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Friday, December 18, 2009

Superintendent Fishbein meets with Governor-elect Christie's transition team.

Last week, Superintendent Dr. Dan Fishbein was among a group of educators who met with the Governor-elect’s transition team to give input and advice on education issues that will face the new administration ASAP. The group covered many topics including special education costs, new regulations, proposed legislation (prevailing wage, instant tenure), new testing mandates, qualities to look for in a new Education Commissioner and others. The Governor-elect certainly has his work cut out for him. We’ll all be watching closely to see how he makes the most of this opportunity to make some needed changes in state education policy. I’ll keep you posted on developments...

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