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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.
August 22, 2018
After weeks of planning, Newark’s new superintendent starts rolling out changes
Superintendent Roger León previewed coming changes to district security protocol and school start times.
August 3, 2018
Forget sit-ins and walkouts. Newark student activists try new tack under local control
The Newark Students Union, which attracted national attention with a four-day sit-in, is shifting its focus from protest to problem-solving.
July 25, 2018
Newark gets new crop of principals, including one for troubled Shabazz high school
East Side, West Side, and Barringer high schools are also getting new leaders, along with several elementary schools.
July 19, 2018
As fate of ‘Newark Enrolls’ is debated, top enrollment officials resign
Gabrielle Ramos-Solomon and Kate Fletcher, who oversaw the district's enrollment system, both resigned shortly after the superintendent tried to oust them.
July 11, 2018
Superintendent León secures leadership team, navigates evolving relationship with board
The school board approved three new assistant superintendents on Tuesday. A divided board had failed to approve them last month.
July 6, 2018
Newark school board releases names of officials forced out by Superintendent León
The district released the names, titles, and salaries of the 31 officials who were forced to resign or face being fired.
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