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  • Nominate scholar athletes for NJEA/News 12 recognition program September 10, 2019
      NJEA and News 12 New Jersey are seeking high school students who excel both academically and athletically. The NJEA/News 12 Scholar Athlete Recognition Program honors New Jersey high school seniors who are successful not only in the classroom, but on the court or on the field. Thirty students will be selected based on nominations […] The post Nominate scho […]
  • Attend town hall with Gov. Murphy September 10, 2019
    NJEA members are invited to join Gov. Phil Murphy for a town hall on Building a Stronger and Fairer New Jersey Together on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at Teaneck High School. Time: 7 p.m. ( Doors open 6:15 p.m. ) Place: Teaneck High School Student Center 100 Elizabeth Ave Teaneck, NJ 07666 Download flier below.   […] The post Attend town hall with Gov. Murphy appear […]
  • SEHBP costs set to decrease in 2020 September 6, 2019
    Legislature, Commission have opportunity to save even more Yesterday, the School Employees’ Health Benefits Commission (SEHBC) met to set plans and rates for the 2020 calendar year. Overall the rates are very favorable, with combined medical and prescription deceasing 4.5% for active employees in the SEHBP and decreasing 4.8% for non-Medicare retirees in the […]
  • New Jersey’s public schools rank best in the nation September 5, 2019
    New Jersey’s public schools rank best in the nation in the 2019 Quality Counts report just released by Education Week. The widely respected report, now in its 23rd year, measures a number of factors, from student achievement to school funding to the success students achieve once they leave school. After finishing a close second to Massachusetts in the four p […]
  • Ed Week: NJ public schools rank best in the nation September 5, 2019
    Take top spot in Quality Counts report New Jersey’s public schools rank best in the nation in the 2019 Quality Counts report just released by Education Week. The widely respected report, now in its 23rd year, measures a number of factors, from student achievement to school funding to the success students achieve once they leave […] The post Ed Week: NJ publi […]
  • Invite the Cat in the Hat for a visit September 4, 2019
    Want a great way to kick off your Read Across-New Jersey program? Would you like the Cat in the Hat to help your school celebrate? Then consider a visit from the Cat! NJEA members can request a visit right online. It’s simple: if you would like to invite the Cat to visit your school, fill […] The post Invite the Cat in the Hat for a visit appeared first on N […]
  • NJEA Equity Alliance fights for underserved students September 4, 2019
    By Gary Melton Sr. In July, a black ten-year-old boy in Michigan faced aggravated assault charges after a white classmate was hit in the head during a game of dodge ball at school. In Florida, a black eleven-year-old boy was arrested for not standing and saying the Pledge of Allegiance, even though students were permitted […] The post NJEA Equity Alliance fi […]
  • Our nation’s backbone September 2, 2019
    As the United States celebrates Labor Day, NJEA President Marie Blistan, Vice President Sean M. Spiller and Secretary-Treasurer Steve Beatty released the following statement: “The Labor Movement is the backbone of our nation. Workers built our country into what it is today and workers continue to protect the future of this country. Unions, with their […] The […]
  • After one-day strike, Franklin Lakes reaches tentative agreement September 1, 2019
    For over two years the Franklin Lakes Education Association had been negotiating a contract with the Franklin Lakes Board of Education without coming to a fair and equitable agreement. Consequently, FLEA members were working under the terms and conditions of a contract that had expired on June 30, 2017. While working under an expired contract […] The post Af […]
  • Staff news September 1, 2019
    NJEA welcomed Brian Rock on July 16 as a UniServ field representative in the Region 13 office in Flemington. Rock was a high school social studies teacher in the East Orange Public Schools. As an educator, he has taught all high school grade levels and a variety of readiness levels including special education, limited English […] The post Staff news appeared […]
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