Beneath the Veil of Newark Charter Productivity

Among the take-home points of our recent review of Newark school reforms are that: Resources, when considering school size, are positively associated with growth; The productivity of large charter operators in Newark – TEAM and North Star in particular – depends on how we treat school size in our models; Jumps in student growth percentilesContinue reading “Beneath the Veil of Newark Charter Productivity”

Newark’s Schools: The Facts

Full Policy Brief: Baker.Weber.Newark.12-13-17 Executive Summary This brief is in three sections: In Part A, we argue that those studying school reforms must give more thorough consideration to history and context. In Newark, that context includes: The importance of the Abbott rulings, which brought resource advantages to Newark and similar New Jersey school districts thatContinue reading “Newark’s Schools: The Facts”