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Interactive Map: Cost of Education in Each School District, 2017-2018

Colleen O'Dea | August 12, 2019 | Maps, Map of the Week

Typical NJ public school district spent almost $16,000 per pupil. Total cost of educating each child was 40 percent higher when spending on busing, pensions, benefits, other costs are considered

Interactive Map: Where ‘Crime Guns’ Have Been Recovered in New Jersey

Colleen O'Dea | July 24, 2019 | Maps
Murphy administration compiles statistics to draw attention to its effort to hold manufacturers and dealers accountable
June 20, 2019
New census data show increase in older population, influx of young families in Hudson River communities but declining population in farthest suburbs
March 11, 2019
The rate rose for almost every category of graduate. And, after years of not reporting data by gender, 2018 results show girls graduated at higher rate than boys
February 28, 2019
Taxes edged up by less than 1 percent in the past year, the smallest bump in decades, but the dollar amount homeowners actually pay is all over the map
February 15, 2019
Numerous studies have shown the benefits of a diverse teaching force, both for students of color and for all pupils
January 18, 2019
Mining the returns of those who have moved in and moved out, a report by the federal taxman pegs the Garden State as a net population loser
December 11, 2018
Smartphones, laptops, desktop computers, internet connections — poorer New Jerseyans are less likely to have them than better-off residents
November 21, 2018
Average salaries for NJ public school teachers increased by just over 2 percent. Administrators saw somewhat bigger gains
October 26, 2018
Essex County is among hot spots in the country for arrests of immigrants by ICE agents. Sharp rise in New Jersey under Trump administration
October 5, 2018
Trying to call the congressional contests is more of a challenge than ever — gender, education, wealth, age, and race must all be factored into the equation
September 17, 2018
An unusually large number of competitive contests for New Jersey’s congressional seats, a Senate candidate with deep pockets, and funding from outside groups make for costliest election ever
August 3, 2018
Despite reductions, tenant advocates and attorneys claim a crisis still exists, especially in Essex County — particularly Newark — which saw more than 40,000 filings in fiscal 2018
July 20, 2018
The Garden State leads the nation in freeing prisoners, a trend helped along by sentencing reform and changes in the way drug crimes are dealt with by the courts
June 22, 2018
Prescriptions are way down but that hasn’t halted the accelerating number of fatalities. The one bright spot is Ocean County, which has seen big decline in deaths related to the drugs
June 8, 2018
The turnout for the midterm primaries was the highest in years, with Democrats showing up at the polls in greater numbers that Republicans in most congressional districts
May 25, 2018
Millennials, immigrants, and even a few baby boomers driving population gains in the Garden State’s urban counties
May 4, 2018
Despite efforts to encourage integration, state’s public school system continues to be among the most segregated in the nation
April 20, 2018
Federal legislation before Congress could strip thousands of New Jersey’s most vulnerable citizens of their SNAP food-assistance benefits
April 6, 2018
Homeowners in best-off communities save far more than residents of low-income cities — and are likely to save even more if Legislature adopts governor’s proposal to raise the deduction
February 23, 2018
More June graduates took and passed their AP exams than in prior years, but poorer districts continue to lag in the number of test-takers
February 9, 2018
This year’s outbreak could match or even exceed the severity of the H1N1 pandemic of 2009
January 24, 2018
From county to county there can be significant differences in percentage of defendants held over pending trial
January 5, 2018
Older New Jerseyans are employed at higher rates than the national average and there has been a marked increase in the number of workers over the age of 75
December 15, 2017
Waste not, want not isn’t the watchword for these communities, but they’ve definitely got the first part down
December 1, 2017
The Republican tax-reform package targets benefits taken by New Jerseyans in college and grad school — and their families
November 17, 2017
County by county assessments help show where the voters went to the polls and where they stayed home — compared with the stats for 2013
November 3, 2017
Record amounts are being spent on this year’s race for the governor’s mansion. Here’s a way to see who’s being the most generous to which candidate
October 20, 2017
Increase in reports of sexual violence probably reflects fact that ‘survivors know they’ll be believed and the system will take them seriously’
October 6, 2017
In some towns, write-offs for state and local taxes are about $1,500; in others, they can be more that $100,000. Regardless, the money can be very important
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