Thanksgiving offers all of us a time to gather, pause, reflect, and name what we are thankful for. From all of us here in Teaching and Learning, please know that we are grateful for the many ways you serve and educate our students and their families. Your presence in our students’ lives gives direction, knowledge, dignity, grace, and hope. Thank you.
We wish you and those you love a very Happy Thanksgiving.
Dr. Reilly and the Office of Teaching and Learning
Of the many difficult decisions superintendents have to make, I am confident that the closing of schools for inclement weather is close to the top of the list.
Each time, the decision to close school is made after a thorough and careful review of multiple factors, with the health and safety of students and staff as our top priority. Please know that the indicators for making this difficult decision were met last week. As soon as I knew my decision, everyone was notified immediately so they could
The impact of excellent teachers on students' lives cannot be understated. As we edge into the last month of school, it is with great pleasure that we use this space to acknowledge two of the many fine teachers in Newark Public Schools. We want to honor Wahab Ashraf, who teaches College Prep and Advanced Placement biology classes to students from Science Park High School. Mr. Ashraf was named the Outstanding NJ Secondary School Teacher by Princeton University this past May. He is one of only four teachers to receive
On April 25, 2023, Newark voters overwhelmingly approved next year’s school budget. We are extremely appreciative of Newark residents’ support of our vision to build a new educational ecosystem that provides a world-class education for every child in Newark.
The fact is that Newark residents have been paying well over $130 million in taxes each year for over a decade. While this year Governor Murphy gave Newark the largest allocation of state aid in history, and we are extremely appreciative of