Newark Schools are Beating the Odds | The 74 Million
Public schools in Newark, Boston, and Pittsburgh are beating the odds for their students–meaning students are performing at comparatively higher levels than their academic and demographic peers. In Newark, more than 40 percent of students attend “beat the odds” schools. Charter schools account for the majority of that enrollment, with 75 percent of charter school students attending “beat the odds” schools.
“Producing schools that beat the odds for children is the hardest work in public education,” said Kyle Rosenkranz, executive director of the New Jersey Children’s Foundation, which funded the study. “It is the mission of education reform, and it is the equity and social justice mission that so many people bring to this work and have for years. The progress is slow and incremental, that’s what this study is showing me.”