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Textbooks and reading books line the SOA in preparation for the handout of these materials to students, which is still undetermined. (photo by Ian Dickerman)

Editorial: district's mishandling of reopening intensifies uncertainty for remote school year

The Newtonite September 16, 2020

Students are heading into what should be a fresh, new school year, yet looming overhead are concerns caused by the pandemic, which has created uncertainty and worry. The district’s mishandling of the...

Teachers rally outside of City Hall to push for a contract settlement Wednesday, Aug. 28. (Photo by Joel Schurgin)

NTA, School Committee reach a tentative contract settlement

Yesha Thakkar November 21, 2019

The Newton Teachers Association (NTA) and School Committee reached a tentative three-year contract agreement Tuesday, Nov. 19 after 15 months of negotiations.  While the two groups have agreed...

City Council approves School Committee salary raise

City Council approves School Committee salary raise

Maya Demissie November 19, 2019

Newton’s city council voted unanimously to increase School Committee salaries Monday, Nov. 4. The School Committee’s base salary will increase to $7,750 per year effective Jan. 1.  According...

NPS teachers and faculty march from the North parking lot to the Ed Center Monday, April 1. (Photo by Ian Dickerman)

Newton teachers march to settle contract

Maya Demissie April 25, 2019

Newton teachers marched to the Education Center to advocate for a settlement to their contract Monday, April 1. The march, organized by the Newton Teachers Association (NTA), started from the Walnut...

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....

School Committee, custodians’ union at odds over outsourcing

School Committee, custodians’ union at odds over outsourcing

Emily Moss April 7, 2017

Juniors and seniors might recall the yellow Newton Teachers’ Association T-shirts that became a common sight on campus in the spring of 2015. They were hard to miss. Bearing the logo, “competitive...

Custodians face potential job loss in School Committee proposal to outsource

Custodians face potential job loss in School Committee proposal to outsource

Emily Moss September 27, 2016

by Emily Moss Faced with a School Committee proposal to outsource custodial work, custodians currently employed by the Newton Public Schools have expressed their fears at losing their jobs. The School...

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

School Committee group weighs possibility of earlier school start time

Samantha Fredberg February 8, 2016

by Samantha Fredberg Newton School Committee recently released findings regarding students’ opinions in an ongoing investigation on a later start time at North and South, including student surveys on...

Teachers march, fail to receive higher pay in new budget

Teachers march, fail to receive higher pay in new budget

The Newtonite May 5, 2015

by Cate Waters About 500 teachers, in yellow shirts, marched from North to the Ed Center last Monday at 6:30 p.m. They went to see if the School Committee would vote, either for or against, what the...

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Superintendent acknowledges his mistakes

Max Kozlov September 4, 2014

by Maxwell Kozlov Over the course of the summer, news sources revealed that parts of superintendent David Fleishman’s commencement address at this year’s high school graduations closely matched passages...

Classes elect officers for next school year

The Newtonite May 16, 2012

by Hilary Brumberg Yesterday, the Class of 2013, 2014 and 2015 elected class officers for the 2012-2013 school year. For its senior year, the Class of 2013 elected Mike Safran as its president and Shelly...

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