Remote learning in Newark to continue into April

Newark once again has delayed the reopening of its public schools for in-person learning. Instead of Jan. 25, the district’s buildings will now reopen April 12.

“In Newark, we are at a critical stage in the fight against COVID-19, and the health and safety of students and staff remain my top priority,” Superintendent Roger León said in a letter he shared Jan. 6 with the Newark community. “Based on what we know today, and in consultation with the Newark Health Department, I have weighed many factors and decided to continue remote instruction until after spring break.”

Chalkbeat Newark’s Patrick Wall has more.