The New Jersey Department of Education is hosting a community focus group meeting at the Danforth Memorial Library on Tuesday, Oct. 16 as part commissioner Lamont Repollet statewide charter school listening tour.
After years of delay, the school district has slightly raised its minimum passing grade for students in the 2018-19 academic year.
Half of the city’s high schools had fewer than 2-percent of students pass the mathematics portion of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), according to scores made public on Wednesday night.
The school board has awarded $420,000 in legal contracts to two politically connected law firms that submitted unsolicited proposals seeking the district’s business.
School board member Manny Martinez, who had been accused of sexual harassment in a lawsuit by a former subordinate, resigned from his job at the Community Charter School of Paterson.
The school board picked Jessica Schutte, who has four children in the district, to fill councilman Flavio Rivera’s old seat on Monday night.
The school board criticized and opposed a district proposal to change the theme of the Garrett Morgan Academy from engineering to service, focused on community service, on Wednesday night.