Archive for Tag: Schools

Umba proposes frequent in-school tutoring sessions to overcome Covid-19 learning loss

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Brandon Umba introduced a bill on Thursday to address Covid-19 learning loss with high-intensity, in-school tutoring sessions. The evidenced-based programming will help close academic gaps and complement existing curriculum, he said.  “We know students are struggling and are grade levels behind where they should be,...

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Bill repealing controversial sex-ed curriculum, putting parents on advisory boards introduced in Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – Following through on his public promise to repeal New Jersey’s controversial sex education curriculum, Assemblyman Alex Sauickie recently introduced a bill eliminating the state’s standards and empowering parents to inform future instruction. “Unaccountable bureaucrats creating inappropriate learning standards and forcing their agenda on children and schools...

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Democrat policies pleasing progressive activists turns the world upside down, says Webber

TRENTON, N.J. – During Thursday’s Assembly Appropriations Committee, a former convict turned activist and poll worker testified that a police officer’s presence at polling places sends the message to voters that it is not a safe space. Assemblyman Jay Webber says Democrat policies that prioritize a small number of...

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Eulner and Piperno call on Murphy administration to rescind onerous Covid mandates in N.J. schools

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywomen Kim Eulner and Marilyn Piperno argue it’s time to drop the onerous Covid-19 testing and vaccine requirements in schools following a top health official’s statement rejecting more mandates and amid the statewide teacher shortage. In an interview with NJ Spotlight News, state health commissioner Judy...

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Repeal Dems’ anti-cop law that puts students and voters at risk, say Ocean County lawmakers

TRENTON, N.J. – Democrats’ anti-cop crusade in the Legislature is having real-life and dangerous consequences, say Sen. Jim Holzapfel and Assemblymen Greg McGuckin and John Catalano. The Ocean County lawmakers are planning to introduce legislation that would repeal a law banning law enforcement from polling stations and ballot drop...

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Children need more ABCs, less S-E-X, amid learning loss, inequitable funding slashes

TRENTON, N.J. – Schools must be fully funded and return to a rigorous focus on academics to combat learning loss, Assemblywomen Marilyn Piperno and Kim Eulner said. With the state’s Start Strong assessment showing significant learning loss as a result of Gov. Phil Murphy’s pandemic lockdown policies, their call...

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Lawmakers preview graphic sex education materials meeting new state standards

TRENTON, N.J. – As New Jersey schools prepare to incorporate new health and sexual education curriculum, Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger and Assemblywoman Beth Sawyer sat down to preview some of the lesson plans that align with the standards approved by the state Board of Education in June 2020. WATCH: NJ’s...

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New Jersey students suffering learning loss left out of Murphy’s budget

TRENTON, N.J. – During an Assembly budget hearing on Monday, Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz and Assemblyman Brian Rumpf pressed acting education Commissioner Angelica Allen-McMillan on the administration’s spending and lesson plans to address students’ two-year learning loss. Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration has largely failed to dedicate funding to learning loss...

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South Jersey lawmakers to Murphy: Stop burdensome, discriminatory school Covid testing

TRENTON, N.J. – Sen. Ed Durr, and Assemblywomen Beth Sawyer and Bethanne McCarthy Patrick want Gov. Phil Murphy to rescind his executive order that requires school staff and teachers who are not fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to submit to once or twice weekly testing. The freshman legislators argue that...

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Rooney bill would excuse student absences for civics events attendance

TRENTON, N.J. – Students who miss class to attend a civics event should be allowed one excused absence per school year, says Assemblyman Kevin Rooney. Rooney’s bill (A1271) would allow students in grades 6-12 at least one such excused absence, with more at the school district’s discretion. Parents or guardians must...

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