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In the news: 2018

Pre-K Our Way’s efforts in 2018 are focused on how Governor Murphy and your legislators can Expand NJ’s Pre-K NOW! Pre-K Our Way believes that NJ lawmakers can honor a promise made to NJ families almost a decade ago: to fund high-quality pre-k for more than 50,000 3- and 4-year-old children.

Gov. Murphy Budget address March 2018

The proposed pre-k expansion funding in Gov. Murphy’s first budget provides a significant step in bringing New Jersey’s pre-k to thousands of our state’s 3- and 4-year-olds and to many more communities.

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Sweeney unveils new school funding plan for New Jersey

Senate President Steve Sweeney on Tuesday provided an advance of his school funding proposal.

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Senate President Steve Sweeney on Tuesday provided an advance of his school funding proposal

A week before Gov. Phil Murphy introduces his first state budget, the state's top lawmaker on Tuesday offered his own proposal to hike corporate taxes and pump hundreds of millions of dollars into New Jersey public schools.

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Sweeney tax plan would direct new revenue to school funding

Senate President Steve Sweeney said Tuesday he wants to raise taxes on corporations earning more than $1 million in annual net income, unveiling his proposed plan in advance of Gov. Murphy's March 13 Budget Address.

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Gov. Phil Murphy can make New Jersey a leader again by keeping his promise to make quality, free pre-K available to all families in New Jersey. He can start by prioritizing the plan the Legislature approved a decade ago." - Steve Barnett, NIEER

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NJTV News Special Report: Inauguration of Phil Murphy

Pre-k expansion was on the minds of elected officials and attendees at the inauguration of Governor Phil Murphy. Listen to the first two minutes of NJTV's January 16, 2018 inaugural coverage - and how "50,000 kids waiting" became part of the day's visual.

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Murphy turns to Asbury Park for N.J.'s next education commissioner

Gov-elect Phil Murphy announced Friday he's nominating the superintendent of Asbury Park schools to be New Jersey's next education commissioner -- and tasked him with helping "revolutionize learning" in the state.

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Funding for preschool expansion critical to provide level playing field for those in need

High-quality early-education does work, both for supporting children and for supporting working families. In fact, researchers have called it a "game-changer", with lasting, long-term benefits.

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The case for universal pre-K

Researchers have studied the success of pre-k education for nearly 60 years. The studies are consistent in their findings: Early childhood education gives students the best chance to succeed in school, and later in life. For socioeconomically disadvantaged children, universal pre-k could be a lifeline. For cities, it offers the possibility of breaking cycles of poverty.

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