Moves run counter to Newark’s goal of having more men of color as school leaders.
A guide to the curriculum that Newark teachers created
I chose Science Park’s International Baccalaureate program for its rigorous academics. My classmates and teachers made it an experience I’ll cherish forever.
The students, who faced hardships outside of school, will attend Saint Elizabeth University.
Acting Education Commissioner Angelica Allen-McMillan defends sex ed guidelines that were revised in 2020.
“We expect great things from you,” she told students.
New Jersey’s racial gaps are larger than the national average.
The district gave students and staff rapid tests to take at home before returning to school after spring break.
Race results also show another year of low turnout.
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.
Call comes after tests show most Newark students are academically off track
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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
Advocacy groups are suing the state in a bid to make assessments public.
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.
Right now, only a small share of students are able to use the program.
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.
‘Separate was never equal’: Newark activist Junius Williams on segregation, Black history, and resistance
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.
Charter school boards must post meeting minutes and share agendas, but some have not kept up with those requirements.
The Newark Board of Education approved a resolution outlining promises to English learners, including steps to find students who “lost contact” with the district during the pandemic.
Newark was one of five New Jersey districts chosen to receive an influx of COVID tests under President Biden’s latest push to expand testing in schools, Newark officials said.
As COVID continues to strain students’ mental health, local universities and nonprofits are helping Newark Public Schools meet students’ needs through counseling, skill-building, and mentoring.
There were fewer than 100 staff cases during the week the district returned to in-person learning, a steep drop from more than 500 cases in one week after Christmas.
As Newark Public Schools reopened classrooms Tuesday after two weeks of remote learning, the big question was how many students and staffers would show up.
Newark Public Schools said Friday that classrooms will reopen on Jan. 18. Students spent the first two weeks of 2022 learning remotely due to a surge in COVID cases.
North Star Academy resumed in-person instruction after break. Students say they felt a range of emotions, including concerns about the virus and gratitude to keep seeing their friends.