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NJ Children’s Foundation: Report On Newark Schools Show Dramatic Student Progress

NJ Children’s Foundation: Report On Newark Schools Show Dramatic Student Progress

Thursday, June 13, 2019

 A new report finds Newark’s public schools made substantial progress from 2006 through the final year of state control of Newark’s schools in 2018.

Test scores, graduation rates, and student growth rates are all up at both district and charter schools. The share of Black students in Newark attending a school that beat the New Jersey test score proficiency average has more than quadrupled, from 7% in 2006 to 31% in 2018, according to A New Baseline: Progress in Newark’s District and Charter Schools from 2006 to 2018, published today by MarGrady Research and the New Jersey Children’s Foundation.

“We can debate the causes, but we shouldn’t debate the facts: the gains made by Newark children are real, and they are meaningful,” said Jesse Margolis, PhD, of MarGrady Research.