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June 5, 2015

This special announcement will provide you with up-to-date information on pertinent educational issues that are part of the State Board's agenda.

Eyes on the NJ State Board of Education
Meeting Date: June 3, 2015

President's Report
The State Board adopted the following resolutions:
Honor the 2014-2015 State Board Student Representative
Establish the State Board Calendar of Meeting Dates for 2015-2016

Commissioner's Report

Common Core State Standards
Commissioner Hespe announced he would present the Board with a process to review the Common Core State Standards at its July meeting. He noted,"... now is a very good time to do this,..." and indicated the review will be "highly deliberative" and "highly engaged."
Items for Consideration
Appointments to the State Special Education Advisory Council
The State Board approved the two-year appointments of Barbara Gantwerk, former NJDOE Assistant Commissioner, and Amy Smith, Director, Office of Information Services for Autism New Jersey, to the State Special Education Advisory Council.

Enlargement of Purpose
The State Board adopted a resolution approving the enlargement of purpose for the Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission.

New PRAXIS II Test and Qualifying Score for Early Childhood 
The State Board adopted the resolution to approve a new test and qualifying score for the Praxis II test required for initial New Jersey teacher and educational services licensure pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:9B-8.1(a)6 and N.J.A.C.6A:9B-10.1(a)6.
Technical Report Praxis Early Childhood Ed (5025)_January 2015

Approved for Publication in the New Jersey Register   
NJDOE Assistant Commissioner/Chief Talent Officer Peter Shulman updated the State Board on recent activities and outcomes regarding Proposal Summary and Changes to Chapter 9 since Second Discussion.
N.J.A.C.6A 9C Professional Development for Teaching Staff Members and School Leaders pertaining to educator preparation and licensing.

First Discussion Bilingual Education - Division of Student Services & Career Readiness 
The State Board discussed the readoption with amendments to the regulations pertaining to bilingual education proposed at N.J.A.C. 6A:15, Bilingual Education pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:35-15 to 26.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at agallagher@njasa.net or 609-599-2900, ext. 126.  

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Anne H. Gallagher
NJASA Director of Communications