Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Newark educators, parents-Abbott Leadership Institute

The Abbott Leadership Institute Presents: Series 21  Moving Newark Schools Forward   With Community Power and Parent Leadership   
Series 21 Begins: January 28, 2012
The Return of Local Control of Newark's Schools to Newark's Citizens        
Where do we stand?
The Newark Public Schools (NPS) has been under state control since 1995. As a result the people can no longer determine the school budget, and the Board of Education was changed to an Advisory Board. In June of 2011, NPS's QSAC scores met the criteria for return of local control to Newark; the state says it will maintain control. The Coalition for Effective NPS and NPS Advisory Board both filed an appeal. What will the court decision mean for Newark, and how will it change the operation of the Board of Education?

Guest Speakers:
 Carl Sharif, Past President, Newark Board of Education
 Richard Cammarieri, Former NPS Advisory Board Member

Sat., Jan. 28th, 2012               

Rutgers University-Newark                                                         
Conklin Hall Room 100                                                       
175 University Ave. Newark, NJ 07102        

All classes are free, and children are welcome. We eat, discuss the issues, and have fun! Contact Kaleena Berryman with Questions 973.353.3560 or  

About the Abbott Leadership Institute: 
The Mission of the Abbott Leadership Institute is to develop community leaders by empowering parents, students, educators and community advocates of Newark Public Schools with information about public school reform, and knowledge of effective methods of education advocacy and family engagement in schools. Since its inception almost ten years ago, the Abbott Leadership Institute (ALI) has been very successful in its strategy to establish a regular gathering place where people can discuss education policy and practices, as it relates to Newark and surrounding communities. ALI classes have grown from 20 participants in the first series (2002), to 323 participants in the 19th series (2011). Today, ALI classes are generally attended by parents, educators, high school students, college students studying to become teachers, political officials, Newark Public Schools Advisory Board members, community leaders (many of whom were NPS parents at some point in recent time), and city residents looking for ways to become involved in, or better understand, urban school reform.
Save the Dates!  ALI Series 21
All classes begin at 10am, Rutgers Newark, Conklin Hall

Jan 28th, 2012
Feb. 11th, 2012
Feb. 25th, 2012
March 10th. 2012
March 31st, 2012
April 14th, 2012
April 28th, 2012
May 12th, 2012  Graduation

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