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MOVING UP: PROGRESS IN NEWARK’S SCHOOLS FROM 2010 TO 2017

Jesse Margolis, October 2017

Newark’s public schools entered the national spotlight in 2010 when it was announced that $200 million in private philanthropy would be donated to the school district.  This gift supported numerous significant reforms in the city’s public schools, and these reforms generated substantial upheaval, as has been well documented elsewhere.  Less well documented is the progress the city’s public schools have made over the past seven years.  The study seeks to fill that gap, taking multiple approaches to analyzing progress in Newark using student test scores at the elementary and middle school level, the graduation rate at the high school level, and student enrollment at all levels.  Where possible, this study also replicates earlier work by other researchers, updating their analysis with the most recent data available.  Read the full report here.