Newark Board of Education hits millionth meal mark in food distribution

NEWARK, NJ — When the decision was made to operate school remotely on Friday, March 13, as a result of COVID-19, the Food and Nutrition Services Department, with the leadership of Executive Director Tonya McGill, had one goal in mind — to have 5,000 meals prepared and ready for distribution on Monday, March 16. “Food […]

61 Schools in Newark SD achieve sustainability certification

NEWARK, NJ — Sixty-one schools in the Newark School District have met the rigorous requirements to achieve Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification. Sustainable Jersey for Schools, a program for pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade public schools in New Jersey, is voluntary, but achieving certification takes commitment and collaborative effort. Each school in the Newark School District was […]

Historic 10-year strategic plan to build a new educational ecosystem in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Superintendent Roger Leon and the Newark Board of Education released an unprecedented 10-year strategic plan titled, “The Next Decade: 2020-30,” in September. The unveiling of the strategic plan sets the district’s sights on the bold creation of a new educational ecosystem that delivers a world-class education to every child in the city […]

Two new schools in Newark host grand openings

NEWARK, NJ — Superintendent Roger Leon announced the opening of two new schools for the start of the 2020-’21 school year. “The opening of the Newark School of Global Studies and Sir Isaac Newton Elementary School are pivotal to the district’s growth and expansion strategy,” said Leon. Both schools are opening at existing district facilities […]

First-ever virtual district staff convocation for Newark schools

NEWARK, NJ — On Sept. 1, Superintendent of Schools Roger Leon and the Newark Board of Education hosted District Staff Convocation 2020. The annual convocation is a celebration to start the school year, where the superintendent convenes all employees in one venue to share the state of the district, review multiple measures of data, celebrate […]

Irvington, Newark superintendents participate in WeLoveU webinar

Irvington, Newark superintendents participate in WeLoveU webinar

NEWARK / IRVINGTON, NJ — The International WeLoveU Foundation East Coast Region has officially launched a new educational program, “Closing the Homework Gap: Bridging the Digital Divide for Students and Families,” at its self-titled webinar. WeLoveU’s program is a direct response to the pressing technology crisis as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Initially, WeLoveU […]

All Newark public schools to continue operating remotely

NEWARK, NJ — On Aug. 17, Newark Superintendent of Schools Roger Leon, with the full support of the Newark Board Education, came to the decision that all Newark public schools would continue operating remotely for the first marking period of the 2020-’21 school year. In an effort to move forward during this challenging time, the […]

Newark BOE approves 10-year strategic plan

NEWARK, NJ — The members of the Newark Board of Education approved the district’s 10-year strategic plan, “The Next Decade: 2020-’30,” at the June 23 public board meeting. In order to transition to “The Next Decade,” Superintendent Roger Leon first looked at the strategic plans of his predecessors and he created “NPS Clarity 2020.” This […]

Newark BOE returns to in-person Central Office operations

NEWARK, NJ — The Newark Board of Education operated virtually for more than three months, but the Central Office staff resumed in-person operations July 1. While working remotely, the district used the opportunity to establish and implement safety measures and protocols to prepare for the safe return of all employees. Prior to returning to in-person […]

Newark BOE installs first Remote Power Unit street light in the city

NEWARK, NJ — In the fall of 2019, Rodney Williams, director of energy and sustainability of the Newark Board of Education, and staff members, met with Aris Wind to discuss renewable energy solutions for the district. They were particularly interested in Aris’ wind- and solar-powered streetlight, called a Remote Power Unit.  “I want to thank […]