The Newark Trust for Education is committed to hearing and lifting the voices of all community members on issues impacting the conditions for learning of the young people in Newark. To understand your thoughts, questions, and concerns about starting school in September, we are currently hosting an online conversation on ThoughtExchange. The views of ALL community members – with or without school-aged children – are essential to this discussion.

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  4. New Jersey Schools Reopen: Pressure Mounts for Delayed Start
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A Nation in Crisis: Two Iconic Leaders on Our Present Reality and the Forces That Shaped It

Monday, August 10, 2020 - 7:00 PM

We are confronting a unique moment in our history, with a trifecta of crises — the worst health emergency in a hundred years, the greatest economic challenge since the Great Depression, and a renewed national conversation about social justice and racism — upending our state and our nation. To find perspective on this unprecedented time, please join us for a virtual conversation with two of our most thoughtful citizens, Governor Tom Kean, and Reverend Bill Howard. The discussion will be moderated by Ryan Haygood, President and CEO of the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice. Click here to register.


Virtual Youth Rally: Dismantling Structural Racism Across Education, Justice and Health

Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Youth across the city will convene for a virtual rally and will release their 7 issue briefs, exploring the impact of structural racism

 on the Black community across 3 sectors (justice, education, and health), while providing recommendations and a set of demands. Black Liberation, a virtual reality museum, will also showcase art developed over the past six weeks, using an afro-futurism framework. Special guests and performances will be featured throughout the rally. Click here to register.