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Newark Board of Education
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.
January 24, 2019
After a year back in control, Newark’s school board is about to get its first report card
Newark's school board will soon receive a progress report that will help determine whether it keeps control of the district.
year in review
December 21, 2018
Highlights from a momentous year for Newark schools — and a preview of what’s ahead
The return to local control. A school board election. A new superintendent. It was a busy year in Newark.
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.
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