At a time of continued ambiguity surrounding back to school success factors, Newark Trust for Education shares insights into challenges facing students, teachers, parents, and administrators. Our Executive Director, Ronald Chaluisan, spoke with local reporters on lessons learned from the pandemic and how to apply them now.
In a conversation with TAPinto Newark, Chaluisan said there must be a clear plan in place for parents if schools are forced to return to remote learning. He also discussed the importance of effective parent-school partnerships, and how parents can get involved in the decision-making process and outlines what successful planning looks like.
In late August, Chaluisan spoke with WBGO Radio about the challenges learners, parents, and teachers are all facing in this new school year. Emphasizing the importance of taking lessons from the pandemic, when online classes began in March of 2020, he offers insights and experience to the Newark community and all New Jerseyans. He discusses why it's imperative to have a plan in place in case schools must go back to virtual or hybrid learning and why ongoing planning for the next six to 12 months is critical to the well-being of our children.
On Viewpoints Radio, which focuses on community and social issues, Chaluisan shared his perspective on how education has changed due to COVID-19. The discussion centered around considerations for returning to fully in-person classes and how communities can best support learners in these changing times. He says adults should explain to students why what they're learning is important, especially coming back from a big disruption in traditional learning methods.