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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.