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‘When they see you, they see themselves’: Newark’s male teachers of color say why their work matters
Even in a city where some 90% of students are black or Hispanic, male teachers of color make up just 13% of Newark’s teachers.
October 11, 2019
Everyone’s talking about climate change. Now, New Jersey’s first lady wants that conversation to happen in every class, too.
As young people around the world are showing their concern about climate change, New Jersey’s first lady wants them to engage on the issue in school, too.
October 2, 2019
At Design Day, Newark students pitch filtered water fountains and elevators for a local park
If it were up to local middle schoolers, Newark’s Mulberry Commons park would boast drinking fountains with filtered water, concert stages, and soccer fields.
October 1, 2019
Newark special education official: Problems remain, but district is taking steps to improve its program
Newark schools continue to face challenges in serving students with disabilities, but changes are underway, a district official told parents and advocates.
we hear you
September 23, 2019
Here’s what we heard about special education in Newark after listening to parents, advocates, and educators
Newark residents gathered Saturday to discuss one of the central issues facing the city's schools: how to improve special education.
'things need to change'
September 19, 2019
As León vows improvements, here are 5 issues facing special education in Newark’s schools
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.
September 17, 2019
‘We’re present’: Newark dads bring their children to school, discuss how to nurture their success
Early on Tuesday morning, dads sat in a classroom with their children on the basement floor of Great Oaks Legacy Middle Charter School, discussing what fatherhood means.
first day of school
Updated September 5, 2019
As schools open with changes this week, Newark students react to new teachers, principals, and school policies
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.
Back to school
September 2, 2019
‘I’m looking forward to a better education’: Newark parents and students share their hopes as they head back to school
We asked Newark students and their parents what they are looking forward to most and what they hope will be improved in schools next year. Here's what they told us.
August 30, 2019
With little fanfare, Newark board finalizes contract deals for Newark teachers, Roger León
The Newark school board signed off on two contracts with long-term implications this week.
August 29, 2019
Newark parent activists get a warning: Change your ways or you’ll be barred from school board meetings
Yolanda Johnson wasn’t surprised when she got the warning letter from the Newark Board of Education on Tuesday. She said she’d been expecting it.
August 26, 2019
After asking state for emergency aid, León says Newark does not face fiscal emergency
Roger León says he’s not worried about the Newark school district’s budget.
August 23, 2019
Roger León has been Newark’s superintendent for 1 year. The board is already considering a contract extension.
One year after hiring Roger León to steer Newark schools as they returned to local control, the city school board is considering extending the superintendent’s contract.
Updated August 20, 2019
Newark parents can now enroll their children at neighborhood schools
Starting Monday, Newark families can visit their neighborhood school to enroll their children in schools for the fall.
August 14, 2019
As Newark Enrolls outage stretches on, families and schools start to feel the strain
The phone calls picked up this summer at Newark’s KIPP charter network, with frustrated people on both ends of the line.
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