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Newark Public Schools
September 5, 2019
Newark Vocational High School is open again. Its building is still closed.
Newark Vocational High School was poised for a grand reopening this fall in a renovated building. Instead, the school has been relocated while construction continues.
first day of school
Updated September 5, 2019
As schools open with changes this week, Newark students react to new teachers, principals, and school policies
Two rows of cars lined the front entrance of Science Park High School at 2:40 p.m. on Tuesday as parents waited to pick up their children after the first day of school.
Back to school
September 2, 2019
‘I’m looking forward to a better education’: Newark parents and students share their hopes as they head back to school
We asked Newark students and their parents what they are looking forward to most and what they hope will be improved in schools next year. Here's what they told us.
August 22, 2019
Newark seeks emergency state aid, saying it can’t afford school repairs or charter school payments
Budget shortfalls forced the district to cut teaching positions and postpone repairs. Now it's asking the state for $37 million in emergency aid.
August 14, 2019
As Newark Enrolls outage stretches on, families and schools start to feel the strain
The phone calls picked up this summer at Newark’s KIPP charter network, with frustrated people on both ends of the line.
August 13, 2019
New contract will raise salaries of Newark teachers, end performance pay
Under a contract deal, Newark teachers will get annual raises and also will no longer be paid based in part on their students’ test scores.
meet the teachers
August 6, 2019
Scenes from a Newark hiring fair: As schools scramble to hire teachers, an unlikely duo teams up to nab a position
Jesus Gomez and Iris Markle made an unlikely duo as they waded into Newark’s final teacher hiring fair before school starts.
Updated August 6, 2019
León’s staffing shakeup continues: 15 new principals to take the helm of Newark schools
With school starting in less than a month, Newark Public Schools has announced its principal lineup for the year.
Teaching & Classroom
August 2, 2019
As new school year approaches, Newark makes final push to fill open teaching positions
At least 24 Newark schools still have open teaching positions just weeks before classes start. The district is running ads and hosting job fairs to help with hiring.
July 15, 2019
We read Roger León’s Clarity 2020 plan for Newark’s schools so you don’t have to. Here’s what to expect in the next year.
Roger León’s Clarity 2020 plan for Newark schools has 168 action items. We’ve broken them down so students, parents, and educators can know what to expect.
July 9, 2019
Newark school buildings raised safety concerns. Why haven’t they been fixed?
Many Newark schools need to be renovated or replaced. But with the state providing limited support, the district is grappling with how to fund the repairs.
more than a paycheck
July 8, 2019
3,000 Newark youths start summer jobs through city employment program
Hundreds of young people packed into the bleachers at a community college in Newark on Monday. They were all there for one reason — to start their summer jobs.
'I'm the boss'
July 2, 2019
During his first year in charge, Roger León started reshaping Newark’s schools — and promised bigger changes to come
In his first year as superintendent, León started to eliminate policies he didn't like and restore ones he does. Now, residents will start looking for results.
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.
'first in flight'
Updated July 1, 2019
New Jersey’s first all-male public school celebrates its first graduating class
The cheers were loud as Samuel Colon’s name was called Wednesday evening to receive his high school diploma.
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