NJPP Blog

June 1, 2009: Is new school funding formula "thorough and efficient"?

Last week the New Jersey Supreme Court issued a decision upholding a sweeping new school funding formula that no longer focuses aid on New Jersey’s poorest communities. School aid will now be linked to the number of enrolled students, with extra funds going to districts with large numbers of poor or special needs students. The formula also makes adjustments for wealthier districts deemed better able to pay a bigger share of educating their children.

May 4, 2009: Paid sick days promote a healthier state

Over the past week the swine flu has dominated news stories. With several confirmed cases in New Jersey, the Department of Health and Senior Services issued a press release emphasizing effective prevention methods such as frequent hand washing and staying home from work or school if any symptoms arise.