June 7, 2022 • Vol. XLV No. 42
Legislative Update: Senate Education Committee Advances Measures on Educator Recruitment, Environmental Sustainability, Information Literacy, and Others
On Thursday, June 2, the Senate Education Committee met and approved various measures affecting New Jersey school districts.
Almost 200 people turned out for a June 1 reception to honor Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod, who is retiring in July after almost 10 years as executive director of the New Jersey School Boards Association.
The panelists will highlight how school districts garner attention for their decisions — one way or another — on book title selections, diversity/equity programs, sex education and gender identity curriculum, confusion over culturally responsive teaching versus law school critical race theory instruction and more.
The 2017-2018 school year was the first time in two decades when there were fewer than 3,000 new teacher candidates, according to the report. Moreover, New Jersey’s colleges and universities lag behind most other states in producing new teacher candidates, the report states.
At its June meeting, the New Jersey State Board of Education heard updates and acted on numerous items.
The New Jersey Department of Education recently released a free online toolkit to help students with disabilities prepare for further education, employment and independent living after graduating from high school.
The NJSBA has developed a community resource, “A Guide to Board of Education Meetings in New Jersey,” which is now available in Spanish.
Visit our playlist to watch a series of short videos that highlight high school students throughout New Jersey who are making a difference.
During the webinar, titled “Strategies for Implementing a Green Fund,” presenters will showcase stories from K-12 schools that are using the model to support sustainability programs.