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SUPPORT FOR URBAN SCHOOLS MISSING FROM NJDOE SECONDARY PROPOSALS

Published on: April 16, 2009

The following testimony was presented to the State Board of Education on April 15 by Stan Karp, Director of ELC’s Secondary Reform Project.

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HIGH SCHOOL REDESIGN EFFORT NEEDS NEW DIRECTION

Published on: September 23, 2008

At the September 17 meeting of the New Jersey State Board of Education, Commissioner of Education Lucille Davy presented plans for "secondary school transformation.

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NJ MISSTEPS ON SECONDARY REFORM PLAN

Published on: April 30, 2008

On April 25, the New Jersey High School Redesign Steering Committee released its long-awaited recommendations for secondary reform in a report entitled NJ Steps: Re-designing Education in NJ for the 21st Century.

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STATE BOARD VOTES TO RETAIN ALTERNATIVE ROUTE TO GRADUATION

Published on: March 4, 2008

At its March 19 meeting, the New Jersey State Board of Education passed a resolution to retain and reform the Special Review Assessment (SRA), the alternative high school assessment used in recent years by over 10,000 students to earn a high school diploma. The resolution, which passed by an 8-0 vote:

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ELC SUPPORTS PLAN TO RETAIN ALTERNATIVE GRADUATION ASSESSMENT

Published on: January 9, 2008

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New Jersey's Special Review Assessment: Loophole Or Lifeline?

Published on: August 22, 2007

Eliminating the Special Review Assessment (SRA) could dramatically raise dropout rates and threaten New Jersey's claim to having one of the nation's best high school graduation rates, according to a new report  on the state's alternative route to a high school diploma.

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ABBOTT TEST SCORES HOLDING STEADY SEVERAL DISTRICTS FORGING AHEAD

Published on: February 7, 2007

Analysis of the 2006 standardized test results, released today in the State Report Card, shows that overall achievement levels in New Jersey’s high poverty "Abbott" districts are holding steady in the 4th, 8th, and 11th grades.

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URBAN SCHOOLS SHOW IMPROVEMENTS

Published on: March 13, 2006

New Jersey's urban – or "Abbott" - schools have improved at the preschool and elementary school level, but lag when it comes to middle and high school performance.

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