In the News: 2020

Just four years ago, NJ’s state-funded, full-day pre-k was available in only 35 communities. Since then, there’s been much progress! Pre-k expansion funding accelerated in every budget of the Murphy Administration because the Governor – and the Legislature – made pre-k expansion a high priority. For the 2019-2020 school year, there are a total of 147 school districts – across every county – with state-funded, full-day pre-k. However, many more still wait.

INITIAL NEWS COVERAGE OF GOVERNOR MURPHY’S FY2021 BUDGET ADDRESS FROM FEBRUARY 25, 2020

On February 25, Governor Murphy delivered his proposed FY2021 state budget. The governor’s proposed state budget for the coming year continues funding for the 147 school districts already with NJ’s state-funded, full-day pre-k, and includes funding for approximately 30 new ones. In the past three years, there’s been much progress. Pre-k expansion was established as a state priority, and funding accelerated in the first two budgets of the Murphy Administration.

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