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The Newark Experience: The Newark Public Schools District

Data

School District Demographic System
Search Snapshot for Common Core of Data: Highest and lowest grades offered; number of schools; total classroom teachers; total students; English language learners; IEP students; and total diploma recipients. Data available from 2005 onward.

Search Profiles and Comparisions for multiyear (2000 to most recent American Community Survey) school district demographic characteristics.

Governance

Governance and Urban School Improvement: Lessons for New Jersey from Nine Cities
Ruth Moscovitch, et al. Institute on Education Law and Policy, Rutgers - Newark. 2010? The Institute "studied innovative models of public school governance in nine cities: Baltimore, Boston, Cleveland, Chicago, Detroit, Hartford, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C...By way of comparison to the nine cities in this report, we review the governance structure in New Jersey particularly as it applies to Jersey City, Paterson and Newark.."

The One Newark Plan

The One Newark Plan
Newark school reorganization plan, introduced in December 2013.
Opponents Ask Lawmakers to Stop Plan to Reshuffle Newark Schools
Peggy McGlone. The Star-Ledger, March 12, 2014. Rutgers-restricted Access
Testimony of Invited Guests on the One Newark Plan
New Jersey. Legislature. Joint Committee on the Public Schools. March 11, 2014.

Newark Public Schools

Newark Public Schools Strategic Plan, Great Expectations: 2009-2013

New Jersey School Performance Reports
Annual report for each school in the district; looks to "benchmark a school’s performance against other peer schools that are educating similar students, against statewide outcomes, and against state targets to illuminate and build upon a school’s strengths and identify areas for improvement."
2010-11 Newark Schools Report Card
Narrative profile plus data (class size, internet connectivity, grade enrollment, language diversity, student performance indicators, faculty, district financial data, etc.] for each school in the Newark City district.
2010 Newark Schools "No Child Left Behind" Report
Status regarding adequate yearly progress; information on highly qualified teachers; attendance and dropout data; and assessment data for each school in the Newark City district.
Newark Public Schools 2005 Long Range Facilities Plan: Documents and Report.
Newark Public Schools 2005-2006 Annual Report
Newark Public Schools: Five-Year Management Plan.
1999
Includes "data collected from the five School Leadership Teams (SLTs) that examined school space issues within different geographical regions in the district. Each SLT report includes a summary of existing conditions, physical space analyses and deficiencies, facility operations costs, and deficiency and correction budgets for each school on an item-by-item basis."