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ERIC Number: ED561142
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Transforming an Urban Public School District: Tracking the Progress of New Haven Public Schools' Educational Reforms and the New Haven Promise Scholarship Program. Brief
Gonzalez, Gabriella C.; Bozick, Robert; Daugherty, Lindsay; Scherer, Ethan; Singh, Reema; Suarez, Monica; Ryan, Sarah; Schweig, Jonathan
RAND Corporation
New Haven Public Schools (NHPS) is an urban school district in Connecticut serving approximately 21,000 students in 46 schools, with nine high schools. Concerned that only about one-half of its students were meeting state proficiency standards in reading and math tests or graduating within four years of starting high school, NHPS and the City of New Haven set out to design and implement new measures to improve the school system with the hope of producing skilled, critical thinkers ready for careers and strengthening New Haven's economic development and sense of community. The School Change Initiative (School Change), announced in 2009 by the City of New Haven and NHPS, set out to eliminate the achievement gap, cut the high school dropout rate, and ensure that students are prepared for and financially able to attend and succeed in college. School Change's efforts are being implemented incrementally over five years, with the goal of having a fully established education reform in the 2015-2016 school year. This report takes a look at the progress so far in the education reform. Although it is too early in the programs' implementation to fully assess the impact, the preliminary analysis suggests that students are making progress on key indicators, while critical challenges remain. [For the full report, see ED561147; for the technical appendices, see ED561149.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation; New Haven Public Schools (NHPS)
Authoring Institution: RAND Education
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut