Join the Newark City of Learning Collaborative (NCLC) and Mayor Ras Baraka on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 10:00 am at Newark City Hall for the official press release event for Post-Secondary Outcomes of Newark High School Graduates. School leaders, educators, parents, and policymakers from across the city are invited to learn more about the launch of a public conversation to evaluate and strengthen the high school to college transition for all Newark students. The press event will feature remarks for Mayor Ras Baraka; NCLC Executive Director, Reginald Lewis; Superintendent of Newark Public Schools, Roger León; Superintendent of Essex County Schools of Technology, Dr. James Pedersen; and Dean of Seniors and College Placement at St. Benedict’s Prep, Didier Jean-Baptiste. Community roundtables in each of Newark’s five wards are scheduled to take place this fall to continue the conversation.
About the Report
Post-Secondary Outcomes of Newark High School Graduates is an analysis of what college-going looks like for nearly 13,500 of Newark’s recent graduates. Housed at the Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies, NCLC is working to build Newark’s college-going culture by ensuring that all Newarkers have the tools and resources needed to get to and through college. The report was produced in collaboration with the Rutgers University-Newark School of Public Affairs and Administration. Covering approximately 85 percent of all Newark high school students who graduated between 2011 and 2016, the report examines college enrollment, persistence, and completion rates.