Thursday, June 07, 2007

Stanley Measure Creating Task Force on School-University Partnerships Released

The Assembly Education Committee today released legislation Assemblyman Craig Stanley sponsored to establish a task force to study and promote best practices for school-university partnerships that seek to improve the education of public school students in low-income communities.

"In some urban neighborhoods, partnerships among universities and local public schools are bridging gaps for young students," said Stanley (D-Essex), who chairs the education panel. "Whether they provide after-school, tutoring, or mentoring programs, these partnerships need to effectively meet the needs of the community."

"Some of the country's finest institutions of higher education sit within a stone's throw of some of New Jersey's neediest schools," Stanley continued. "The resources and people available at our colleges and universities must be utilized to effect real, positive changes in our elementary schools students."

The bill (A-2082) was released by a vote of 10-0. It now goes to the Assembly Speaker, who decides if and when to post it for a floor vote.

The information in this post was taken directly from dated 21 May 2007. The entire article is available here.



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