The report makes policy recommendations to inform NJ policymakers as the state continues to consider the redesign of school-based mental health services in the coming years.
New Jersey Policy Lab
This study examines whether schools that offer greater proportions of advanced curricula in STEM and enroll greater proportions of students are more likely to hold STEM participation as a priority.
In 2018, New Jersey implemented the S-2 bill, which aimed to reduce adjustment aid to school districts in the state. This report investigates the types of school districts affected by the elimination of the adjustment aid, along with the short-term impacts of eliminating adjustment aid on local revenues, current expenditures, student to teacher ratios, and student performance in New Jersey school districts.
Energy efficiency programs that focus on equity can acknowledge and address past injustices by involving marginalized communities in the decision-making process and proactively ensuring that all residents have equal access to benefits. The Energy Equity Project with the University of Michigan set out to establish a comprehensive system for assessing and promoting fairness in clean energy initiatives and investments.
In December 2022, Congress delinked the continuous Medicaid enrollment provision with the Consolidated Appropriations Act, which meant that states would resume reviewing Medicaid enrollees’ individual eligibility on April 1st in a process known as “unwinding.” In New Jersey, nearly 300,000 people could lose their coverage.
In 2016, an estimated 15 million people experienced water shutoffs. To address individuals’ struggles with paying their water bills, the Low-Income Home Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) was implemented in 2021 in response to growing water insecurity among Americans during the pandemic.
This new report authored by Tom Dallessio, Bob Kull, Eric Harris, and Smriti, employed a policy-focused approach to review the initial goals of the Million Acre Initiative and the Garden State Preservation Trust Act, first signed into law in 1999, which aimed to preserve one million more acres of open space, farmland, and historic structures throughout the state.
Over the past several months, researchers from the Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) have been leading a graduate planning studio examining how the 15-minute neighborhoods planning model can be applied throughout New Jersey by developing three case studies in Bridgeton, Cherry Hill Township, and Newark.
Authored by Sarah F. Small, Debra Lancaster, Jocelyn Fischer, and Yana van der Meulen Rodgers, this report represents comprehensive research into the state of childcare markets in New Jersey from both supply- and demand-side perspective, and includes key findings as well as policy recommendations to bolster support for the state’s childcare market.
Telehealth has experienced a boom in use since the start of the pandemic, offering safer, more convenient, and accessible alternatives to patients seeking care. However, telehealth is not without its pitfalls—namely, misdiagnosis and data privacy risks, both which can lead to medical malpractice.