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The Newton School Committee listens to an audience question during a public hearing Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. (Photo by Rose Skylstad)

School officials respond to lawsuit against history curriculum

Jacques Abou-Rizk April 22, 2019

Newton Public School (NPS) officials stand by their teachers and curriculum in response to a lawsuit filed March 12 by Newton taxpayers for failing to remove bias, anti-Israel, and anti-Semitic material...

History teacher David Bedar delivers his speech to the School Committee. (Photo by Rose Skylstad)

North students, alumni defend history curriculum at School Committee hearing

Samantha Fredberg November 28, 2018

By Samantha Fredberg and Rose Skylstad History curricula in Newton Public Schools (NPS) was assessed and deliberated at a Newton School Committee public hearing in response to a petition Tuesday, Nov....

Students and faculty enter the Theater Entrance on Thursday, May 17. (Photo by Lilah Gentry)

Students push back against new locked doors policy

Hari Narayanan May 18, 2018

Students petitioned principal Henry Turner last week to repeal the new policy requiring all doors other than the Main Entrance and the Theater Entrance to be open only between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m.. North...

Students arrive late, around 8:00 a.m.

School Committee considers implementing later high school start times in 2019 school year

Rose Skylstad March 29, 2017

Superintendent David Fleishman announced later start times may be implemented in Newton high schools starting in the 2019-2020 school year in an email to families March 7. The proposal, which has been...

Photo courtesy of Samantha Fredberg

In Brief: Community gathers to address hate speech

The Newtonite April 8, 2016

by Jacob Sims Speyer City officials, community leaders, students and faculty, and residents of Newton met to discuss the recent acts of hate speech within Newton Public Schools and how to prevent future...

Turner named new principal for North

Turner named new principal for North

The Newtonite March 3, 2016

by Jacob Sims Speyer After a two-year hunt for a permanent principal for North, the Newton Public School system announced that Bedford High School principal Henry Turner will take the position as principal....

File photo.

Editorial: School board breaches trust over plagiarism scandal

The Newtonite September 8, 2014

Whether or not superintendent David Fleishman’s plagiarism was unintentional, as he claims it to be, it still runs counter to this school’s standards of academic integrity. However, what is most worrisome...

School accreditation program, NEASC, held for Newton schools

School accreditation program, NEASC, held for Newton schools

Max Kozlov January 6, 2014
Despite the decision in September to temporarily suspend its participation in the program which evaluates this school, Newton high school students are likely to remain unaffected as they apply to post-secondary education, according to officials at this school and around the state.
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