TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey lawmaker wants parents who home-school their children to submit portfolios of student work and proof of annual medical examinations.
Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle says she is introducing oversight legislation in response to the death of Christiana Glenn. The 8-year-old from Irvington died in May from malnutrition and a broken bone that was never treated. The girl and her two siblings were not attending school.
Huttle says New Jersey currently has almost no accountability requirements for home schooling.
Her bill would require parents to show annual work in reading, writing, and math.
It would also prohibit children under state child welfare supervision from being home-schooled.
Child welfare officials had investigated multiple complaints that Glenn and her siblings were being neglected.
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