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Caride Named New Chair of Assembly Education Committee

Representative from 36th district replaces former chair Patrick Diegnan who is now in Senate

(TRENTON) – Assemblywoman Marlene Caride (D-Bergen/Passaic) has been named the new chair of the Assembly Education Committee.

Caride was appointed by Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto. The assemblywoman, who represents the 36th legislative district, will replace former education chair Patrick Diegnan.

“Strong leadership in the education committee is vital and I have no doubt Assemblywoman Caride will deliver,” said Prieto (D-Hudson). “I am certain Assemblywoman Caride will lead the committee in the direction necessary to ensure that our children meet their full academic potential.”

“I am honored and thankful for the opportunity to lead such a pivotal committee. The future of our state greatly depends on the quality of our educational system and I don’t take that responsibility lightly,” said Caride. “Many of our schools are struggling to meet expectations as funding become more and more scarce. I look forward to working with my fellow committee members to ensure that we implement policies that will help strengthen our schools and give them the resources needed so they can adequately prepare our children for academic success.”

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.