|4-27-18 Education in the News|
NJ Spotlight--Sweeney Speaks: Boosting Corporate Taxes, Blocking Millionaires Tax
In an interview with NJ Spotlight, state Senate president discusses plan to levy new taxes on companies netting more than $1M annually and why he still sees tax hikes as a last resort
John Reitmeyer | April 27, 2018
NJ Spotlight--Federal Autism Study Shows New Jersey’s Rates on the Rise
Diagnosis of disorder jumps 19 percent among eight-year-olds since 2012
New Jersey has significantly more children diagnosed with autism than other states — and rates are still on the rise. But experts agree, that while concerning, these numbers also reflect a high level of parental awareness, a concentration of skilled providers, strong system to document diagnoses, and robust network of community and school services to support families in need.
Lilo H. Stainton | April 27, 2018
NJ Spotlight--Opinion: PARCC’s Long Goodbye, a Very Good Thing for New Jersey
Promising to scrap PARCC on Day 1 made for a good sound bite, but it makes for bad education policy
At the 2016 New Jersey Education Association annual convention, keynoter and future governor Phil Murphy, toe embedded deep behind the union line, vowed to “scrap PARCC Day One.”
Laura Waters | April 27, 2018
The Record--Murphy ally's interview with Record accelerates feud with Trenton Democrats
On day 100 of his term, Governor Phil Murphy celebrated with fellow Democrats.
On day 101, Murphy and fellow Democrats resumed their intraparty fighting.
An interview Brendan Gill, a close Murphy ally, gave to this column on Wednesday ignited the latest skirmish in the Trenton Democrats' internal cold war.
Gill said that New Direction New Jersey, a non-profit group he helped form to promote Murphy's agenda, plans to launch a media campaign later this spring to pressure Democratic lawmakers to support Murphy's $34.7 billion budget.
Charles Stile, Political Columnist, @PoliticalStile Published 6:42 a.m. ET April 27, 2018
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