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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Lampitt: DeVos Revised Rules on Campus Sexual Assault is a Step Backwards

Viewing them as a step backwards in the movement to protect and support sexual assault victims, Assemblywoman Pamela R. Lampitt (D-Burlington, Camden), chair of the Assembly Education Committee, released the following statement Friday in response to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' revised rules regarding sexual assault cases on college campuses:

"At a time when we as a nation have taken tremendous strides in empowering victims of sexual assault to come forward and seek justice, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has continued to pursue policy that protects perpetrators of sexual assault and suppresses the voices of victims.

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"It Takes a Village"-- McKnight Bill Establishing K-3, School-based Mentoring Program Introduced in Assembly

3-Year Pilot to be Modeled after Rochester Resilience Project, Geared Towards
At-risk Students and Schools in Crisis Zones

Recognizing the importance of community and collaboration inspired by the African proverb, "It takes a village to raise a child," Assemblywoman Angela V. McKnight has introduced legislation to establish a three-year pilot mentoring program. Modeled after the successful Rochester Resilience Project, the program would provide school-based mentoring to K-3 students at risk for mental health disorders and substance abuse.

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