The two-hour forum, organized by the Newark branch of the NAACP, gave candidates time to talk about Newark Public Schools policies they would revise or enact and issues they would champion.

Federal guidelines mandate that states identify low-performing public schools in need of additional state and federal support to help raise student achievement.

The Assembly Education Committee cleared a raft of bills that address teacher recruitment and retention.

Anunció la semana pasada que este plan presupuestario cubriría completamente financiar los distritos K-12 del estado.

The candidate pool is a mix of veteran board members and newcomers. What questions do you have for them ahead of the April election?

In this year’s April school board race, Newark voters will see a mix of new and returning candidates looking to secure a spot on the nine-member Board of Education.

Newark Public Schools is one of five New Jersey school districts receiving electric school buses through an Environment Protection Agency grant program.

The governor says his proposed school aid would, for the first time, fully fund districts that have gone underfunded for years, including Newark.

During Tuesday’s budget address, Murphy proposed more money for K-12 public schools, marking the largest investment to schools in the state’s history.

Los defensores buscan preparar a los adolescentes para el próximo año.

The state blocked an alternative public charter school from expanding into Jersey City, and for the third time in a row, denied another school’s request to expand.

Newark passed a historic ordinance in January to lower the voting age to 16 for school board elections. But technical issues will delay their vote until 2025.

El superintendente dice que la eliminación de la novela para adolescentes fue parte de una actualización curricular y no una prohibición de libros.

Islah Tauheed says working alongside another Black woman leader has been affirming and life-changing.

The charter school will move out of the space it leased from Newark Public Schools after settling a nearly four-year legal dispute over alleged violations of its lease. The move is a step forward in Superintendent Roger León’s plan to reclaim district buildings.

Some districts are holding classes online to fill gaps caused by teacher shortages.

The removal of a young adult book drew dozens of community members to the school board meeting to express their concern and outrage.

A business owner and social worker were sworn in at a ceremony during Thursday’s school board meeting. The inductions come after a charter school teacher was denied one of the seats.

Newark Public Schools has resisted the union’s request to see the report on the cultural and racial dynamics at the city’s School of Global Studies.

Newark goes head-to-head against Camden for the first-ever FAFSA challenge between the two cities.

The Newark Teachers Union kicked off negotiations with the district over its second contract since Newark returned to local control. Union President John Abeigon detailed their priorities for this round of negotiations.

Nearly three months after Thomas Luna was unanimously chosen to fill a vacancy on the Newark school board, a legal analysis found that he should have been sworn in during the November board meeting.

Former Newark Public Schools program director Mary Bennett brings five decades of experience in education to her new role.

Newark’s 16- and 17-year-olds will be allowed to vote in April’s school board election after city leaders voted in favor of a historic ordinance.

On Tuesday, Murphy outlined his educational priorities for the coming year including a renewed commitment to expanding universal pre-K and a focus on the fundamentals of reading instruction.

The city council will take a final vote Wednesday on a measure that would lower the voting age in the April election.

One of the six members nominated since September 2022 was confirmed by the Senate. Another is under consideration.

What did school communities face in 2023? Waning COVID relief funding, rising chronic absenteeism, and ChatGPT controversy, just to name a few.

The issues drew heavy criticism from the community about the way the school and district leaders handled problems of racial harassment that led students to transfer, teachers to resign, and legal action.

Many students score poorly on the test. Many states have ditched the requirement. Will New Jersey be next?

District officials pledge a renewed emphasis on ‘three dimensional learning’ and real-world applications after state test scores show students performed below the state average.

The latest state test scores showed third grade reading and seventh grade math achievement remained the same over last year.

More than a month after Thomas Luna was chosen to fill a vacancy on the school board after the former president abruptly resigned, the charter school teacher has yet to be seated.

Newark Public Schools is among high-impact tutoring grant applicants still waiting to learn if they will receive state funding.