Newark superintendent pilots in-person summer school programs

NEWARK, NJ — Superintendent of Schools Roger Leon is piloting two in-person elementary summer school programs in Newark, beginning July 6. “Since the pandemic started, this is the first time my son woke up early,” said Bionett Roman, whose son is attending the First Avenue School site. “We are happy to come back!”  Zakia Sabb […]

ECC implements LEAP Program for new college students

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Recent high school graduates and new college students can jumpstart their higher education this summer at Essex County College. Dubbed the LEAP Program, the virtual remote learning initiative will offer a free college success seminar workshop for students who will be taking a developmental course and/or a general education class. “LEAP […]

Honoring Newark’s top graduating seniors

NEWARK, NJ — On the heels of Newark Public Schools Superintendent Roger Leon’s promise to high school seniors that the district would find a way to celebrate its graduates despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the 70 top performing high school seniors graduating from Newark’s public high schools are getting special recognition for their outstanding achievements. Panasonic […]

Maplewood native shows artwork at Memorial Library

Ellis returns to his Maplewood roots to display his art

Maplewood native shows artwork at Memorial Library

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — It’s entirely possibly that anyone taking a close look at Stephen B. Ellis’ art will hear the rich sounds of an alto saxophone or the smooth undertones of a bass guitar playing in the background. Ellis’ musically influenced work is on display this month at the Maplewood Memorial Library as part of […]

Arts Ed Now campaign launches

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey-based Arts Ed Now campaign will officially launch Sept. 12 during national Arts Education Week, with advocates featuring the initiative at local and statewide levels all week long. Spurred by the New Jersey Arts Education Partnership, N.J. State Council on the Arts, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and Americans for […]

Mayor Baraka leads on battle against lead in schools

NEWARK, NJ — In his state of the city address on Tuesday, March 15, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka called for a long-term solution to fix the city’s problems with lead in their drinking water at 30 schools. The recent discovery of dangerous lead levels in Newark public schools’ drinking water threatens human health and Jeff […]