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23 hours ago
As León vows improvements, here are 5 issues facing special education in Newark’s schools
Newark schools chief Roger León has promised to make many long-needed changes, but perhaps the biggest promise he’s made is to fix the city’s special education program.
3 days ago
‘We’re present’: Newark dads bring their children to school, discuss how to nurture their success
Early on Tuesday morning, dads sat in a classroom with their children on the basement floor of Great Oaks Legacy Middle Charter School, discussing what fatherhood means.
first day of school
Updated September 5, 2019
As schools open with changes this week, Newark students react to new teachers, principals, and school policies
Two rows of cars lined the front entrance of Science Park High School at 2:40 p.m. on Tuesday as parents waited to pick up their children after the first day of school.
Back to school
September 2, 2019
‘I’m looking forward to a better education’: Newark parents and students share their hopes as they head back to school
We asked Newark students and their parents what they are looking forward to most and what they hope will be improved in schools next year. Here's what they told us.
August 30, 2019
With little fanfare, Newark board finalizes contract deals for Newark teachers, Roger León
The Newark school board signed off on two contracts with long-term implications this week.
August 29, 2019
Newark parent activists get a warning: Change your ways or you’ll be barred from school board meetings
Yolanda Johnson wasn’t surprised when she got the warning letter from the Newark Board of Education on Tuesday. She said she’d been expecting it.
August 26, 2019
After asking state for emergency aid, León says Newark does not face fiscal emergency
Roger León says he’s not worried about the Newark school district’s budget.
August 23, 2019
Roger León has been Newark’s superintendent for 1 year. The board is already considering a contract extension.
One year after hiring Roger León to steer Newark schools as they returned to local control, the city school board is considering extending the superintendent’s contract.
Updated August 20, 2019
Newark parents can now enroll their children at neighborhood schools
Starting Monday, Newark families can visit their neighborhood school to enroll their children in schools for the fall.
August 14, 2019
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 6, 2019
Staffing up for the new school year
The big story PHOTO: Newark Public Schools & Twitter/@AmyPanitchNewark Superintendent Roger León has filled open principal positions for the upcoming year with mostly internal hires.
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.
shining a light
July 31, 2019
A first in Essex County: Newark’s KIPP charter network receives Department of Education honor
A Newark charter network is the first Essex County recipient of an accolade awarded biannually by the New Jersey Department of Education.
July 26, 2019
New Jersey’s new curriculum law could put LGBTQ+ issues back into focus for Newark schools
Two years after a pilot program to teach LGBTQ+ history in Newark schools stalled, a new inclusive curriculum could be back in city classrooms as soon as next fall.
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