A SELECTION OF ARTICLES REFERRING TO NEWARK'S LEARNING ECOSYSTEM: EARLY LEARNING, CHARTER SCHOOLS AND DISTRICT SCHOOLS

SEPTEMBER 2022

First Lady Tammy Murphy to Host Family Festival in Newark to Address Maternal and Infant Health Crisis 09/15/2022

Newark Family Festival is a continuation of a series of festivals held statewide as a part of her Nurture NJ initiative

NEWARK – First Lady Tammy Murphy today announced that she will host her seventh large Family Festival at Mulberry Commons in Newark, NJ on Saturday, September 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This will be the first large-scale Family Festival the First Lady has held since before the COVID-19 pandemic. The Family Festival attendees will have access to a one-stop-shop for state, county, and local resources - including services for expectant and new moms, healthcare, housing support, food assistance, child care, energy assistance, and New Jersey Motor Vehicles Commission services such as driver’s license renewals, REAL ID distribution and more. There will also be free food, music, raffle prizes, face painting, and many more activities for the whole family. READ MORE


Students at Technology HS in Newark receive school supplies from WeLoveU
By Editor on September 15, 2022

Research shows back-to-school supply spending has increased 22 percent since 2019, due in part to inflation. The cost of wood pulp used to make paper has also increased by 50 percent over the last year. On top of these factors, schools are expanding their school supply lists as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Additional items are requested, such as laptops, headphones, hand sanitizer, tissues and personal protective equipment. READ MORE

Sign up for Chalkbeat’s monthly text updates on the Newark Board of Education By Catherine Carrera Sept 15, 2022, 11:43 am EDT

Chalkbeat Newark is launching a text messaging service to help keep our readers informed on the latest from the Newark Board of Education. READ MORE

Great Oaks Legacy Charter School welcomes new middle school building in Newark By Jessie Gomez Sept 14, 2022, 6:32 pm EDT

The new building marks the charter network’s third middle school in Newark. The new three-story facility serves fifth through eighth grade students and is equipped with a gymnasium, tutorial classrooms, support spaces, and six administrative offices. READ MORE

Newark approved for new schools as part of state project to address overcrowding By Jessie Gomez Sept 12, 2022, 3:18 pm EDT

The Schools Development Authority (SDA) granted two new pre-K through eighth grade schools in Newark, along with 14 other projects across the state, according to a press release issued by the agency last Thursday. The project is part of the SDA’s 2022 Capital Plan, which includes 16 projects that will address overcrowding and infrastructure needs...The new buildings will replace former schools but state and local officials have not released details on which schools they’ve identified for replacement. READ MORE

Gap growing in school mental health support for students of color, white students BOBBY BRIER | SEPTEMBER 8, 2022 | HEALTH CARE, EDUCATION

Have you faced barriers to services for students with disabilities in Newark schools? Let us know. By Jessie Gomez Sept 7, 2022, 5:17 pm EDT

Newark school mask mandate could end in coming weeks, PIX11 News

New Jersey Students Eagerly Head Back To School After Year Of Covid Restrictions, Ida Damage, New York, By Natalie Duddridge Updated On: September 6, 2022 / 5:28 PM / CBS New York

Newark’s parents are ready to address their children’s learning loss | Opinion By Star-Ledger Guest Columnist David Jefferson, Sr. Published: Sep. 06, 2022, 12:45 p.m.

N.J. Students Head Back To Class. But Will It Be A ‘normal’ School Year? Updated: Sep. 06, 2022, 12:10 P.M.|Published: Sep. 06, 2022, 7:30 A.M.

Back-to-school: From 600 new teachers to masks returning -- here’s a look at the new school year in Newark Sep 06, 2022, 6:45 am Updated 10h ago By News 12 Staff

Newark Public School Students, Staff Returns To 2022-2023 School Year From Summer Break By Rlsmetro On September 6, 2022, At 5:55 A.M.

Newark schools prepare for 1st day of classes with mask mandate intact By Lucy Yang via WABC Monday, September 5, 2022, 11:19

PMNJ School Board Member Did Nothing Wrong In Wearing Rainbow Mask (Opinion) Jeff Deminski Published: September 2, 2022

Newark schools: Come clean on this shady deal | Editorial Updated: Sep. 02, 2022, 7:25 a.m.|Published: Sep. 01, 2022, 7:00 a.m. By Star-Ledger Editorial Board

Newark Public School District Welcoming 600 New Teachers This Year By Toni Yates Thursday, September 1, 2022, 6:06 Pm

Newark Public Schools’ Face Mask Rules Will Stay In Place, But Some Parents Are Frustrated By Catherine Carrera Sept 1, 2022, 5:00 Pm Edt

Brakes Slammed On New High School In Newark: Reports: Work On The Newark High School Of Architecture And Interior Design Has Stalled Amid Questions About A Developer's Deal With The District. Eric Kiefer, Patch Staff Posted Thu, Sep 1, 2022 At 1:00 Pm

Future Of Controversial Building Trades High School Project Is Unclear By Mark J. Bonamo And Tom Wiedmann September 1, 2022

AUGUST 2022

Back To School Homework Help For Kids At Every Age: How To Set Your Kids Up For Success, From The Elementary Years Through High School. By Ronnie Koenig Published: August 31, 2022

Newark Schools Missed Federal Requirements For Students With Disabilities, State Finds Jessie Gomez | August 31, 2022, | Education

How New Jersey And Newark Plan To Beef Up School Security This Academic Year By Catherine Carrera Aug 30, 2022, 7:50 pm 

Preparing For The Future: At Summer Academy, Newark’s Rising Red Hawks Earn College Credits While Still In High School Posted In Education And Human Services, Homepage News, University August 30, 2022

Private Investors Stand To Make Millions In Lease Of Former St. James Hospital To Newark School District By Thomas Wiedmann And Mark J. Bonamo Published August 17, 2022, At 9:59 Pm Last Updated August 26, 2022, At 3:02 Pm

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Requiring NJ Public Schools to Develop Threat Assessment Teams 08/1/2022