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JERSEYCAN LAUNCHES SCHOOL YEAR WITH COMPREHENSIVE REPORT ADVOCATING FOR THE SCIENCE OF READING

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Trenton NJ, JerseyCAN, the only statewide advocacy organization in New Jersey committed to ensuring access to high-quality public schools for every child regardless of zip code, cultural background, or socioeconomic status, released today a deeply concerning report detailing a significant decline in reading outcomes in some of New Jersey’s largest and most challenging school districts. Providing historic perspective, the most recent 3rd-grade district level and New Jersey Student Learning Assessments (NJSLA) data in areas such as Atlantic City, Newark, Camden, Milburn, JerseyCity, and Asbury Park, along with identifying and advocating for needed and specific policy solutions, “Leveraging Literacy – The Path to Education Recovery in New Jersey” hopes to showcase the significant challenges affecting school districts across the state as they open their doors this Fall.  The Report is the first from JerseyCAN since Paula While joined the organization as executive director and can be found HERE.

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NEW JERSEY PARENTS SEEK BOLD CHANGE IN EDUCATION & MORE ACADEMIC SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS

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Ridgewood NJ, JerseyCAN, a nonprofit advocating for high-quality schools for all New Jersey students, released today the most comprehensive statewide review of New Jersey public school parents’ concerns and priorities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.  JerseyCAN partnered with the organization Parent Impact on this poll.  Conducted by the Global Strategy Group, the poll is the latest in a series of efforts developed by JerseyCAN’s statewide NJ KIDS CAN’T WAIT parent initiative, which launched last fall to provide New Jersey families with needed information, guidance, and tools to address students’ needs.   Since the campaign’s launch, JerseyCAN has invested in extensive statewide media, created a one-stop-shopping online resource for parents, and partnered with local teachers to drive meaningful engagement with parents across the state.

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