Ruiz bill aims to prevent further learning loss

State Sen. M. Teresa Ruiz, chair of the Senate Education Committee, on Nov. 19 introduced legislation that would require the Department of Education to put together a learning loss report in relation to the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on students statewide.

“If we are genuinely committed to closing the achievement gap, we must acknowledge there was a divide pre-COVID, we must assess to see where we are now, in the midst of the pandemic, and we must invest post-COVID to ensure that gap does not continue to grow the way it has over the last eight months,” Ruiz said in a story by Insider NJ.

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