Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility Patrick Wall .Chalkbaet, Author at Baltimore Independent


How violence shook a Newark high school, despite pleas for help

The calls for help started the first week of classes at Malcolm X Shabazz High School. Week one: The police were called about a fight at the Newark school, police records from this September show. Week two: an assault in progress. Week three: “criminal mischief.” Week four: an alleged sexual assault. In October, a melee […]

Newark will spend some school COVID aid on security cameras, cars, floor polishers

To unlock nearly $84 million in COVID-relief money, the Newark school district submitted a budget with dozens of expenses tied to its recovery efforts. But tucked away in the spending plan are a number of purchases, amounting to nearly 12% of the federal aid, that have no clear connection to the pandemic. The expenditures include […]