2-26-20 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--In Annual Budget Address, Murphy Proposes 5% Hike in State Spending

First-term governor renews call to extend rate now paid by richest households to all who make earn more than $1 million

Gov. Phil Murphy is asking lawmakers to approve a state budget plan that calls for a record amount of spending backed by nearly $1 billion in added taxes to boost funding for things like education, mass transit and public-worker pensions.


John Reitmeyer | February 26, 2020 | Budget, Politics


Star Ledger--These 10 charter schools are here to stay, N.J. says. One is not.

New Jersey charter schools continue growing at a sluggish pace under Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration, despite calls for a moratorium from the state’s largest teachers union.


Adam Clark | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Feb 25, 2020; Posted Feb 25, 2020



Education Week--Schools Should Prepare for Coronavirus Outbreaks, CDC Officials Warn

Schools need to prepare for a nationwide surge in cases of the coronavirus that’s currently wreaking global havoc and could disrupt daily life in some communities, federal officials warned Tuesday.


Mark Lieberman| February 25, 2020 | Updated: February 25, 2020



Chalkbeat--Murphy’s latest budget calls for more school aid, as Newark seeks funding boost

Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday delivered his annual budget address, which called for a $336 million increase in state aid for K-12 schools.

Gov. Phil Murphy called for another annual hike in school spending on Tuesday, part of a multi-year plan to boost state aid to Newark and other underfunded school districts.

Murphy’s proposed budget would ramp up state aid to K-12 school districts by more than $336 million next school year, totaling over $9 billion. If lawmakers agree, the plan would mark the third annual increase in education spending, amid Murphy and the legislature’s efforts to fund the state’s school-funding formula fully. 

Patrick Wall| February 26, 2020