Newark celebrates grand opening of data science, IT school

NEWARK, NJ — On Sept. 29, Newark Superintendent of Schools Roger Leon hosted the ceremony for the official opening of a second new school in Newark for the 2021-2022 school year: the Newark School of Data Science and Information Technology. The school’s vision and mission is to provide students with industry-standard skills and prepare them […]

202 schools participate in NJ Dept. of Agriculture fresh produce program

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher has announced that 202 New Jersey schools are participating in the 2021-2022 school year’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program — the highest number since the program began in 2008. FFVP will be offered in 16 counties, including new additions Gloucester and Somerset, during the […]

Baraka hosts back-to-school giveaway and resources event

Baraka hosts back-to-school giveaway and resources event

NEWARK, NJ — Mayor Ras J. Baraka, the Newark Public Schools and Amerigroup partnered to host a back-to-school giveaway and resource event at Rafael Hernandez Elementary School on Sept. 10. At the giveaway, the city, Amerigroup and United Community Corporation gave out bags full of school supplies to youth on a first-come, first-served basis. UCC […]

Ida inflicts serious damage to Newark Public Schools

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Public Schools suffered catastrophic damage during Hurricane Ida that required major cleanup and restoration action to be taken, according to a Sept. 10 press release. Due to Hurricane Ida, the school district suffered the following damage: a fire, a fallen tree at the entry of a school, and 33 flooded buildings, […]

Malcolm Jenkins Foundation and Newark Public Schools announce partnership

NEWARK, NJ — Two-time Super Bowl champion and three-time Pro Bowl New Orleans Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins, chairperson and founder of the Malcolm Jenkins Foundation, on Tuesday, Aug. 31, announced, in partnership with Newark Public Schools, a new financial literacy program that provides savings accounts for students across three high schools in Newark. TMJF–FLP in […]

Bloomfield College partners with Newark BOE on ‘College and Career Readiness: Class of 2022’ program

Bloomfield College partners with Newark BOE on ‘College and Career Readiness: Class of 2022’ program

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield College recently welcomed 20 rising high school seniors from the Newark Public Schools to campus for a two-week “College and Career Readiness: Class of 2022 at Bloomfield College” program, in partnership with the Newark Board of Education. All 20 students applied to the college during the program, and all were surprised […]

Justice Department settles with Newark Public Schools to protect English-language learners

NEWARK, NJ — The Justice Department has reached a settlement with Newark Public Schools to resolve the department’s investigation into the school district’s programs for its students who are English-language learners, announced Rachael A. Honig, acting U.S. attorney for the District of New Jersey, and Kristen Clarke, assistant attorney general of the Justice Department’s Civil […]

Newark welcomes more than 350 new teachers for new school year

NEWARK, NJ — On Tuesday, Aug. 24, Newark Superintendent of Schools Roger Leon welcomed more than 350 new teachers to the district during this year’s new-teacher orientation.  “I have the most incredible job — being able to claim that I am living my dream and teachers, like you in Newark, are responsible for this reality,” […]

STEM education program expands thanks to state funding

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Math for America, a STEM education nonprofit organization, announced with partners Montclair State University, Princeton University and Rowan University that the New Jersey STEM Innovation Fellowship will open its program to include science educators; this expansion to include science teachers in addition to math teachers comes as a result of $100,000 in […]

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