North Ward comes through for Unity Slate in Newark's school board election

April 26, 2017

The North Ward came through big for the victorious Unity Slate in the Newark Public Schools Advisory Board election on Tuesday, delivering the majority of votes for the winning candidates.

In the North, Josephine Garcia, the highest vote-getter in the race, garnered 1,466 votes, or 41 percent of her total. Bledsoe earned 1,129, or 33 percent of his total vote count and Johnson scored 1,078 ...

Polls Close in Newark School Board Race

Polls closed at 8 p.m. for the Newark school board election, with 14 candidates competing for three open seats.

Josephine Garcia, Flohisha Johnson, and Reginald Bledsoe of the official Unity Team ticket are heavily favored to sweep the spots, but face competition from Charles Love and Deborah Terrell, who are running as a team and have the support of Central Ward Councilwoman Gayle Chaneyfield ...

North Star Academy Vailsburg Elementary holds pep rally for the PARCC exam

Students at Uncommon School’s North Star Academy Vailsburg Elementary attended a pep rally Friday, but it wasn’t for an upcoming game. Instead, they were cheering and encouraging each other to excel on the PARCC exam next week.

Students filled the gym of the West Ward charter school dressed up as superheroes, donning capes and masks as their principal and teachers lavished positive ...

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito helps judge moot court competition at Rutgers Law School

Most lawyers never get the opportunity to argue a case before the U.S. Supreme Court. But future lawyers at Rutgers University got a chance to make their case before a Supreme Court justice.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito was among three judges in a moot court competition held April 11 at the Newark law school. The close competition pitted Katrina Xyloportas and Kayla Louis from ...

Newark school board candidates’ forum becomes opportunity for discussion on student dissent

A Newark school board candidates forum hosted by the Newark Trust for Education turned chaotic Wednesday when a group of protesters disrupted the discussion midway through to register their displeasure with charter schools and the district’s universal enrollment system.

Blowing whistles and carrying signs, the group of about two dozen activists marched into Express Newark in ...

Rutgers University–Newark Debate Team Wins Back-to-Back National Championships in Historic Run

The Rutgers University–Newark Debate Team has become only the second team in U.S. collegiate debate history to win two high-profile national debates in a single season.

The team, housed at the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA), won both the Cross Examination Debate Association (CEDA) National Tournament and the National Debate Tournament (NDT).

Veteran ...

Newark school board race heats up with competing factions

With the Newark school board election just three weeks away, the dynamics of the race shifted today as Central Ward Councilwoman Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins announced she was endorsing former Newark Public Schools Acting Superintendent Deborah Terrell.
The move to create an informal ticket pits Chaneyfield Jenkins, who has already thrown her support behind Charles Love, against Mayor Ras ...

Newark charter school leaders blast Trump budget proposal that increases funding for charters

The heads of two Newark charter school networks – KIPP New Jersey and Uncommon Schools North Star Academy – were among a group of charter school leaders who blasted President Trump in an op-ed published in USA Today.

Although charter schools stand to benefit from Trump’s proposed “skinny budget” that provides an additional $168 million in funding, the leaders said ...

Newark High School Student Contributes to a Cleaner Community

South Ward SID volunteer earns respect and appreciation along with other Clean Team Ambassadors.

On a recent snowy Saturday morning, while many of her high school peers were still asleep in their warm beds, Asada Rashidi was hard at work keeping the streets in her South Ward neighborhood clean and crosswalks clear for pedestrians.

Asada, a junior at Newark’s Bard Early College High ...

More than 300 Newark students visit African American Museum in Washington on trip sponsored by Central Ward Councilwoman

More than 300 Newark students boarded buses today headed to Washington, D.C., for a once-in-a-lifetime trip sponsored by Newark Central Ward Councilwoman Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins to visit the National Museum of African America History & Culture.

“When I first heard the Smithsonian was opening a museum dedicated to the African-American experience in this country, I thought ...

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Newark Museum to host the Greater Newark Mini Maker Faire

April 26, 2017

NEWARK, NJ - It’s science over matter when ScIQ host Jayde Lovell demonstrates how to break a slab of wood with bare hands at the Greater Newark Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 10 am to 5 pm at the Newark Museum.

Lovell, a YouTube science star and a fixture on the Science Channel, will also give an ongoing presentation on how cameras capture light, by studying how ...