At the Leadership Newark (LN) Public Policy Summit, we are excited to announce that the following speakers will be joining us for stimulating Education workshops during our morning sessions. These sessions, each moderated by a facilitator, will allow attendees to discuss viable educational solutions and develop ways for families and communities to remain engaged.
REGISTER NOW and Learn, Act and make a Change with us on this Saturday, November 2nd!
To register for the Summit, Online Go to https://lnsummit.ticketbud.com/ (best results if using Firefox or Safari). To use a paper registration form, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 973-350-9200.
Let’s Rebuild The Dream That Is Newark!
EDUCATION WORKSHOP SPEAKERS
Workshop A: Fact or Fiction: The Truth About School Reform
Experts in the field of education have been struggling for years on the national, state and local levels about ways to improve public education. Reform efforts have prompted broad-based approaches to individual educators taking measures towards improvement. The choices are plentiful, the challenges great, and the struggle continues, as we need viable solutions and clarity today. Join the discussion with a distinguished panel of experts to help dispel the myths and share the facts about urban school reform. LEARN, ACT & CHANGE!
Irene Cooper-Basch – Moderator
Executive Officer, Victoria Foundation
CEO, The Newark Charter School Fund
Jeffrey R. Backstrand
Rutgers-Newark School of Public Affairs and Administration
Director of Research for the Newark Schools Research Collaborative
Workshop B: School Safety
Violence and high profile school shootings across the country causes much concern within school communities, as does bullying and just plain bad behavior and poor attitudes, which lead to a difficult environment in which to learn. Join the discussion on measures we can all employ to ensure a healthier learning environment. LEARN, ACT & CHANGE!
Alturrick Kenney – Moderator
Elected Member, Newark Public Schools Advisory Board
Workshop C: Families and Community: Partners In Education
The phrase ”It Takes a Village…” has been overused and abused. Many of us seem to recognize that parents, community and educators are key players for a successful well-rounded student. Yet, we continue to struggle with ways to keep the parents and community engaged throughout a student’s primary and secondary school years. Join the panel as they share best practices from around the country on everyone engaging in a student’s educational success. LEARN, ACT & CHANGE!
Walter L. Fields, Jr. – Moderator
Executive Editor, Northstar News
Ross Danis, PhD
President and CEO of the Newark Trust for Education
Karen Thomas, PhD
Co-Founder, Marion P. Thomas Middle School
Junius W. Williams
Director, Abbott Leadership Institute at Rutgers – Newark