Report: New Jersey has best school systems in nation

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New Jersey school news New Jersey school news New Jersey’s public schools are the best in the country, according to a report by WalletHub.com, a financial resource website.

The report evaluated each state’s schools using 12 points of comparison including student-teacher ratios, dropout rates, test scores and bullying incidents to assess the quality of the education available.

The data used was based on information from the U.S. Census Bureau, the National Center for Education Statistics, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Kids Count – Anney E. Casey Foundation, the Center for Literacy at Champlain College, Stopbullying.org, U.S. News and World Report magazine and K12.com.

The report found that states that invest more dollars in education benefit not only their residents, but also their economies.

“The Economic Policy Institute reported that income is higher in states where the workforce is well educated and hence more productive. With higher incomes, workers in turn can contribute more in taxes to beef up state budgets over the long run.”

The report provides breakout data on categories such as math test scores in which New Jersey ranked fourth and school safety for which New Jersey came in fifth.

The full report is available on the wallethub.com website.


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