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  • NJ A4088
  • Establishes "High School to College Readiness Commission" to examine issues and develop recommendations to enhance student preparation for postsecondary education.
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill establishes a High School to College Readiness Commission. Under the bill, the commission will consist of 18 members including: the Commissioner of Education, the Secretary of Higher Education, and the Executive Director of the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority, or their designees; 11 members appointed by the Governor, including a representative of the New Jersey School Boards Association, a representative of the New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association, a representative of the New Jersey Association of School Administrators, two representatives of the New Jersey Education Association, two representatives of the American Federation of Teachers New Jersey, a representative of the New Jersey Parent-Teacher Association, a representative of the New Jersey Council of County Vocational-Technical Schools, and two parents of students enrolled in a public school; two members appointed by the President of the Senate, including a representative of the State colleges and universities, and a representative of the public research universities; and two members appointed by the Speaker of the General Assembly, including a representative of the county colleges, and a representative of the independent institutions of higher education. It will be the duty of the commission to study and develop recommendations on issues related to enhancing student preparation for postsecondary education and raising the awareness of students and parents on the admission requirements and the financial and other issues associated with postsecondary education, including among others: · the promotion of dual enrollment programs in which high schools partner with institutions of higher education to offer coursework that may be applied towards both high school graduation requirements and postsecondary degrees; · the expansion of financial literacy instruction for high school students and their parents to ensure that the instruction is provided continuously throughout a student's enrollment in high school; and · the early identification of students who are at risk of not being college-ready by the time of high school graduation, and the development and implementation of effective support services and remediation to provide those students with the necessary skills. The bill directs the commission to issue a final report of its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the Legislature no later than one year after its organizational meeting. The commission will expire 30 days after the submission of the final report.
2nd Reading in Assembly to Concur with Senate Amendments, 2nd Reading in the Assembly, 2nd Reading in the Senate, Bills and Joint Resolutions Signed by the Governor, Passed Assembly, Passed both Houses, Passed Senate
Approved P.L.2017, c.170.  (on 7/21/2017)
Date Chamber Action Description
7/21/2017 A Approved P.L.2017, c.170.
6/29/2017 A Passed Assembly (Passed Both Houses) (78-0-0)
6/22/2017 A Received in the Assembly, 2nd Reading on Concurrence
6/19/2017 S Passed by the Senate (38-0)
6/19/2017 S Substituted for S2567
6/19/2017 S Senate Amendment (31-0) (Cruz-Perez)
6/12/2017 S Received in the Senate without Reference, 2nd Reading
6/8/2017 A Passed by the Assembly (76-0-0)
10/27/2016 A Reported out of Assembly Comm. with Amendments, 2nd Reading
10/27/2016 Assembly Higher Education Hearing (10:00 10/27/2016 Committee Room 15, 4th Floor)
9/15/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 6/29/2017 Assembly Floor: Concur in Senate Amendments 78 0 2
Detail 6/19/2017 Senate Floor: Amend 31 0 9
Detail 6/19/2017 Senate Floor: Substitute For S2567 (Voice Vote) 0 0 0
Detail 6/19/2017 Senate Floor: Second Reading (Voice Vote) 0 0 0
Detail 6/19/2017 Senate Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 38 0 2
Detail 6/8/2017 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 76 0 4
Detail 10/27/2016 Assembly Higher Education Committee: Reported with Amendments 8 0 1