The Communications Department develops and implements strategic internal and external communications for Newark Public Schools. The Communications Department serves schools, central office teams, and the community by supporting the development and delivery of clear, timely, and accurate information about the district. The department provides resources, and materials, to ensure families, students, staff, partners, media, citizens, and other members of the community are kept informed about Newark Public Schools' key priorities, successes, and challenges.

Our goal is to provide superior customer service, striving for transparency and meaningful, authentic engagement. We welcome all constituents - internal and external - to share ideas, feedback, and stories with the Communications Department.


  • Nancy J. Deering

    Acting Director of Communications

  • Communications Department

    765 Broad Street
    Newark, NJ 07102

  • Phone


Primary responsibilities of the department include, but are not limited to

  • Work with local, regional and national media providing story leads and responding to requests for information

  • Responsible for maintaining content on the website

  • Develops and coordinates internal and external public relations, marketing and communications materials in print, website, radio/TV and other media for the district

  • Designs internal and external newsletters (Principal Points, Teacher Talk, News Central, In Our Schools, School Board Memo, Executive Staff Update)

  • Prepare talking points, presentations, and reports as assigned by the Superintendent

  • Act as district photographer and videographer at events

  • Work closely with several outside agencies/partners, including NJDOE, Newark City Hall, non-profits, college and universities, clergy, and the philanthropic community

  • Manage various special events

Press Releases

Keep up to date with all the latest happening at the Newark Board of Education by reading all of our latest Press Releases.


Keep up to date with all the latest happening in our schools and around the district by reading all of our latest News Stories.

Principal Points & Teacher Talk Newsletter Submissions

The submission deadline for both Principal Points and Teacher Talk Newsletter Submissions is no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday.
The Principal Points and Teacher Talk newsletters are be delivered every other Monday.

Request for Press Release/Media Advisory

Please use this form to submit a Media Request to the Newark Board of Education for events happening at Newark Public Schools. Submitted events and inquiries will be reviewed and considered for distribution via our district communications and social media.

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