Newark Trust Hosts NPS Advisory Board Assessment of District Progress

On April 24, the Newark Trust's Committee of Advocates welcomed Rashon K. Hasan, chair of the Newark Public Schools Advisory Board, and board member DeNiqua Matias to report on an assessment of district progress.

The 39-page report makes 20 findings and offers recommendations for improving Newark Public Schools. The assessment has already been submitted to Commissioner Hespe and State District Superintendent Cami Anderson.

Trust President and CEO Ross Danis said the goal of the presentation is to create a dialogue about the assessment's findings and its implications.

“Serving as a member of a school board is often a thankless task.  The care and the time that went into preparing this assessment of district progress is commendable.” Danis said. “These findings provide a starting point for a larger community conversation about our children and their future.” 

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Rashon K. Hasan, chair of the Newark Public Schools Advisory Board, and board member DeNiqua Matias report on an assessment of NPS progress during a presentation to the Newark Trust's Committee of Advocates. 

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Newark Trust Holds Forum for Newark Public Schools Advisory Board Candidates

From school closures to local control, candidates for the Newark Public Schools Advisory Board weighed in on a host of issues during a forum sponsored by the Newark Trust for Education's Committee of Advocates.

A Podcast of the forum is available. Scroll to the bottom or subscribe to Straight Talk from the Newark Trust on iTunes.

Six of the eight candidates vying for three seats on the school board engaged in a lively debate about the issues likely to impact the city’s 35,000-student, $1 billion district long after the April 21 election.

The Trust’s Broad Street headquarters was filled to capacity with parents and stakeholders, as well as representatives from the district and from City Hall for the April 14 event.

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The candidates (starting from top left clockwise) Crystal Fonseca, Dashay Carter, Veronica Branch, Sheila Montague, Marques-Aquil Lewis, Charles Love. Read their full bios.

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Newark Trust to Hold School Board Candidates’ Forum

The Newark Trust for Education is holding a forum for Newark Public Schools Advisory Board candidates on Tuesday, April 14 at 6 p.m. at their offices at 494 Broad Street in Newark.

Seven candidates have agreed to attend the two-hour forum to answer questions about the issues facing Newark Public Schools, which has been under state control since 1995.

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