ERIC Number: ED504890
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: N/A
Tracking Progress, Engaging Communities: Abbott Indicators Summary Report--Trenton, New Jersey
Hirsch, Lesley; Applewhite-Coney, Erain
Education Law Center
Trenton is one of 31 urban school districts in New Jersey known as Abbott districts. As an Abbott district, Trenton 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 Trenton Abbott Indicators Report presents the status of educational reforms and student progress. The report is intended to: (1) Inform people in Trenton 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. This is a summary version of the full report. Indicators about Trenton as a community and students enrolled in the public schools are listed, followed by findings organized by Abbott remedy: preschool, K-12 education, and school facilities construction. Appended are: (1) Abbott Indicators List; (2) District and Community Reviewer Letters; (3) Acknowledgements; and (4) About The Education Law Center. (Contains 12 endnotes and 49 figures.) [Additional project funding was supplied by the Victoria Foundation. For full report, see ED504880.]
Descriptors: Educational Facilities, Educational Improvement, Outcomes of Education, Educational Policy, Educational Planning, Educational Indicators, Urban Schools, Core Curriculum, Poverty, Elementary Secondary Education, Preschool Education, Court Litigation, Kindergarten, Educational Finance, School Law, School Districts, Equal Education, Academic Standards, Compliance (Legal), Educational Equity (Finance), Disadvantaged Schools, Equalization Aid, Foundation Programs, Program Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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