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Governor:Christopher Christie
Commissioner of Education:Kimberley Harrington (Acting)
Quality Counts state grade:B
Pre-K-12 enrollment:1,400,579
Number of school districts:702
Number of public schools:2,599
Number of public school teachers:115,067
Unadjusted education spending per student:$17,907
Percent minority students:52.9%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:36.7%
Percent of students with disabilities:15.9%
Percent of English-language learners:4.8%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:46.9%
8th grade math:46.2%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:42.8%
8th grade reading:40.6%

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation Friday requiring the state to give guidance to public schools about policies for transgender students, including blocking the schools from forcing the students from using bathrooms that conflict with their gender identities.
July 24, 2017 – AP
Schools like the Marine Academy of Science and Technology worry that their enrollments are becoming less diverse as their academics become more rigorous.
May 17, 2017 – Education Week
Education aid can account for up to half of a state's budget, and it's a subject of heated debate, especially in places dealing with budget shortfalls and court orders.
March 1, 2017 – Education Week
Here are summaries of recent annual addresses by governors around the country.
January 18, 2017 – Education Week
This Quality Counts 2017 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 4, 2017 – Quality Counts
The New Jersey Department of Education is considering loosening the cap on superintendents' salaries by increasing the amount they could be paid annually.
November 30, 2016 – Education Week
A Newark, N.J., complex’s ties to charter schools has created tensions in the district.
September 21, 2016 – Education Week

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