By Ann Schnoebelen
Findings released on Wednesday by the Milken Institute corroborate a view many in higher education have found themselves defending in recent years: A college education pays.
In a report titled “A Matter of Degrees: The Effect of Educational Attainment on Regional Economic Prosperity,” the nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank says its research proves “the strong relationship between educational attainment and a region’s economic performance.”
The report associates education with increases in real gross domestic product per capita and real wages, linking the addition of one year in a worker’s average years of schooling to a 10.5-percent rise in a region’s real GDP per capita and a 8.4-percent rise in the region’s real wages.…Read more
By Jeanette Rundquist/The Star-Ledger
TRENTON — Inside the nearly $9 billion that Gov. Chris Christie’s budget allocates for schools is funding to revive a controversial pilot program that would, for the first time, offer scholarships for students to attend private and parochial schools with public money.
The budget includes $2 million to create a pilot “opportunity scholarship” program, that would allow about 200 children to transfer from failing public schools to private schools.…Read more
|April 19-20 2013
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|Elections Matter 2013|
|On Friday, join Gubernatorial candidate Barbara Buono and other key leaders standing up for education and labor.|
By Suzanne Russell
Although some board members were surprised to see the suspension issue rescinded, Donna Chiera, president of Perth Amboy Federation/American Federation of Teachers, was not.
“I thought she would be here for the remainder of her contract,’’ said Chiera, adding if the board’s action gets the district moving in a positive direction, she is not opposed.…Read more