NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
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School District Reform in Newark: Within- and Between-School Changes in Achievement Growth

Mark J. Chin, Thomas J. Kane, Whitney Kozakowski, Beth E. Schueler, Douglas O. Staiger

NBER Working Paper No. 23922
Issued in October 2017

---- Acknowledgements ----

This project was funded by a grant from the Startup:Education Foundation (now the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative.) The foundation also provided grant funding to support the Newark reform effort which we evaluate in the paper. We thank Bari Erlichson, Kendra Carter, Kate Fletcher, Jesse Margolis, Sarah McLean, James Riddlesperger and Peter Shulman for their help explaining the context in Newark and accessing the New Jersey data. We thank staff at the Newark Public Schools for reviewing earlier drafts of the report for errors. Kirsten Slungaard Mumma helped analyze the data and Jon Fullerton managed the project. Although unrelated to the current project, we disclose the following interests: Kane served as an expert witness for Gibson, Dunn, and Crutcher LLP to testify in Vergara v. California. Staiger is co-founder, has an equity interest in, and consults for ArborMetrix, a company that sells performance measurement systems and consulting services to healthcare providers. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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