How Much Have Your New Jersey Property Taxes Gone Up?

Using this interactive feature, you can trace the ineluctable rise in property taxes over the past 20 years. And, of course, median income has not kept up with these steep increases.

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2019 EdTech Predictions for High Education

Twenty movers and shakers in edtech were interviewed for their opinions on what 2019 holds for that sector. Read their near-term prognostications here.

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Watch Governor Murphy’s State of the State Address

It will be broadcast live on NJTV’s YouTube channel.

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Online Primary Sources for American History: Trails West

Across the Plains, Mountains and Desert is a bibliography of almost 4500 items of primary and secondary sources dealing with the overland trails from 1812 to 1912. (Where available, links are provided to the full text document.) As is stated in the preface “This bibliography does not discriminate against fur traders, Frenchmen,soldiers, expressmen, merchants, miners bound for Pikes Peak or Montana, or Mormons bound for Utah. If a man, woman, or child left an account of their experiences crossing the northern overland route across the Great Plains, whether going of east or west, I hope it appears here.” (8) Other more specialized sites include Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, Travels in America, 1750 to 1920, Mountain Men and the Fur TradeThe Gold Rush of California: A Bibliography of Periodical Articles, “California As I Saw It”: First-Person Narratives of Early California, 1849-1900, Oregon Trail Emigrant Resources, and the Merrill J Mattes Collection (trail diaries).

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New Jersey Higher Education Failing Students of Color

This report – Locked Out of the Future – shows how the state education system is rife with disparities. For example:  “New Jersey colleges are sharply racially stratified. A Black student is nearly 30 percent less likely to attend an in-state public four-year college than his/her white peer. A Latinx student is 18 percent less likely. (p.2) Additional metrics support the main suppositions of this report. Graphics provide detailed breakdowns of the amount of state support each college/university (whether non-profit or for-profit) receives.

 

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Reports on Russian Use of Social Media

Two important reports have recently been published dealing the Russia’s use of social media to spread disinformation. They are: The IRA[Russian Internet Research Agency], Social Media and Political Polarization in the United States, 2012-2018(Computational Propaganda Project); and The Disinformation Report (New Knowledge). These reports were prepared at the behest of Congress and show the depth and breadth of Russian meddling. This Washington Post article provides an overview of both documents.

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National Security Reports – December 2018 Update

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