The Best Thing We’ve Read All Day: Monk Edition



NEWARK — You don’t have to look far to find depressing statistics about Newark.

The Brick City suffered from 111 murders last year; more than a third of its residents fall below the poverty line; the unemployment rate of Essex County sits at a stubbornly high 10 percent.

In the face of those odds, how do students muster up any interest in learning? How do schools adequately prepare kids to not only graduate, but to thrive?

A new documentary called “The Rule,” attempts to answer those questions and more by chronicling the achievements of St. Benedict’s Preparatory School in Newark.

Read it all here.


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