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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.

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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.
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.