New Jersey boasts three rock star students selected as Rhodes scholars in the class of 2018. We wondered what it takes to win one of the most prestigious scholarships for young leaders in the world so we asked one of the winners, Newark native Jordan Thomas, to sit down with Senior Correspondent David Cruz.
Newark, NJ – BRICK Academy announced Tuesday that students attending BRICK Peshine and BRICK Avon schools achieved record-setting scores in math and English/Language Arts in 2016-2017 Student Growth Percentiles (SGP), beating out most of Newark’s 60 district and charter schools.
It might be just the first month of the New Jersey high school basketball season, but some of the biggest Newark games of the year are played in December in the Newark Public Schools Tournament.
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Newark Public Schools launched its Inclusive Schools Week on Monday, with a theme of “Stand Tall, Sit Up for Inclusion.”
NEWARK, NJ–It was an evening to celebrate the best of the best at an awards recognition ceremony hosted by Newark Public Schools.
NEWARK, NJ — What happens when a business leader and mother of five adopted children from Newark gets to chatting on the soccer field with the principal of one of the city’s largest schools? Thanksgiving dinner for nearly 1,000 children and their families, for starters.
After several years of serious concern, students, educators, parents, and alumni of Newark’s esteemed Weequahic High School are breathing sighs of relief.
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With a renewed focus on inclusiveness and parent empowerment, Newark Public Schools hosted its 31st annual Title 1 Citywide Parent Conference last week that brought together parents, school administrators and educators for the common goal of student success.
NEWARK, NJ — Students and staff at Newark Public Schools’ BRICK Avon Academy got a sample of the “Good Times” earlier this week when actor and author John Amos paid a visit to the school.
It was supposed to be a playground for students at the Lafayette Street School in Newark.
A few years ago, Park Elementary School Principal Sylvia Esteves found herself fielding questions from angst-ridden parents and teachers
It was an evening of family, friends, giving and hope as more than 350 families gathered at Newark’s Camden Street Elementary School on Thursday for its sixth annual “Bring Dinner Home” Thanksgiving dinner.
Princeton University senior Jordan Thomas has been awarded a Rhodes scholarship for graduate study at the University of Oxford. He is among the 32 American recipients of the prestigious fellowships, which fund two to three years of graduate study at Oxford
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The Newark Public Schools will host the 31st Annual Title 1 Citywide Parent Conference on Wednesday, November 15.
In partnership with Out of School Time (OST) program providers, the City of Newark and Newark Arts Education Roundtable, Newark Thrives!—an advocacy an organization committed to supporting and expanding afterschool programming—hosted Citywide Lights On! Afterschool-Newark, a nationwide event to celebrate afterschool programs and their role in families and communities.
“Newark seems to be on the right track,” a Harvard researcher said.
After more than two decades under State control, Newark will soon regain local control of its schools. On this live broadcast of Newark Today tonight at 8pm, we will look back and look forward to the course for the state’s largest school district.
Researchers at Harvard University’s Center for Education Policy Research (CEPR) are releasing a study today called “Assessing the Impact of the Newark Education Reforms.”
Adding to a growing body of evidence of overall progress made by Newark’s public schools and life outcomes for Newark students, two studies released this month by Harvard University and MarGrady Research reveal significant gains made by the school district.
Newark Public Schools is leading the way for school districts throughout Essex County and beyond. Newark’s Board of Education recently received Master Board Certification from the New Jersey State Board of Education (NJSBA), the first and only school board in Essex County–and one of just 18 out of 581 districts in the state–to achieve this status.
Newark’s East Side High School, along with other schools throughout the district, are taking part in National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month throughout .
Middle-school students from charter, district and independent schools throughout Newark joined forces to take part in the Schools That Can (STC) Design Day Challenge, where teams of students from all corners of the city got to experience teamwork and some real world, hands-on learning.
Gina Matos is a young woman on a mission as she launches her term as student representative for Newark Public Schools, a role that the East Side High School senior takes very seriously.
In 1994, a New Jersey Department of Education investigative report found evidence that shows “the longer children remain in Newark Public Schools, the less likely they are to succeed academically.”
Much has changed since then.
It looked very much like a high school pep rally with teachers and school security staff leading students to their seats as the Weequahic High School on Monday afternoon. The marching band played and the strutters strutted.
For the last 22 years, Newark’s Board of Education has served in an advisory capacity, with it’s power to make decisions severely diminished by a state-appointed superintendent.
But earlier this month, the state’s Board of Education voted unanimously to hand back control to Newark’s elected Board of Education, a decision that has served to usher in a new era of pride, determination and autonomy.
A son of Newark has come home. Rahfeal Gordon, an Arts High School graduate who is now an award-winning entrepreneur, author and lecturer, returned home to Newark Public Schools on Monday, back to where his journey to success began almost two decades ago.
Newark Public Schools unveiled their first wheelchair bus service for student transportation at the John F. Kennedy School, which serves students with special needs, last week.
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Even as Newark may be poised to resume local control, it’s not clear how many schools will be returned and whether state operation actually has built greater local capacity to govern them.
As teenage boys growing up in the tough inner-city streets of Newark, three kindred spirits made a pact– they would stick together, graduate from college and become doctors.
The boys, surrounded by negative influences and having few positive role models, were determined not to fall victim to their environment and together the teens became a remarkable story of beating the streets.
NEWARK, NJ — It promises to be “an education conference like no other.” That’s how organizers are describing the edcamp that will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Science Park High School in Newark on Saturday, Sept. 23
On Tuesday, September 12, the VH1 Save The Music Foundation returned to Newark in the midst of National Arts in Education Week with more than 200 instruments to distribute to Newark Public Schools students.
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Mayor, superintendent say schools have improved since state took over the district but obstacles to autonomy remain
Gov. Chris Christie returned to the Camden schools for a rousing speech that appeared aimed at cementing his place in a district that he arguably transformed more than any in his eight years in office.
Last week, New Jersey state officials voted to relinquish the control it has had over Newark Public Schools for more than 20 years. In 1995, in the wake of scandal and falling student performance, the state assumed financial, operational, and instructional control of the school system, appointing its own superintendent to make final decisions.
One of Newark’s most relevant and straight-talking public forums is returning for the 2017-18 school year at Weequahic High School.
Wednesday’s vote by the New Jersey Board of Education to end its takeover of Newark public schools capped a long, sometimes contentious, and often frustrating period of state control.
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On Wednesday, the New Jersey State Board of Education approved a measure to return local control of the Newark Public Schools to the city of Newark.
The public school system in Newark, N.J., will be returned to local control for the first time in more than 20 years. NPR’s Ari Shapiro talks to Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, who attended and taught in Newark Public Schools for years.
NEWARK — For Newark residents, Wednesday was a day 22 years in the making. The state board’s vote to begin the transition of power over the city’s school district from the state to a local school board was a triumph for the hundreds of activists and politicians who have spent the last several years calling for an end to state oversight.
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It’s been over two decades since plundering graduation rates, and overall poor performance forced the state to seize control of Newark Public Schools.
Hundreds of Newark Public Schools (NPS) students will have a melodic school year, thanks in part to the VH1 Save the Music Foundation.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s largest city is regaining control of its public schools after 22 years of state oversight.
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New Jersey’s largest city is regaining control of its public schools after 22 years of state oversight.
NEWARK, N.J. — For the first time since 1995, Newark Public Schools will be governed from Newark. The state intervened decades ago after it deemed the city’s schools to be corrupt and failing. In the years since, Newark teachers, parents and students say they had no voice in how their schools should be governed, organized or run.
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New Jersey’s largest city is regaining control of its public schools after 22 years of state oversight.
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NEWARK — In 1995, when Marques-Aquil Lewis was in elementary school, the State of New Jersey seized control of the public schools here after a judge warned that “nepotism, cronyism and the like” had precipitated “abysmal” student performances and “failure on a very large scale.”
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Students at the Camden Street School on Tuesday got to meet some VH1 stars and their school was given 35 instruments to help enhance their music program.