Newark Trust to Hold School Board Candidates’ Forum

The Newark Trust for Education is holding a forum for Newark Public Schools Advisory Board candidates on Tuesday, April 14 at 6 p.m. at their offices at 494 Broad Street in Newark.

Seven candidates have agreed to attend the two-hour forum to answer questions about the issues facing Newark Public Schools, which has been under state control since 1995.

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Chess v. Checkers: Newark Trust in the Star-Ledger

Newark Trust President & CEO Ross Danis was quoted in the Star-Ledger this week about the leadership qualities of NPS Advisory Board Chair Rashon Hasan. The article examines the careful balancing act Hasan must take in addressing the needs of the NPS community and the relationship with the state—which controls Newark's public schools—as local control appears to inch closer to Newark's shores. 

Danis said that the state's decision to return fiscal control to Newark and the changes to the board's operations are a step in the right direction.

"It might reassure people in Trenton when you give control back that the people you are giving it back to have systems in place," Danis said.

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What school districts can do to recruit and retain leaders

vaughn_thompson-690.pngIn advance of the Trust’s March 26 Forum:  Finders Keepers: Recruiting and Retaining High Quality Leaders, we are posting a series of research based best practices to enhance our collective understanding of the issues.

According “Lacking Leaders,” a report published by the Fordham Institute, there are four things school districts can do to improve their efforts to recruit and retain high quality school leaders.

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