Senator Ronald L. Rice (D-Essex)

03 Jun: Rice Bill Would Create Educational Technology Pilot Program To Help End ‘Digital Divide’ In New Jersey’s Schools

TRENTON – A measure sponsored by Senator Ronald L. Rice, which would establish a pilot program to integrate educational technology into public school districts with the greatest technological need was unanimously approved today by the Senate Education Committee.

“If we expect our students to be competitive and thrive in a technology-oriented world, we must give them the training necessary to do so,” said Senator Rice, D-Essex. “For far too long, there have been significant disparities in technological education between the ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots.’ This legislation would work to end those disparities, and also identify ways to end the ‘digital divide.’”

02 Jun: Senate Education Committee To Hear From Commissioner Schundler Thursday

TRENTON –The Senate Education Committee will meet tomorrow, June 3 at 2PM in Committee Room 6 of the State House Annex to hear testimony tomorrow from Commissioner of Education Bret D. Schundler, on the Department’s plans to address the high failure rate of students who took the Alternative High School Assessment.

The Panel will also vote on a group of bills on issues ranging from the need for a pilot program to end school district disparities in educational technology, to a measure to direct the SCI to investigate the finances of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association.