One Newark is a community-wide agenda to ensure all students are in excellent schools and thriving communities and are on the path to excel in college and 21st century careers. Out of 100 schools in Newark, only about 20 are good. One Newark’s commitment is to ensure our children have 100 excellent schools.
We will accomplish this through strategies around Excellence, Equity, and Efficiency.
All schools, charter and district, will be judged according to the same rigorous scorecard, and the results will be available to everyone in our communities. We will continue to grow high-performing schools while ensuring that district schools enjoy the same conditions that allow charters to succeed.
Our students with the greatest challenges – from the poorest homes, with disabilities, English language learners and those involved with the court system – will be served with excellent schools first, not last.
We will ensure that our workforce matches our budget, but will retain our top performing educators who will make our schools excellent and limit the impact of job cuts on our communities. We will not allow empty or dilapidated school buildings to become blight in our communities.
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