In 2012, Public Education Network (PEN) closed its doors after 21 years. PEN was a network of local education funds (LEFs) -- community based organizations in high poverty school districts across the United States -- that continue to work with their school districts and communities to improve public education for the nation's most disadvantaged children.

At the national level, PEN raised the importance of public engagement as an essential component of education reform. It brought the voice of LEFs and the communities they represent into the national education debate. Finally, PEN gave voice to the essential nature of the connection between quality public education and a healthy and thriving democracy.

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Paterson Education Fund: Findings from a Citywide Survey of 400 Adults in Paterson, NJ - 2010

November 10, 2010

Interview dates: March 30 - April 8, 2010. The survey reached 400 adults in Paterson, NJ. The data were weighted slightly by gender and age, in order to ensure that it accurately reflects the demographic configuration of the Paterson population.Margin of error (MOE) for the sample is +/- 4.9 percentage points. The MOE is larger when analyzing data for subgroups (race, gender, region).This presentation also reports on data from 2008 Civic Index study in order to allow a comparison of trends. The 2008 data is from the Paterson Civic Index poll of 400 adults conducted February 27-March 3, 2008 (MOE is the same).

Civic Index for Education

Paterson Education Fund Index Survey: Findings from a Citywide Survey of 400 Adults in Paterson, NJ - 2008

April 1, 2008

Lake Research Partners designed and administered this survey, which was conducted by phone using professional interviewers. The survey reached a base sample of 400 adults in Paterson, New Jersey.The survey was conducted February 27-March 3, 2008.Interviews were conducted in both Spanish and English, with 67% of interviews among Latinos in Spanish.The margin of error for this sample of 400 adults in Paterson is +/-4.9 percentage points.

Civic Index for Education

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