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6-21-18 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--For Murphy, Changes to Funding Formula Depend on Revenues to Fund Them

Governor calls revised school-funding scheme a ‘nice-looking half a loaf,’ but suggests everything depends on lawmakers giving him the revenue he’s asked for

A broad deal may have been reached between Gov. Phil Murphy and Democratic leaders on changes to the state’s school-funding formula, but the trickier part is deciding on the details of who will gain and who will lose under the new plan.


John Mooney | June 21, 2018


Star Ledger--These big Jersey bills that could affect your life up for grabs Thursday in last-minute scramble

It’s June in Trenton, and that means two things:

New Jersey lawmakers will fight over the state budget. And they’ll cram lots of legislation into their just-before-summer voting sessions.

This year is no exception. Thursday’s list is filled with bills big and small, including a few controversial measures that lawmakers would like to fly under the radar amid all the action.

Lots of the stuff they’re doing will have a direct impact on your life. And they could do even more next week.


Samantha Marcus and Brent Johnson | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Posted June 21, 2018 at 06:00 AM | Updated June 21, 2018 at 06:01 AM


Star Ledger--N.J. school funding fix held up in state budget battle between Murphy and Democratic leaders

Stuck in an impasse with lawmakers over New Jersey's state budget, Gov. Phil Murphy is playing hardball with school funding reform. 

Murphy said Wednesday that he and his fellow Democrats who control the state Legislature have made "tremendous progress" in recent months on a plan to "modernize" the controversial formula New Jersey uses to dole out state aid to public schools. 


Samantha Marcus and Brent Johnson| Updated Jun 20, 10:50 PM; Posted Jun 20, 5:54 PM


Education Week--Trump Team Mulls Merger of Education, Labor Departments, Multiple Sources Say

The Trump administration is considering a merger of the U.S. Department of Education and the Department of Labor, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the proposal.

The plan, which would be part of a broader effort to overhaul the federal government, would require congressional approval. That's likely to be a difficult hurdle. It could be announced as soon as a cabinet meeting scheduled for June 21.

The proposal, would fit into the president's push, first outlined in an executive order issued last year, to overhaul the federal government, eliminate what the administration considers unnecessary agencies, components of agencies, and programs, and merge functions.  


Alyson Klein on June 20, 2018 4:29 PM

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