September Thu, 2023

New Jersey Schools Get Mixed Marks on Performance, High Marks on Safety; Residents say guns and school shootings are the biggest safety issues facing public schools in their community

While New Jersey residents gave mixed reviews on their local schools based on where they live, most believe the schools are safe, even though guns and school shootings are the biggest safety concerns, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. The Poll was conducted toward the end of the 2022-2023 academic year in partnership with Project Ready, a nonprofit organization devoted to protecting and expanding high-quality education in urban communities in New Jersey.

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May Fri, 2023

New Jerseyans Haven’t Heard Much About State Budget, Divided on Corporate Business Tax Expiration and School Funding

Most New Jerseyans have little knowledge of the state's proposed budget for fiscal year 2024, yet many have opinions about what is in it, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Three-quarters of New Jerseyans say they have seen or heard little (23 percent) or nothing at all (53 percent) about New Jersey’s proposed state budget. Four percent say they have heard a lot about the state budget, and 16 percent say they have heard some of the proposal.

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