State House Wrap-Up: Week of February 5, 2024

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On Monday, February 5th, both the Senate Education Committee and the Assembly Education Committee convened to hold a joint hearing on the use of virtual and remote instruction in New Jersey’s K-12 public schools. Invited guests testified during the joint committee hearing, including the New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association, the NJ Education Association, the New Jersey Association of School Administrators, the New Jersey Public Charter Schools Association, the NJ School Boards Association, NJBIA, Teach for America, Proximity Learning, and Imagine Learning. 


With the exception of the NJEA, all of the distinct  stakeholders testified that, with the state of the current staffing crisis, having the ability to employ remote or virtual tools where appropriate is an important option to maintain. No one disputed that in person learning is preferred and that virtual or remote options are a “last resort”.  


NJPSA shared anecdotal evidence, collected directly from NJPSA members, about how online instruction is used in schools. You can read NJPSA’s full testimony here. If you have any questions, or would like to discuss the use of virtual or remote instruction further, please contact your NJPSA government relations team at any time at:


The entire hearing is available for you to listen to on the New Jersey Legislature’s website here


*Special thanks to all NJPSA members who took the time to email and talk with me over the weekend.  We cannot do what we do without you, and we are so appreciative of your assistance and generosity with your time.