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Murphy signs legislation to increase STEM education in nonpublic schools

Gov. Phil Murphy (D-N.J.) signed legislation that will expand STEM education access in nonpublic schools. – Photo by New Jersey Office of the Governor

On Wednesday, Gov. Phil Murphy (D-N.J.) signed legislation that would increase the number of public school teachers that are allowed to teach STEM subjects at nonpublic schools as part of an existing grant program, according to a press release.

The legislation will change the original program, created within the state's Department of Education in 2019, to allow teachers to spend more hours teaching STEM at nonpublic schools and be compensated for them.

“As we continue to support our students through the most formidable challenges of the 21st century, it is imperative that we continue to ensure that all students have access to a world-class STEM education,” Murphy said.

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