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Newark Youth Share Experiences and Challenges to Enrolling in Postsecondary Education

2024-06-13T13:47:59-04:00

By Bernie Lombardi, Ph.D., Betsy Kim, Ph.D., and Robyn Ince, Ed.M. As part of our ongoing study funded by the New Jersey State Policy Lab on youth who were disconnected from college during COVID-19 in Newark, we conducted focus groups [...]

Newark Youth Share Experiences and Challenges to Enrolling in Postsecondary Education2024-06-13T13:47:59-04:00

The Opportunities and Anxieties of Policy Change: How Educator Preparation Programs Reorganize to Adopt New Teacher Performance Assessments

2024-05-13T09:15:48-04:00

By Rachel Garver, Drew Gitomer, and Emily Hodge. Policy change may bring benefits and burdens to organizations charged with implementation. When New Jersey removed the requirement to use edTPA as a teacher performance assessment [...]

The Opportunities and Anxieties of Policy Change: How Educator Preparation Programs Reorganize to Adopt New Teacher Performance Assessments2024-05-13T09:15:48-04:00

Newark Community-Based Organizers’ Perspectives on Planning for the Future, College Enrollment Trends, and Supports

2024-04-16T14:17:04-04:00

By Bernie Lombardi, Ph.D., Betsy Kim, Ph.D., Robyn Ince, Ed.M.   As part of our ongoing study funded by the New Jersey State Policy Lab researching potential barriers to youth in Newark enrolling in college, we interviewed seven representatives of community-based organizations (CBOs) working with this population to better understand their work and experiences related [...]

Newark Community-Based Organizers’ Perspectives on Planning for the Future, College Enrollment Trends, and Supports2024-04-16T14:17:04-04:00

Performance Assessments Across New Jersey: What Educator Preparation Programs Are Using Now

2024-03-25T09:47:15-04:00

By Emily Hodge, Rachel Garver, and Drew Gitomer. In the wake of New Jersey’s 2022 legislative removal of the edTPA as a required performance-based assessment for teacher candidates, educator preparation programs (EPPs) have had newfound freedom [...]

Performance Assessments Across New Jersey: What Educator Preparation Programs Are Using Now2024-03-25T09:47:15-04:00

Working to Address Youth Disconnection Through Policy in NJ

2024-02-22T09:24:06-05:00

By Bernie Lombardi, Ph.D., Betsy Kim, Ph.D., Robyn Ince, Ed.M.   On January 16, 2024, The Disconnection Prevention Bill (S3080) was signed into law by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy. Bill S3080 will establish the Disconnection Prevention Task Force to analyze the causes of school disconnection for individuals from high schools and public institutions of [...]

Working to Address Youth Disconnection Through Policy in NJ2024-02-22T09:24:06-05:00

Teacher Candidate Performance Assessment Moves Forward in New Jersey

2024-02-01T13:15:32-05:00

By Drew Gitomer, Emily Hodge, and Rachel Garver. In June 2022, New Jersey enacted a significant change in how educator preparation programs (EPPs) would assess the quality and readiness of their teacher candidates through performance assessment [...]

Teacher Candidate Performance Assessment Moves Forward in New Jersey2024-02-01T13:15:32-05:00

College Enrollment and Attainment in Newark: Tracking the Trends Post-COVID

2024-01-10T15:31:34-05:00

By Robyn Ince, Bernie Lombardi, and Betsy Kim Relying on data from the American Community Survey of the U.S. Census and the National Student Clearinghouse, we will give an overview of the college enrollment and attainment trends in Newark, the state of New Jersey [...]

College Enrollment and Attainment in Newark: Tracking the Trends Post-COVID2024-01-10T15:31:34-05:00

Early Findings Form the Science Course Pathways Study

2023-12-11T09:27:43-05:00

By Vandeen A. Campbell, Ph.D. Work thus far on the NJ Science Course Pathways Study has focused on coding and classifying science course pathways and preliminary descriptive and advanced analyses. So far, findings confirm that there is great variability in the science courses students are taking in NJ. The top ten science course pathways across [...]

Early Findings Form the Science Course Pathways Study2023-12-11T09:27:43-05:00
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