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Updated May 22, 2019
Newark Public Schools looks to build new enrollment system
The district recently put out a call to vendors asking for proposals to build a new citywide enrollment system.
April 30, 2019
Newark charter schools say district sent them fewer students this year, violating ‘verbal agreement’
Several Newark charter school leaders said the district sent them fewer students than they requested this year, which they say violates a verbal agreement.
April 26, 2019
After delay, Newark families receive school placements for the fall
Families received their school matches for 2019-20 last weekend. Starting April 29, they will be able to search for alternative placements.
April 18, 2019
Newark families are ‘on edge’ as district delays school placements without explanation
Days after missing the deadline to tell Newark families what schools their children will attend this fall, district officials have yet to explain the delay.
April 15, 2019
‘Match letters’ are delayed in Newark as families anxiously await school placements for the fall
Families were supposed to learn Monday what schools their children will attend in the fall, but the notifications were delayed.
February 14, 2019
After changes and challenges, Friday’s deadline to enroll in Newark schools finally arrives
Newark families have until noon Friday to apply online to schools for next school year.
December 5, 2018
In Newark, universal enrollment was in danger. So charters started planning a separate system.
As charter leaders negotiated with Newark's superintendent over the citywide enrollment system, they also explored a charter-only alternative.
December 4, 2018
Newark’s new superintendent defended the enrollment system. Now can he make it work?
Several challenges lie ahead for the enrollment system, including a leadership vacuum and an anxious charter sector.
November 30, 2018
In Newark, bilingual students gain an edge in the enrollment process
Students who are still learning English will be given preference when they are underrepresented among a school's applicants.
November 16, 2018
‘No secret agreements’: Newarkers demand details of district-charter enrollment deal
The Newark school board voted Monday to continue an enrollment partnership with charter schools. Details of the deal have not been released.
November 14, 2018
Newark will keep universal enrollment for now — even as key dispute between charter schools and city appears unresolved
The Newark school board voted to preserve the city's online application system for at least another year. But key details remain unresolved.
Updated November 9, 2018
As León pushes for changes, some charters consider leaving Newark’s unified enrollment system
Newark's new superintendent wants to change how the universal enrollment system works. Now, some charter schools are considering leaving.
July 19, 2018
As fate of ‘Newark Enrolls’ is debated, top enrollment officials resign
Gabrielle Ramos-Solomon and Kate Fletcher, who oversaw the district's enrollment system, both resigned shortly after the superintendent tried to oust them.
July 3, 2018
Newark’s district-charter enrollment system is here to stay, new superintendent said in meeting
Superintendent Roger León told charter-school leaders that he will preserve the controversial system, called Newark Enrolls.
June 18, 2018
Should ‘Newark Enrolls’ be scrapped? A guide to the debate over Newark’s controversial enrollment system
The system lets families apply to multiple schools in one place. But some say it was designed to funnel students into charter schools.
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