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September 8, 2017
A reduction in federal funds would be felt by all districts; some would bear up, but others would be devastated
July 28, 2017
The lowest average salaries for teachers and other education professionals tend to be found in charters and small, elementary school districts
July 14, 2017
NJ’s Hispanic population grows but new census data reveal wide disparities in income, poverty, health insurance
June 30, 2017
Youth prisons, according to critics, are expensive, underutilized, and ineffective and should be shut down in favor of community-based programs
June 16, 2017
For critics it’s not just a matter of winners and losers; NJEA dismisses strategy as ‘sick scheme’ for proposing school budget cuts so late in the day
June 2, 2017
Campaign spending in the run-up to the primaries continues to track record-breaking amounts, reaching almost $37 million as of May 23
May 19, 2017
The federal government recently released detailed data on the 2017 open enrollment period, making it possible to map highest concentrations of ACA coverage across the state
May 5, 2017
A new report from the NRDC reveals that nearly 4.5 million residents are served by systems with at least one violation of the Safe Drinking Water Act
April 21, 2017
Average spending, for the first time, nudged slightly above $20,000 — coming in at $20,385
April 7, 2017
Chronic absenteeism remains a problem at too many schools, but faculty earn an A for attendance
March 31, 2017
Pay for unused absences was capped at $15,000 in 2010, but public employees hired before that at school districts, towns, and counties across the state can still rack up six-figure payouts
March 24, 2017
New Jerseyans have been hard hit by floods over the past four decades, receiving almost $6 billion in NFIP payments
March 10, 2017
New Jersey residents benefited greatly from Obamacare Medicaid expansion. If the program is rolled back, men, women, and children in every county will be affected
February 24, 2017
New government data is sobering: The state has the highest rates nationally for diabetes and heart failure; second-highest rates for cancer and stroke, among other maladies
February 10, 2017
At 9.1 percent, New Jersey’s default rate is 11th in the country, particularly good news given that students tend to carry a heavy debt burden
January 27, 2017
Over the past six years, property taxes have climbed by as much as 35 percent, but some communities have seen average bills remain stable or even declined
January 20, 2017
The latest report on ALICE— Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed — reveals 37 percent of households can’t eke out a survival budget
January 13, 2017
While improvement holds for all races and ethnic groups, rates vary between schools from 100 percent to less than 30 percent
January 6, 2017
NJ roads became safer from 1990s to 2013, but then deaths began rising again
December 16, 2016
The loss of high-paying factory jobs and state tax policy have contributed to growing inequality, experts say
December 9, 2016
Most recent U.S. Census data makes clear the pain that most homeowners are feeling as they wait for valuations to climb back to pre-2010 levels
December 2, 2016
Diversity may be the order of the day in New Jersey, but most whites, blacks, and Hispanics continue to live in suburban enclaves and urban ghettos
November 18, 2016
The results are preliminary, the uptick is very modest, but at least the recent trend of lower turnouts was arrested
November 4, 2016
While results released this week show improvement overall, most of the state’s high-school students failed to attain passing grades
October 28, 2016
Services in New Jersey for people seeking help with drug abuse can’t keep up with demand, largely because of heroin and opiate crisis
October 21, 2016
Advocates urge schools to shift to serving meals after the start of school day
October 14, 2016
Poverty is a statewide problem, but almost half of NJ’s poor are living in urban centers
October 7, 2016
Former secretary of state has more donors and bigger contributions, adding up to six times the total for her Garden State campaign war chest
September 30, 2016
Most of the money goes to staff salaries, but many spend heavily on mail to constituents in an election year
September 23, 2016
Last year, almost nine of 10 of those eligible were registered, but fewer than two in 10 made it to the polls
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