AN INFORMED COMMUNITY OF CARING ADULTS CIVICALLY ENGAGED FOR STUDENT SUCCESS
EMOTIONAL HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK
The Newark Trust for Education creates safe and supportive learning environments that support learning. Partnering with Natasha Dyer at the Greater Newark Conservancy and children's book author Berlando Drake, the Trust hosted approximately 30 Newark children and their families for our AUTUMN STORYTIME: READING IN THE PUMPKIN PATCH.
Ms. Drake honored the children (and the adults) with a read-aloud of her new book, Gurty the Goose Leads the Flock.
MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Building on its initial efforts in developing a common vision for social-emotional development in Newark, leveraging resources, aligning activities, documenting demo projects, and pushing for policy support, the Trust aims to help families and other community members raise awareness about literacy development and how they can help toddlers, teens, and adults get better at reading, writing, and speaking. Mastering these skills is fundamental to young people learning effectively, pursuing competitive careers, and participating actively in civic engagement.
As part of this process, the Trust will engage in an information campaign to build community knowledge concerning the importance of literacy development in Newark, identify and facilitate access to existing resources for families, identify gap areas, and promote high-value, evidence-based in-home literacy development practices.
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ON THE LITERACY FRONT AROUND NEWARK
A LOOK AT THE NEW ARK FREEDOM SCHOOL
Interview with Marquise Guzman, Senior Program Manager of Neighborhood Partnerships, Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies, Rutgers University-Newark
Founded in 2014, the New Ark Freedom School (NAFS) serves 3rd through 8th-grade students over six weeks, at Thirteenth Avenue Elementary School, in Newark, NJ. A product of the Civil Rights Movement and 1964 Freedom Summer, NAFS provides supplemental educational support to boost student confidence and motivation to read and generate positive attitudes toward learning. CONTINUE THE BLOGPOST HERE
ON THE SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING FRONT
In July 2022, the Newark Trust for Education (NTE) partnered with SEL4NJ to launch the School-Provider and Quality Implementation (SPQI) Work Group to explore issues around how SEL providers and schools can work together in effective and sustainable ways. The group is now a collaboration of eight high-impact education- and health- focused organizations across the state of New Jersey, under the umbrella of SEL4NJ, and facilitated by NTE.
The purpose of the group is to expand understanding of SEL implementation needs, challenges, opportunities, and best practices regarding school-provider partnerships in New Jersey in order to inform stakeholders across the state.
For more information, visit https://www.newarktrust.org/sel4nj_statewide_working_group
LATEST ON OUR BLOG
When my children were in elementary school, there were times when I could not attend school events and meetings. I’d ask my mother or sister to stand in for me when it was a cultural or sporting event. However, I’d reschedule even the most difficult work meeting or commitment if it was an academic meeting or parent-teacher conference. Like many, I compartmentalized learning, believing that parenting, grandparenting, and schooling were essentially different, and that most learning happened in formal spaces like school.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR COMMUNITY INPUT
Office of Special Education Programs Seeking Input: Prioritizing Equity
The US Department of Education is asking the public for ideas about ways to achieve greater equity in early intervention and special education. The current administration is seeking input into how they can build in, prioritize, and focus on equity when making their determinations about whether or not states "met requirements" of IDEA as well as in administering all of their programs. Comments are due by October 31, 2022.
The South Ward Special Improvement District Free Family Pumpkin Patch Celebration
Saturday at 11:00 AM
11: 00 am to 3:00 pm
935 Bergen Street, Newark, NJ
Register Now: www.newarknj.gov/mayorsevent
The Trust proudly supports
Mayor Baraka’s 2022 Roadmap To Educational Equity Conference
As a planning team member.
Friday, October 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, October 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
New Jersey Institute of Technology Campus Center, located at 150 Bleeker Street.
Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TIC22-23RegisterNJ
The Arts Ed Newark Trauma Informed Care and the Arts series for Educators
Attendance at all three workshops required:
November 8, 9-11 am; November 10, 9-11 am; November 11, 9-11:30 am
*Professional Development Credits are available for participants of the entire series.*
Newark Board of Education Title 1 Parent Conference
Hold the Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2022 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.
LISC Newark’s annual convening, Growing Leaders, Building Communities
GLBC is back and this year will tie in our Newark Resident Leadership Academy (NRLA) 2022 graduation!
Save the Date: Saturday, November 12, 2022. Rutgers School of Criminal Justice, 123 Washington Street, Newark, NJ
The Absolute Preference For This Convening Are For Resident Leaders & Resident Power-Builders!
Register here: https://futureofeducationreform.eventbrite.com
Statewide Special Education Parent Leader Roundtable
November 14, 2022, at 7:00 PM EST OR November 16, 2022, 10:00 AM EST
This is an opportunity for parents across New Jersey to meet virtually for a peer-to-peer exchange of information and to discuss emerging topics as well as learn about START-EPSD and NJDOE initiatives. More information to come! If you would like to suggest a topic for this roundtable, please email Debbie at [email protected].
Register here: https://futureofeducationreform.eventbrite.com
Schools That Can Free, Virtual, Thought Leadership Event: Where Does Education Reform Go From Here?
November 15, 2002
John B. King Jr., President of The Education Trust & Former U.S. Secretary of Education
Norman Atkins, CEO, Together Education; Founder/Former CEO/Board Chair, Uncommon Schools
Dr. David Steiner, Former NY State Commissioner of Education, Executive Director, Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy.