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December 14, 2018
Newark schools partner with Girls Who Code to expand access to coding clubs
Starting in the spring, more Newark middle schoolers will be learning how to code, owing to a new partnership between Newark Public Schools…
November 16, 2018
‘No secret agreements’: Newarkers demand details of district-charter enrollment deal
The Newark school board voted Monday to continue an enrollment partnership with charter schools. Details of the deal have not been released.
November 1, 2018
After 120 days on the job, Newark’s new superintendent is asked: Where’s your plan?
In his first four months, Superintendent León has hinted at many upcoming changes. Now, board members want to see a clear plan with achievable outcomes.
October 16, 2018
In Newark, reporting lapses hide thousands of student suspensions from public view
Newark schools suspended thousands of students in 2015-16. But inaccurate state reports have masked the suspensions.
October 11, 2018
Teachers getting better under Tennessee’s controversial evaluation system, says new analysis
Measurable benefits for both students and teachers have come out of the system since 2011, says the National Council on Teacher Quality.
October 3, 2018
Newark parents and public still waiting on full release of PARCC scores
The New Jersey Department of Education has not yet posted 2018 PARCC results online, while districts have only released partial data.
September 13, 2018
‘Kicked out’: Newark charter school purges students in possible violation of state rules
Marion P. Thomas Charter School disenrolled 30 students whose families did not turn in residency forms by a deadline set by the school.
meet the new boss
August 29, 2018
Live on a Jumbotron, Newark’s new superintendent shares his big plans with 7,000 district employees
Superintendent Roger León shared some sobering statistics along with his hugely ambitious goals in his first meeting with all district employees.
Updated July 19, 2018
Newark Public Schools wants more of its graduates to finish college. KIPP charter network wants to help.
The KIPP charter-school network will train Newark Public Schools guidance counselors on how to help students pick the right college.
'It's a new day'
May 25, 2018
In Newark, will homegrown change replace outsider-led reform?
After controversial reforms enacted by outsiders, Newark has chosen a homegrown leader. Can he create a new model of change?
A growing sector
March 27, 2018
Over 40 percent of Newark students could attend charter schools within five years. Here’s how.
Today about one in three Newark students attends a charter school. That number is expected to rise as the sector keeps growing.
Updated March 15, 2018
Newark schools would get $37.5 million boost under Gov. Murphy’s budget plan
The governor is proposing a 5 percent boost in state aid for Newark schools.
March 12, 2018
What will Gov. Murphy’s budget mean for Newark schools? Here’s what you need to know.
Gov. Phil Murphy is set to release his budget plan on Tuesday. Newark school officials hope he'll provide some of the additional $140 million they're owed.
February 1, 2018
‘All eyes are on Newark’: As the city regains control of its schools, a look at what’s to come
A 22-year state takeover of Newark's public schools is over. Now, local decisions about leadership, spending, and more, begin.
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