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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Diegnan & Pinkin Bill to Ensure Elementary School Health and Phys-Ed Professionals are Properly Endorsed Approved by Assembly

Legislation sponsored by Patrick Diegnan and Nancy Pinkin (Both D-Middlesex) to ensure all elementary school physical and health education teachers are appropriately certified and trained to teach K-6 grade levels was approved Thursday by the Assembly.

Under current law, in order to teach health and physical education in grades kindergarten through six in a public school, a teacher is not required to have these specific endorsements to the instructional certificate. A teacher with an elementary school endorsement, under certain regulations, would be permitted to teach these courses.

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8-Bill Higher Education Affordability & Reform Package Tops Thursday Assembly Session

Sports Gaming, Expanding Mammogram Availability, Prescription Drug Safety & Improving Energy Infrastructure Also on Tap
Bills to Promote ALS and Veterans Donations & Cut Red Tape Also Set

An 8-bill higher education affordability and reform package - including bills to freeze tuition, improve cost certainty for families, boost accountability, crackdown on sexual assault on campus and regulate for-profit institutions - top Thursday's Assembly voting session.

Legislation to eliminate sports gaming prohibition, ensure mammograms are available to women under 40 who lack access to family medical history due to adoption, study the state's energy infrastructure needs and expand a prescription drug safety program are also to be considered...

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