South Ward Community Schools Initiative Evaluation Report (2017-2018)

Capture5.jpgMetis Associates, in partnership with the Center for Research and Evaluation on Education and Human Services (CREEHS) at Montclair State University, was selected in 2017 to conduct a 2-year evaluation of the South Ward Community Schools Initiative (SWCSI). The evaluation, which includes formative and summative components, is designed to document the successes, challenges and lessons learned, and assess the impact of the initiative on key student, family, school, and community outcomes. 

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Safe and Supportive Schools

On May 23, 2018 the Newark Trust for Education welcomed over 120 participants to its first annual Safe and Supportive Schools Citywide Summit. The summit provided an opportunity to engage with like minds around the impact that social-emotional competencies and trauma have on learning. Participants also heard about local and national best practices on whole school/district approaches to SEL and trauma-informed care, while learning about the positive work being done in Newark Public Schools. See below to access resources from the Safe and Supportive Schools Summit.

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First Book

First Book is the largest and fastest growing network of educators and program leaders exclusively serving children in need. With more than 325,000 current members, and nearly 4,000 educators signing up each month, the First Book network now reaches an average of 3 million children every year, and supports more than one in four of the estimated 1.3 million educators serving children in need. First Book’s goal is to reach every classroom and community in need with books and educational resources.


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