“Parents As Partners, Embracing Diversity” Newark Parents Are Invited to Newark Public Schools Parent Conference

Pre-K to 8th Grade Education, Special Needs, Bilingual Education and College & Career Readiness Information to Be Available


NEWARK, New Jersey – November 13, 2017 – The Newark Public Schools (NPS) will host the 31st Annual Title 1 Citywide Parent Conference on Wednesday, November 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at NJIT. The theme for this year, “Parents as Partners – Embracing Diversity,” explores parent engagement as a way to nurture and promote student education.

“The Title 1 Conference provides an opportunity for us to engage parents in the education of their child,” said Christopher D. Cerf, Superintendent of Newark Public Schools. According to Superintendent Cerf, “This year’s conference theme suggests that we draw on diversity of perspectives, cultures, experiences and ideas to help our students learn and explore education and to engage parents every in every aspect of their child’s education.” 

The conference is being led by the NPS Office of Family and Community Engagement (FACE) and will focus on a number of topics, including; early childhood education, student transition to high school, understanding financial aid, bilingual education and more.  

Margarita Muniz, Executive Director of the Office of Family and Community Engagement said, “Parental voice has value and power, our children and our schools need parent input to be successful, which is why parent participation in the conference and throughout the school year is essential.” 

In addition to FACE, also participating in the Title 1 Conference will be the Office of Federal Programs and Grants and the Office of Early Childhood.

For more information about the Title 1 Conference, Parents as Partners, Embracing Diversity,” please contact your Community Engagement Specialist at your child’s respective school.