Student Corner: Hearing from Our Students

A look back at the High School Policy Advisory Group.

Over the course of the year, six outstanding students came together to discuss their experiences in Newark Public Schools. They convened as the Trust’s High School Policy Advisory Group (HSPAG). Each month, they examined current policies and practices within their schools.

The Trust checked in with one of the group’s former members, Adewumi Aderibigbe, to learn more about her experience in the program and how it has helped her prepare for and excel in college.

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Funders’ Collaborative for High-Quality School Options: A focus on the Whole-Child

Since its inception in 2011, the Trust has managed the Funders’ Collaborative for High-Quality School Options, a unique collaboration of local and regional funders who are committed to ensuring that all Newark students have access to high-quality school options.

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A Look at the Shared Campus Grants Program

Since charter schools started in New Jersey nearly two decades ago, they have operated independently of district schools, for the most part.

However, in many cities across the country, including Newark, a growing number of charter and district schools have begun to work together to ensure a quality public education for all students.

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