PATERSON, NJ – Senator Nellie Pou’s bill that would raise New Jersey’s minimum dropout age gained approval on Monday from the Senate’s education committee, according to a story on nj.com.

Meanwhile, an Essex County legislator introduced that would change the state’s law on teacher tenure, making performance factors the first criteria considered when school districts impose layoffs instead of seniority, according to nj.com.

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A recent story on NJ Spotlight examined the details of the tenure proposal.