Newark Public Schools Mini Conference
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
- Ryan Pfleger, Strategic Data Project Fellow, Harvard University (placed at NPS): “Demographic Trends: Whom Does the System Serve?”
- Jesse Margolis, Co-founder, Margrady Research: “Trends in Elementary Achievement and Enrollment.”
- Robert Gregory, NPS: “Trends in High School Achievement, Graduation, and Access to Rigorous Courses.”
- Brad Haggerty, Chief Academic Officer, NPS: “School Climate: Trends and Baselines.”
- Ben Cope, Chief External Officer, TEAM: “Trends in Charter Sector Achievement, Organization, and Governance.”
- Jeff Backstrand, Associate Research Professor, School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University-Newark: “Preview: Post-Secondary Outcomes of Newark High School Graduates – 2011-16.”
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
- Charles Payne, “A Few Words about Newark in the National Context.”
- Andrew Martin, Chief Data Officer, NPS; Julia Schwenkenberg, Associate Professor, Department of Economics,
Rutgers University–Newark : “Synopsis of the Kane et al. Paper.”
- Mark Weber, Graduate School of Education, Rutgers: “Response to Kane et al.”
- Brad Haggerty, NPS: “Driving Growth in Newark Public Schools.”
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