Entries by Kaleena Berryman

Mannequin Challenge introduces the world to Newark native’s East Orange Performing Arts Preschool

One Step Ahead Learning Center is far more than a traditional preschool. Its Mannequin Challenge video got nearly 10 million views. On any given day, you can find the four- and five-year-old students dressed in little aprons and taking cooking classes, working on science experiments, learning new lines to an original play, or singing along to The Supremes.

Five ways Newark Public Schools alumni can help rebuild our neighborhood schools (whether you still live in Newark or not)

Fellow Newark Public Schools alumni, if you truly believe that Black Lives Matter, it is time to give the black and brown lives in your hometown’s neighborhood schools some of your attention. This is not a stand against any other kind of school, for every public entity serving the children of Newark needs to be […]