What an amazing two weeks for child advocacy – more money for preschool in Governor Murphy’s proposed budget, bills addressing chronic absenteeism as well as access to school breakfast on a fast track in Trenton and a celebration of the 20th anniversary of Abbott preschool. Plus – it’s official! ACNJ is part of the national Think Babies campaign.
Though Gov. Christie failed to sign the chronic absenteeism bill, ACNJ will continue its efforts to ensure more kids attend school every day.
8,000 Fewer NJ Students Missing Too Much School, but More Work Needed, Assembly Bill Aims to Help Struggling Schools Address Chronic Absenteeism
New ACNJ report explores the complexity of chronic absenteeism and its possible solutions.
Thanks to Sen. Diane Allen’s leadership, bill S447 provides for a concerted effort to reduce the 147,000 chronically absent students in NJ.