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ERIC Number: ED504879
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 204
Abstractor: ERIC
Tracking Progress, Engaging Communities: Abbott Indicators Technical Report-- Newark, New Jersey
Hirsch, Lesley; Applewhite-Coney, Erain
Education Law Center
Newark is one of 31 urban school districts in New Jersey known as Abbott districts. As an Abbott district, Newark receives funding to equalize its per student general education budget with the most successful suburban districts in the state. Through a series of indicators, the Newark Abbott Indicators Report presents the status of educational reforms and student progress. The report is intended to: (1) Inform people in Newark about the status of school improvement efforts and student outcomes; (2) Engage stakeholders in exploring and discussing what is working and what still remains to be done; (3) Develop and put into action a plan to support school improvement; and (4) Establish a system of accountability practices that can be used for years to come. Reported findings are organized by Abbott remedy: preschool, K-12 education, and school facilities construction, presented with accompanying tables and discussion. (Contains 62 endnotes and 85 figures.) [Additional project funding was supplied by the Victoria Foundation. For summary report, see ED504888.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.; Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Morristown, NJ.; Prudential Foundation, Newark, NJ.; William Penn Foundation; Fund for New Jersey, East Orange.
Authoring Institution: Education Law Center, Inc., Newark, NJ.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Abbott v Burke