Imagine experiencing the anxieties and adjustments of the first day of school several times during one school year.
For some Newark children, going from school to school is part of their reality, as their families move from rental to rental or try to find work, said Maura Horgan, director of secondary curriculum instruction for Newark City Schools.
With the economic recession, Newark's student mobility has been steadily increasing, Horgan said. "For some of these kids, it's a revolving door," she said. "That's a challenge because there's a break in their instruction."