Education

October 10, 2018

Charter school leaders and their advocates are gathering in Newark Thursday morning for their annual conference amid a new reality: the state's top elected official—unlike his predecessor—is not a strong supporter of the alternative public schools that have taken root over the last two decades in ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— A new business school building is in the works at Rutgers-University Camden. “It is quite feasible for us to have a business school building in the next several years," University Chancellor Phoebe Haddon said at the Rutgers Board of Governors meeting on Thursday.  “Most ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Job recruiters from 11 companies across multiple industries will be on hand at an upcoming job fair at Essex County College, which is open to students and the public. The fair will be held Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the college’s fourth floor multipurpose room at 303 ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Essex County College was not one of the colleges selected by Gov. Phil Murphy's administration to receive a subsidy that would help pay unmet tuition for eligible students. All 19 community colleges in the state applied to participate in the Community College Innovation ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Diana Freeman, a seventh and eighth-grade science teacher at the newly constructed South Street School, said good teachers often make do without the latest technology or facilities. Still, she appreciated her state-of-the-art science lab at the brand new South Street School, which ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Newly appointed Superintendent Roger León signaled at a board of education meeting last night that a massive reorganization was coming to Newark Public Schools. “I'm a superintendent who is working in this school district that is not organized the way this superintendent believes it ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The Newark Public School District is pledging to increase student opportunities to attend college by starting to work with children while they are in in middle school. The push by Newark Public Schools Superintendent Roger León comes amid a study from Rutgers University - Newark, ...

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TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint legislative panel expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided. State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a joint hearing of ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Board of Education postponed a controversial proposal to cut back on standardized tests in certain grades and subjects, just minutes before it was set to vote on the plan. The decision put off the vote was a setback to Gov. Phil Murphy, who campaigned on eliminating ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers University funding-raising efforts brought in $223.4 million for the 2017-18 academic year, more than $10 million above what was raised the previous year and the largest amount ever collected in a single year, university officials said. The donations were 6.8 ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Institute of Technology is creating a special admissions process for Saudi Arabian students studying in Canada who may soon be displaced as tensions rise among the two countries. The Saudi Ministry of Education in August announced that it would stop funding ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Hands shot up into the air when Newark Public Schools Superintendent Roger Leon asked University High School students which colleges they wanted to attend. Today was not only the start of the school year, but the seniors sitting in the auditorium had their sights set on the future.

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NEWARK, NJ - Nearly 13,000 students at Rutgers-Newark will start the school year today, Sept. 4, with new facilities, leadership, festivals and concerts.  First, Halsey Street between New Street and Central Avenue will be filled with bands, food, giveaways and arts activities on Sept. 6 from 4 ...

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State Sen. M. Teresa Ruiz said Friday she is "disappointed" with Gov. Murphy's decision to change the way PARCC assessments are used in teachers' evaluations. The governor announced Friday that his Department of Education reduced the PARCC assessment to count for only five percent of a teacher’s ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Erica Martinez, a technical operations manager at Verizon, didn’t see many women teaching or majoring in engineering while in college, but began to see a shift once she started working. “I focused on the goal and didn’t really focus on being different,” she recalled of her days in ...

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Newark's Science Park High School was the best public high school in Newark in New Jersey Monthly's ranking of the state's 305 best high schools. The magnet school ranked 53 overall in New Jersey, moving up 26 places from 2016, the last time the magazine ranked high schools across the ...

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TRENTON, NJ— A request for a two-week extension has been awarded to the state of New Jersey to answer a lawsuit seeking to integrate New Jersey's schools, indicating that a settlement could be possible. A new deadline of Sept. 14 has been set. In a letter sent to Mercer County Superior Court ...

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Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration is facing a Friday deadline to respond to a lawsuit seeking to desegregate schools in cities like Newark, Camden, New Brunswick, as well as districts throughout the state with a large population of minority students. Such a lawsuit drives directly to New ...

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NEWARK, NJ - It hasn’t always been scraped knees and bruises for Bonegal Spearman during her 24 years as a nurse in the Newark school district. She once needed to stop a student from excessively bleeding, but didn’t have a tourniquet. So Spearman, who currently works as a nurse at Arts High ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The city’s school board has met its deadline to submit language of a ballot question that will let voters decide to continue with an elected board of education or allow the mayor to appoint members. MORE: Language Proposed for Newark School District Designation Ballot ...

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NEWARK, NJ  - Two new centers will launch this fall at Rutgers Law School, which will focus on race, civil rights and immigration. Both the Center for Security, Race and Rights (CSRR) and the Center for Immigration Law, Policy and Justice (CILJP) will be based in on the Newark campus. Each ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Orientation Week is underway for incoming seniors, juniors, sophomores and freshmen students attending high schools in the state’s largest municipality. This is the first time high school students will have to return to school before the official start on Sept. 4. “We are ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The school board has prepared language for a ballot question that will let voters choose whether to continue with an elected board of education or allow the mayor to appoint members. Newark Public Schools regained local control of the district from the state on Feb. 1 this year. The ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Visitors to the city’s schools will soon need to sign into a computerized system that scans government-issued ID cards to screen people against sex offender databases and the district’s own list. The district is unrolling the new system across all schools and it has already been ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A Superior Court judge upheld an arbitrator’s findings in a six-year contract dispute between the former state-operated Newark Public Schools administration and the city’s teachers union. The Newark Teachers Union filed grievances against the district a year after reaching a ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A Superior Court judge upheld an arbitrator’s findings in a six-year contract dispute between the former state-operated Newark Public Schools administration and the city’s teachers union. The Newark Teachers Union filed grievances against the district a year after reaching a ...

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CAMDEN, NJ—This coming fall, not only will Rutgers-Camden be welcoming its largest student body ever, but it will also be welcoming a number of new services, programs and changes to campus. For its more than 7,500 undergraduate and graduate students, there will be a new One-Stop Student Service ...

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NEWARK, NJ - When Tierney Fitzmartin brought in guest speakers last school year to explain the technical, behind-the-scenes process of filmmaking to her drama class, her students’ interest in the topic ignited. Fitzmartin especially saw her students get excited when Marylou Bongiorno - a ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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