The Assembly Higher Education committee handles issues that relate directly to the state’s 31 public colleges and universities, including its 19 county and community colleges. The committee assists in directing policy relating to tuition aid and scholarship programs, such as the popular NJ STARS, and ensuring the success of inter-institutional agreements entered into by schools.
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Ammunition Magazine Limit, Drug Treatment, Moratorium on Replacing Landline Telephone Services, Bedbug Eradication, Fire Safety & Foreclosure Prevention Top Thursday Assembly HearingsReducing maximum capacity of ammunition magazines to 10 rounds, drug treatment in state correctional facilities, a moratorium on replacement of copper-based landline phone service with wireless service, bedbug eradication, fire safety in new homes and helping residents avoid foreclosures top Thursday's Assembly committee action...
Riley Lauds Overhaul of College Placement Test: "The SAT exam should be Fairer & More Relevant to Every Student"(TRENTON) - Assemblywoman Celeste Riley (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland), chairwoman of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, on Thursday applauded the College Board and its recent effort to make the SAT more relevant and fair to today's aspiring college student:
"I applaud the efforts of the College Board in making changes to the SAT exam.
"College placement tests should be an assessment of a student's high school studies as well as their ability to meet college expectations. The test should open doors to opportunities, not discourage students from pursuing their dreams for higher education.