Straight Talk with Chair of NPS Advisory Board

The Newark Trust for Education is back with another season of Straight Talk, a series of insightful interviews focused on education in the city of Newark. This season's Straight Talk series will focus on educational leadership—essential components for high performance, support needed, and benefits to children and the community.

Our first installment of Straight Talk features Rashon K. Hasan, chairperson of the Newark Public Schools Advisory Board, who discussed a path to district local control and fostering community involvement. Watch it now and stay tuned for future installments featuring policy makers in education, thought leaders, parents, students and more.


Newark Trust Welcomes Mayor Ras J. Baraka to its Board of Trustees

Newark Mayor Ras BarakaThe Newark Trust formally installed Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka to its Board of Trustees this month, filling a position specifically reserved for the mayor of Newark.

Baraka, along with NPS Advisory Board President Rashon K. Hasan, serve in an ex- officio capacity, filling the seats reserved for the mayor and school advisory board president. Baraka named Dr. Lauren Wells, the mayor's education advisor, as his official board designee. Dr. Wells was in attendance at the Trust's September 24 board meeting.

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Newark-Montclair Urban Teacher Residency Program Receives $6.2M in Federal Funding

The US Department of Education announced that Montclair State University will receive $6.2 million in federal funding to continue the Newark-Montclair Urban Teacher Residency Program, an apprenticeship-based study program for educators interested in urban teaching.

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