ERIC Number: ED308265
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Urban Education in New Jersey.
New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton.
Thirty-six percent of New Jersey's school population attend schools in areas classified as urban. The state has reviewed and increased its role in helping local educators overcome the difficulties of the urban environment and strengthen the schools in these districts. This role is summarized in a presentation of programs and other initiatives, including the following: (1) High School Proficiency Test assistance; (2) the Urban Initiative to improve education quality; (3) the 10,000 Graduates...10,000 Jobs program; (4) Urban Youth Centers; (5) Prekindergarten Educational and Child Care Centers; (6) the appointment of staff and advisors to addressing urban needs; (7) the monitoring of school districts; (8) intervention when school districts fail to meet state standards; (9) compensatory education; (10) the Partners in Learning campaign; (11) the Adult Literacy Initiative; (12) incentives for basic skills improvement; (13) the basic skills program improvement process; (14) Bilingual Education and English-as-a-Second-Language; (15) the Academy for the Advancement of Teaching and Management; (16) educational technology and training centers; (17) the Effective Schools Initiative; (18) efforts to recruit and reward minority teachers; and (19) programs to improve student behavior. (VM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton.