Newark Public Schools (NPS) and the Newark Public School Nurses, represented by the NTA, a local affiliate of the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) announced today that they have signed a new contract for school nurses. School Nurses ratified the contract making this the second contract that NPS has negotiated that ties salary increases to annual performance ratings.
Reaffirming its commitment towards realizing 100 excellent schools across the district, Newark Public Schools (NPS) today announced the appointment of eight principals to lead the 2014-2015 Renew Schools cohort. Renew Schools – created in line with extensive research identifying the common characteristics of successful schools – provide a wide-range of additional academic and social-emotional supports in order to ensure the needs of each individual child are met. This cohort of seasoned school leaders, with over seventy years of combined experience as educators and demonstrable capacity to improve school outcomes, is uniquely prepared to move these eight schools in a bold new direction in order to achieve academic success for all of their students. This cohort joins ten other Renew Schools for a total of eighteen Renew Schools across the district.
An ambitious initiative to encourage literacy and build community came to fruition last Friday, June 20, with the launch of Little Free Libraries, a free book exchange program taking place in locations across the city. A collaboration between the Newark Public Schools (NPS), The United Way of Essex and Hudson, the City of Newark, The Trust for Public Land and other community groups, the five new wooden mini-library structures were built, painted and installed by NPS construction and art students who attend Newark Leadership Academy.
Newark Public Schools (NPS) announced today the selection of Jennifer Cohan, a third grade teacher at Camden Street Elementary School, as the 2013-2014 District Teacher of the Year. At a ceremony this morning, Superintendent Cami Anderson and School Advisory Board Chair Rashon Hasan honored Cohan, the Teacher of the Year finalists and the winners of the Governor’s Recognition Award Program.
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