ERIC Number: ED419853
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Who We Are. Students and Schools in the NYNSR (New York Networks for School Renewal) Project, 1995-96.
Schoener, John; Paroff, Jodi; Jarvis, Carolyn; Ford, Patrice
This report provides demographic information about students attending the 82 New York Networks for School Renewal (NYNSR) founding schools in the 1995-96 school year and compares them to students in non-NYNSR New York City public schools. It also describes the location, number, size, and grade levels of NYNSR schools. The NYNSR project is a joint effort of four school reform organizations who came together to leverage school reform in the New York City system. These organizations are the New York Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, the Center for Collaborative Education, the Center for Educational Innovation, and New Visions for Public Schools. The project began in January 1995 with a $25 million Challenge Grant from the Annenberg Foundation. This report, which is one of a series of outcome reports to be prepared by the Institute for Education and Social Policy, relies largely on demographic and data outcomes collected by the New York City Board of Education. Their data indicate that overall the NYNSR founding schools serve a population of students quite similar to those of the non-NYNSR schools, although NYNSR schools serve higher percentages of Black and Hispanic students and students eligible for free lunch, and fewer Asian students than the school system as a whole. NYNSR schools served about 29,000 students in 1995-96. NYNSR schools serve an elementary school population that is somewhat lower in performance than the non-NYNSR school population. NYNSR students appear not to perform as well as their counterparts in the middle grades, although they are similar in reading achievement, and in high school the NYNSR schools serve more students at higher performance levels. NYNSR schools are not evenly distributed throughout the city, but are concentrated in Manhattan. Because the information on which the report is based comes from school-level data, it is not possible to examine the characteristics of different subgroups, although this will be an eventual aim of the project evaluation. Two appendixes provide information about data sources and a list of the NYNSR schools. (Contains 3 tables and 14 graphs.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annenberg Foundation, St. Davids, PA.
Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY. Inst. for Education and Social Policy.