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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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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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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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New Jersey Colleges Listed in US News & World Report “2020 Best Colleges”

1400 institutions made the various lists; here are the New Jersey schools that did (NJCU is among them). We rank #33 out of 170 “top performers in social mobility”.

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How New Jersey School Districts Spend Their Monies

The 2019 Taxpayers Guide to Education Spending has just been released. Every district is profiled using multiple indicators. Want to know how much money your district spent? How much revenue came from the state? The teacher-pupil ratio? The cost per student? All of these questions and so many more are here.

Here are some numbers for Jersey City: total expenditures were $725, 612, 663; revenue from the state was 79.8%; the teacher pupil ratio was 11.4; and the total cost per student was $26, 028.

You can search by indicator, district, or group, and you can easily call up state averages medians as well. Access to prior reports are also available.

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New Jersey Postcards

The NJ State Library has a collection of slightly over 1800 postcards featuring various towns in the state. These tend to be representations from times past so they act as a primary source of information. This collection is arranged by town name; here are the postcards for Jersey City. The University of Maryland houses the National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection that contains thousands of these items; you can search by state as well as by town. New Jersey is represented by over 500 of these.

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