Assembly Education

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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Wednesday - Assembly Education Panel to Begin Hearings on School Funding

The Assembly Education Committee will convene at 10 a.m. Wednesday to begin hearings on school funding concerns.

The Wednesday hearing is set for 10 a.m. in Committee Room 11 on the 4th floor of the State House Annex. The committee will hear testimony regarding the School Funding Reform Act of 2008 and other matters related to education funding in the state...

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Wimberly in Letter to NJSIAA Calls Changes to the Transfer Rule: "Overbroad and Unduly Punitive In Its Application"

NJSIAA is Scheduled to Discuss the Proposed Ruling Wednesday Evening
(PATERSON) - Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly (D-Bergen, Passaic) sent a letter on Tuesday to the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association President opposing the recently proposed changes to the NJSIAA Transfer Rule and urging consideration of student-athletes in challenging situations that require them to change school districts.

"The proposed ruling does not include an appeal process for students and their families," said Wimberly (D-Bergen, Passaic). "There are student and family circumstances that were not considered while writing this transfer ruling proposal. We do not want the entire student athlete population to be punished for the less than 1% that are taking advantage of transfer privileges."

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Prieto Calls On Sweeney to Join Him in Examining School Funding System

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto Assembly Speaker Urges Senate President to Follow Through On His Stated Willingness to Study School Funding Fairness

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto on Wednesday called on Senate President Stephen Sweeney to join him in studying school funding fairness without predetermined outcomes or politics.

"There is no mystery to the fact that we need to study school funding fairness without predetermining the outcome or getting political," said Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen). "The Assembly is beginning a series of hearings on school funding concerns and how to improve the process. In fact, members of both houses have publicly asked both of us for hearings..."

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Speaker Prieto Announces Jan. 18 School Funding Hearing; Public Hearings across N.J. to Follow

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto Assembly Education Committee Chaired by Caride to Convene Hearings

New Jersey Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto on Tuesday announced the Assembly Education Committee on Jan. 18 will convene the first of several hearings on New Jersey school funding as the Assembly looks to improve on the never-fully funded school funding formula.

"Concerns about school funding in communities across the state have gone on far too long without being resolved," said Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen)...

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