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Moving Newark Schools Forward slate sweeps Newark Board of Education election

April 17, 2018

The candidates of a slate backed by Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka, North Ward Councilman Anibal Ramos Jr. and charter school advocates were voted in by a wide margin in the Newark school board election on Tuesday, the first ballot contest since the return of local control after more than two decades of state control. 

The Moving Newark Schools Forward ticket, comprised of Yambeli Gomez, ...

Parkland student survivors bring anti-gun violence message to Newark

High schools students from across Newark converged at Science Park High School on Saturday for a forum against gun violence featuring Jaclyn Corin and Alfonso Calderon, both survivors of the Parkland Massacre in Florida. 

The forum, which was attended by hundreds of Newark youth, was designed to allow New Jersey students to dialogue and develop coalitions in New Jersey and across the ...

Rutgers Law to celebrate 50 years of Minority Student Program

Former Human Services Commissioner Jennifer Velez, U.S. District Court Judge Esther Salas, and former Chief Judge of the Newark Municipal Court Victoria Pratt all have something in common – they earned their law degrees from Rutgers Law School in Newark and were participants in the Minority Student Program (MSP).

The Minority Student Program was created after the 1967 Newark Rebellion to ...

Students, faculty and staff rally at Rutgers Board of Governors meeting

Calling for fair union contracts, a freeze on tuition and a $15-per-hour minimum wage on campus, hundreds of Rutgers faculty, staff and students rallied outside the Board of Governors meeting on Tuesday, while others petitioned the governing body directly during its regularly scheduled meeting at Winants Hall.

Student groups and members of 23 unions representing more than 20,000 ...

Big Brothers Big Sisters group set to travel to China

NEWARK - On the eve of his first plane ride, Jhasaad Shiggs is ready to leave his Newark home for no ordinary trip. He's going to cross a continent and an ocean. Destination: China.

"I've never really been out of Newark, and for me to get this chance, it's amazing," said Shiggs, 17, an 11th grader at the Marion P. Thomas Charter High School in Newark. "It's ...

New Jersey charter schools come together in advocacy for Parent Action Day

Trenton, NJ—More than 500 charter school parents, educators and advocates from across the state gathered at the Statehouse in Trenton Monday for a CharterStrong Parent Action Day rally to celebrate New Jersey’s 50,000 public charter school children and to raise awareness of the more than 35,000 children that remain on charter school waiting lists.

Organized by a coalition ...

TEAM Academy club prepares Newark students for their futures

Newark, NJ—Every Monday and Thursday afternoon, 25 TEAM Academy eighth graders meet inside a classroom after school, but the gathering seems more like a class of college students—they sit poised, attentive and anxious to learn.

On this particular Monday, student presenters Marcus and Ibrahim stand at the front of the room to present today’s topic: HIV/AIDS.

The ...

Robert Treat Academy: One of Newark's first charter schools continues legacy of founder Stephen Adubato

Newark, NJ—Hundreds of elementary school students file into the brightly-lit auditorium at Newark’s Robert Treat Academy Charter School, their hunter green uniforms crisp, the look on their faces expectant and serious. It is time for morning assembly.

The gathering of students, teachers and Principal Theresa Adubato each morning is a ritual that has become part of the ...

Newark high school students take part in nationwide walkout, calling for gun violence change

High school students all across Newark walked out of their schools and into the streets as part of a national protest against gun violence, calling on politicians, parents, and the general population to push for real change in the wake of the Parkland shootings.

"Thoughts and prayers and not enough," chanted the entire 2,000-strong school population of students, teachers and ...

Newark schools prepare for National School Walkout

Newark, NJ—In anticipation of Wednesday’s National School Walkout to protest gun violence in the aftermath of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Newark Public Schools is preparing its students to participate in the nationwide event and has created a series of programs to highlight the issues of gun violence and ...

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