JerseyCAN and Better Education for Kids released the following statement regarding the State Board of Education’s vote on the assessment proposal:
Today’s action is an improvement but as numerous Board of Education members acknowledged, the Department of Education’s proposal still falls short for New Jersey’s children and families. It reduces accountability within the school system and will provide less information to families and schools. It is now incumbent upon the Legislature to act to ensure our State maintains meaningful graduation requirements and that parents have access to timely data that can improve educational outcomes and better prepare our kids for college and career readiness. We thank the Board Members for their continued diligence and persistence to guarantee the best interests of our students are maintained.
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Better Education for Kids (B4K) advocates for the policy and political environment to ensure high quality educational opportunities for all kids throughout New Jersey. Learn more at http://b4njkids.org
JerseyCAN: The New Jersey Campaign for Achievement Now is a nonprofit education research and advocacy organization that advocates for a high-quality education for all New Jersey kids, regardless of their address. Learn more at http://www.jerseycan.org/