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Assembly Panel Approves Democratic Bill Package to Give Kids a Leg Up In School by Boosting Breakfast ProgramsAn Assembly panel on Monday approved a comprehensive package of bills sponsored by Assembly Democrats to boost breakfast programs in schools, particularly for underprivileged children, in order to help give them a leg up on academics.
The package is sponsored by Assembly Democrats Joseph Cryan, Daniel Benson, Jason O'Donnell, Troy Singleton, Pamela Lampitt, Celeste Riley, Bob Andrzejczak, Gilbert "Whip" Wilson, Gabriela Mosquera, Gary Schaer, L. Grace Spencer and Eliana Pintor Marin.
Andrzejczak, Riley & Wilson Bill Package to Support Farm to School Initiatives, Promote Healthier Eating Habits in Schools Clears Assembly PanelA six-bill legislative package sponsored by Assembly Democrats Robert Andrzejczak, Celeste Riley and Gilber "Whip" Wilson to financially support the New Jersey "Farm to School" program and promote healthier food options was released Monday by an Assembly panel.
The object of the New Jersey Farm to School program is to provide agricultural products to school food service departments to serve healthy meals to improve student nutrition, provide health and nutrition education opportunities that will last a lifetime, and support local farmers. The program was developed by the Department of Agriculture in conjunction with the Department of Education.
These bills released today would help the program further its mission.
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.