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Parents wait in lines overnight to register Newark students

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Growing frustration over Newark's public education system.

Parents were camped out overnight, hoping to register their children for kindergarten at one of the most sought-after schools in Newark.

The parents are waiting outside Ann Street Elementary in Newark.

The school has a reputation for being one of the best in the city and space is limited.

It's a situation echoing throughout Newark's education system.

Meantime the city has narrowed its search for a new superintendent, but still doesn't have one nailed down.

Governor Chris Christie says the state will select a candidate by the end of the month.

He also says he wants to open more charter schools in the city to make quality education, more widely-available.

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