Application deadlines for colleges and universities are around the corner and for some students, the process can be daunting. Bernadette Asuquo, a senior at the Essex County School of Technology, says the journey shouldn’t be stressful if you find the right support.
Newark Public Schools ranked itself high in this year’s state-required self-evaluation. In 2017, Newark’s evaluation was vital in the state’s decision to return local control to the school district.
The Newark-based charter school resumed its efforts to conduct a pay equity analysis following leadership changes in the human resource team that had originally put the plan on pause, Great Oaks Legacy said.
Dozens of students joined Make the Road NJ youth leaders to protest against policing in schools and demand more mental health resources and restorative justice practices in schools.
The charter schools will join a new enrollment platform funded in large part by the New Jersey Children’s Foundation, a charter-aligned nonprofit in Newark.
After Newark school board officials gave a look at drops in state math and reading scores, state science assessment scores for the district also show decline.
Newark officials found some school water fountains to be inoperable after testing them for lead. District officials said they will bring in touchless water fountains to schools.
In Newark, students with disabilities need more support and services to recover from the learning loss experienced during the pandemic, parents say.
New Jersey fourth and eighth grade scores dropped on NAEP math and reading tests. The scores offer a comprehensive look at how students in the Garden State are doing after the pandemic.
The Newark Police Department is working to fill nearly half of its crossing guard positions across public and charter schools amid growing concerns about student safety.
Newark school officials say all schools have water fountains in operation. But some tell us they still don’t see water fountains back on in their schools. Help us investigate this.
The Newark Community Street Team will partner with the Newark Opportunity Youth Network charter school to support student mental health and provide violence prevention and intervention.
The sobering new state test scores show a glimpse into the severity of the pandemic’s toll on student learning and the efforts school leaders must take to recover from it.
Union workers showed up to Newark Board of Education’s first in-person meeting this year in search of answers about the district’s new High School of Architecture & Interior Design project after the state stopped construction on the site earlier this month.
Great Oaks Legacy Charter school operators are under fire after school leaders and students claim racial inequities, unequal pay, and leadership practices are hindering its predominantly Black school community.
District officials anticipate the opening of the new high school of architecture and interior design for next fall despite the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development issuing a stop-work order on the construction site.

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Newark middle school charter students move into a new building in the West Ward after sharing a school with elementary students.
Newark Public Schools will receive two new schools as part of the state’s larger initiative to support some of New Jersey’s poorest school districts.
Newark students can stop wearing their face masks on Monday due to advice from the city’s health department, the district announced.
The report’s author suggests a long-term funding solution is needed as federal COVID relief funds offer only a short-term remedy.
Parents are left searching for answers as they wait for the district to send information on transportation for their children with disabilities.
To better understand the challenges faced by students, Chalkbeat Newark is looking to speak with parents, guardians, and family members who know or have a student with disabilities in a Newark public school.
New Jersey’s largest school district welcomes back more than 38,000 students to Newark schools with its mask mandate still in place.
While most New Jersey school districts, large and small, end face mask rules, Newark will keep a mandate in place for the start of the 2022-23 school year.
In 2019, a Newark Public Schools teacher filed a lawsuit against the former Sussex Avenue principal Darleen Gearhart alleging harassment, retaliation, and discrimination in the workplace. The lawsuit is ongoing.
Newark will introduce a new student identification system and hire more security guards as the state digital mapping initiative gets underway.
The New Jersey Department of Education has ordered Newark Public Schools to take corrective action after finding that the district failed to meet certain federal requirements for students with disabilities.
On Monday, Gov. Phil Murphy ended the regular COVID testing requirement for unvaccinated teachers, child care workers, among others.
After two years of learning disruptions, teachers at KIPP Rise Academy are learning how to deal with the emotional and social challenges of pandemic-era teaching through mental health intervention exercises.
A severe water main break led to families experiencing little to no water in their homes and schools to cancel services to students.
Newark’s virtual reality program pays students to work in the metaverse, learn how to code, and develop their own realities as part of the city’s six-week summer youth jobs program.
A former sourcing analyst for the Newark Board of Education is accusing her bosses, including district upper management, of harassing her and discrimination that resulted in her being fired.
After another year of learning disruptions, families of students with autism say the summer program at Nassan’s Place has helped them form a community and receive much-needed services.
Some families are scrambling to pay unexpected costs, and worry about where their children will go to school next year, after the state closed University Heights Charter School.
Jessica Tavares says students are more willing to try their best when they can be themselves.
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.