The Newark Trust for Education is proud to present the third annual Safe and Supportive Learning Environments (SSLE) Summit: Covid-19 & Beyond! This year’s summit will focus on working together with students and families to create safe and supportive learning environments post pandemic. Over the course of four days (May 10th – 13th) participants will hear keynote remarks delivered by experts including Dena Simmons, Ed.D., Educator. Activist. Lifelong Learner and founder of LiberatEDDavid Adams, Board of Directors of the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) and  CEO of The Urban Assembly; and national expert on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) Dave Ellis, Executive Director for the Office of Resilience within New Jersey’s Department of Children and Families (DCF).




Over the past year families nationwide have grappled with the anxiety, trauma and uncertainty induced by Covid-19 and violence against people of color. Parents, caregivers and educators are wondering how to speak with young people about the current social climate, while trying to maintain their own mental health and wellness, and those of their families. There is a need, now more than ever, for a holistic approach to create learning environments in which students feel safe and supported, both in and out of school. During the 2021 SSLE Summit participants will explore an emerging framework for a 360° approach to creating such environments, which draw on the following five components:

  • Cullturally Sustaining Practices
  • Equitable Access
  • Multigenerational Approaches
  • Standards-based Approaches
  • Systemic Supports

2021 Newark School Board Election

Slated for Tuesday, April 20th, the 2021 Newark School Board Election is just one week away. Are you ready to cast your vote? If not here are some of the ways you can get informed and get ready:

Watch NTE's 2021 NBOE Candidate's Forum, co-moderated by Ronald Chaluis

an (NTE), Nayibe Capellan (Project Ready), and Leah Owens, Ph.D. (NAACP Newark). Click the above video to watch.

Meet the candidates seeking a seat on the Newark Board of Education. Click here.

Read an overview of the 2021 NBOE Candidates Forum published by TapInto Newark. Click here.

Read our 2021 Budget Fact Sheet, which unpacks the public question to be voted on during the April 20th election. Click here.

Take Action: There are 3 actions you need to take when casting your vote.

  1. Vote for 3 of 6 candidates seeking election to a 3-year term.
  2. Vote for 1 of 2 candidates seeking election to an unexpired 1-year term.
  3. Vote yes or no on the public question regarding the district budget for the 2021-22 School Year.