Message From Dr. Reilly
Dear Teachers and Instructional Staff,
This past week, the Council of Great City Schools held its 66th Annual Fall Conference. This organization brings together 77 of the nation’s largest urban public school systems in a coalition dedicated to the improvement of education for children in the inner cities.
The district is proud to share that Director Marisol Diaz and Special Assistant Jazleen Othman presented how Newark Public Schools are preventing reading difficulties. District leaders from across the country were introduced to the curricular changes that led to the development of knowledge-building units written in response to the Amistad Act and national science standards, including the development of explicit phonics and phonemic awareness units in grades K-3.
The presentation highlighted the curricular work by teachers and central office staff. This is important work, and we were proud to share it.
As we continue to push this work forward, remember that YOU are the driving force to accelerating learning. Be innovative. Be strategic.