More cases of COVID-19 are being linked to school outbreaks, causing a number of districts to move to remote learning preemptively after spring break. Still, several large districts are moving ahead with plans to reopen for in-person learning, Newark among them. After being virtual for nearly 13 months, public schools in the city will start a hybrid schedule on Monday, April 12.
Senior Correspondent David Cruz is the moderator of Chat Box and Reporters Roundtable. He's been a member of the NJ Spotlight News team since 2011 and has been covering New Jersey's biggest stories for almost 30 years. He's been a reporter and moderator of public affairs programs on television, radio and digital platforms for WBGO and WNYC radio and is the former editor in chief of the Hudson Reporter Newspaper group.