NJNCAG-stockMission of the NJ Network to Close the Achievement Gaps

In 2007 the Educational Information and Resource Center (EIRC), with the Penn Center for Educational Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania as a resource, established a regional network of school districts in New Jersey that would be committed to actively reducing the gaps in achievement and school engagement among disaggregated populations, African American, Latino/Latina, gender issues and special needs students.


Our Network districts pledge their schools to:

  • Acknowledging and exploring the root causes of their achievement gaps,
  • Actively collaborating with other Network districts to discover, propose, and implement organizational and instructional strategies that will measurably close the gaps,
  • Actively changing school structures, policies and practices that enable the gaps,
  • Developing annual district plans for closing the gaps, and
  • Sharing promising professional practices with one another.

NJNCAG District teams (superintendents, assistant superintendents/curriculum directors, principals, and teachers) have multiple opportunities to participate in on-going Network-wide professional learning activities. Of significant benefit are regularly scheduled professional learning experiences to network with professional colleagues within and between member districts, and with other school districts across the region and nation that bring a shared passion and commitment for addressing educational inequities.

Activities focus on developing and sharing practical strategies for leading equity-driven districts that truly address the learning and developmental needs of all students.

For more information

David Lindenmuth
Executive Director
200 College Drive
Blackwood, NJ 08012
 856.582.7000 ext 101


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