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A Clean Start to the 2018-2019 School Year

When West Side High School students were being bullied because of dirty clothes, Mr. Cook listened. When school starts September 4th, there will be a new facility in the building: a free laundromat. Principal of West Side High School and Program Director of Lights On, Akbar Cook has converted the football team's old locker room into a laundromat, complete with five commercial washers and five commercial dryers.

2018-08-24T01:36:46+00:00

Newark vice principal goes ‘old school’ to keep kids out of trouble

Newark vice principal goes 'old school' to keep kids out of trouble By Barry Carter bcarter@starledger.com, Columnist, The Star-Ledger Akbar Cook doesn't want this story to be about him. Sorry, Mr. Cook. I can't do that. You're hard to ignore when you've managed to keep 80 to 100 young people off the streets on which you grew up in Newark's West Ward.

2018-03-14T11:52:18+00:00