Newark Public Schools

Students who have completed most of their senior coursework can enroll this spring to learn aircraft mechanics.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
Our text updates will highlight major school board news and how it affects 38,000 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.
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.
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.
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.
Crystal Williams shares why she decided to run for office and what she hopes to accomplish.