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2022 NTU Hall of Fame and Shanker Scholarship Awards

The NTU Education Foundation is proud to announce its 24th Annual Albert Shanker Scholarship Awards.


In 2021, twenty-five students received academic scholarships, including seven Presidential Awards in the amount of $2,500.00, six Executive Awards in the amount of $1,750.00 and twelve in the amount of $1,000.00

Scholarships are available for paraprofessionals, Newark students, an the children of our member.  The Application is below.


You can support these fine young people and hardworking paraprofessionals by becoming a scholarship sponsor

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In This Issue:

1) Starting the year on a positive tone

2) Observation Update

3) Benefits/FSA Updates

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Message from Superintendent León

Dear Teachers,

The incredible work you and everyone else has endured is to be commended and applauded.  I appreciate your ability to adapt to seemingly ever changing situations, and to do it with grace and dignity along the way.  Not easy.  Not easy at all.  This communication is intended to be brief and to highlight key information.

Please be advised that everyone is to continue to adhere to all district protocols and ingress/egress procedures at our schools and buildings.  We begin remote instruction from January 3 through Januar



In these craziest of times, I can’t think of a better gift for all of us right now than this “If This Then That” COVID-19 Flowchart created by our Communications & Research Dept. to help answer some questions like “When am I supposed to quarantine?”  Any student or staff can use this as a quick cheat sheet.

 As simple as we can be under the circumstances, this chart covers some basics, but there is a lot of nuance to all this, and it tends to change rapidly.  For more complete information (as of December 15, 2021), use NJ’s “COVID-19 Public Health Recommendations for Local Health De


Message from Deputy Johnson

Dear Teachers and Instructional Staff,
The countdown to winter break has begun. As you relax, rewind and rejuvenate, here are a few NBOE resources to support you and your mental health and well-being. 

  • NBOE Support Spa: We understand the need for intentional moments to disconnect, regroup and ground ourselves for ongoing inner strength. To support in these efforts, NBOE and OSL have provided a Staff Support Group (Spa). The last session is Wednesday 12/22 from 5:15pm-6:15pm. The topic is Inner Strength Approach to Mental Health and it is open to all staff and will be