Partnership brings new hope to failing New Jersey school:

03/23/2008 | NYTimes.com

After seven straight years of failing to make adequate yearly progress, New Jersey's Newton Street school is seeing improved attendance rates, fewer disciplinary problems and more parental involvement after establishing an unique partnership with the local teachers union and nearby Seton Hall University. University professors are mentoring classroom teachers while undergraduates tutor students; however, educators are concerned that the students' progress isn't yet being reflected in their standardized test scores.

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