Archive for New Jersey

Gateway Tunnel Video

For those interested in watching this video that has been in the news of late, here it is. This project is part of a comprehensive infrastructure program vital to the area’s economic viability; the full plan can be seen here. This Amtrak: Overview is most informative.

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NJ Guide to Property Taxes

No one likes paying them. This guide, however, offers some insight into the intricate process that arrives at what we pay on an annual basis. And in case you have forgotten, those of us in New Jersey pay the highest property taxes in the country.

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McNair Academic Named a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School

McNair Academic High School in Jersey City, already an institution that figures prominently in “best schools” lists, has added another achievement – it has been named a National Blue Ribbon School.

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MacArthur “Genius” Awards Announced. How Many Are From New Jersey?

Come here and find out.

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How Much Do New Jersey Teachers Earn?

This interactive feature allows you to view MEDIAN figures arranged by county or by district, as well as supplying salaries from 2016/17 for comparative purposes. Charter schools are also included. Please note that several districts/schools are not included in this list: East Newark Borough and Guttenberg Town in Hudson County, Palisades Park in Bergen County, Freedom Prep Charter School in Camden County and Ocean Academy Charter School in Ocean County.

For national AVERAGE salaries, please look at this chart that tracks salaries over the decades through 2016/17.

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Dozens of New Jersey Schools Closing Early Due to Excessive Heat – Thursday, September 6, 2018

Schools in New Jersey just don’t close for snow, you know. These districts, including Jersey City, are having early dismissals because of the excessive heat today.

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New Jersey’s Future?

The New Jersey Economic and Fiscal Policy Workgroup recently released its report Path to Progress that details certain changes to pensions, retiree health benefits, local governmental services, and business transactions which will, in theory, allow the state to resume fiscal solvency. To say some of these proposals are controversial is quite the understatement; please come here to read a summary of the recommendations and how they might impact you. NJ Spotlight also contains an excellent overview of the contents of this report; here is NJEA’s response to the plan. Contrast this report with Blueprint for Economic Justice and Shared Prosperity from New Jersey Policy Perspective.

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