Climate Change Education

New Jersey Becomes First State to Include Climate Change in Curriculum

New Jersey public schools will become the first in the nation to incorporate climate change education into the K-12 curriculum. The 2020 New Jersey Student Learning Standards were adopted on June 3. The new standards will allow students to not only understand what climate change is, but also to explore necessary solutions. By implementing climate […]

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New Jersey Governor Murphy Signs Bill to Increase Paid Family Leave

Tuesday, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law legislation that will greatly expand paid family leave in New Jersey, doubling the amount of paid time possible for workers. The bill was heavily supported by Democrats in the legislature who have been focused on increasing protections for working families. This bill, NJ S2528 (18R), includes paid family […]

LGBTQ

New Jersey Providing Gender Neutral Option on Birth Certificates

Starting tomorrow, a New Jersey law, named after New Jersey resident Babs Siperstein who was the first transgender woman to join the Democratic National Committee, goes into effect, providing a gender neutral option on birth certificates. Previously, New Jersey law only allowed a person to change the gender on their birth certificate if they had […]