U.S. News & World Report announced on March 9 that New Jersey’s education system is the best in the nation.

According to the U.S. News & World Report “Best States” rankings, New Jersey has the country’s top education system and is number one in pre-school enrollment.

The high rankings follow Education Week’s recognition on Sept. 3 that, for the second year in a row, New Jersey’s public schools were the best in America.

“New Jersey’s board members, staff, students and families can take great pride in this prestigious ranking,” said Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod, NJSBA executive director. “Hard work pays off! Congratulations to everyone who works with New Jersey’s 1.4 million public school children.”