders rather than part of the community.
While tension between advocates of traditional and charter schools remains, the noise has subsided considerably. In the roughly 15 months since regaining local control, the state’s largest school district has installed its own superintendent, a homegrown educator who himself is a product of the city’s school system.Read More