Camden’s Waterfront Development: Has it Worked?

I published this op-ed in The Courier Post on December 21, 2012. Camden’s Waterfront Redevelopment: “Attractions work, but haven’t saved Camden” Paul A. Jargowsky, Ph.D. The Courier Post, December 23, 2012 The redevelopment of the Camden Waterfront stirs strong opinions. The new parks, office buildings, museums, an aquarium, and a minor league baseball park have … Read more Camden’s Waterfront Development: Has it Worked?

New Jersey Ranks High in Segregation by Race and Class

I published an op ed in The Courier Post on 12/16, examining racial and economic segregation in New Jersey.  You can view it here.  It was part of a special feature, “As population shifts, do invisible lines divide us?,” including several other interesting op-ed pieces on the front page of the Sunday opinion section.

New paper shows that even mediocre Pre-K programs raise test scores for low income and LEP students

There has been a resurgence in research that investigates the efficacy of early investments as a means of reducing gaps in academic performance. However, the strongest evidence for these effects comes from experimental evaluations of small, highly enriched programs.   Such programs may be hard to replicate on a large scale.  A new paper by Rodney … Read more New paper shows that even mediocre Pre-K programs raise test scores for low income and LEP students

Region best served by preserving Rutgers

This op ed in the Courier-Post explains why I believe that a Rowan-Rutgers merger would fail to produce a high-quality research university to serve the students of South Jersey: Rowan-Rutgers Merger Would Fail — Courier Post

Schools and Cities

We try so hard to improve low performing urban schools, often at tremendous cost.  Yet a lot of the problems in these schools stem from larger problems in our society: growing income inequality and segregation by race and class.  As a society, we often ignore these larger issues and then grow frustrated when schools can’t … Read more Schools and Cities