Newark Public Schools

As a new school year gets underway, the Newark Police Department is struggling to fill vacant crossing guard positions. Some community groups want the department to change its application process.
The federal grant, known as Project AWARE, will support Newark in promoting healthy social and emotional learning environments and prevent violence in schools.
Our text updates will highlight major school board news and how it affects 38,000 students.
Studies have shown Newark is one of the hottest cities in the nation. With temperatures soaring into the 90s, parents are raising concerns about inoperable water fountains and no air conditioning systems in schools.
As Newark students return to class, officials are hoping summer initiatives such as high-dosage tutoring aimed at helping those who have fallen behind will improve student performance this school year.
Shabazz’s firm, Legacy Inc., “Everybody Has One,” was awarded an extra $200,000 to provide additional support for students participating in study abroad programs.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights reviewed 80 complaints of sexual harassment across city public schools and found some were not investigated.
The Newark Board of Education delayed its plan to hire a board attorney before the start of the school year to better understand the function of an attorney for the nine-member school board.
Two former teachers at the Newark School of Global Studies felt their “worth as a teacher and human being has been diminished” after experiencing harassment and racial hostility by students and supervisors last school year, according to legal claims.
This school year, roughly 6,900 students are enrolled for preschool with no waitlist – an increase over last year’s 6,600 students, the district said.
New Jersey students took the state’s standardized test last spring. The scores pointed to the severity of the pandemic on student learning and the efforts Newark leaders must take to recover from it.
Demographic data show some positive trends that the workforce reflects the student body in some schools.
This year’s reorganization reflects previous efforts to create pipelines to leadership roles and elevate people of color into leadership positions.
Juanita Greene says she’s proud of the recognition ‘after all these years.’
During a press conference on Thursday, Superintendent Roger León said Newark schools received a draft report of the review, which will help the district design a strategy to tackle racial issues among city schools.
The new health center opening comes at a time when a number of Newark families have limited access to medical services and experience barriers to health care.
As the school year ends, mothers of students with disabilities want a better academic year for their kids despite looming concerns about their child’s physical and educational progress.
The nine-member board approved a resolution to hire its own attorney in January after questions about the board’s legal authority came to light.
Air quality conditions in New Jersey improved on Friday prompting students to return to school.
New Jersey school districts are canceling outdoor activities in response to the unhealthy air conditions caused by wildfire smoke from Canada entering the area.
The number of students in need of summer school increased this year partly because of state standardized test scores that showed Newark students scoring low in math and reading, the district said.
In March, the Newark Board of Education filed an appeal over the state’s decision to approve North Star Academy’s charter school expansion, one of the largest charter school networks in the city with six elementary, six middle, and two high schools.
As security surveillance technology evolves in schools, experts say oversight and community discussions of its implementation should grow too.
Paula White, executive director of JerseyCAN, a statewide education advocacy organization, explains the “reading crisis” among children in New Jersey and the need for a state plan.
Shabazz’s company, Legacy Inc., “Everybody Has One,” will continue to provide consultancy services for the Newark School of Global Studies and Malcolm X Shabazz High Schools.
The district will hold mandatory summer classes for struggling students, programming for students with disabilities, and optional activities for all students led by community partners.
Three Newark candidates win a spot to oversee New Jersey’s largest school district but concerns remain about low turnout.
This year, Newark residents voted for three candidates among eight running for school board, including two incumbents vying to keep their seats and six individuals hoping to secure a spot.
Districts nationwide have also invested significant portions of their budgets and federal relief funds to upgrade school security measures as worries over student safety grow.
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