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New Jersey MSP
The New Jersey Math and Science Partnership (NJ-MSP) unites Rutgers, Rowan and Kean Universities with twelve school districts. Eight of the districts were among thirty plaintiffs in New Jersey's 20-year-long Abbott vs. Burke litigation, and have recently benefited from remedies ordered by the state Supreme Court. The twelve districts that come together within NJ-MSP are characterized as small- and medium-sized urban districts with poor, high-minority and low achieving student populations. The partners' schools enroll over 75,000 students of whom 27% are African American and 31% are Hispanic.

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Project Contributions

Teaching Mathematics and Science to English Language Learners: The Experience of Four New Jersey Elementary Schools
Posted by: Amari Verastegui. This paper explores the challenges of teaching math and science to English language learners (ELLs) and some approaches to addressing those challenges...
Early Childhood Education Professional Development Component Study
Posted by: Amari Verastegui. Begun in October 2002, the New Jersey Math Science Partnership (NJ MSP) was a five-year, $12.3 million mathematics and science education reform initiative federally funded by the National Science Foundation...
Districts, Teacher Leaders, and Distributed Leadership: Changing Institutional Practice
"The growing interest in distributed leadership reflects an effort to reconceptualize leadership in schools by exploring how leadership is spread across a variety of roles and to explore the process...
Leadership Alignment: The Challenge of Distributed Leadership
Posted by: Amari Verastegui. "Drawing on case studies of schools participating in a school-university partnership to improve math and science teaching, this paper explores the configurations of distributed leadership in four schools...
NSF Strategic Planning Presentation
Posted by: William Firestone. This short slide presentation provides an overview of how the New Jersey Math Science Partnership will come up with a strategy for increasing student acheivement and teacher performance. It addresses...