Superintendent Roger Leon

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The study shows about 54 percent of Newark High School graduates enroll in college.  An increase from 39 percent showed in figures from previous numbers.  But Reginald Lewis with the Newark City of Learning Collaborative says not enough students are persisting towards degree completion.

“Just 23 percent of 2011 high school graduates in our sample earned a certificate or degree within six years.  Six years has become a common measure for completion nationwide in light of the fact that on average students are taking longer than four years to earn a degree,” Lewis said.

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Stop the Bleed is a campaign created by medical and law enforcement experts, developed in the wake of active shooter events across the United States. Dr. Adam Fox with University Hospital in Newark lectures school nurses and staff on how to stop life threatening bleeding.

“The goal is two pronged.  The goal is to educate as many people as possible in the three easy techniques for bleeding control.  The second one is to identify, advise, and equip people with the tools they need to use this,” Dr. Fox said.