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.

Governor Murphy Announces $20.6 Million in Preschool Expansion Aid to 31 School Districts

Governor Phil Murphy today announced the first round of new Preschool Education Expansion Aid (PEEA) of $20.6 million to 31 eligible districts, which will enhance and expand preschool education programs for more than 2,000 three and four-year-old children across the state.

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New Jersey boosts preschool funding for 31 districts

Gov. Phil Murphy is announcing the first round of expanded funding for preschool programs in New Jersey. Murphy said the $20.6 million for 31 school districts will increase or enhance preschool programs for more than 2,000 3-and-4-year-olds in the Garden State.

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$975K In State Aid For Morris Schools To Expand Pre-K

The Morris School district will receive $927,000 to bolster its preschool program, Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Tuesday. It's one of 31 eligible school districts set to receive over $20 million in state ate.

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Rahway Schools Receive State Funding for Preschool Expansion

In a recent press release, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that Rahway was one of 31 districts to receive money from the new Preschool Education Expansion Act (PEEA). The district received $881,456 to help fund the district’s early education program.

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South Orange-Maplewood District Details Impact of $1.4M Preschool Expansion Grant

A $1.422 Million grant obtained by the South Orange-Maplewood School District to expand preschool could ultimately lead to universal pre-K — bringing free preschool education to up to 1,000 children ages 3 and 4 throughout the towns each year.

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NJ Delivers Big Boost For Preschool In South Orange, Maplewood

The South Orange-Maplewood Public School District (SOMA) will be among the state's largest beneficiaries of the first round of new Preschool Education Expansion Aid (PEEA), Governor Phil Murphy announced Tuesday.

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Hamilton Township Schools and Master Teacher Laurie Derringer

“Thanks for sharing!” goes to Hamilton Township Schools (Atlantic County) and Master Teacher Laurie Derringer – and LAST year’s pre-k expansion! View their recent promo video.

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The Alliance for Early Success

Politico Morning Education recently featured The Alliance for Early Success re: their three high-quality instructional policies and three practices needed for high-quality pre-k. Remember: NJ’s state-funded pre-k IS high-quality!

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Murphy discusses investment in statewide pre-K expansion

Gov. Phil Murphy will tour pre-k classes and discuss budget investment in statewide pre-k expansion.

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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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OP-ED: IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO PUT ABBOTT TO WORK AT WHAT IT DOES BEST

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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