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4-10-18 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Op-Ed: Celebrating Our Preschool Success

Research has found that the Abbott program produces persistent academic gains through the fifth grade for children enrolled in two years of preschool and narrowed achievement gaps — among other benefits

Twenty years ago, New Jersey pioneered high-quality preschool for children in poor communities to prepare them for kindergarten. Today, this program has revolutionized the delivery of early education in our state and has improved school readiness and outcomes for at-risk children.


David Sciarra, W. Steven Barnett, Cecilia Zalkind | April 10, 2018


NJ Spotlight--Murphy Earmarks $53M for Statewide Expansion of Pre-K

Governor says there’s ‘violent agreement’ about wisdom of investing in early education as he promotes funding for 5,300 new preschool slots


NJTV News | April 10, 2018


Times of Trenton--Murphy's free community college an investment in N.J.'s future | Editorial

Tennessee, Oregon, Kentucky, New York - these states and others have taken steps toward offering a tuition-free education at community colleges to residents as a proven way to produce a better prepared work force.

In 2016, the journal Inside Higher Education noted that by the end of this decade, nearly two-thirds of all job openings will require a level of education or training beyond high school.

Making good on a promise he repeated often on the campaign trail, New Jersey's Gov. Phil Murphy told an audience at Mercer County College last week that his proposed budget includes $50 million to cover the costs of community colleges for some families here.


Times of Trenton Editorial Board| Updated Apr 9, 7:46 PM; Posted Apr 9, 7:45 PM


Star Ledger--Phil Murphy says this is the 'smartest investment' N.J. can make

New Jersey may soon pour millions more of taxpayer dollars into public pre-school programs -- and Gov. Phil Murphy calls that "the smartest investment" the state can make.


Brent Johnson| Updated Apr 9, 10:25 PM; Posted Apr 9, 5:53 PM


Philadelphia Inquirer-- N.J. lawmakers hear school security concerns at hearing in Cherry Hill


Melanie Burney, Staff Writer @mlburney |


Education Week-- ESSA Pressures States to Assure All Students Have Good Teachers

Every student, no matter their race or family income level, should be taught by an effective teacher, the Every Student Succeeds Act declares.

Exactly how to define what makes an effective teacher and how to implement this ambitious goal has been left up to the states—and their track records on getting started have been mixed.


Madeline Will| April 3, 2018


NBC News--High teacher turnover helps fuel educators' march on statehouses

“I don’t know what I’m going to do,” one teacher said. “I love teaching and I love the kids, but I don’t know that I can continue to do it.”

TULSA, Okla. — Brogan Spears and her husband, both public school teachers here in Tulsa, don’t expect to start a family in the next decade — but it’s not because they don’t want children. They just can’t afford it.


Phil McCausland and Melanie Bencosme / Apr.08.2018 / 5:58 AM ET

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