Increasing the dialogue among stakeholders in New Jersey’s special education system

Snapshot: Mental Illness Facts and Numbers

One in four adults—approximately 57.7 million Americans—experience a mental health disorder in a given year. One in 10 children live with a serious mental or emotional disorder. One-half of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14, three-quarters by age...

Snapshot: School Completion Rates

School Completion Rates New Jersey ranks #1 in the nation in the percentage of students who graduate. New Jersey’s gradation rate is estimated at 87 percent, above the national average of 73 percent. In New Jersey, 69 percent of black students complete high...

Snapshot: Tics and Tourette Syndrome

Approximately one in every five children will have a tic at some point in their development. Eye blinking is the most common first tic. Over 23% of children in special education classes have tics. Tourette syndrome is much more common in males than in females. The...