The Newark Trust for Education would like to stay connected and hear your questions and ideas about moving forward with school during this challenging and uncertain time, because we are smarter and better together. With that in mind, we are ANNOUNCING A NEW THOUGHTEXCHANGE to document your experiences and to learn about the experiences of others with remote learning. This ThoughtExchange is open to ALL students, parents, and teachers (inside and outside of Newark), so please share with your networks.

The survey closes Monday, September 21, 2020, at Midnight. 


  • This exchange is confidential.
  • Your thoughts will be shared with other participants, but not your identity.
  • You will see and rate other participants' thoughts.
  • Please be polite and respectful as you share and rate thoughts.
  • Thoughts that are rude or hurtful may be removed from the conversation.
  • You do not need to rate all thoughts in this exchange.

Click here to participate.

Watch NTE's Virtual Town Hall: Starting School During Covid-19 and read reports from our first ThoughtExchange below.

Thought Exchange Summary Report

Reports by Issue Area

It’s National Arts in Education Week! Passed by Congress in 2010, House Resolution 275 designates the week beginning with the second Sunday in September as National Arts in Education Week. During this week, the field of arts education joins together in communities across the country to tell the story of the impact of the transformative power of the arts in education—a commitment that Arts Ed Newark has maintained for the past 10 years.

!!!Happy 10th Year Anniversary Arts Ed Newark!!!


  1. A nationwide divide: Hispanic and Black students more likely than white students to start the year online
  2. NJ Pandemic Relief Fund Will Match Grants for These Newark Teachers
  3. School Closures Cut a Critical Line to Dental Care for Poor Students
  4. Trauma is ‘Written Into Our Bodies’—but Educators Can Help


NBOE Parent University

The Newark Board of Education Parent University, through a series of virtual workshops, will provide opportunities for parents and family members to learn and build their knowledge, skills, and networks for leading their children’s education and well-being. Over the course of two days, parents will explore a range of topics, including Technology & Remote Learning, Social Emotional Learning, and Special Education.

Dates: Tuesday, Sept. 15th & Wednesday, Sept. 16th.

Times: 9am-10am, 10am-11am, 3pm-4pm, 4pm-5pm


Newark Arts Festival 2020: Art + Tech

Newark Arts is excited to announce that we will be hosting our annual Newark Arts Festival (NAF) on October 8-11, 2020. This year’s festival theme is Art + Tech: Perception | Access | Power and it will be held virtually in partnership with The Newark Museum of Art and sponsored by Prudential and Verizon.

Dates: Thursday, Oct. 8th – Sunday, Oct. 11th



Newark’s Virtual Call to Collaboration (C2C)

Newark’s Virtual Call to Collaboration (C2C) is an opportunity for you to come together, via Zoom, with hundreds of other residents, business owners, nonprofit, education, health, arts and culture, grassroots and local government representatives to discuss and activate community-based solutions to some of the challenges facing Newark. Click here to propose a topic.

Dates: Thursday Oct. 15th & Friday, Oct. 16th/ Monday, Oct. 19th & Tuesday, Oct. 20th





Leadership Newark Public Policy Summit 2020

Focused on an intergenerational commitment to policy issues impacting the city of Newark, Leadership Newark’s Public Policy Summit is going virtual. Guest speakers include Bahiyyah Muhammad, Ph.D (Associate Professor of Criminology, Howard University), Leah Georges, Ph.D (Assistant Professor in Interdisciplinary Leadership, Creighton University), Ryan P. Haygood, Esq. (President & CEO, New Jersey Institute for Social Justice), and more. Click here to register.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 17th

Time: 9:30 am – 3:00pm