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Lampitt, Benson, Jasey, Johnson, Mosquera, Muoio, Pinkin & Jimenez Bill to Ensure Safe Return to School for Students who have suffered Concussions Approved by AssemblyLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Pamela Lampitt, Dan Benson, Mila Jasey, Gordon Johnson, Gabriela Mosquera, Elizabeth Maher Muoio, Nancy Pinkin and Angelica Jimenez to ensure students who have suffered a concussion are properly vetted by a licensed health care professional before they can return to school was unanimously approved Thursday by the full Assembly.
"Concussions, especially in young people, should not be taken lightly. When a child suffers a concussion, there needs to be proper procedures in place for his or her return to school and learning," said Lampitt (D-Camden/Burlington). "This bill will help ensure the utmost caution is taken during their return to school in order to ease their transition back into the classroom and avoid further injuring themselves."
Caride, Jasey, Eustace, Vainieri Huttle & Jimenez Bill to Eliminate Standardized Tests as Measuring Stick for Teacher Effectiveness Clears AssemblyLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Marlene Caride, Mila Jasey, Tim Eustace, Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Angelica Jimenez to eliminate the use of standardized assessments as a measure of student growth or progress in evaluations of teachers, principals, assistant principals, and vice-principals was approved 52-11-8 Thursday by the General Assembly.
For the past two years, the NJ Department of Education has limited to 10 percent the usage of PARCC, New Jersey's standardized assessment, in determining student progress as a factor in teachers' evaluations. The test now counts for 30 percent of the overall evaluation. Approximately 15 percent of New Jersey educators will have PARCC results factored into their evaluations.
Schaer, Jasey, Johnson, Zwicker, Giblin & Downey Bill to Help Spur Innovation & Economic Growth through Higher Ed & Business Partnerships Continues AdvancingLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Gary S. Schaer, Mila Jasey, Gordon Johnson, Andrew Zwicker, Thomas Giblin and Joann Downey to create a commission comprised of higher education and business professionals to study and strategize on best ways to foster innovation, job growth and economic development in the state was approved Thursday by a Senate panel.
"If we want to be competitive, we must invest in the economic future of our state," said Schaer (D-Bergen/Passaic). "This commission would bring together experts in critical industries like health care and biotechnology and pair them with higher education professionals to collaborate on varied and concrete courses of action to stimulate our economy and generate a robust workforce."