Outside the classroom

As a new school year gets underway, the Newark Police Department is struggling to fill vacant crossing guard positions. Some community groups want the department to change its application process.

Mayor Ras Baraka announced his 10-point Youth Literacy Action Plan, which calls on the city’s schools, parents, community partners, and programs to get young children reading and writing amid low state test scores last spring.

The awards were made with the help of the New Jersey Justice Collaborative for Girls, a state-funded leadership and advocacy program for young women.

The number of home-schooled students in the state quadrupled in the 2020-21 academic year.

Researchers find racial and wealth disparities in diagnoses, and call for more research and services.

The Newark Police Department is working to fill nearly half of its crossing guard positions across public and charter schools amid growing concerns about student safety.

A severe water main break led to families experiencing little to no water in their homes and schools to cancel services to students.

Newark’s virtual reality program pays students to work in the metaverse, learn how to code, and develop their own realities as part of the city’s six-week summer youth jobs program.

After another year of learning disruptions, families of students with autism say the summer program at Nassan’s Place has helped them form a community and receive much-needed services.