The governor says his proposed school aid would, for the first time, fully fund districts that have gone underfunded for years, including Newark.
High school students learning English will have a new option to receive bilingual education in the South Ward next school year.
The removal of a young adult book drew dozens of community members to the school board meeting to express their concern and outrage.
Would inheriting my father’s name mean inheriting his struggle?
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.
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.
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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.
I tried my best to rise above it, but the toll on my learning and mental health was too great.
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.
Luna won a unanimous vote to fill the vacant seat on the school board in October, but the board didn't swear him in during its November meeting.
District officials say students are struggling to learn letter sounds and recognize words, a problem they need to overcome to read, spell, write, and ultimately learn.
Salvador Quijada credits his high school math teacher with his desire to be a mathematician. Now, he hopes to inspire the next generation.
Newark schools’ meal programs have been met with mixed reactions in recent years. A new coalition hopes to use a $3.8 million grant to give lunch a healthy update.
The coalition of advocates and families who filed the lawsuit against the state, along with intervening parties, including charter schools, have agreed to meet to discuss remedies.
Los demandantes tienen que decidir si van a juicio, inician negociaciones o presentan una apelación.
The union joined other community members in demanding the release of a report on the racial, cultural, and religious dynamics at Newark’s School of Global Studies after Superintendent Roger León said the review would remain internal.
The two-time public school board candidate will fill the empty seat after Hasani Council was sworn in as president following the abrupt departure of the board’s former president.
Experts and community members joined together at the Newark Public Library for a panel discussion of school segregation in N.J. Panelists discussed data trends, the pain of students’ lived experience, and what can be done to enact change.
N.J. Gov. Murphy announced $25 million in funding for preschool expansion. It may have implications for infant and toddler care.
Gov. Phil Murphy and the legislature are responsible for funding school construction projects in Newark and 30 other high-poverty districts. But with no long-term plans to do so, it’s unclear how Newark will completely fix its schools.
A pre-trial court ruling was mixed and parties are reviewing their next steps as an Oct. 26 deadline to appeal looms.
Join Chalkbeat Newark, NJ Spotlight News, and New York Public Radio on Thursday, Oct. 26 at the Newark Public Library for a discussion on “The State of Segregation” in New Jersey schools.
Over the last five years, families and community advocates have argued that New Jersey violated its constitution and allowed its public schools to become racially and socioeconomically segregated.
State test results for the city’s public schools show scores grew by 2 percentage points in math and English language arts this year.