Carteret, NJ – Mayor Dan Reiman was joined by Director of Community Development Daniel Croson to announce the return of Carteret’s “Teacher in the Library” homework help program at the local community center and library. The program, which started as a pilot in January and served over 1,100 students in just under 5 months, received an overwhelmingly positive response from residents. It has now become a permanent part of the Borough’s approach to after-school academic enrichment.
Through “Teacher in the Library,” local students from any grade may receive free after-school homework assistance and guidance from fully accredited, certified teachers. Teachers commit to providing a structured, after-school learning environment in the library where they may assist both students and parents in completing assignments.
“We fully recognize that the academic success of any student can be facilitated with work and assistance that takes place beyond our classrooms.” Mayor Reiman said “I know this will be a lasting and invaluable program for Carteret students, and one of many to come that will noticeably improve academic performance across our school district.”
In addition to its school-year pilot, the Borough also offered “Back to School” homework help sessions to assist students in completing summer projects. Those sessions, which ran the last two weeks of August, served over 200 students. Borough officials expect similar participation levels this fall.
“So often it seems like there is a huge disconnect between what people are looking for from their elected officials and what is actually being produced. ‘Teacher in the Library’ is a perfect example of when we get it just right,” added Croson, who is also a member of the Carteret Board of Education. “This program will provide additional academic support to students who require it, and will help alleviate some of the pressures that so many hardworking parents in our community face. I look forward to building on the success we have seen thus far.’
Teachers will be available for homework assistance at the Carteret Public Library, 100 Cooke Avenue, from 3:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays, and on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. No registration is required.
The program will begin on September 8th, 2014.
For more information, please call at (732) 541-3835.