Welcome to the Newark Trust for Education's Countdown to the 2018 School Board Election!!

Three seats on the Newark Public Schools Board of Education are open for election as the board moves beyond advisory capacity. Tuesday, April 17th marks the first election in over two decades in which candidates vie for a seat on a fully empowered Board of Education. During this significant occasion in Newark’s history, residents have the opportunity to shape the future of public education for our children.

Your vote does more than impact the leadership of our educational system.  Your voice ensures that we work collectively and democratically to address the critical needs of Newark’s students.


An Informed Electorate is an Engaged Electorate

The Newark Trust for Education is committed to serving as an independent source for information about the 2018 NPS Board of Education election. Here are some of the ways you can get involved in this pivotal moment for our city’s schools:

Attend our forum on Tuesday, April 3, from 6p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Rutgers Newark Paul Robeson Center, Essex Room, 350 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd., Newark, where you will hear directly from the candidates on their plans and aspirations for the future of education in Newark. RSVP to the forum now.

Follow us on social media (Facebook | Twitter) and visit Campaign Central on our website as your go-to place for information on candidates, issues and voter resources.

From now until April 17th we’ll do all we can to ensure that you find the information needed to make your choice. The Trust is committed to creating a forum for the residents of Newark to hear and assess the candidates’ priorities and ideas, which are critical to the effective transfer of power.

Follow the Trust for ongoing election coverage and updates in the weeks to come.

We urge you to join us in this crucial conversation and participate in the democratic process.

Vote on Tuesday, April 17th in the 2018 NPS Board of Education elections — because all Newark’s children deserve a high quality public education.