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Newark Parents Ask State's Highest Court to Hear Suit Against Teacher Layoff Laws

August 17, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - A group of parents is appealing to the state Supreme Court to hear their case challenging state laws that require newer teachers be laid off first without considering job performance.  

The case, filed in 2016, has already been dismissed by the state superior and appellate courts. 

Six parents and their children, who attend Newark Public Schools, filed the suit ...

Newark Parents Ask State's Highest Court to Hear Suit Against Teacher Layoff Laws

NEWARK, NJ - A group of parents is appealing to the state Supreme Court to hear their case challenging state laws that require newer teachers be laid off first without considering job performance.  

The case, filed in 2016, has already been dismissed by the state superior and appellate courts. 

Six parents and their children, who attend Newark Public Schools, filed the suit ...

Essex County Tech Schools Pull $16M from Bank over Foreclosure Practices

NEWARK, NJ - Essex County Schools of Technology is following suit with the county government and will no longer bank with Wells Fargo over the bank's foreclosure practices.  

MORE: Reverend plans to meet with Wells Fargo over Newark foreclosures

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. earlier this month announced the county was cutting ties with the bank and ...

Here’s a Glimpse Inside St. Benedict’s No-Nonsense Approach to Education in Newark

NEWARK, NJ - Juan Garcia, 17, shouted orders to a gym full of freshman boys at St. Benedict’s Preparatory School. He wanted the younger students to yell back phrases like, “The Class of ‘22 will be different.”

“You have to be here for each other, am I clear?” Garcia said through a microphone. The boys yelled back in unison, “Yes, Mr.

Shavar Jeffries Tapped for Board of National Non-Profit

Former Newark mayoral candidate Shavar Jeffries was appointed to the board of New Classrooms, a nonprofit that seeks to personalize education by redesigning how a classroom works.

Jeffries, the national president of Democrats for Education Reform, ran for mayor of Newark in 2014. He was also a a member of the city's School Advisory Board and served as its president.

“I am beyond ...

Newark Comprehensive Public School Students Less Likely to Enroll in College, Study Finds

NEWARK, NJ - Students from comprehensive Newark public high schools earned college degrees at a much lower rate than charter, parochial, vocational and public magnet schools, a new study finds.

About 16 percent of comprehensive school graduates from 2011 went on to earn a bachelor's degree within six years, compared to about 43 percent of Newark Public magnet school graduates, according to ...

Newark Sees School Funding Increase Under Legislation Signed by Gov. Murphy

Newark Public Schools will receive an additional 5 percent in state aide under legislation signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy.

At a bill-signing ceremony at Cliffside Park School No. 3, Murphy said the bill, S-2, modernizes the state's school funding formula for the first time in a decade.

“New Jersey’s education system experienced eight years of neglect during the previous ...

Charter School to Open at Site of Former Burnet Street School

NEWARK, NJ - The former Burnet Street Elementary School this fall will see its hallways filled with students again.

Marion P. Thomas Charter School will open the Performing Arts & Culinary Academy to pre-K through 8th grade students at 28 Burnet St. The site previously housed the Paulo Freire Charter School until 2016 and the Burnet Street School until 2012.

“I think it will ...

Rutgers Hikes Tuition, Student Fees for 2018-2019 Academic Year

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Board of Governors today approved a 2.3 percent hike in tuition and fees, as well as increases for dorm rooms and meals, for the 2018-2019 academic year.

The increase now brings the annual cost for undergraduate students to $14,975, which is $337 more than this past school year.

Student housing will increase 1.9 percent, and ...

Rutgers Board of Governors Approves Name Change to School of Arts and Sciences—Newark

What's the difference between a faculty and a school?

At Rutgers University—Newark, it's a distinction with a significant difference.

The Board of Governors of Rutgers approved changing the name of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences—Newark (FAS-N) to the School of Arts and Sciences—Newark (SAS-N) as of Aug. 1.

It may seem like a small change, but FAS-N Dean ...

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