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Newark Board of Education
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 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 10, 2019
Newark teachers union and district reach tentative deal on new contract
The tentative agreement, which union members and the Newark school board must still approve, will determine how much teachers and other school workers are paid.
Updated June 28, 2019
Three Newark students selected to attend NJIT on full scholarships
Three Newark students are receiving new, full-ride scholarships to one of the state's premier universities — and expectations for what they'll accomplish there are high.
May 24, 2019
After educators weigh in, Newark schools set to get new textbooks that prioritize diversity
Newark Public Schools educators helped review new English and math textbooks, which will soon be rolled out in schools pending the board's approval.
Updated May 22, 2019
Newark Public Schools looks to build new enrollment system
The district recently put out a call to vendors asking for proposals to build a new citywide enrollment system.
May 21, 2019
Big staffing changes coming to Newark schools, as top-to-bottom overhaul begins
Superintendent Roger León said he will eliminate certain school administrator positions, while also hiring directors to oversee academics across the district.
Leadership & Management
May 15, 2019
Newark student activist heads to college with full scholarship — and dreams of visiting Mars
Bradley Gonmiah helped revive a student activism group in Newark. Now he's heading to college on a full scholarship with dreams of becoming an astronaut.
Campaigns and elections
May 10, 2019
Advocacy group poured nearly $100,000 into Newark school board race
Great Schools for All, an advocacy group with charter school connections, spent more than $97,000 supporting three candidates in Newark's school board race.
Meet Newark’s new school board members, whose histories inform their hopes for the district
The new board members include a mother of 10, a 23-year-old youth advocate, and a former business owner and legislative aide.
Newark voters approve tax hike, elect school board members backed by politicians and charter advocates
Voters elected the three candidates on the Moving Newark Schools Forward slate, and approved a 2 percent tax hike to help fund the city's schools.
April 16, 2019
What you need to know as Newark votes Tuesday on new school board members, tax hike
Newark voters will choose three new school board members on April 16 and decide whether to approve a 2 percent property tax increase for schools.
April 12, 2019
Charter schools-aligned group spends big in Newark school board race
A group called Great Schools for All, which has ties to charter schools, has spent heavily to help elect candidates to Newark's school board.
'we need to check that'
March 21, 2019
Newark school board members call for investigation at Science Park HS after reports of cultural insensitivity
The calls for an investigation follow reports that a teacher wore an inappropriate costume and some students have used racial slurs.
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