Thursday: Newark Community Leaders Unveil Details of Three-Year Strategic Plan

Strategic plan a result of nine months of collaboration and hard work by parents, students, educators, and community members

[Newark, NJ – August 25, 2016] – Newark Public Schools (NPS), the Newark Board of Education, the City of Newark and community leaders will unveil the details of the final three-year strategic plan this Thursday, August 25 at Science Park High School in Newark. The three-year strategic plan is focused on improving district performance across four key priority areas in order to provide better opportunities and outcomes for all students. The plan is being made available to teachers, staff, parents and students for the start of the 2016-2017 school year.

This plan is the result of the collaboration, feedback and hard work of hundreds of community members who participated in community meetings and working group sessions over the last year. Earlier this year, NPS hosted a series of strategic planning meetings to gain feedback from parents, educators, community-based organizations and students. Over 500 community members attended the initial planning meetings, and each ward meeting was hosted by a community-based organization and local ward councilmember who helped facilitate small-group discussions. Hundreds of others participated in the process in other ways – an online survey, focus groups, working teams and a review committee. This event is being held to thank all those who participated for their contributions, and to provide them with the first available copies of the plan.

Media planning to attend should RSVP to Dreena Whitfield at DWhitfield@nullNPS.K12.NJ.US.


  • Christopher D. Cerf, Superintendent, Newark Public Schools
  • M. Teresa Ruiz, Senator, New Jersey State Legislature
  • Ras J. Baraka, Mayor, City of Newark
  • Antoinette Baskerville-Richardson, Chairperson, Newark Board of Education


  • Strategic Plan Community Meeting and Celebration


  • Science Park High School
    260 Norfolk Street
    Newark, NJ


  • Thursday, August 25, 2016
    6:00 PM – 8:00 PM