Education

August 20, 2018

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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NEWARK, NJ - Essex County Schools of Technology is following suit with the county government and will no longer bank with Wells Fargo over the bank's foreclosure practices.   MORE: Reverend plans to meet with Wells Fargo over Newark foreclosures Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Juan Garcia, 17, shouted orders to a gym full of freshman boys at St. Benedict’s Preparatory School. He wanted the younger students to yell back phrases like, “The Class of ‘22 will be different.” “You have to be here for each other, am I clear?” Garcia said through a microphone.

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Former Newark mayoral candidate Shavar Jeffries was appointed to the board of New Classrooms, a nonprofit that seeks to personalize education by redesigning how a classroom works. Jeffries, the national president of Democrats for Education Reform, ran for mayor of Newark in 2014. He was also a a ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Students from comprehensive Newark public high schools earned college degrees at a much lower rate than charter, parochial, vocational and public magnet schools, a new study finds. About 16 percent of comprehensive school graduates from 2011 went on to earn a bachelor's degree ...

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Newark Public Schools will receive an additional 5 percent in state aide under legislation signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy. At a bill-signing ceremony at Cliffside Park School No. 3, Murphy said the bill, S-2, modernizes the state's school funding formula for the first time in a ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The former Burnet Street Elementary School this fall will see its hallways filled with students again. Marion P. Thomas Charter School will open the Performing Arts & Culinary Academy to pre-K through 8th grade students at 28 Burnet St. The site previously housed the Paulo ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Board of Governors today approved a 2.3 percent hike in tuition and fees, as well as increases for dorm rooms and meals, for the 2018-2019 academic year. The increase now brings the annual cost for undergraduate students to $14,975, which is $337 more than ...

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What's the difference between a faculty and a school? At Rutgers University—Newark, it's a distinction with a significant difference. The Board of Governors of Rutgers approved changing the name of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences—Newark (FAS-N) to the School of Arts and Sciences—Newark ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Board of Governors today approved a 2.3 percent hike in tuition and fees, as well as increases for dorm rooms and meals, for the 2018-2019 academic year. The increase now brings the annual cost for undergraduate students to $14,975, which is $337 more than ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Essex County College was taken off probation by the region’s higher education accrediting agency. The community college was put on probation last year by Middle States Commission of Higher Education for failing to meet guidelines pertaining to institutional resources and governance.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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,” ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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The 129 KIPP Newark Collegiate Academy (NCA) seniors publicly announced for the first time where they will be attending college in the fall. The celebratory event took place on May 24 at Montclair State University. An audience of friends and families of the students, high school faculty, the ...

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NEWARK, NJ - An education grant has provided Newark schoolchildren an opportunity to learn about and participate in one of the most classic theatric musical forms - opera.  "I like that you can express your feelings with actions and feelings. I found some good ways to express my talents," said ...

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Newark, NJ—On Tuesday, students from five Newark Public Schools presented their community service projects at the Prudential Financial building on Broad Street. The students, who have participated in the Spirit Afterschool Club since December, were awarded certificates for participating in ...

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Newark, NJ–The Newark Board of Education voted Tuesday extend an offer to Roger León as the next superintendent of Newark Public Schools. León was selected unanimously during a vote during at a regular school board meeting held at Speedway Academies on South Orange Avenue. The audience cheered ...

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Newark, NJ—The potential candidates for superintendent of Newark Public Schools presented their visions for the district for the first time at a public forum held Friday at Science Park High School. This is a historic moment for the city as this new superintendent will take the helm of the ...

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Newark, NJ—On Friday, there will be a public forum introducing the four candidates for the new Newark superintendent now that the city has regained control its own schools for the first time in more than two decades. The four finalists for the superintendent's job are: Andres Alonso, Ed.

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Newark, NJ—Uncommon Schools North Star Academy and the Urban League of Essex County teamed up Thursday to provide readiness workbooks to every rising kindergartner in Newark. Uncommon School North Star Academy announced that as part of its 20th anniversary it would donate the workbooks to ...

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NEWARK, NJ—Queen Latifah returned to her hometown of Newark Monday to deliver the keynote address at Rutgers University—Newark, where she stressed the importance of diversity and remembering where you come from and civic responsibility. At the commencement, where 2,977 students received degrees, ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The Wells Fargo Regional Foundation gave an $825,000 grant Thrusday to the Urban League of Essex County to be used to continue neighborhood revitalization efforts by the Fairmount Heights Neighborhood Association. “We have seen increased resident engagement,” said Wells Fargo ...

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