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A Brief History of the Newark Academy 1774-1792-1916.
Wilson Farrand. Newark, N.J., Baker Printing Co., 1916.
History of the second oldest school in New Jersey.
Newark Academy, New Jersey : Young Ladies' Department, under the care of the Rev. Timothy Alden
Newark N.J. : Printed by W. Tuttle, 1809.
List the terms (cost for entrance, programs, and boarding) at the academy that "will be opened for the instruction of young ladies, the second day of January, 1810." The rest of the pamplet consists of testimonials to the Rev. Timothy Alden, who would be in charge of the Young Ladies' Department. Available?
"Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts."
Irmari Nacht and Bobbie Bouton-Goldberg. IN Encyclopedia of New Jersey, New Brunswick N.J., Rutgers University Press, 2004, p. 566
From 1882 to 1995 the NSFIA was an important school of fine and applied arts. Available?
Miracle on High Street: The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of St. Benedict's Prep in Newark, N.J.
Thomas Allan McCabe. New York, Fordham University Press, 2011.
Founded in 1868 as a Catholic "day college;" St. Benedict's officially became a preparatory school in 1910. Available?
Miracle on High Street: A History of St. Benedict's Preparatory School, Newark, New Jersey Rutgers-restricted access
Thomas Allan McCabe. Ph.D. Thesis. Rutgers Univesity, 2006. Available?
The St. Benedict's Option
Stephen G. Adubato. America Magazine: The Jesuit Review of Faith & Culture 225(3), September 2021, pp. 24-30.
St. Benedict's Preparatory School in Newark, past and present. Rutgers-restricted Access
Case Study of the Peshine Avenue School, Newark, New Jersey
Zelda Girion Katz. Thesis (M.S.E.), New Jersey State Teachers College at Newark, 1956. Available?
New Jersey Dreaming: Capital, Culture, and the Class of '58
Sherry B. Ortner. Durham, N.C., Duke University Press, 2003.
In-depth look at Newark's Weequahic High School class of 1958. Available?
"Ethnography Among the Newark: The Class of '58 of Weequahic High School,"
Sherry B. Ortner. Michigan Quarterly Review 32, Summer 1993, pp.411-429. Rutgers-restricted Access
Newark's Jewish Frontier: Weequahic & Its High School
Linda B. Forgosh. Program sponsored by the Newark History Society and the Womens' Association of NJPAC's Cultural Legacy Committee. March 14, 2016. DVD Available?
Barringer High School Handbook, Newark, New Jersey : for the information of pupils and parents
Abbey Printing Company, 1933 Available?
Barringer High School: A Window Into Newark During the 1960s and Early 1970s
Denell Marsh. M.A. Thesis, Rutgers University-Newark, 2008. Available?
The Newark Boys Chorus School: An Organizational Development Case Study
Roger David Mitchell. Thesis (Ph.D.), University of Massachusetts, 1981. Available?
"Critique: The Newark Boys Chorus School: An Organizational Development Case Study" Rutgers-restricted access
Roger D. Mitchell. Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education. 82, Spring 1985, pp. 69-74. Available?
"Better Beginnings [Newark Science Park High School],"
AnnMarie Marano. Contract 51(2), February 2009, pp.42-45.
Einhorn Yaffee Prescott's design for Science Park High. Rutgers-restricted Access

North Star Academy

Understanding Achievement: A Grounded Theory Study of How Adult Behaviors Lead to High School Achievement in High Poverty High Minority SchoolsRutgers-restricted access
Sheron M. Brown. Ph.D. Thesis, Capella University, 2007.
"North Star Academy Charter School in Newark, NJ, was selected as a model to represent other high poverty, high minority schools in urban environments. The phenomena occurring at this school suggested how other schools with similar demographics can also experience success." Available?
Charter High Schools: Closing the Achievement Gap: Innovations in Education.
Washington, D.C., U.S. Dept. of Education, 2006. Profiles eight charter schools, including the North Star Academy School of Newark, that are meeting achievement goals under No Child Left Behind (NCLB). 95% of North Star's 2005 graduates were accepted to 4-year universities.
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report of the North Star Academy Charter School of Newark for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2020
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report of the North Star Academy Charter School of Newark for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2016
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report of the North Star Academy Charter School of Newark for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2012.
North Star Academy Charter School of Newark Annual Report: 2009-2010
North Star Academy Charter School of Newark Annual Report: 2008-09

Newark Yearbooks Collection

Newark Yearbooks
The Newark Public Library has digitized their collection of Newark high school yearbooks.


Heart of Stone[Videorecording].
Beth Toni Kruvant, producer and director. Good Footage, 2009.
"Portrait of a bold principal who works with gang leaders and alumni of Weequahic High School of Newark, New Jersey to give African American students at this inner city school a hopeful future." Available?
The Rule
Bongiorno Productions, 2014. "The Benedictine monks of Newark Abbey, in the heart of one of America's most dangerous cities, are able to achieve amazing success with the most vulnerable population: inner city African American and Latino teenage males...The film details how their "recipe for success" follows the 6th century Rule of Saint Benedict and how this rule can serve as a model for whole cities nationwide." Available?

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