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12-22-17 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Murphy’s Inherited Headaches: The Pension System, Ongoing Tax Cuts

It will take vision and political will to tackle some of New Jersey most pressing, most intractable problems

The condition of New Jersey's grossly underfunded public-employee pension system has been a longstanding problem for state policymakers, and although some incremental improvement has occurred during Gov. Chris Christie's tenure, it remains a huge concern for the incoming administration of Gov.-elect Phil Murphy.

What Murphy ends up doing with public-employee pensions and health benefits remains to be seen, but he comes onto the job with a full analysis of the current condition of the state's pension system and other benefits programs, thanks to a final report that was released earlier this month by a task force of benefits experts that was first assembled by Christie in 2014.

http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/17/12/21/murphy-s-inherited-headaches-the-pension-system-ongoing-tax-cuts/

John Reitmeyer | December 21, 2017

 

The Record--Will Paterson Board of Education president be heading to Trenton?

PATERSON — The man who has served as president of the Paterson school board for three of the past four years said he will not be seeking that leadership position in 2018, fueling speculation that he may be in the running for a job in Trenton with Gov.-elect Phil Murphy.

http://www.northjersey.com/story/news/paterson-press/2017/12/21/paterson-board-education-president-heading-trenton/975008001/

Joe Malinconico, Paterson Press Published 6:10 p.m. ET Dec. 21, 2017 | Updated 6:18 p.m. ET Dec. 21, 2017

 

Education Week-- U.S. Education in 2017 in 10 Charts

Numbers can sometimes explain an issue better even than words. The charts, graphs, maps, and visualizations below all feature data that were released this year and convey some big takeaways about U.S. schools, students, and teachers in 2017.

https://www.edweek.org/ew/section/multimedia/us-education-in-2017-in-10-charts.html

List Compiled By: Stacey Decker\ December 20, 2017


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