|9-21-18 Education in the News|
NJ Spotlight--Sarlo Announces Money-Saving Reforms of Public-Employee Medical Claims
Move, coming hot on the heels of governor’s benefit reform plan, is held out as potentially saving taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars
New Jersey would hire a private company to monitor the two insurance companies that handle medical claims for the public workforce, under a plan Senate Democrats believe could potentially save taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars over time by ensuring these firms don’t overpay providers or overcharge the state for their work.
Lilo H. Stainton | September 21, 2018
Star Ledger--The 50 N.J. school districts spending the most per student
Salaries and benefits. Books and supplies. Facilities and maintenance. Add it all up, and you've got one big bill.
The average New Jersey school district spent $20,849 per student during the 2016-17 school year, about a $500 increase from the year before, according to new data released by the state.
Statewide, per-pupil spending ranged from about $10,000 at one charter school to about $60,000 at a tiny district along the Jersey Shore.
Adam Clark | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Posted on September 21, 2018 7:00 AM | Updated September 18, 2018 3:57 PM
NY Times--Jeff Bezos Cites a Big Number, but Few Details, in Plan for Low-Income Montessori Preschools
When Jeff Bezos announced last week that he and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, would create and operate a national network of Montessori preschools, few were more surprised than Montessori organizations and leaders themselves.
In a statement released on Twitter, Mr. Bezos, the chief executive of Amazon and the wealthiest person in the world, said the preschools would be “in underserved communities.” He continued, “We’ll use the same set of principles that have driven Amazon. Most important among those will be genuine, intense customer obsession. The child will be the customer.”
Dana Goldstein| Sept. 21, 2018