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.
Malcolm X Shabazz High School in Newark has struggled with violence and low academic achievement for years, even as parents and employees pleaded for help.
Filling out the federal student aid application is challenging even for savvy parents. For those who aren’t native English speakers, the complicated form can be mind-boggling. Thanks to volunteers and an organized campaign in Newark, more families can now tackle the form.
As more colleges experiment with online remediation, some students flourish while many others fall behind
With so many under-prepared students getting trapped in basic skills classes, some colleges have experimented with online remediation — but the results have been mixed.
Newark launches citywide campaign to increase the number of students applying for federal college aid
More than half of Newark high school seniors completed their applications for federal student aid last year and raked in $45 million in scholarships, according to the district, but the city wants even more students to receive money for college.
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