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Transforming Urban Education in Newark

Barbara Martinez, Executive Director of the New Jersey’s Children’s Foundation (NJCF), shares her story and offers her perspective on transforming public education in Newark and providing schools with resources to meet developmental milestones with Steve Adubato. At 14, she faced expulsion for using a false address to attend a safer school. Today, as the Executive Director of NJCF she aims to prioritize children’s interests and advocates for collaborative efforts to improve all schools, ensuring every child has equal opportunities for success.

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