Safely Reopening Our Schools in NJ: Understanding the Constraints of Fragmentation in the Garden State

Safely Reopening Our Schools in NJ: Understanding the Constraints of Fragmentation in the Garden State

I have been trying to learn about the practical implications of reopening our schools in the fall. The stakes are ...
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/ Public Schools

Jersey City Public Schools Enrollment Data Shows Diversity of District, Imperative to Progressively Fund

Jersey City Public Schools Enrollment Data Shows Diversity of District, Imperative to Progressively Fund

For the last 10 years, Jersey City has been DIVESTING in its public schools. All the while, our city has ...
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/ Public Schools

Thoughts on Technology and Mental Health in “Remote” Paradigm of Learning.

Thoughts on Technology and Mental Health in "Remote" Paradigm of Learning.

I normally use this blog to share data and analysis about taxes and public funding, but this is a more ...
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/ Public Schools

What Investing in Jersey City Public Schools Looks Like for 2020/21

What Investing in Jersey City Public Schools Looks Like for 2020/21

On Wednesday March 18th, Superintendent Walker proposed a budget that significantly increases local investment in our public schools. The budget ...
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Jersey City Public Schools 2020/21 Budget Process: Working Timeline & FAQs

Jersey City Public Schools 2020/21 Budget Process: Working Timeline & FAQs

As we enter the budget season for Jersey City Public Schools, I wanted to share some upcoming process info – ...
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Why the School Tax Levy is Key to Funding JCPS (and why seeking abatement funds is not a concrete solution).

Why the School Tax Levy is Key to Funding JCPS (and why seeking abatement funds is not a concrete solution).

I've heard "can't we go after the abatement money to fund our schools? Rather than increase the school tax levy?" ...
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A Closer Look at Jersey City’s School Tax Rate, Part 1: the Public Data

A Closer Look at Jersey City's School Tax Rate, Part 1: the Public Data

This is the first in a 4-part series about 2018 school tax rates, with a focus on Jersey City. This ...
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Jersey City Public Schools Funding Crisis – A CivicParent Timeline

Jersey City Public Schools Funding Crisis - A CivicParent Timeline

This is a timeline of stories published or shared on CivicParent as it relates to funding of Jersey City Public ...
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/ Advocacy, Public Schools

NJ Property Tax Dashboard: Updated for 2018 w/ Jersey City Highlights

NJ Property Tax Dashboard: Updated for 2018 w/ Jersey City Highlights

NJ Property Tax Dashboard Follow the money ... and better understand your community's priorities. Every year, the state of NJ ...
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Taxpayer Guide to Education Spending – Total Spending Per Pupil (#OpenData Visualization)

Taxpayer Guide to Education Spending - Total Spending Per Pupil (#OpenData Visualization)

An explanation of “Total Spending per Pupil”, from the NJ Department of Education: “The Taxpayers’ Guide to Education Spending (Taxpayers’ ...
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