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New Jersey Tops National Ranking of Schools, While U.S. Earns a C

September 3, 2019
By Sterling C. Lloyd and Alex Harwin
Education Week

New Jersey takes the top spot in the newly released “Quality Counts 2019,” the 23rd annual report card of state education systems issued by the Education Week Research Center, while the nation as a whole once again earns a C grade despite some jockeying for position among individual states.

The report, the third of three installments, synthesizes 39 indicators that capture a range of school finance, academic achievement, and socioeconomic factors that affect the quality of state school systems.