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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.
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.
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.
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.
Former Newark Public Schools program director Mary Bennett brings five decades of experience in education to her new role.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
State test results for the city’s public schools show scores grew by 2 percentage points in math and English language arts this year.
The report, conducted by CREED Strategies, reveals the cultural problems at the Newark School of Global Studies after incidents of racial harassment surfaced last fall.
As a new school year gets underway, the Newark Police Department is struggling to fill vacant crossing guard positions. Some community groups want the department to change its application process.
The federal grant, known as Project AWARE, will support Newark in promoting healthy social and emotional learning environments and prevent violence in schools.
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Studies have shown Newark is one of the hottest cities in the nation. With temperatures soaring into the 90s, parents are raising concerns about inoperable water fountains and no air conditioning systems in schools.