Students have had a hard time getting the attention and support they need from their school districts to be successful.
Students can spend a lot of time in isolation, with little support and limited resources.
The high school graduation rate in New Jersey is a dismal 3.8%.
In a city of more than 30,000, only a fraction of students are graduating, and many of those who do are struggling academically and socially.
The high school dropout rate in the state is about 5%.
“Our students, especially those who have had to take a hiatus, need to feel like they’re getting the support and attention they need to succeed academically,” said John C. Pappas, vice president of educational leadership at the Greater New Jersey Conference on Student Achievement.
“We need to find ways to provide a positive, high-quality experience for students,” said Daniel M. Pritchard, associate dean of academic leadership at New Jersey City College.
New Jersey is among the states with the highest percentage of high school graduates who drop out of school.
The state’s graduation rate for students who do not graduate is nearly 11% and its dropout rates are twice that, according to the state Department of Education.
The state’s education funding has been strained for years.
In 2009, the Legislature passed a new state law that included funding for school districts.
The governor vetoed the bill, saying it would hurt New Jersey students.
But the new law was signed into law and has been in effect since.
The legislation requires that every school district have at least one full-time staff member who is certified in advanced placement.
The New Jersey Department of Public Instruction (NJDOI) has been working on a new plan for the education of high-school graduates for a number of years.
The goal is to make New Jersey a more competitive place for the next generation of students.
“I want students to have a good education that gives them a sense of purpose in life,” said Pritcher.
“The idea is to give them a pathway to a career that gives their education the best chance to pay off.”
The school system’s goal is for every student in New York City to graduate from high school by the time they are 18.
The New York School Year begins in August and graduates more than 6,000 students annually.