Archive for Tag: Education

Dunn buckles down, demands state fix school bus driver crisis

TRENTON, N.J. – The bus driver shortage in New Jersey has reached critical mass, with school officials sharing stories of canceled bus routes and children getting home at dinnertime during the state Legislature’s Joint Committee on the Public Schools Tuesday. Superintendents from across the state told committee members that...

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Scharfenberger says stop teaching critical race theory and racism in GOP Reaction Couch video

TRENTON, N.J. – Freedom and opportunity were the building blocks on which this country was built, not racism, says Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger in the latest episode of the Assembly Republican Office’s GOP Reaction Couch. The Monmouth County legislator and college professor dismantles the lies of critical race theory –...

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Dunn slams Murphy for stranding children, failing to address school bus driver shortage

TRENTON, N.J. – There have been statewide business shutdowns, statewide Covid mandates, but no statewide solution to the school bus driver shortage that is affecting children’s constitutional right to access education, says Assemblywoman Aura Dunn. Reports show school districts have been largely left to figure out the problem on...

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Scharfenberger: Keep critical race theory out of the classroom

TRENTON, N.J. – Moms and dads have packed school boards meetings because of it. Teachers have resigned over it, saying they don’t want to brainwash their students. Across the country, critical race theory is pitting educators and concerned parents against each other. Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger believes such advocacy doesn’t...

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Dancer calls on governor to use surplus to avoid school aid cuts

TRENTON, N.J. – Schools that saw a reduction in state aid can apply for stabilization grants through the New Jersey Department of Education. Assemblyman Ron Dancer applauds Gov. Phil Murphy for offering $50 million in such grants to help impacted districts adjust to their new funding levels and rehire...

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Dunn calls for more transparency from school boards

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Aura Dunn has been fighting to make the government process more transparent. Most recently, a public relations debacle involving a school board in her district, and the ensuing public outcry, prompted Dunn to introduce legislation (A5932) that requires those boards to publicly post full agendas...

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Assembly passes Dancer bill creating grant program to study school district regionalization

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly passed a bill Monday that would allow school districts to be reimbursed for conducting regionalization feasibility studies. The bill (A5537), first released with amendments from the Assembly Education Committee June 9, is sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer. “New Jersey has the highest property taxes...

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Space bill promoting better trained workforce passes Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Parker Space’s bill allowing secondary classroom experience to satisfy existing education requirements in apprenticeship programs passed the Assembly Monday. Apprenticeship programs allow individuals to earn money while gaining on-the-job training, a job-related classroom education and industry-recognized credentials. Employers are able to develop specific training that...

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Judge sides with GOP lawmaker, Murphy administration must hand over Covid data used to justify state shutdowns by June 11

TRENTON, N.J. – In a victory for greater transparency and in pursuit of the truth, Assemblyman Erik Peterson was granted access to the N.J. Department of Health N.J. Department of Health’s county-level Covid-19 data by state Superior Court Judge Mary C. Jacobson Tuesday. The state has until June 11...

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Assembly advances DiMaio bill requiring students with concussions to be evaluated by doctor

TRENTON, N.J. – Students with head injuries will need a doctor’s note before returning to school says an Assembly panel that approved a measure today sponsored by Assemblyman John DiMaio. The bill (A1599) requires all public school students to receive written clearance from a physician before going back to...

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