New Jersey

ELC demands investigation into neglected emergency school repair projects

Education Law Center has issued a sharp letter to the NJ Department of Education asking why hundreds of emergency projects submitted in June 2011 from districts across the state have languished unapproved by the School Development Authority.

Hundreds of requests for emergency health and safety repair projects in New Jersey's urban schools have gone unanswered under Gov. Chris Christie's administration. And Education Law Center is demanding an explanation.

Lost black male high school graduates

By Michael Holzman, Senior Research Consultant, The Schott Foundation for Public Education

High school graduation is vital for entry to college, for employment, lifelong earnings and even longevity.  And yet fewer than half of Black male students graduate from high school. 

High school graduation is vital for entry to college, for employment, lifelong earnings and even longevity.  And yet fewer than half of Black male students graduate from high school. 

School-to-Prison Pipeline Toolkit

Publication Date: 
Thu, 2011-12-01
Type: 
toolkits

From our Opportunity to Learn Campaign, the School-to-Prison Pipeline Toolkit includes an overview, talking points, key data and resources – everything you'll need to advocate for a fair and substantive opportunity to learn for all children.

Today's children can't wait 80 years for progress

By Michael Holzman, Senior Research Consultant, The Schott Foundation for Public Education

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) shows little change from the achievement gaps recorded in 2009. At this rate it will take 30 years in Grade 4 Reading and 50 years in Grade 4 Mathematics for the gap to close at that level and 80 years in Grade 8 Reading and more than 30 years in Grade 8 Mathematics.

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