Time to Keep the Promise of Preschool
Advocates for Children of New Jersey called on Governor Chris Christie and the state Legislature to begin funding expansion of high-quality preschool that would provide thousands of young learners with a jump start on their education, increasing their chances for school success.
“While New Jersey has led the nation on providing preschool to low-income children, thousands of children are still denied this early education because of where they live,” said Cynthia Rice, senior policy analyst and report author. “It is time to make good on the promise of preschool.”
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NJ Leads Nation in Dramatic Drop in Juvenile Incarceration
New Jersey led the nation with a drastic decline in the rate at which youth are locked up, plummeting 53 percent over a 13-year period, while still maintaining public safety, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Nationally, the detention rate declined 37 percent from 1997 to 2010, according to the KIDS COUNT Data Snapshot. New Jersey saw the fifth highest drop in juvenile detention nationally.
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