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Newark Public Schools
June 14, 2019
Superintendent León unveils long-awaited plan to build ‘stronger, wiser’ school system
The plan, called NPS Clarity 2020, hints at some specific initiatives while calling for the redesign of nearly every aspect of the school system.
June 11, 2019
Early data show attendance gains in Newark, amid district push to combat absenteeism
Just over 24 percent of Newark students were chronically absent from September to May, a 5.4 percentage point improvement from that period last year, officials said.
Turnover at the top
June 7, 2019
High-ranking Newark schools official leaves to run Orange Public Schools
Newark Public Schools Deputy Superintendent Gerald Fitzhugh II is stepping down after less than a year on the job.
'you can't ignore this population'
June 7, 2019
In Newark, a new high school offers a refuge to students who stumble — and, for some, a path to graduation
LEAD Charter School opened in 2017 to serve students who fell behind in their previous schools. Now, it must find a way to help them graduate.
June 4, 2019
Newark launches ‘Mayor’s Book Club’ in effort to promote reading among young people
The new effort, called #NewarkReads, will begin with a 500-book giveaway to students in grades six to eight.
June 3, 2019
Newark’s 2019 Teacher of the Year is a homegrown educator who wants students to know, ‘You are loved’
Tamara Leveridge, a sixth-grade English teacher at Ivy Hill School, has been named Newark’s 2019 Teacher of the Year.
May 3, 2019
How can Newark’s superintendent improve the city’s schools? Stakeholders weigh in.
Newark residents and school stakeholders offered recommendations for improving the district as the new superintendent prepares to release his master plan.
April 30, 2019
Newark charter schools say district sent them fewer students this year, violating ‘verbal agreement’
Several Newark charter school leaders said the district sent them fewer students than they requested this year, which they say violates a verbal agreement.
April 26, 2019
After delay, Newark families receive school placements for the fall
Families received their school matches for 2019-20 last weekend. Starting April 29, they will be able to search for alternative placements.
April 22, 2019
How to help Newark students answer the question I asked in high school: ‘When will I ever use this?’
Real-world experiences for students need to be culturally relevant, so students can see themselves and their communities reflected in what they learn.
April 18, 2019
Newark families are ‘on edge’ as district delays school placements without explanation
Days after missing the deadline to tell Newark families what schools their children will attend this fall, district officials have yet to explain the delay.
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 15, 2019
‘Match letters’ are delayed in Newark as families anxiously await school placements for the fall
Families were supposed to learn Monday what schools their children will attend in the fall, but the notifications were delayed.
How I Teach
April 9, 2019
Feeling ‘cheated’ by her own schooling, this award-winning N.J. math teacher tried to become the teacher she never had
After Carolyn Garcia realized she had been "ill-prepared" for college, she decided to become "an educator of the kind I never had."
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