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Want to attend one of Newark’s coveted magnet schools? Get ready to take a test.
Students hoping to attend one of Newark's six magnet schools will have to sit for a new exam in January.
December 5, 2018
In Newark, universal enrollment was in danger. So charters started planning a separate system.
As charter leaders negotiated with Newark's superintendent over the citywide enrollment system, they also explored a charter-only alternative.
December 4, 2018
Newark’s new superintendent defended the enrollment system. Now can he make it work?
Several challenges lie ahead for the enrollment system, including a leadership vacuum and an anxious charter sector.
November 29, 2018
Civics 101: New course will teach Newark students how to tackle local problems
Newark high schoolers will soon take a course in civic problem-solving.
November 28, 2018
In deal with union, Newark agrees to pay raises for teachers with graduate degrees
The district's deal with the Newark Teachers Union will give some teachers retroactive raises and restore higher pay for teachers with graduate degrees.
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 14, 2018
Newark will keep universal enrollment for now — even as key dispute between charter schools and city appears unresolved
The Newark school board voted to preserve the city's online application system for at least another year. But key details remain unresolved.
Updated November 9, 2018
As León pushes for changes, some charters consider leaving Newark’s unified enrollment system
Newark's new superintendent wants to change how the universal enrollment system works. Now, some charter schools are considering leaving.
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.
Newark's Absenteeism Crisis
September 26, 2018
Another year, another Newark attendance campaign. Can León succeed where others have failed?
Like his predecessors, Superintendent Roger León wants to end Newark's absenteeism crisis. It won't be easy.
To and Through
September 19, 2018
Newark’s post-grad paradox: More students are entering college, but few earn degrees
Just 23 percent of Newark high-school graduates earn a college degree within six years. Officials want to change that.
September 7, 2018
‘I am the children’s superintendent,’ Newark’s new schools chief promises students
Superintendent Roger León spent the first week of school meeting with students and setting sky-high expectations for the year.
September 7, 2018
In victory for teachers union, Newark superintendent scraps longer hours for low-performing schools
Superintendent Roger León is ending a program that tried to revamp struggling schools by extending their hours.
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.
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