Edison (N.J.) Board Seeks to Achieve Parity Among Schools

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Board of Education’s goals this year focus on bridging the gaps.

“There is a terrible disparity in this district that has been swept under the rug for years,” said board President Gene Maeroff, noting that the disparity in achievement percentages is crying out for policy changes and that goals need to be set.

The board approved four goals at its regular meeting Sept. 24, which are expanding college/career opportunities offered to all high school students; continuing to exhibit fiscal responsibility by keeping the growth in spending in the next budget below the increase in spending in the current budget; examining the functional education space in the schools and developing a plan to address any finding; and, finally, utilizing state assessment data to develop targeted programs to address specific needs of struggling students, with the aim of achieving equity.

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