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New Jersey School Closings, Delays, Early Dismissals for Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Please come here for announcements; you can also check your school district’s web page.

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New Jersey School Closings, Delays, Early Dismissals for Monday, December 2, 2019

Here is a fairly comprehensive list; it will probably be updated as the day progresses.

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Latest IPEDS Figures For Higher Education

This just-released 2018/19 report, based primarily on 2017/18 data, presents numbers on a wide variety of topics, including headcounts, average college costs, and number of awards by race/ethnicity. Access to the previous year’s reports are also available. You also have the ability to search by topic and collection cycle. (FYI -there are three separate collection cycles per year, each one focusing on a different higher ed sector of interest.)

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2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools Announced

Find out what New Jersey schools made the list. There are numerous filters at the main site to drill down the among the 362 schools that won this award; you can also access all the winners since 1982.

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How Current Immigration Policies are Affecting Higher Education

This interview with Montclair State University’s director of international employment and immigration details some of the obstacles now facing both international students and faculty as they try to negotiate the labyrinth of more restrictive immigration rules. This situation is further examined in this piece – Visa rules are restricting the future of international students in the US; data from the 2018 Open Doors report from the IIE reinforce the above reports highlighting how enrollment for international students in this country is slowing down a great deal and the main culprit is the difficulty in securing visas.

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New Jersey Second Best State in the Nation for Teachers

According to Wallet Hub’s 2019 Best & Worst States for Teachers, New Jersey ranks as the second best, just behind North Dakota; as it is, the Garden State ranks first in the “Academic & Work Environment” metric. Data were culled from both private and public resources. This high posting is reinforced by the Quality Counts 2018┬áthat also has New jersey at the number two position in educational quality and services.

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NJCU Among Seven NJ Colleges To Share $35 Million for GEAR UP Program

The full text of the announcement is here.

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