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NJ'S GRADUATION RATE FIRST IN THE NATION

Published on: June 27, 2012

According to Education Week's annual "Diplomas Count" report issued June 7, 2012, New Jersey's graduation rate is estimated at 87%, far above the national average of 73%. New Jersey ranks No. 1 in the nation.

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GOVERNOR CHRISTIE DISTORTS GRADUATION RATE NUMBERS

Published on: May 14, 2012

One week after releasing new graduation rates that his NJDOE hailed as “a more complete and accurate way of calculating the high school graduation rate,” Governor Christie ignored that data and made up his own numbers to attack the state’s urban public schools. 

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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT NEW JERSEY’S NEW HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION RATES

Published on: May 9, 2012

The NJDOE recently released new graduation rates for every high school and district in the state. The change was required by new federal guidelines. ELC prepared an FAQ to help explain the new graduation rates. 

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NJDOE TO IMPLEMENT NEW FORMULA FOR MEASURING HIGH SCHOOL GRAD RATES

Published on: September 19, 2011

New Jersey’s officially reported high school graduation rates are about to change. This fall the NJDOE will begin implementing a new federally-mandated formula for calculating graduation rates. The new formula will change how the rates are measured, rather than reflect any sudden change in the number of students earning diplomas.

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NJDOE Misses ‘Modest Goal’ for High School Tests

Published on: June 28, 2011

Partial results for the Alternative High School Assessment (AHSA) indicate that even more students may not graduate this June than during last year's graduation crisis that saw an estimated 3000 fail to get diplomas. ELC estimates that as many as 5000 students may not be eligible to receive diplomas on time.

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GRAD RATE REPORT IS GOOD NEWS TO BUILD ON

Published on: June 9, 2011

Education Week's latest "Diplomas Count" report on high school graduation rates contains good news about NJ public schools. It’s a sharp contrast to the drumbeat of negativity about public education that’s been coming from Governor Chris Christie in recent months.

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AHSA Scores Show Modest Gains

Published on: March 28, 2011

The NJ Department of Education has released results of the AHSA given last December to over 10,000 seniors. The results indicate some modest improvement in passing rates and continued concerns.

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NJ EDUCATORS RELEASE REPORT ON TENURE, TEACHER EVALUATION

Published on: March 2, 2011

EQuATE, a group of NJ educators formed in response to Governor Christie's Executive Order on NJ Educator Effectiveness, has issued a report with a series of recommendations on tenure reform and teacher evaluation.

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