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1-11-19 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Murphy Releases More Funding For Pre-K Programs Across State

Thirty-three needy districts that previously had received no pre-K funding from Trenton, will benefit. Advocates praise governor’s move, but say much more needs to be done

Gov. Phil Murphy announced a second round of funding Thursday that would spread $26.9 million for preschool education across 33 districts in the state.

Murphy said the money — part of an $83-million pot of funds set aside in the budget under the Preschool Education Expansion Aid program, will benefit 2,320 children for the next school year starting in September.


Carly Sitrin | January 11, 2019



Star Ledger--These N.J. school districts will now get money to create or expand preschool under Murphy plan

Nearly three dozen public school districts in New Jersey have been tapped by Gov. Phil Murphy's administration to receive a second round of taxpayer-funded state aid to create or expand preschool programs.

The Democratic governor announced Thursday he's spreading the Preschool Education Expansion Aid across 33 districts in 15 counties as he continues his push to make pre-K universal in the Garden State.


Brent Johnson | Posted January 10, 2019 at 07:00 AM | Updated January 10, 2019 at 12:08 PM


Asbury Park Press—Op-Ed: Suspend High School Exit Testing—Borst

Twenty-four states never adopted exit testing and 14 other states have dropped it because of its destructive consequences.  New Jersey should do likewise.


Julie Larea Borst| January 11, 2019


Education Week--Teachers Have Trust Issues

Marches. Walkouts. Running for office and campaigning. Using social media for help both inside and outside the classroom. The motivations for teachers to engage with the world in those ways vary. But one question runs throughout them: When teachers are looking for institutions to trust these days, are more and more of them coming up empty?


Andrew Ujifusa| January 8, 2019


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