Education

May 15, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Newark students interested in the technology field will have a chance to sign up for a free panel event this month at West Side Park.  The TechSpark Career Panel event will be hosted by nonprofits, United Community Corporation and the Arman Roy Foundation, on May 21 from 3 to 5 p.m.

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NEWARK, NJ - Dr. Wayne Dyer, Vice President of Strategic Alliances is thrilled that U.S. Chaplain, Dr. Barry C. Black, is the keynote speaker at the Pillar College commencement on May 15. The ceremony which starts at 11 a.m. will be live streamed and people can tune in ...

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NEWARK, NJ — East Side High School teacher Andrew Teheran, better known as "T," will be recognized at this year's commencement at Princeton University.  Teheran, a visual and media arts teacher at East Side, will receive honors at the ceremony as a recipient of Princeton’s Prize for ...

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NEWARK, NJ — As the education community in New Jersey awaits a decision by the state Supreme Court to consider whether and how Newark charter schools will continue to grow, a recent study issued by the Boston University Wheelock Educational Policy Center addresses a core argument in the case — how ...

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Joan and Judith Jatto moved to Newark from Nigeria in 2018 and enrolled in 11th grade at North Star Academy Lincoln Park High School.  Then the pandemic hit, forcing them to continue their studies from home for part of the year.  For many Newark teenagers, the loss of regular schooling took a ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Members of the community demanded the Board of Education (BOE) conduct a thorough investigation into mistreatment allegations described in a letter from Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds Robert Kelley in Wednesday’s BOE meeting.  The letter refers to a “years-long pattern of ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A partnership formed this week between the Newark Public Schools District and The New School’s Parsons School of Design will establish a curriculum guided by sustainability, innovation and inclusivity for students attending the Newark School of Fashion & Design this fall.  The ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Nearly 100 parents and students in the Great Oaks Legacy Charter School community received COVID-19 vaccines on Tuesday during a pop-up clinic hosted by the school’s administration.  The clinic was held at Great Oaks Legacy Middle School campus on South 16th Street in partnership ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The Newark Board of Education reorganization meeting on Tuesday was deemed “historic” by district officials. Dawn Haynes was appointed as president, she is the first Muslim woman who wears a hijab to lead a school board in New Jersey. In addition, Haynes and Asia Norton were re-elected ...

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Bloomfield, NJ - Universal Technical Institute’s Bloomfield campus welcomed high school students from New Jersey and New York to compete for up to $300,000 in scholarships using in-demand automotive technology skills and knowledge.  Two students from Wayne Valley High School walked away with the ...

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SOUTH ORANGE/MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A school year like no other has prompted South Orange-Maplewood parents to launch the community's first independent elementary school. The Village School of South Orange is accepting applications for students starting this fall in grades kindergarten through ...

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NEWARK, NJ — After the COVID-19 pandemic forced students to face unprecedented upheaval, social isolation and learning loss, experts say the only way to help them is through social-emotional learning.  In order to inform residents on topics surrounding these issues, the Newark Trust for ...

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NEWARK, NJ — An online survey opened this week offering residents the opportunity to make recommendations for how the Newark Public Schools District should allocate $84.22 million it is eligible to spend in Federal Elementary & Secondary Emergency Relief Funds.  The $1.2 billion federal ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Five high schools in Newark made the list of the top 150 2021 Best High Schools in the state by U.S. News & World Report, considered the “global authority in education rankings." The top Newark schools in the state include: Science Park High School (No. 20) Technology ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Parents and guardians of Newark Public Schools students looking to enroll their child in a summer program can do so right now with various options available to them.  “The summer months are crucial to continuing your child’s academic success. We want your child to enjoy their ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark Public Schools District students and staff will be in the classroom four days per week now after officials expanded in-person learning this week.  Joined by district and area officials, Newark Public Schools Superintendent Roger León on Tuesday announced the expansion in ...

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NEWARK, NJ -- Oral arguments in the most significant New Jersey charter school case in 20 years were heard in state Supreme Court on Monday, and a decision by the justices could change the landscape for charter schools for decades to come. At issue is whether the Commissioner of the Department ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Pillar College has ranked in the top 50 for Best Colleges in New Jersey when compared to 150 institutions of higher learning by Intelligent.com. The ranking highlighted Pillar College, Best for their LEAD (Life-Enhancing Accelerated Degree) program, with an overall rank of #31. The ...

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NEW JERSEY — In the year of coronavirus, school district superintendent salaries increased 2.9% statewide to a median cost of $174,689, up from $169,689 the year before, recently released state Education Department data show. Newark Public Schools District Superintendent Roger León's base salary ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Janic Aguirre of Bard Early College High School in Newark has his sights set on the Ivy Leagues.  District officials announced on Wednesday that Janic was accepted into seven of the eight Ivy League schools he applied for and was waitlisted for a remaining one. The acceptances ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Four candidates running on the Moving Newark Schools Forward slate are the projected winners in the city's Board of Education election Tuesday with 76 of 93 precincts reported showing a wide lead over the challengers.  On the Moving Newark Schools Forward slate, incumbents Dawn ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Families who submitted applications for nearly 8,000 students found out this weekend which school their child got matched with through the Newark Enrolls program, however, those who missed the January deadline will get a second opportunity to submit an application.  The Newark ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Students who experienced learning loss during the pandemic will have an opportunity this summer to get back on track through a tutoring program headed by the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund and the Overdeck Family Foundation.  The NJ Summer Tutoring Corps Program is planned to ...

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NEWARK, NJ – After the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered school buildings citywide, students at LEAD Charter School in Newark returned to their classrooms on Monday to commence in-person instruction for the first time in over a year.  LEAD reopened at 40% capacity - about 70-80 students in the ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark-based social justice advocacy group, Project Ready, announced on Monday that a citywide initiative aimed to encourage voter participation in the upcoming Newark Public Schools District Board of Education election reached 10,000 commitments.  The non-partisan voter turnout ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A mix of joy and nerves resonated throughout the crowd of Achieve Community Charter School students and staff on Monday as they waited to re-enter their classrooms for the first time in over a year.  Nearly 178 students at Achieve who opted for in-person instruction this spring were ...

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NEWARK, NJ – More than 1,000 students who attend Great Oaks Legacy Charter schools received vital learning supplies as part of a distribution event hosted by school officials and community organizations this weekend.  The distribution event reached nearly 1,800 Great Oaks students and their ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Voters will go to the polls Tuesday, April 20, to elect four candidates to the Newark Public Schools District Board of Education and decide on a public question for the 2021-2022 school year budget.  Here's what voters need to know for the upcoming election. When do the polls ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Students at People's Preparatory Charter School are scheduled to receive free book downloads from Newark-based audiobook service, Audible, to help increase reading comprehension.  The partnership provides students with additional resources planned to improve learning and increase ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Nearly 200,000 masks were donated to Newark families in the South Ward this week as part of a local campaign headed by BRICK Education Network to keep residents protected during the pandemic.  BRICK Education Network, a Black-led charter management organization (CMO), announced that ...

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