In July, we partnered with the Social-Emotional Learning Alliance for New Jersey (SEL4NJ) to launch the School Provider and Quality Implementation (SQPI) Work Group along with eight organizations across the state. We look forward to the great results that will come out of this work group!
We highly encourage community members to sign up and participate in Mayor Ras J. Baraka's 2022 Roadmap to Educational Equity Conference on October 28 and 29. We collaborated with the Mayor's Office of Comprehensive Community Education to plan the event.
The first week of October is Mental Illness Awareness Week, and it is an opportune time to check in with any children in your life. Our best practices for supporting students’ mental health will help you become more adept at spotting behavioral changes and assisting students with the life challenges they face.
Looking for weekend plans? The 2022 Newark Arts Festival is October 6-9, and this year’s theme is "Artful Healing.”
The SPQI work group will develop a customized framework for effective school-provider relationships based on existing research and new data collected from NJ stakeholders between June and December 2022. Stay tuned for the launch of our survey in September and October!
If you would like to find out more information about the work group, please read our brief.
If you’d like to become a work group member, become a collaborating organization, or volunteer to take our survey, please sign up here or reach out to Stephanie Parry, Director of P - 12 Strategy at the Newark Trust for Education at [email protected].
SAVE THE DATE: MAYOR BARAKA TO HOST 2022 ROADMAP TO EDUCATIONAL EQUITY CONFERENCE
ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, AND SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, AT NJIT
Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced that the City of Newark will host the 2022 Roadmap to Educational Equity Conference on Friday, October 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, October 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the New Jersey Institute of Technology Campus Center, located at 150 Bleeker Street.
At the two-day conference, educational inequities that exist in New Jersey will be highlighted, with an emphasis on Newark. On both days, stakeholders will get to share lived experiences of inequities, identify priorities, and develop recommendations. Concurrently, they will participate in a series of seminars, panel discussions, workshops, and keynote addresses offering data, strategies, and best practices. After the two-day conference, a host/planning committee will summarize data and solutions to produce policies and action agendas.
For up-to-date information about the 2022 Roadmap to Educational Equity Conference, visit https://www.newarknj.gov/mayorsevent
Best Practices for Supporting Students’ Mental Health
Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) is a time to reflect on the importance of mental health and recognize the impact it has on students’ lives, their learning experiences, and their success outside of the classroom. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in six U.S. youth ages 6-17 experience a [diagnosed] mental health disorder each year.” This data reminds both parents and educators how vital it is to work together and support the mental health and emotional development of students.
Click here to find out how to support students' mental health.
NEWARK ARTS FESTIVAL 2022: ARTFUL HEALING, October 6-9, 2022
Newark Arts Festival (“NAF”) will celebrate “Artful Healing,” this Fall. NAF will showcase Newark’s dynamic and diverse arts and culture sector from Thursday, October 6 through Sunday, October 9, 2022.
NAF 2022 seeks to create a collective restorative experience through thoughtfully curated artwork, performances and programming meant to help Newark’s artist community and Festival attendees begin to heal holistically. This year, Newark Arts Festival is partnering with The Newark Museum of Art, which will host an exciting group exhibition, “Artful Healing,” opening with a reception on Thursday, October 6th and closing on October 30th.
For more information, please visit NewarkArtsFestival.com.