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Date: 2017-10-17

Exclusive: Shavar Jeffries talks education reform in the City of Newark

A few years ago, Shavar Jeffries served on the Newark Public Schools Advisory Board as its president. Today, he has a hand in national education policy as head of Democrats for Education Reform (DFER).

From the micro to the macro, Jeffries's experience gives him a unique perspective on urban education. He has an expansive view of efforts at the local, state and national levels intended to improve what students are learning in the classroom.

With Newark's Board of Education on the verge of regaining local control of the district, TAPintoNewark sat down with Jeffries discuss education, both locally and nationally.

Read more here.