Adult education classes offered | Local News

NEWBURYPORT — Newburyport Adult & Community Education is presenting numerous online programs this fall through Zoom.

Classes begin Oct. 13. For more information on this programs, go to

The programs include the following:

The Lifelong Learning Lyceum — Jump-start Your Memoir I & II, Andrea Cleghorn; The Fire This Time, Jesmyn Ward, editor – Vicki Hendrickson; The History of the Merrimack River, Dyke Hendrickson; Poets Writing for Social Justice — Paulette Turco; Poets Respond to Events of their Time – Zara Raab; Standing Up to Racism – Katherine Gendron and Barbara Dowd; Tove Jansson, Swedish illustrator – Susan Swan; Wagner-Maria and Klaus Hauseller.

The Written Word — Fall Writing Contest: Essay, Poetry and Short Story; Getting Started as a Writer – Elizabeth Rose; How to Raise a Poem – Zara Raab; Writer’s Workshop – Elizabeth Barrett; Women Writing Through Transition – Diane Foreman; Start in the Middle Journaling –

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Some Warwick special needs students still not offered in-person option

WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — Like many parents of special needs students, Sarah Salisbury said the spring season of remote learning didn’t go so well for her daughter Kaitlyn, who has autism.

“She just started to regress almost immediately” when school buildings closed in March, Salisbury said. “She started going backward.”

She was hopeful that Kaitlyn, who receives special services through an individualized education plan (IEP) in Warwick, would be able to go to 1st grade in person at Norwood Elementary School this fall.

Despite urging from state leaders to reopen, Warwick school leaders determined it was not yet safe and the district would do remote learning. But in late August the district sent an email to parents that career and technical students, pre-K and special needs students would be able to return in person using a hybrid model at three school buildings deemed safe: Drum Rock Early Childhood Center, Warwick

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