Jessie Gómez

Jessie Gómez

Reporter, Chalkbeat Newark

Jessie Gomez is a Reporter at Chalkbeat Newark covering Newark Public Schools. She is a proud Latina and first-generation college student with experience covering local communities and Black and Latino communities. Jessie was previously a reporter at The Record/Northjersey.com covering Morris and Bergen County communities in New Jersey. Before that, Jessie had a one-year fellowship at MuckRock, a non-profit news site based in Boston, focused on public records law and FOIA work. Jessie also has experience in political communications, broadcast and digital media.

During Tuesday’s budget address, Murphy proposed more money for K-12 public schools, marking the largest investment to schools in the state’s history.

Los defensores buscan preparar a los adolescentes para el próximo año.

The state blocked an alternative public charter school from expanding into Jersey City, and for the third time in a row, denied another school’s request to expand.

Newark passed a historic ordinance in January to lower the voting age to 16 for school board elections. But technical issues will delay their vote until 2025.

Islah Tauheed says working alongside another Black woman leader has been affirming and life-changing.

The charter school will move out of the space it leased from Newark Public Schools after settling a nearly four-year legal dispute over alleged violations of its lease. The move is a step forward in Superintendent Roger León’s plan to reclaim district buildings.

High school students learning English will have a new option to receive bilingual education in the South Ward next school year.

A business owner and social worker were sworn in at a ceremony during Thursday’s school board meeting. The inductions come after a charter school teacher was denied one of the seats.

Newark Public Schools has resisted the union’s request to see the report on the cultural and racial dynamics at the city’s School of Global Studies.

Newark goes head-to-head against Camden for the first-ever FAFSA challenge between the two cities.