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ERIC Number: ED504881
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 192
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Tracking Progress, Engaging Communities: Abbott Indicators Technical Report: Union City, New Jersey
Applewhite-Coney, Erain; Hirsch, Lesley
Education Law Center
Union City is one of 31 urban school districts in New Jersey known as Abbott districts. As an Abbott district, Union City 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 Union City Abbott Indicators Report presents the status of educational reforms and student progress. The report is intended to: (1) Inform people in Union City 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. Appended are: (1) Abbott Indicators List; (2) D istrict and Community Reviewer Letters; (3) List of Abbott Districts; (4) Data Collection and Analysis; (5) Data Sources and Definitions; and (6) Glossary. (Contains 51 endnotes and 89 figures.) [Additional project funding was supplied by the Victoria Foundation. For summary report, see ED504891.]
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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