The Newark Board of Education is taking the leading role in raising awareness on student achievement in STEM by creating programs and activities that engage families and students. NBOE family participation thrives in STEM through empowering and equipping families to partner for success. Families are engaged throughout the district with STEM initiatives, STEM nights, and STEM projects. This allows families to obtain resources needed to make the school-to-home learning connection.
During the District’s STEM nights and STEM projects, families explored STEM and STEM careers by utilizing manipulatives to represent both math and science ideas and concepts. Families received manipulations to continue developing the conceptual understanding at home. The District will continue to cultivate spaces for families where a passion for science, technology, math and engineering are explored and families are encouraged, empowered and educated surrounding the STEM possibilities.