Newark Trust Welcomes Mayor Ras J. Baraka to its Board of Trustees

Newark Mayor Ras BarakaThe Newark Trust formally installed Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka to its Board of Trustees this month, filling a position specifically reserved for the mayor of Newark.

Baraka, along with NPS Advisory Board President Rashon K. Hasan, serve in an ex- officio capacity, filling the seats reserved for the mayor and school advisory board president. Baraka named Dr. Lauren Wells, the mayor's education advisor, as his official board designee. Dr. Wells was in attendance at the Trust's September 24 board meeting.

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Newark-Montclair Urban Teacher Residency Program Receives $6.2M in Federal Funding

The US Department of Education announced that Montclair State University will receive $6.2 million in federal funding to continue the Newark-Montclair Urban Teacher Residency Program, an apprenticeship-based study program for educators interested in urban teaching.

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A Tale of Two Cities: Education Reform in Newark and Paterson

In September 2014 the Newark Trust hosted its first-ever Local Education Fund (LEF) conference, attracting LEF leaders from around the country to share insights and see first-hand the challenges and successes happening on the ground in both Newark and Paterson.

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