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Superintendent Roger León said it is not “humanly” possible to make changes to this year’s academic calendar.
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.
León’s contract renewal was reportedly done in secret, without public notice or discussion.
While the transition to remote learning has been a challenge for many families, it may be especially difficult for families of students with special needs in Newark, a district that has sometimes struggled to provide adequate services for them.
The mayor said it was “more than likely” that the senior-year events will not happen this spring as planned, but promised that officials will find alternatives.
The Newark school board voted Thursday to suspend policies as needed to keep functioning during the coronavirus crisis, and to let Superintendent Roger León take any necessary actions.
Newark is planning to vastly expand online learning in a few weeks, school officials said Thursday during their first public comments on the widening coronavirus crisis at Thursday’s virtual board meeting.
When Yolanda Johnson attended Camden Street Elementary, her grandmother, who raised her, helped lead the school’s parent organization. While keeping tabs on the school, her grandmother also kept an eye on Johnson’s performance in the classroom.
Jenise Reedus, a mother of a Newark high school junior with autism, says her daughter’s transition from high school to adulthood is full of uncertainties. Planning for the future can be daunting.
Even after coming under fire for their alleged disinterest in hearing public input, the Newark school board is weighing whether to limit the number of speakers at monthly board meetings.
Parents, advocates, and even the mayor are weighing in after Superintendent Roger León urged the state to close four charter schools.
Newark Mayor Ras Baraka is defending Superintendent Roger León after anonymous flyers and posters appeared across the city attacking León’s call to close four charter schools.
The Newark school district plans to end its lease with one charter school that rents out district space, and is reviewing its other leases with charter schools.
The Newark Teachers Union and school district are encouraging all staff members to take an online asthma training course during this week’s professional development day.
Charter advocacy groups are firing back at Superintendent Roger León after he called for the closure of four Newark charter schools.
Newark’s schools chief urged the state to close four Newark charter schools: M.E.T.S., People’s Prep, Roseville Community, and University Heights.
Newark students want more input in the school district’s decision-making and have come up with two different proposals for the board of education.
The Newark school district is poised to exit state monitoring in February 2020, state officials said, citing a positive progress report.
With great fanfare, Newark has unveiled its latest career academy, one with an engineering focus at Malcolm X Shabazz High School.
When Newark’s revamped school-enrollment system launches on Saturday, families will find some new school options. But some people also have lingering questions about how the system will work.
Inside their school building, students will learn to take blood pressure, analyze blood splatter, and give physical exams. Their classrooms have been set up like clinics, with mock crime scenes and patients. Science labs have been outfitted with microscopes and incubators.
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.
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.
Newark schools chief Roger León has promised to make many long-needed changes, but perhaps the biggest promise he’s made is to fix the city’s special education program.
Two rows of cars lined the front entrance of Science Park High School at 2:40 p.m. on Tuesday as parents waited to pick up their children after the first day of school.
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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.
Roger León says he’s not worried about the Newark school district’s budget.
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.
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