Newark Public Schools

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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