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NJ NEWS COMMONS: TEACHER DIVERSITY MAP: HOW YOUR DISTRICT COMPARES

 

Using state Department of Education data that were self-reported by school districts, NJ Spotlight's Colleen O'Dea created a map that magnifies the lack of diversity among the state's public school teachers, an issue recently debatedby lawmakers. Slightly over half — 56% — of the public school population in New Jersey are students of color, yet 84% of their teachers are white. (NJ Spotlight)

BRIDGEWATER MIGHT LIMIT POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS

Bridgewater Councilman Filipe Pedroso has introduced an ordinance seeking to limit the influence of developers on local politics. He cited the controversial Center of Excellence project, which he previously called a "monstrosity," as a motivator. The next hearing is on February 21. (TAPinto Bridgewater/Raritan)

FEDERAL BUDGET DEAL GIVES $6M FOR DELAWARE RIVER

On Friday, President Donald Trump signed the Interior Appropriations bill. The budget allocates $1 million more this year to the Delaware River Restoration and Conservation Program than last year: $6 million in total. Environmentalist groups appear to be satisfied with the funding this year. (Press of Atlantic City)

HERE ARE ANDY KIM'S PRIORITIES FOR THE THIRD DISTRICT

At his first town hall in Ocean County on Saturday — an event he pledged to make a monthly ritual — Andy Kim, the new representative for District 3, covered several issues, including a Veterans Administration (VA) clinic in Brick, climate change (i.e. preventing flooding, Superstorm Sandy), and a vow to get prescription drug prices under control. It's a purple district: Kim narrowly defeated Republican Tom MacArthur in November. (Asbury Park Press)

 

👀 Stories we're keeping an eye on...

Catholic Church
  • Could disgraced former Cardinal McCarrick now face criminal charges? (NJ.com)
  • 'These men are a disgrace': South Jersey churches respond to sex abuse list (Press of Atlantic City)
Legal Marijuana
  • Get ready for legal marijuana: reports say there's a deal (Newark Patch)
  • Murphy, Sweeney reach deal, reports say (Asbury Park Press
  • Legal pot will make some police dogs 'obsolete' (TAPinto Flemington)
  • He pushed for legalization for 20 years. Now he feels sidelined. (NJ.com)
  • How hard will it be to clear weed convictions? (NJ.com)
NJ Transit
  • NJ Transit asks judge to dismiss worker injury lawsuits (The Record)
  • Light rail in South Jersey is coming, but not for another 6 years (NJ.com)
Sen. Cory Booker
  • Where Cory Booker stands on gun rights, legal weed, Medicare for all, and Trump’s wall (NJ.com)
  • Cory Booker 2020: Dem presidential candidates introducing themselves to voters (Asbury Park Press)
  • Cory Booker waiting ’until all the information actually comes out’ before judging Jussie Smollett attack (NJ.com)

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