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Lower Tuition Under Murphy? Not So Fast, Rutgers Pres. Says

January 23, 2018

Gov. Phil Murphy, following his inauguration last week, ​ticked off a list of lofty goals and​ progressive​ proposals for the state. 

Yet allies and opponents have shown skepticism, or at least questioned, his vision for New Jersey

Rutgers President Robert Barchi made himself no exception, during ​a start-of-the-semester kick-off address at the Rutgers University ...

Newark's BRICK Peshine and BRICK Avon schools soar to the top of the district

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.

Conducted by the New Jersey Department of Education each year, the SGP ...

Newark Public Schools launches campaign to draw quality educators to district

Newark, NJ--Newark Public Schools recently launched “Teach Newark: Where Passion Meets Progress,” a recruitment campaign aimed at drawing talented public school teachers to the state’s largest district.

The campaign is part of a comprehensive recruitment effort by NPS to develop a large and high quality candidate pool to ensure all teacher ...

Newark Public Schools to host enrollment fair for high school-bound students

Newark, NJ--Newark Public Schools will be hosting its Newark Enrolls High School Night 2018 on Thursday for eighth grade, high school-bound students that will feature presentations, demonstrations and conversations about the high school experience.

The Enrollment Fair, to be held at Bard High School Early College, will offer students and parents an opportunity to gather information and ...

Essex County College reports favorable financial audit as major milestone

Newark, NJ – Essex County College is reporting a clean bill of health on its annual financial audit.

The audit, completed last month by certified public accounting and auditing firm PKF O’Connor Davies, found no material weaknesses in the college’s internal controls and found ECC to be in compliance with all federal and state sponsored programs. In addition, the ...

Newark Public Schools closed Thursday

Due to severe weather forecast, all Newark Public Schools and the Central Office are closed Thursday, January 4, 2018. All after school and evening activities are also canceled.

The latest forecasts predict snowfall of up to 6 inches, with snow expected to begin in the early morning hours, at around 3 a.m. Thursday morning, and ending sometime after the evening commute.

Newark school district launches search for new superintendent as city readies for full local control

Newark, NJ--With the City of Newark readying itself for the return of full local control next month, the school district has begun implementing its recently-approved transition plan while launching the search for a new school superintendent.

The transition plan, approved by the state education commissioner last week, will allow for the board to switch from an advisory capacity to a governing ...

Montclair State's Educational Opportunity Fund program offers life-changing opportunities for Newark students

Newark, NJ—In the aftermath of the Newark riots in the summer of 1967, New Jersey's newly-appointed Chancellor of Higher Education Ralph Dungan directed a proposal to the presidents of all of the state's institutions of higher education.

The proposal outlined a broad range of programs to assist young men and women from economically and educationally disadvantaged ...

Newark Public Schools honors its first Rhodes Scholar

Members of the Newark Board of Education this week honored Jordan Thomas, a 2014 graduate of Newark’s University High School who was recently selected to receive a Rhodes Scholarship.

Thomas, who plans to continue his studies at the University of Oxford in Oxford, England, is the first graduate of Newark Public Schools to receive the prestigious ...

Interim superintendent of Newark Public Schools appointed as Cerf announces departure

Newark, NJ--Deputy Newark Public Schools Superintendent Robert Gregory has been appointed by the school board as the district’s interim superintendent after Superintendent Christopher Cerf submitted his resignation at Thursday’s meeting of the board, effective February 1, 2018.

Gregory will head the district until the search process is completed and a new superintendent set in ...

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