by Elisabeth Kim, PhD, Bernard Lombardi, PhD, and Robyn Ince, Ed.M. The Newark City of Learning Collaborative (NCLC) and the Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies at Rutgers University-Newark are working in partnership with the New Jersey State Policy Lab to explore the implementation and impact of Community College Opportunity Grant (CCOG) and Garden [...]
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Equal Access to STEM Pathways? A Closer Look at Science Course-taking Trends in New Jersey’s High SchoolsTamara Swedberg2022-10-21T19:48:13-04:00
by Vandeen Campbell Freshman Year Science Course-taking in NJ, 2016-2019 Note: The total number of schools and students represented in each chart panel varied slightly each year. In 2019-20, 58 high schools (total 9th grade enrollment: 13,797) were segregated by both race and poverty. 41 high schools were segregated by poverty only (9th grade enrollment: [...]
Fee-For-Service and Behavioral Health Organizations: Reimbursement for Behavioral Health Services in New JerseyTamara Swedberg2022-10-21T16:41:32-04:00
by Nduka Vernon M.D., M.P.H In New Jersey, most behavioral health services for Medicaid patients are reimbursed by NJ FamilyCare–New Jersey’s Medicaid. NJ FamilyCare/Medicaid reimbursement for a myriad of behavioral health services is enabled through the Medicaid State Plan and the NJ Comprehensive 1115 Medicaid waiver, enacted in 2012. This category of waivers allows states [...]
Principal Investigator Stuart Shapiro was a guest expert on the latest FedScoop podcast from Gov Actually (Episode 57) titled “The Supreme Court’s Impact on Federal Regulations,” on July 21, 2022.
Expanding telework beyond pandemics: Potential benefits and challenges for the New Jersey Telework Pilot ProgramTamara Swedberg2022-10-21T16:41:22-04:00
by Jinah Yoo (PhD student), Leonor Camarena, PhD, and Federica Fusi, PhD The growing demands for workplace flexibility coupled with technological advancements have made telework a key element of flexible work arrangements with public organizations. Additionally, the COVID-19 pandemic sped up the proliferation of telework due to pressures for working-from-home options to contain the spread [...]
by Sarah Small and Debra Lancaster Many New Jersey parents felt the sting of reduced childcare access during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, the childcare landscape has not made a recovery that meets the needs of working families and their young children. Our analysis indicates that the childcare workforce remains substantially below its [...]
by Kathyrn Balitsos and Garin Bulger As sea levels and flood waters rise, the necessity of a managed retreat in an increasing number of areas becomes ever more evident. Managed retreat is the process of deliberately moving away from places that are no longer safe to remain due to various environmental factors, most often flooding. [...]
by Maia de la Calle. Rutgers Economic Advisory Service (R/ECON™) Housing affordability and ownership accessibility The main expense incurred by New Jersey’s residents is shelter or housing. As of 2019, New Jersey ranked third in the country for median monthly housing costs, after California and Hawaii. In that same year, the median gross rent for [...]
by Michael S. Hayes, Ph.D., Rutgers University-Camden During the Election of 2020, New Jersey citizens voted to legalize the consumption, production, and distribution of cannabis products. While New Jersey municipalities cannot prevent citizens from possessing or consuming cannabis products, they do have the power to regulate and ban cannabis-related businesses in their own jurisdictions. By [...]
Stuart Shaprio offers his take on the filibuster in this opinion piece for The Hill: "Getting rid of the filibuster will not lead to an avalanche of legislation. It will just lead to more than we get now."