Gov. Phil Murphy ordered all New Jersey schools to close two weeks ago in an effort to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. As the number of positive cases surges and schools remain closed, students who need meals can still get food.

Newarkers have cast their ballots in the city’s vote-by-mail election, and the school board candidates backed by Newark’s mayor and other local politicians have prevailed, preliminary results show.  

As Newark votes by mail Tuesday to fill three school board seats, some residents and advocates are reporting that they never got a ballot in their mailbox. 

The coronavirus pandemic has upended Tuesday’s school board election in Newark.

As people across the country face financial challenges during the coronavirus pandemic, many organizations in Newark are making sure families have enough to eat. 

The shutdown of Newark school buildings has not stopped school workers from distributing fresh produce to families each week.

A slight majority of Newark parents are satisfied with their children’s remote learning work — but they’re also worried their children will fall behind academically during the school shutdown, a new poll shows. 

Students from all over Newark, even while at home, will be taught the importance of completing the census during their social studies and math classes, some as early as Monday.