$1.4 million federal grant launches NJIT Forensic Science Initiative

$1.4 million federal grant launches NJIT Forensic Science Initiative

NEWARK, NJ — Federal funding supporting New Jersey’s “Opportunity Meets Innovation” higher education challenge will introduce Newark high school students to forensic science as a pathway to college — and a STEM education — under a new program from New Jersey Institute of Technology. The NJIT Forensic Science Initiative is backed by $1.4 million in […]

United Community Corp. staff member named Teacher of the Year at Newark school

United Community Corp. staff member named Teacher of the Year at Newark school

NEWARK, NJ — At the conclusion of the 2020-21 school year, Jamila Colin was named Teacher of the Year at Newark’s South 17th Street Elementary School for her tireless dedication to serving the community.  In fact, even when the bell rings and class is over, Colin’s work is just beginning. She serves as the supervisor […]

Newark Schools receive approval to implement energy conservation measures

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Public Schools has taken a step closer to implementing a $109 million project to install energy conservation measures in all 66 of the district’s school buildings. In receiving approval from the Local Finance Board, which is a Division of the Department of Community Affairs in Trenton, the district has managed to […]

UCC, foundation to host free tech career panel for Newark youth

UCC, foundation to host free tech career panel for Newark youth

NEWARK, NJ — United Community Corporation and the Arman Roy Foundation have teamed up to host a free TechSpark Career Panel on Friday, May 21, from 3 to 5 p.m. at West Side Park for STEAM students in the city of Newark. The career panel will feature four professionals currently excelling in the technology field. […]

NBOE announces School of Fashion & Design, with Parsons partnership

NEWARK, NJ — The Newark Board of Education and The New School’s Parsons School of Design announced a collaboration between the two institutions to create the Newark School of Fashion & Design, which will open in September 2021. This new partnership will leverage the Parsons education model by supplying students in grades nine through 12 […]

Newark high schooler accepted into seven Ivy League schools

NEWARK, NJ — Janic Aguirre, a student at Bard Early College High School in Newark, has been accepted into seven of the eight Ivy Leagues and wait-listed for the remaining one. He was accepted to Harvard, Princeton, Yale, University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth, Cornell and Columbia, and placed on the waitlist at Brown. When asked what […]

Newark Public Schools partners to provide pooled COVID-19 testing

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Public Schools announced a partnership with Ginkgo Bioworks Inc. on March 24 to provide pooled SARS-CoV-2 testing. As part of Newark’s planned return to in-person learning on April 12, the district will be implementing weekly testing of students, teachers and staff at local schools from pre-K through high school, beginning with […]

My Very Own Library to distribute 240,000 books to Newark schoolchildren

NEWARK, NJ — United Way of Greater Newark President and CEO Catherine Wilson announced March 17 that the University of Chicago My Very Own Library program in Newark will distribute 240,000 books to participating Newark schools in celebration of its 10th anniversary. UWGN’s University of Chicago MVOL program aims to promote childhood literacy and foster […]

Irvington NAACP installs executive committee, celebrates black history

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington NAACP installed its executive committee members at a virtual black history presentation on Feb. 27. Idris Wheeler, a youth member of the branch, opened the event by welcoming the elected officials, as well as NAACPers and supporters from Irvington and throughout New Jersey.  Former state conference Chairperson Rev. Bill Rutherford, […]

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