October 18, 2022 • VOL. XL NO. 11
Legislative Update: Assembly Education Committee Holds Hearing on Learning Acceleration and School Facilities Bill; Senate Approves Various Education Measures
The Assembly Education Committee hosted a hearing on interrupted learning and discussed a bill that would revise school facility project processes. The Senate and various other Assembly committees also met over the last week.
The New Jersey School Boards Association is urging the Murphy administration to preserve the existing School Based Youth Services Program, while increasing investments in programs and services that will enhance student mental health.
There are a few narrow but important exceptions to the nepotism rules. You are strongly encouraged to discuss these exceptions with your board attorney before hiring based on these exceptions.
The New Jersey State Board of Education met for its October monthly meeting, discussing and acting on numerous items, including a resolution recognizing National Principals Month. The State Board also recognized the 2022-2023 New Jersey State Teacher of the Year.
About $6M in Grants Go to Two New Jersey Institutions to Support Educators of English Learner Students
The College of New Jersey and William Paterson University have received grants of $3 million and $2.8 million respectively to support educators of English learner students.
The New Jersey Department of Education encourages districts to review the results of the spring 2022 New Jersey Graduation Proficiency Assessment results in conjunction with locally administered assessments.
The Office of School Preparedness and Emergency Planning, part of the New Jersey Department of Education, is providing ongoing behavioral threat assessment and management virtual training for school communities through a grant program.
Download the Workshop 2022 mobile app! Visit the Apple App store or Google Play store and search “NJSBA Workshop 2022.” The Workshop app offers an opportunity to engage in Workshop throughout the entire event.
As Workshop 2022 approaches, school officials are reminded of the School Ethics Commission’s policy guideline regarding acceptance of meals and entertainment at conferences.
The U.S. Department of Education recently launched "YOU Belong in STEM," an initiative to galvanize the broad STEM education ecosystem to implement and scale equitable and high-quality STEM education for all young people.
NASA is launching its second Power to Explore Student Challenge, calling on K-12 students in the United States to learn about Radioisotope Power Systems.
School Board Notes, the weekly digital newsletter published by the New Jersey School Boards Association, will be on a regularly scheduled break next week as NJSBA staff carry out their duties at Workshop 2022.
In accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, notice is hereby provided that the New Jersey School Boards Association’s Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 4, 2022, at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held in-person and remotely.