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This summer, NTU Vice President Yvette Jordan attended the Amistad Summer Curriculum Institute at Kean University.  The Curriculum Institutes, which are designed for public school elementary and secondary teachers and administrators with an emphasis on social studies, will give educators access to prominent historians and scholars.


A normal Monday in Lourdes Reyes’ classroom at the First Avenue School begins with a pleasant routine.


Kudos: Chancellor Ave Put on Purple for Lupus Day


Rosemary Morin is a teacher/teacher coach at West Side Campus in Newark, NJ.  She recently spoke and presented at the AP Conference in NYC.  The topic she presented was equity and access for all students.


Technology High School Student Council members held a donation drive for scarves at their school in December.


Jordan Thomas beat out 2000 other applicants to be named a Rhodes Scholar.  He is one of only 32 selected from the United States this year.  He will be heading to England in October for his masters at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar then going to law school for his JD,

Jordan Thomas is the son of Neil Thomas, NTU Vice President from American History High.  Jordan is also a NPS graduate.

Jordan D. Thomas is a senior at Princeton University where he is majoring at  the  Woodrow  Wilson  School  of  Public  and  International  Affairs  and  double  minoring  in Portuguese Language and Culture


From Morristown National Historical Park

Student artists from Westside High School, Newark, New Jersey found their park at Morristown! After viewing their Dream Rocket exhibit, these talented teens wanted to explore the site that inspired their art...they had a little fun in the process!

The Morristown Dream Rocket theme is Ingenuity in the Face of Adversity, and our Westside artists were especially creative with their interpretations of what that means.

Hiking the yellow trail from the Wick House
to the soldier huts with Ranger Gilson. 

Before students even visited our site, they were given a



ast Side’s Yari Pares has been working closely with the Hurricane Maria Relief Effort which is composed of various organizations in Newark, from the PR Parade Committee, to the Roberto Clemente baseball league of Newark amongst others such as Ariagna Perello who served on the Newark School Advisory board at one time.

“Here at East Side I have been collecting things that people need for about 2 weeks and taking them over to the locations I have included in the attachment. Students are receiving their community service hours for their help and many have also volunteered. Staff have been helping


On Monday, August 28, 2017 Camden St Staff Members and Special Assistant Zachary King, (Glover Network) made themselves available to our neighboring families in the community. We were able to meet and greet staff members from the Harmony House which houses some of our students from the school.


From NJ.Com

Lisa Fischman has a monster in her classroom.

His name is the More Monster and he eats, well, more. More potato chips, more pizza, more pickles, whatever food there's a greater number of, the More Monster eats it, inspiring giggles from the children in Fischman's class.

When Fischman starts drawing pictures of food on her whiteboard, the kids know what is coming: "He wants to eat things that are...," she began.

"More," the 5 and 6 year olds said in unison.

The monster -- a greater-than symbol with teeth drawn inside of it -- is one of Fischman's many creations used to blur the lines