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Three Years Inside a Newark Turnaround School -- Download Free E-book

‘A Promise to Renew’ delivers an in-depth look at the principal, students, and teachers struggling to transform the Quitman Street School

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Credit: Amanda Brown

In 2012, a team of reporters set out to chronicle one year at a struggling Newark school striving for a turnaround. Sara Neufeld of The Hechinger Report stayed for three, along with NJ Spotlight photographer Amanda Brown.

Sara and Amanda were granted extraordinary access to Quitman Street Renew School, witnessing principal Erskine Glover and his staff tackle one of the hardest jobs in the nation. And she went deep inside the lives of two students, showing their potential and the obstacles to their achieving it.

Her series -- which won numerous journalism accolades, including a National Award for Education Reporting from the Education Writers Association three years in a row -- is now available as a free download, with an introduction by NJ Spotlight’s John Mooney.

“Incredibly detailed, insightful series on a struggling inner-city Newark school … Sara Neufeld’s reporting followed a captivating arc.” -- Education Writers Association 2014

Readers can follow this link for an Epub or Mobi version.

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