By Lisa Rozner at CBS New York

For the first time, we’re getting a picture of the pandemic’s disruptive toll on learning in New Jersey’s largest school district.

Community members say they’ve been asking Newark schools for details for months, only to learn the district had them since January and just never made them public, CBS2’s Lisa Rozner reported Tuesday.


The mayor did say Newark schools do have a summer enrichment program focused on math and English learning, but the nonprofit New Jersey Campaign for Achievement Now –- or JerseyCAN -– put out a report showing most students statewide in grades 3 through 8 are experiencing “the COVID slide.”

“Districts are receiving significant fiscal resources from the federal government. Find out how much money your school board is getting and find out how they’re planning to use it,” JerseyCAN executive director Patricia Morgan said.

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