Three bills were introduced into the Senate Education Committee (SED) on Thursday, June 9th. As written, S812 “Allows DOE to postpone New Jersey Quality Single Accountability Continuum in certain circumstances;” the circumstances identified are when “a school or schools of the district have been damaged, destroyed, or lost as a result of a disaster or a hazardous weather event.” This bill is sponsored by Sen. Gordon M. Johnson (Dem-37) and Sen. Andrew Zwicker (Dem-16). The
Two bills were introduced into the Senate Education Committee (SED) on Monday, June 6th. Both propose rules for school operations. SED Chair Vin Gopal (D-11) introduced S2799, which “Requires school districts and nonpublic schools to develop emergency operations plans;” additionally, “requires school districts to provide instruction on environmental and natural disasters to students enrolled in grades kindergarten through 12.” Sen. Joseph Lagana (D-38) is the only sponsor on S2803, which “Provides that public school used
Thirty education bills were introduced on Monday, May 9th–15 into the Assembly Education Committee (AED) and 15 into the Senate Education Committee (SED). S2481 was both introduced and passed by the SED. Ten of these bills have primary sponsors or co-sponsors who are members of the AED or SED, with rules proposed concerning curriculum (A3860, S2481), athletics (S2445), kindergarten (S2444), school funding (A3893), pensions (S2411), excused absences (S2414), transportation (S2439), early childhood (S2475), and school
Twenty-one bills were introduced into the Assembly Education Committee on Monday, May 2nd. Four have primary sponsors or co-sponsors who are members of the Assembly Education Committee (A3736, A3778, A3807, and A3816). Protecting Parents’ Rights Two-thirds (14) are sponsored by Democrats with the other third (7) sponsored by Republicans. A3800 enjoys ample support from Republicans; it has three Primary Sponsors and six Co-Sponsors from that party. The bill’s synopsis is “‘Parents’ Bill of Rights Act’;
On Saturday, February 27th, Just Writing, LLC presented at the Abbott Leadership Institute‘s Parent Power Hour! on the topic of synchronous and asynchronous learning. After the presentation, Kaleena Berryman, ALI Director, and Yolanda Greene, ALI Training Manager, facilitated a student panel as well as group discussion. Over forty people were in attendance. The presentation can be viewed on ALI’s Facebook page.