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Newark Public Schools: How Much Progress?

Over the last year, conflicting reports have appeared in popular media and academic reports about the progress or lack of progress in Newark Public Schools. This conference will try to sort through the various claims, bringing as much data to bear as possible.


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Panel 1.  What Has Changed? Trend Data on Newark

Moderator:  Robert Gregory, Interim Superintendent, Newark Public Schools


Panel II.   Understanding Change:  Causes and Significance.

Moderator:  Alan Sadovnik, Professor, School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University-Newark

Ronald Chaluisán Batlle, Executive Director, Newark Trust for Education


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Jesse Margolis, “MOVING UP: PROGRESS IN NEWARK’S SCHOOLS FROM 2010 TO 2017,”  Margrady Research,  October ,2017. Mark J. Chin, Thomas J. Kane, Whitney Kozakowski, Beth E. Schueler, Douglas O. Staiger.

“School District Reform in Newark: Within- and Between-School Changes in Achievement Growth,”  NBER Working Paper No. 23922; October 2017.

Mark Weber and Bruce Baker, “NEPC Review: School District Reform in Newark and Impact of the Newark Education Reforms,”  National Education Policy Center ,December , 2017. 

Kimberly Austin, Lucero Batista, Mahua Bisht, Andrew Karas, Jesse Margolis, and Andy Sonnesyn; NEWARK ENROLLS: A PRINCIPLED APPROACH TO PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE,” Margrady Research, April, 2018.