NJDOE To Conduct Phys Ed Standards Review to Incorporate Substance Abuse Instruction Under New Law

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Legislation, A-2292 / S-372 (Vainieri Huttle, Benson, McKnight, Gusciora, Lampitt, Wimberly, Codey, Allen), requiring the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) to conduct a review of the Core Curriculum Content Standards in Health and Physical Education was signed September 6.  The new law requires the NJDOE to ensure that guidance for substance abuse instruction incorporate the most recent evidence-based standards and practices.

Under the new law, the department is directed to issue a report within 120 days (or by January 3) determining whether the content standards incorporate the most recent evidence-based standards and practices.  If the department determines that the content standards need to be revised, it is required to propose the revisions to the State Board of Education within 12 months of the report’s submission.