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, […]

Superintendent appoints principal to lead the new Michelle Obama School

NEWARK, NJ — Superintendent Roger Leon has appointed LaShanda Gilliam, vice principal of 13th Avenue School, to be the principal of the new Michelle Obama Elementary School, set to open its doors in September. The superintendent is confident that the Michelle Obama Elementary School will redefine education in the city of Newark; the school will […]

United Way of Greater Newark to deliver masks to Newark Public Schools

United Way of Greater Newark to deliver masks to Newark Public Schools

NEWARK, NJ — United Way of Greater Newark President and CEO Catherine Wilson announced Feb. 17 that UWGN will deliver 221,000 masks to Newark Public School District’s Title I schools. This initiative is part of America’s Mask Challenge, a new partnership between United Way Worldwide, the Business Roundtable and the CDC Foundation to provide 200 […]