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.
Seven candidates are vying for three spots in an election also featuring the district’s tax levy.
Malcolm X Shabazz High School in Newark has struggled with violence and low academic achievement for years, even as parents and employees pleaded for help.
Faced with the reality that many families lack internet access, Newark has created written take-home assignments for students if the coronavirus forces schools to close.
The Newark school district will train employees to take precautions related to the new coronavirus, as Gov. Phil Murphy declares a state of emergency related to the virus.
The state told districts on Thursday to make plans for students to learn from home in case the coronavirus causes school closures, and Newark’s superintendent said the district is taking precautions.
New Jersey schools should plan for a possible coronavirus outbreak, the state said Monday, even as officials said no cases of the illness have been confirmed in the state and the risk of infection remains low.
The Newark school district is poised to exit state monitoring in February 2020, state officials said, citing a positive progress report.
Just months after releasing a one-year plan, Newark Public Schools is working on a decade-long roadmap and asking community members to weigh in.
Newark Public Schools has posted online the results of recent tests for lead in school water. The results showed that water sources in 10 of 32 district buildings tested since August 2018 had high levels of lead.
Elevated levels of lead were found in the water at seven out of 29 Newark schools where tests were conducted since August 2018. The affected water sources were quickly turned off, according to district documents.
At its meeting Tuesday, the board formally approved a five-year contract with the Newark Teachers Union and a two-year contract extension for Superintendent Roger León.
Yolanda Johnson wasn’t surprised when she got the warning letter from the Newark Board of Education on Tuesday. She said she’d been expecting it.
One year after hiring Roger León to steer Newark’s schools as they returned to local control, the city school board is considering extending the superintendent’s contract — to 2023.
Starting Monday, Newark families can visit their neighborhood school to enroll their children in schools for the fall.
The phone calls picked up this summer at Newark’s KIPP charter network, with frustrated people on both ends of the line.
A year after forcing out officials hired by his predecessor, Newark superintendent Roger León is staffing up again — promoting principals and other district veterans.
In his first year as superintendent, León started to eliminate policies he didn’t like and restore ones he does. Now, residents will start looking for results.
The plan, called NPS Clarity 2020, hints at some specific initiatives while calling for the redesign of nearly every aspect of the school system.
Newark Public Schools Deputy Superintendent Gerald Fitzhugh II is stepping down after less than a year on the job.
Superintendent Roger León said he will eliminate certain school administrator positions and bring back leadership roles that his predecessors eliminated. He is also hiring directors to oversee academics across the district.
Newark residents and school stakeholders offered recommendations for improving the district as the new superintendent prepares to release his master plan.
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