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Jasey, Diegnan, Wagner, Caputo & Jimenez Bill to Benefit Teachers Aspiring Toward Educational Leadership Roles Advances
Measure to Create Advisory Board and Program to Fill Leadership roles in School Districts(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Mila Jasey, Patrick Diegnan, Connie Wagner, Ralph R. Caputo and Angelica M. Jimenez to encourage more of New Jersey's teachers to take part in educational leadership r0.oles recently gained legislative approval by the full Assembly.
The sponsors note the purpose of the legislation is to create a teacher leader endorsement program that would identify the skills, knowl¬edge, and requirements necessary to fulfill leadership roles in school districts. Teacher leaders would serve as coaches, mentors, and facilitators of professional learning.
"Teacher leadership goes beyond the four walls of a classroom," said Jasey (D-Essex, Morris). "We must encourage and support our most dedicated, innovative educators to expand their roles and become professional leaders in their field. Fellow educators, schools, and students will benefit greatly from their expertise."
LEGISLATION TO PROTECT CLIFTON, NUTLEY FROM PROPERTY TAX HIKES, SERVICE CUTS RESULTING FROM ROCHE DEPARTURE ADVANCES
Would Provide Aid to Clifton, Nutley In Wake of Roche Move Out of New JerseyTRENTON - Legislation sponsored by Senator Nia H. Gill and Assemblyman Ralph Caputo to create a state aid program to help alleviate the property tax burden in municipalities that experience the departure of a major corporate facility was approved today by a Senate committee. The legislation would provide property tax relief to municipalities such as Clifton and Nutley, which were notified last year that Roche pharmaceuticals would be moving its corporate headquarters out of the state.