The Assembly Education Committee addresses issues concerning education curricula, school finance, school boards and districts, school transportation, students, teachers, tuition and student aid, vocational and higher education.
Democratic Research Aide: Martin Sumners
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Assembly Democratic Measure Asserting Request by Newark School District to Bypass Seniority from Teacher Layoff Criteria Encroaches on Legislative Authority Clears Assembly
Measure sponsored by Caputo, Diegnan, Tucker, Pintor-Marin, Spencer, Jasey, Oliver, Giblin & Speaker Prieto addresses seniority waiver request that would affect the planned layoffs of more than 1,000 teachers in the Newark Public School DistrictA resolution sponsored by Assembly Democrats denouncing a request by the State District Superintendent of the Newark Public School District to bypass seniority in planned teacher layoffs, as an attempt to usurp the Legislature's authority has been approved by the Assembly.
The resolution is sponsored by Ralph Caputo (D-Essex), Patrick Diegnan (D-Middlesex), Cleopatra Tucker (D-Essex), Eliana Pintor-Marin (D-Essex), Grace Spencer (D-Essex), Mila Jasey (D-Essex/Morris), Sheila Oliver (D-Essex/Passaic), Thomas Giblin (D-Essex/Passaic) and Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson). It was approved 44-24-2 during the Feb. 27 Assembly voting session.
Fuentes Inducted into the Camden Schools Hall of Fame
Organization provides scholarships and opportunities for Camden City youth(CAMDEN) - The Camden Schools Foundation has inducted Assemblyman Angel Fuentes (D-Camden/Gloucester) into the Camden's Best Hall of Fame at its third annual fundraising banquet. Honorees are attendees of and/or graduates from Camden City Schools who have since given back to the school system and the Camden Community as a whole.
A longtime resident of Camden, Assemblyman Fuentes is a member of the Assembly Education Committee, and has passed legislation such as the Social Media Education Act aimed at strengthening our schools.
"I am truly honored to be recognized by such an important community organization," said Assemblyman Fuentes. "Having the opportunity to show Camden's students the possibilities that the future holds is so powerful. The Foundation does an amazing job of helping our young people advance at every level of education."
Caride, Mosquera & Jimenez Bill to Prevent Improper Communications between Teachers and Students Gets Final Legislative OKA bill sponsored by Assemblywomen Marlene Caride, Gabriela Mosquera and Angelica Jimenez to help prevent improper electronic communications between students and school staff was approved by the General Assembly on Thursday, giving it final legislative approval.
"Social networks, text-messaging and e-mail have drastically changed the way people communicate today," said Caride (D-Bergen/Passaic). "Advancing technology and the use of electronic communications raise concerns of appropriateness and beg us to define conduct in a professional atmosphere, especially in our schools..."