6-18-19 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Lawmakers Go Own Way on Budget, No Millionaires Tax or Other Murphy Priorities

Democratic lawmakers advanced their own appropriations bill, setting stage for a difficult budget negotiation with Gov. Phil Murphy, a fellow Democrat


John Reitmeyer | June 18, 2019



NJ Spotlight--Sweeping Changes to NJ’s Rules on Affordable Housing Proposed

Housing advocates cheer controversial bill as builders decry proposed new requirements for high-density developments and question constitutionality

New Jersey would impose, for the first time, a requirement that a quarter of units in many proposed high-density developments be affordable to residents of low- to middle-income under a bill that cleared its first legislative hurdle on Monday.


Colleen O'Dea | June 18, 2019



Chalkbeat--Newark Superintendent’s Plan for ‘Stronger, Wiser’ School System

After one year in charge, Roger León gives broad outline of his vision; sets stage for return of full local control of district


Patrick Wall | Chalkbeat | June 18, 2019



NJ Spotlight--Op-Ed: Does NJ High School Diploma Signal Readiness for a Successful Future?

New Jersey has remained committed to the promise that all students can succeed at high levels, but we still have far to go and troubling equity gaps remain

Patricia Morgan | June 18, 2019



The Record—Does Your High School Still Rank Seniors?  Some Don’t.

High schools are increasingly bucking the tradition of naming a valedictorian or ranking graduating students.


Svetlana Schkolikova| June 18, 2019



Education Dive--Kids Count: No growth in pre-K enrollment, 8th-grade math proficiency

Dive Brief:

The U.S. child population continues to increase and grow more diverse — especially in California, Florida and Texas. But the overall rate of 3- and 4-year-olds not attending preschool — 52% — hasn’t changed since 2010, according to the 2019 Kids Count Data Book, which has been tracking child well-being at the state level since 1990.


Linda Jacobson @lrj417| June 17, 2019