Under new guidance, teachers and attendance monitors can provide the causes for absences, including crisis or bereavement.
Superintendent Roger León said the recommended changes seek to educate, not punish students.
Newark previously asked for dozens of schools, but the state only built eight.
District officials hope the pay increase will attract new teachers and boost morale among current teachers.
Police say they searched schools for explosives, but superintendent denies bomb threat.
Moves run counter to Newark’s goal of having more men of color as school leaders.
Crystal Williams shares why she decided to run for office and what she hopes to accomplish.
I chose Science Park’s International Baccalaureate program for its rigorous academics. My classmates and teachers made it an experience I’ll cherish forever.
Acting Education Commissioner Angelica Allen-McMillan defends sex ed guidelines that were revised in 2020.
The district will keep all COVID prevention protocols in place for now.
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The district gave students and staff rapid tests to take at home before returning to school after spring break.
Group backing 3 Newark school board candidates who are also supported by city politicians reaps vast majority of political contributions.
Seven candidates are vying for three spots in an election also featuring the district’s tax levy.
Other priorities include staff training, classroom supplies, and technology.
The district is short more than 100 teachers and is looking for various ways to fill vacancies.
Seven candidates running for three seats on the Newark Board of Education discussed their views on learning loss, mental health, and school budget priorities.
Mis papás hablan español; mi hermano de 8 años habla inglés. ¿Por qué no hay libros que ellos puedan disfrutar juntos?
Mid-year data underscores “the magnitude of the losses” for student learning
The proposed spending plan is supported largely by a potential $1.04 billion in state aid.
My parents speak Spanish; my 8-year-old brother speaks English. Why aren’t there children’s books they can enjoy together?
An advocacy group’s report points to lack of bilingual staff and COVID as big issues.
Decision to make students learn remotely comes after walkout over discipline, Black teacher departures
Students at North Star Academy said some Black students are unhappy at the school, and some Black teachers have left.
Talena Lachelle Queen focuses on love in her classroom and infuses poetry in her language arts class.
The site has information about 185 Newark schools, including traditional, charter, and private.
Gov. Phil Murphy’s proposal would give Newark more than $1 billion in state aid.
Nearly four years after families and advocates filed a lawsuit saying New Jersey schools are unlawfully segregated, a judge is set to decide whether the state must remedy the situation.
A veteran of the Civil Rights Movement and a Newark organizer and historian, Williams spoke about his life and the ongoing fights over Black history and school integration.
After University Heights Charter School defaulted on a loan, a bank says the school must be put under receivership or it could face foreclosure.
The national teachers union hopes the stipends will help keep students in the program.
A review of the schools’ spending plans shows the money will go toward ventilation systems, tutoring, technology, counselors, and much more.
The state denied requests by North Star Academy, Philip’s Academy, and Roseville Community Charter School to increase their maximum enrollments.
A new bill would create a division in the New Jersey education department to study school segregation and propose solutions.
After the statewide school mask mandate is lifted, local school districts can implement their own face masking rules.
The report urges the state to fully fund the school-aid formula and then update it to reflect the needs of today’s students.
While visiting historically Black campuses, I began to reimagine what my college experience could be.