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.

The foundation is launching a new grant program aimed at providing city schools with more resources to develop, support, and increase achievement outcomes for Newark’s students with disabilities and multilingual learners.

Members overwhelmingly voted in favor to ratify the contract that comes with 4.5% average annual raises.

A new report found that providing consistent support for Black boys can yield positive outcomes for other male students. But more support is needed from federal leaders.

Hundreds of teens across Newark are headed to prom as this year marks the four-year anniversary of the pandemic and the start of virtual learning.

“Typically at this point, all students would have financial aid packages from all their schools,” said Mark Stulberg, director of college counseling at North Star Academy’s Lincoln Park High School.

Students at First Avenue School last year were among the first to test Khanmigo, an artificially intelligent chatbot developed by Khan Academy and powered by ChatGPT technology.

The state’s Latinx student population is steadily increasing but attending “increasingly hyper-segregated schools,” according to a new report from the Latino Action Network Foundation and Rutgers University Cornwall Center.

District leaders say the new cameras are meant to make schools safer and will not result in an invasion of privacy.

Efforts to reduce youth crime should focus on after-school and early evening hours, studies show. Students in Newark say the curfew could help curb violence but foresee resistance among young people.

The rate of Newark youth out of school and without a job is almost double the statewide rate and remains above pre-pandemic levels, according to a new report.