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LEGISLATIVE ALERTS  


       Check this page regularly for alerts about legislation that will affect you and your ESL and bilingual students. Alerts will first be sent to the e-mail list and then linked to this page. Below are links for contacting your legislators.

ACTION ALERT!

     The NJ State Board will consider amendments to the state’s bilingual education regulations at its next meeting, rescheduled to Dec. 5. The proposals are part of Commissioner Chris Cerf’s plans to drastically “deregulate” NJ’s public education system by revising or repealing state education code. The proposed bilingual amendments “would no longer require school districts to submit to the Department for approval a three-year plan detailing how they intend to provide language assistance services to LEP students.” Districts would be required to prepare a plan to “raise LEP student achievement,” but the Department would no longer review and approve those plans or monitor their implementation separately.

     PLEASE write a letter to State Board of Education members and let them know how this "deregulation" will harm services for ELLS! 

Click here for a sample letter.

ACTION ALERT!

Adult Education Funding Alert!

Click on the ACTION ALERT link to urge your members of Congress to include adult education funding in the stimulus package

2010 Legislative Conference Handouts and Presentations

SRA Update 4/7/09 - Text-Version

Public Testimony to the New Jersey State Board of Education on SRA February 20, 2008

 Public Testimony to the New Jersey State Board of Education February 21, 2007

Petitions

Below are petitions that you can send to your legislators



Government Websites

Other Advocacy Websites

If you have any questions, you can contact us by sending e-mail to: webmaster@njtesol-njbe.org.

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