Ronald Chaluisan Of Newark Trust for Education On The 5 Things Parents Can Do To Help Their Children Thrive and Excel In School

Authority Magazine Editorial Staff
Authority Magazine
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19 min readJan 11, 2022


Honor, celebrate, and promote all of the learning your child undertakes even when it does not seem part of a formal education program. Be your child’s greatest advocate.

School is really not easy these days. Many students have been out of school for a long time because of the pandemic, and the continued disruptions and anxieties are still breaking the flow of normal learning. What can parents do to help their children thrive and excel in school, particularly during these challenging and anxiety-provoking times?

To address this, we started a new series called ‘5 Things Parents Can Do To Help Their Children Thrive and Excel In School.” In this interview series, we are talking to teachers, principals, education experts, and successful parents to learn from their insights and experience.

As a part of this interview series, I had the pleasure to interview Ronald Chaluisan.

Ronald Chaluisán joined the Newark Trust for Education in October 2016 as Executive Director. Ronald is committed to developing, coordinating and focusing ideas, resources and expertise that expand opportunity and improve academic and socio-emotional outcomes for all children in Newark. Prior to joining the Trust, Ronald led the New Visions Charter High Schools Initiative, successfully opening seven charter high schools serving high need students across New York City. During his career in the field of education, Ronald has also led the creation, implementation and assessment of programs and has served as principal and educator for district schools.

At New Visions, Ronald also served as Vice President for Programs overseeing the development and assessment of school creation programs, teaching and learning support, and teacher and leadership certification partnerships. At NV, Ronald also led the New Century High Schools Initiative, a city-wide school-creation process that resulted in the creation of ninety-nine small high schools across the city. As director of small schools, he oversaw the New Century High Schools Initiative, a