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Passing grade: Newark students better off since start of school reform | Opinion

The downward spiral of high school graduation rates, dismal test scores, dilapidated facilities and rampant mismanagement dominated headlines 20 years ago after the public was shaken by a New Jersey State Department of Education investigation into the abysmal state of the Newark School District. The report eventually led to the state seizing control of its largest school district.

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Expert: Engage Families in Underperforming Districts for Better Educational Outcomes

Jacqueline Cooper of the Black Alliance for Educational Options, said, "The new (ED) report mirrors the CRPE study in many ways, ultimately showing that some states are improving the quality of education provided to Black students, while others are struggling to figure out what works and others are simply maintaining the status quo."

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Stagnant City Schools Are Failing Minorities Across 50 cities, student performance is flat and staggering inequalities exist, a new report says

In urban school districts across the country, student performance is flat, poor and minority students are experiencing staggering inequalities and the picture is especially troubling for black students.

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