Newark Principal Honored by City Council

June 20, 2018

NEWARK, NJ—The principal of Uncommon Schools North Star Academy Clinton Hill Middle School, who won a national education award, was recognized by the City Council Wednesday.

Jody-Anne Jones won the 2018 Ryan Award Ryan Award for exceptional school leadership, a national award that honors urban principals who are closing the achievement gap. She received the award earlier this month at a ...

Step Team from Newark middle school finishes on the podium in national step competition

A step team from Uncommon Schools North Star Academy Clinton Hill Middle School in Newark finished third in a national step contest this weekend in Atlanta.

Da Boyz Step Team took home the third place trophy in the National Step League's Break The Stage National Championships.

The team was one of only 20 to qualify for the national competition out of hundreds nationwide. To qualify, the ...

Applications to Rutgers jumps nearly 10 percent; increase from out-of-state students

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Applications to Rutgers University this year increased 9.4 percent over last year, university President Robert Barchi told the Board of Governors at a meeting this week.

The university received nearly 45,000 applications this year, Barchi said.

That included a 20 percent increase in the number of students from outside New Jersey applying to Rutgers, the university ...

Dream Team students find purpose, positivity at Malcolm X Shabazz High School

Newark, NJ—Malcolm X Shabazz High School senior Elijah Nazario had a vision to create a documentary displaying the positive work being done by himself and other students who belong to the Dream Team.

Nazario, 17, described the Dream Team as “A non-profit organization where we make dreams come true.”

Students on the Dream Team come up with their own project ideas ...

Local Students Present Robots, Gardens and other Sustainability Projects at Student Forum

Newark, NJ — Armani Otero, a fifth grade student at Joseph H. Brensinger Elementary School in Jersey City, lit up as he spoke about building two robots that he and other students created to observe changes in their school’s garden.

“My favorite part of the whole thing was building the robots,” he said. “We had to collaborate. We didn’t have ...

People’s Prep students celebrate college acceptance night

Newark, NJ—The students of People’s Preparatory Charter School celebrated and announced their college choices Wednesday and many gained awards for their personal successes.

At the event at Rutgers-Newark Robeson Campus Center, school staff told stories of students doubling up on classes as needed, a cellist heading to Penn State, students advocating for themselves, artists ...

Essex County Dedicates $100 million Schools of Technology campus in Newark

Essex County Schools of Technology opened its newest campus Monday on the grounds of the former United Hospital Center in Newark's West Ward.

Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo was joined by a host of local, state and federal officials to dedicate the Essex County Donald M. Payne, Sr. School of Technology, a $100 million, three-story, 320,000-square-foot state-of-the-art school ...

Mayor Baraka to give University Heights Charter Commencement Speech

Newark, NJ—Mayor Ras J. Baraka will give the commencement speech at the eighth-grade graduation for University Heights Charter School.

The graduation ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on June 20 at University Heights Charter School’s Junior High School at 111 7th Avenue in Newark.

“We are honored that Mayor Baraka has agreed to give the welcoming remarks at our 8th grade ...

Newark student athletes taught life lessons by New York Giants players

Newark, NJ—Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Newark Bronze Shields members, and members of the NFL New York Giants football team took part Wednesday in an educational forum for Newark student athletes.

“We are deeply, deeply indebted to them,” Baraka said of the Giants players who attended the forum. “They could be anywhere else doing a bunch of things.”  

Baraka spoke ...

Blood drive to be held for honor Newark students with cancer

Newark, NJ—A blood drive to honor three local students who either fought or are currently fighting cancer. It will be held on June 7 at Abington Avenue School, 209 Abington Avenue in Newark.

The blood drive will be held in room 3 from 1-7 p.m.

Residents can make an appointment in advance and walk-ins are welcome as well.

“We’re doing this to honor them and to ...

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