By  Patrick Wall Jan 25, 2022, 10:14 am EDT


Now that the latest COVID surge is ebbing and schools have reopened, many Newark students are feeling better. But better isn’t the same as normal.

At East Side High School, students were eager to return to their classrooms last week, said Ava McLeod, a school social worker. But they still have plenty to worry about, from navigating social interactions and COVID restrictions in school to coping with ongoing pandemic hardships at home. READ MORE