Christie breaks the law,
walks away on pensions
To listen to Governor Christie tell it, public employees just need to dig a little deeper to solve the state’s pension problems. Seriously? Three years after Christie signed Chapter 78 – which raised NJEA members’ personal annual pension contributions by 36%, raised their health premium payments by thousands of dollars more, and which robbed current and future retirees of their cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) – our governor wants more.
NJEA Secretary-Treasurer Sean Spiller and NJEA Vice President Marie Blistan congratulate Thomas Hardy, NJEA Organizing Specialist, who was recently honored by the NJ Work Environment Council (WEC) for his work to ensure safe, healthy school environments for students and staff in New Jersey's public schools.
Join NJEA's "Daytime Face"
Just as the NJEA Reporter is retiring at the end of this school year, many active NJEA members will as well. But neither will really stop working. The content of the Reporter will merge with the content of the Review and active NJEA members will become activists in the New Jersey Retirees’ Education Association—or as NJREA President Pat Provnick calls it, the “Daytime Face of NJEA.”
Member saves two teens from rough surf
Chris Moffitt, a fifth-grade teacher in Scotch Plains and a member of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Education Association recently rescued two teens from rough waters off Long Beach Island.
NJ State Teacher of the Year wins national award for teaching excellence
Kathleen Assini, an eighth grade social studies teacher at Delsea Regional Middle School in Franklinville, and the 2013-14 NJ Teacher of the Year, will receive the 2015 California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence, one of public education’s most prestigious awards. Assini is among 39 public educators who will be honored at the NEA Foundation’s Salute to Excellence in Education Gala to be held in Washington, DC on February 13, 2015.
Making a difference
Roberta Rissling has been a paraprofessional in the Township of Franklin Public Schools for the past ten years. She finds it extremely rewarding to work in the community where she lives. She works one-on-one with students who need extra help. She loves her job because she is making a big difference in the lives of her students.
Barcode of Life
Through DNA, High Point Regional High School students can predict the future of a species and the effect that man has on the environment.
ClassWish.org is a nonprofit organization that lets anybody make tax-deductible contributions to fund any resources for any school or any teacher in the country. Teachers, administrators and officers of teacher-parent organizations can create a Wish List of the resources their students need to succeed, and supporters can contribute toward school-wide needs at any K-12 school or towards specific teacher needs. More On-the-Web resources
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