Education Blogs & Reports

  • FAFSA, CCOG, and GSG case study

Case Study Release: Parents and Students’ Perceptions of the CCOG and GSG

November 22nd, 2022|Comments Off on Case Study Release: Parents and Students’ Perceptions of the CCOG and GSG

By Elisabeth Kim, Ph.D., Bernard Lombardi, Ph.D., and Robyn Ince, Ed.M. The Newark City of Learning Collaborative (NCLC) and the Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies at Rutgers University-Newark are working in partnership with the New Jersey State Policy Lab [...]

  • School Staffing Pre- and Post-Pandemic

Assessing Pre- and Post-Pandemic School Staffing Changes in New Jersey

October 27th, 2022|Comments Off on Assessing Pre- and Post-Pandemic School Staffing Changes in New Jersey

By Maia de la Calle Pandemic-related school closures posed several challenges to students and their families, including learning losses, adverse socioemotional and mental health outcomes, and food insecurity. The pandemic and associated school closures also [...]

  • Discipline Disparities in NJ High Schools

Discipline Inequity and Segregation in New Jersey’s High Schools

September 19th, 2022|Comments Off on Discipline Inequity and Segregation in New Jersey’s High Schools

By Elisabeth Kim, PhD. The most segregated high schools in New Jersey often have the highest suspension rates. For example, this is the case for schools that serve large percentages of students of color (90%+) [...]

  • Freshman Science Course Taking

Equal Access to STEM Pathways? A Closer Look at Science Course-taking Trends in New Jersey’s High Schools

July 28th, 2022|Comments Off on Equal Access to STEM Pathways? A Closer Look at Science Course-taking Trends in New Jersey’s High Schools

by Vandeen Campbell Freshman Year Science Course-taking in NJ, 2016-2019 Note: The total number of schools and students represented in each chart panel varied slightly each year. In 2019-20, 58 high schools (total 9th grade [...]

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Understanding Awareness and Impact of the Community College Opportunity Grant and the Garden State Guarantee in Newark, NJ

May 12th, 2022|Comments Off on Understanding Awareness and Impact of the Community College Opportunity Grant and the Garden State Guarantee in Newark, NJ

By Elisabeth Kim, Ph.D., Bernie Lombardi, Ph.D., and Robyn Brady Ince, Ed.M. The Newark City of Learning Collaborative (NCLC) and the Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies at Rutgers University-Newark are working in partnership [...]

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Examining Discipline Disparities in New Jersey’s High Schools

April 21st, 2022|Comments Off on Examining Discipline Disparities in New Jersey’s High Schools

By Elisabeth Kim, Ph.D. and Jamelia Harris, Ph.D. Background and National Trends There is substantial evidence that documents the profound and adversarial consequences of the overreliance on exclusionary discipline practices such as suspensions and expulsions [...]

The New Jersey High School Experience: Differences in Freshman Year Science Course-taking

February 7th, 2022|Comments Off on The New Jersey High School Experience: Differences in Freshman Year Science Course-taking

Vandeen Campbell, Ph.D. It is well established that careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields tend to offer higher wages (Carnevale, Cheah, & Hanson, 2015). Further, individuals who begin engaging in standard and [...]

The New Jersey High School Experience: Opportunities for High-leverage Mathematics Course Taking

December 23rd, 2021|Comments Off on The New Jersey High School Experience: Opportunities for High-leverage Mathematics Course Taking

Elisabeth Kim, Ph.D. and Vandeen Campbell, Ph.D. Mathematics has long been considered essential to success in secondary and post-secondary education and in a labor market increasingly reliant on 21st century skills (Aughinbaugh, 2012; Kim et al., [...]

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Digital Equity for K-12 Students

December 9th, 2021|Comments Off on Digital Equity for K-12 Students

By Stephanie Holcomb, Jessica Cruz-Nagoski, Andrea Hetling, Gregory Porumbescu, Vishal Trehan The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the important role efforts to promote digital access, literacy, and skills play in promoting a more equitable society. This [...]

The New Jersey High School Experience

November 11th, 2021|Comments Off on The New Jersey High School Experience

Jamelia Harris, Ph.D. and Vandeen Campbell, Ph.D. Background and National Trends The connection between expanding access to high-quality and rigorous coursework and improving postsecondary outcomes is well established within the literature. According to the U.S. [...]

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The New Jersey High School Experience: Promoting Freshmen On-track through Postsecondary Success for Cohorts of Secondary School Students

October 13th, 2021|Comments Off on The New Jersey High School Experience: Promoting Freshmen On-track through Postsecondary Success for Cohorts of Secondary School Students

Vandeen Campbell Ninth grade is a critical year for getting adolescents on a path to secondary and postsecondary success. For underperforming secondary schools and districts looking to turnaround the trajectory of their freshman cohorts, offering [...]