PolitickerNJ Wire Feed

By Gina Wilder | December 21st, 2012 - 2:12pm
| More

Assembly Democrats News Release

Caputo Introduces Legislation to Direct Boards of Education to Provide Each Student the Required Class Textbook


Assemblyman Cites Recent Concerns Raised by Parents'

(TRENTON) - Assembly Democrat Ralph R. Caputo recently introduced legislation to address parents' concerns over the availability of textbooks for certain classes that require a textbook for lessons and homework.

The bill (A-3540) would require a school district board of education to provide an individual textbook for each student enrolled in a class which requires a textbook.The bill states that in some school districts not all of the students in a particular class are being issued a textbook; and the lack of textbooks puts students at a disadvantage in completing homework assignments and preparing for tests.

"We all agree that how we educate our students' has changed significantly in the age of iPads, tablets and online textbooks," said Caputo (D-Essex). "However, each school district must ensure that every student has access to the appropriate tools or textbooks needed to do well in the each course, whether the tools or textbooks are in-hand or online.

"This bill will ensure every student a fair opportunity to be successful in their studies. "

The bill defines a textbook as any book, workbook or manual or electronic textbook intended as the principal source of study for a given class.

To read more, please visit the New Jersey General Assembly Democratic Office Web site.

On the Net:
The Assembly Democratic Office Web site
NJ Assembly Dems on YouTube
NJ Assembly Dems on Vimeo
NJ Assembly Dems on Facebook
NJ Assembly Dems on Twitter
NJ Assembly Dems e-mail alerts

Contact Info: 

Majority Press Office 609-847-3500

Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest: April 23, 2014

Colorado politicians invite Christie to experience 'Rocky Mountain High'Colorado politicians slapped back at Gov. Chris Christie after he questioned their Rocky Mountain quality of life under the rule of legalized marijuana.“Whether it’s hiking season or snow season, we invite Gov. Christie to experience Colorado’s quality of life anytime,"  Sen....

Op-Ed

How the City of Paterson became a city in crisis

By HAYTHAM YOUNES As the May 13th election for Paterson officials nears, I've noticed a lot of candidates running using slogans and empty promises as if they weren't around watching Paterson get to where it's at today. I think it's important that... Read More >

Contributors

(4-23-14) Bridgegate Witnesses Not "RATS" if Testimony is Forced -Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson’s decision last week was covered in most newspapers and blogs as an affirmation of the... more »
(Absecon Island, NJ) --With his shocking win in last year's election, Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian emerged as one of the most intriguing figures in the New Jersey political... more »
When it comes to profiling Christie, facts are for wussies (4/10/14) - As the national media stories on our Guv pile up, expect more blunders about the Garden State.... more »
This week I begin a series called Dispatches from Somewhere Else. Based on my on-going experiences as an everyman in New Jersey politics, these Dispatches review the hollowness of... more »

Quote of the Day

Quote of the day

“The good news of tonight is that these problems are fixable.” - Gov. Chris Christie

- PolitickerNJ.com

Poll

Who would you back for Governor of NJ in this 2017 general election dream match-up?:

Resources

Visit the PolitickerNJ.com/resources page for links to the best collection of information on New Jersey state government.

 

  • Polls
  • The best blogs
  • Columnists
  • State election results
  • Assembly election results
  • Local party websites
  • And more.

PolitickerNJ.com/resources