Newark Public Schools
Newark voters will pick from a list of new and returning candidates when they cast their ballots on April 25.
The state shut down University Heights Charter School last summer due to low test scores, declining enrollment, and an unstable leadership team.
In New Jersey, a school can be identified as needing comprehensive, targeted, or additional targeted support and improvement. Additional federal funds are provided to these schools to help raise student achievement.
Gov. Phil Murphy and Newark leaders announced 26 schools in New Jersey will teach AP African American Studies next year.
Newark nonprofit celebrates “votingtine’s week” to raise turnout in this year’s school board election
With only 3% of voters participating in last year’s school board election, Newark based group Project Ready hopes to increase this year’s turnout.
Newark Public Schools continues to average a 91% daily attendance rate but schools with high average daily attendance may still have a core group of chronically absent students.
Trust for Public Land and Congregation Ahavas Sholom will build a playground at Lincoln Elementary School at no cost to Newark Public Schools.
An attempt by board member Crystal Williams to halt the extension of Roger Leon’s contract to 2028 drew no support from other board members.
During Newark Board of Education’s retreat meeting, Board President Dawn Haynes addressed questions about the Superintendent’s contract.
Newark high school students can earn hockey tickets, gift cards in campaign to fight chronic absenteeism
A new partnership between Newark and the Devils Youth Foundation aims to raise attendance in four high schools.
León’s contract renewal was reportedly done in secret, without public notice or discussion.
A recap of Newark’s top education issues of the year.
Across student groups statewide, math scores took a greater hit than literacy scores between 2019 and 2022.
Black students at the high school shared their experiences of racism at the school with board of education members last month. Their community is now rallying for change.
It could take months before union members see back pay or sick days reinstated, one union leader said.
After years of negotiating, Newark Public Schools and NJ Transit will launch a monthly bus pass program for high school students next year.
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 says Newark high school of architecture, design will open next fall, despite state stop-work order
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.
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