Welcome to the Newark Trust for Education's Countdown to the 2020 School Board Election!

On Tuesday, April 21, candidates will vie for three open seats on the Newark Board of Education. During this occasion, residents have the opportunity to shape the future of public education for our children.

Your vote does more than impact the leadership of our educational system. Your voice ensures that we work collectively and democratically to address the critical needs of Newark’s students. To learn more about the importance of this election read the following op-ed written by the Trust's Executive Director, Ronald Chaluisán: Finally out from under state control, Newark residents must vote in large numbers | Opinion.

Wondering how to vote? Check out our voter guide and make sure you're registered to vote in the upcoming School Board election.













Get Involved  

Attend the Annual NBOE Candidates Forum on Tuesday, April 2, from 6 to 8:00 p.m. at New Jersey Performing Arts Center's Chase Room, 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ, where you will hear directly from the candidates on their views and aspirations for the future of education in Newark.

RSVP for Candidates Forum.

Follow the Trust for ongoing election coverage and updates in the weeks to come. We urge you to join us in this crucial conversation and participate in the democratic process.

Upcoming Events


Newark's Call to Collaboration (C2C)

Date: Thursday & Friday, March 19 - 20, 2020  

Time: Thurs. 5:30 pm - 9 pm/ Fri. 8:30 am - 4 pm

Location: NJIT Campus Center Ballroom 

150 Bleeker Street, 2nd Floor, Newark, NJ 07102




35th ALI Saturday Class Series: How Are the Children? Mental Health Supports and Trauma Informed Care in Newark Public Schools

Date: Saturday, March 14  

Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Rutgers Newark- Conklin Hall Rm 100 

175 University Avenue, Newark, NJ 07102