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.
Democratic Research Aide:  Martin Sumners   
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Legislation Improving Concussion Management Clears Committee

Raising awareness of the effects concussions can have - especially on student athletes, two measures sponsored by Assembly Democrats Pamela Lampitt, Dan Benson, Mila Jasey, Gordon Johnson, Gabriela Mosquera, Nancy Pinkin, Angelica Jimenez, and Benjie Wimberly were approved by the Assembly Education Committee on Thursday.

“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.”

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Mukherji & Chiaravalloti Bill to Criminalize Sexual Contact between Teachers & Students under 20 Years Old Advances in Assembly

(TRENTON) - Expanding law to protect older students in cases of sexual assault, legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Raj Mukherji and Nicholas Chiaravalloti to criminalize sexual contact between teachers and students who are under 20 years old was approved by an Assembly panel on Thursday.

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