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Newark Public Schools
3 days ago
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.
at the bargaining table
June 21, 2019
With contract about to expire, Newark Teachers Union says new deal with district is ‘very close’
The Newark Teachers Union and the district are negotiating a new contract to replace one that expires this month. Teacher raises and merit pay could be on the line.
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.
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