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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.
Election results: Newark voters stick with an elected school board, NJ voters approve $500 million for schools
Newark voters opted to keep an elected school board, rather than change to one appointed by the mayor.
November 6, 2018
She won. But can Gretchen Whitmer deliver on her promise to transform schools as Michigan’s next governor?
Gretchen Whitmer, a former Democratic Senate minority leader who has cast herself as an ally of the Detroit school district, was elected governor of Michigan…
November 5, 2018
On election day, Newark will decide who should select school board members — voters or the mayor
On Nov. 6, Newark voters will choose whether to keep its annual school board elections or let the mayor appoint board members.
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.
what you said
October 31, 2018
Who you are and what you want: Here are the results from our latest reader survey
Every year, we poll our readers on a host of questions ranging from their role in education to which topics interest them most.
October 29, 2018
Passed over for superintendent, a top Newark Public Schools official will lead small charter network
A. Robert Gregory, once a leading candidate to become Newark Public Schools' superintendent, will instead become chief of Marion P. Thomas Charter School.
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
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.
Back to school
September 4, 2018
Newark officials deliver a message to students on first day: Keep showing up
Newark officials hope to improve the district's attendance rate and combat chronic absenteeism this school year.
while you were out
September 4, 2018
Janus, Success, Carranza, test scores — the NYC education news you missed this summer, summarized
New York City schools recessed for the summer on June 26, but education news hasn’t taken a vacation. From a new proposal to overhaul the…
August 31, 2018
Newark charter school faces firestorm after kicking out students for dress code violations
Marion P. Thomas Charter School turned away dozens of students on the first day of school for minor uniform violations.
August 30, 2018
Students with disabilities improperly suspended at Newark’s largest charter school network, complaint says
A new complaint alleges that North Star Academy suspends a disproportionately high number of students with disabilities, violating their rights.
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.
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.
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