Newark Pre-K enrollment is OPEN now through February 15th!!

Enroll in free pre-k to give your child the early learning advantage that leads to success in school, college and life!

Newark residents have various pre-k options to choose from including district schools, charter schools, and community-based providers as well as Head Start programming.  

All pre-k programs offer small class sizes, proven curriculum, and certified staff. Children receive high quality learning in reading and writing, math, science, visual & performing arts, as well as health, physical education and social living development.

In-District and Charter Schools: Apply online at or in-person by completing a paper application at any district school. Deadline to apply is Friday, February 15th!! 

Community-Based Pre-K Provider: Apply in-person at the provider location on ongoing basis.

Click here to learn more about the enrollment process and various pre-k sites! 

Princeton Awards Cash Prize to Students Who Improve Race Relations, Apply Now!

In the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Princeton Prize in Race Relations recognizes and rewards high school students who have had a significant positive effect on race relations in their schools or communities through their volunteer efforts.

Prize recipients receive a cash prize of $1,000 and an all-expenses-paid weekend to a Symposium on Race at Princeton University where they will meet and engage with other Prize recipients from across the country.

Recipients of the Princeton Prize in Race Relations have stood up to intolerance, worked towards greater inclusivity, and encouraged understanding and harmony in their communities. Some have even been recognized by President Obama for their efforts.

Application Deadline: January 31, 2019

Click here for more information, to nominate a student or to apply.

SPECIAL RELEASE: Safe & Supportive Education White Paper

The Newark Trust for Education is proud to re-issue Safe and Supportive Education: Shaping School Climate through Social-Emotional Learning and Trauma Informed Approaches in Newark Public Schools. First issued in May of 2018, this revised report includes a new executive summary and insightful commentary on the term trauma informed care, while examining the role of programs and interventions aimed at creating safe and supportive schools across Newark.  

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