|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
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.