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.
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Prieto: Assembly Education Panel to Review Ways to Enhance Teacher EffectivenessChairman Diegnan to Lead Review into Teacher Effectiveness Recommendations
Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen) released the following statement Thursday on a news conference he held with educational leaders on plans to enhance teacher effectiveness:
"We can all agree that giving our children a quality education is a shared priority. And while New Jersey has an outstanding public schools led by amazing teachers, we can always do better. That's why I was pleased to see recommendations to enhance teacher effectiveness laid out by the Garden State Alliance for Strengthening Education. We need an evolving approach to preparing teachers, supporting them throughout their careers, helping them continue to enhance their knowledge and skills and equipping them for leadership roles.
"Enabling educators to help students achieve and succeed is an absolute must. To that end, we must move away from a piecemeal approach and understand that teachers are now working in the 21st century, with unique new challenges to overcome and ever-changing techniques available to use in the classroom..."
Prieto & Diegnan to Discuss Plans to Enhance Teacher EffectivenessAssembly Speaker Vincent Prieto and Assembly Education Chairman Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. will hold a 10 a.m. news conference on Thursday to discuss enhancing teacher effectiveness.
Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen) and Diegnan (D-Middlesex) will be joined by:...
Assembly Approves Andrzejczak & Singleton Bill to Help Provide Financial Stability to School Districts on Military BasesThe full Assembly on Monday unanimously approved legislation sponsored by Assemblymen Bob Andrzejczak and Troy Singleton to help provide greater financial stability for school districts located on military bases or other operations controlled by the federal government.
"This will help provide school districts near military bases, in particular, with the stability they need to continue operating without overburdening taxpayers should they be impacted by any decisions at the federal level, like base closures, realignments or cutbacks," said Andrzejczak (D-Cape May/Atlantic/Cumberland).
Allowing Youth Soccer in Pinelands, Hospital Caregivers, Combating Metal Theft & Override of Christie Veto on Debt Report Requirements Top Monday Assembly Voting SessionCombating Lead Hazard & Auto Insurance Fraud, Improving School Bus Driver Training, Banning Microbeads and Requiring DCA Post Complete Property Tax Information Also on Tap
Allowing youth soccer on Pinelands areas, requiring hospitals to provide patients and their guardians with opportunities to designate a caregiver, combating the ongoing scourge of metal theft, targeting lead hazards and auto insurance fraud and overriding the governor's veto of a bill to require an annual state debt affordability analysis be included in the State Debt Report highlight Monday's Assembly voting session.
Improving school bus driver training, improving higher education police standards, protecting the environment by banning microbeads and requiring the Division of Local Government Services to include complete property tax information on its web page are also on tap...