Newark Public Schools

The public school district rehired Mary Bennett and Raymond Lindgren to consult on career and technical education programs and to support ongoing school construction projects.

The state’s Schools Development Authority is in the early stages of building the new high school in the South Ward and demolishing Hawthorne Avenue Elementary School.

Superintendent Roger León says 33 of Newark’s oldest schools need replacements. He estimates more than $2 billion is needed for all repairs and upgrades.

The Newark Board of Education promoted seven vice principals and a supervisor for the Office of Special Education to principals for the 2024-25 school year.

The Newark Board of Education’s 2020 lawsuit to reclaim the former district building argued that the city’s housing authority violated an agreement it had with the school board.

Board of education members approved the appointment of four district employees to executive leadership roles and hired a new communications director.

District leaders will spend more than a quarter of a million dollars to rehire a Memphis-based marketing firm tasked with recruiting up to 311 students.

Gov. Phil Murphy tasked New Jersey leaders to lead in AI-powered initiatives. New state guidance aims to help school districts pioneer the technology.

Members overwhelmingly voted in favor to ratify the contract that comes with 4.5% average annual raises.

A new report found that providing consistent support for Black boys can yield positive outcomes for other male students. But more support is needed from federal leaders.

The teachers union’s 7,000 members are scheduled to take a ratification vote on June 6.

Hundreds of teens across Newark are headed to prom as this year marks the four-year anniversary of the pandemic and the start of virtual learning.

Students at First Avenue School last year were among the first to test Khanmigo, an artificially intelligent chatbot developed by Khan Academy and powered by ChatGPT technology.

District leaders say the new cameras are meant to make schools safer and will not result in an invasion of privacy.

There are three full-term seats up for grabs and one seat with a one-year unexpired term.

This year, Newark Public Schools extended summer school program hours until 6 p.m. for students in elementary, middle, and high school.

Newark Public School leaders said the biggest expenses are payments to charter schools, hiring new teachers, upgrading facilities, and supporting academic initiatives.

After five years in federal prison, Stephan Young wanted to turn his life around to set an example for his 7-year-old son. He found help from the city’s reengagement center

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.