6-25-18 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Explainer: Why Gov. Murphy and Lawmakers Canít Agree on a New State Budget

But despite all the buster and ballyhoo, thereís still room for compromise ó and still time to end the impasse before a government shutdown becomes imminent

The cause of the division: The major beef between Gov. Phil Murphy, a first-term Democrat, and the Democrats who control both houses of the Legislature, is over how the state should raise more revenue to pay for spending on things like K-12 education, public-worker pensions, property tax relief, and mass transit.


John Reitmeyer | June 25, 2018

Star Ledger--Lawmakers pass overhaul to how much the state pays for your schools. It's now up to Phil Murphy.

The state Legislature on Thursday passed landmark school funding reform that will redistribute hundreds of millions of dollars in public school aid in New Jersey each year from districts receiving more than the funding formula calls for to districts that have been shorted.


Samantha Marcus| Updated Jun 22; Posted Jun 22

Education Week--Senate Draft of Career and Technical Education Bill Would Let Secretary Withhold Funds

An early bipartisan draft of a Senate bill to reauthorize the federal law governing career and technical education would allow the secretary of education to withhold funds from CTE programs if they fail to meet certain performance targets for two straight years.†

The Senate draft would also require school districts receiving money through the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act to make "meaningful progress" towards improving the performance of all CTE concentrators.†


Andrew Ujifusa on June 22, 2018 1:58 PM