Social justice a hallmark of labor unions
Social justice has been a hallmark of labor unions, including NJEA, since their inception. After all, the fundamental issue of unionism is to improve the lives of its members through collective action and, through our action and activism, to improve the lives of all working men and women, their families and their communities.
For years, politicians of both parties have failed to fund New Jersey’s pension systems. After nearly two decades of neglect, the systems are in a dire position: they need regular, responsible payments from the state in order to remain stable and to provide public employees with the secure pensions they have earned.
The 2016 NJEA Jack Bertolino Summer Leadership Conference will offer a broad menu of workshops that equip members to become stronger association advocates. Most workshops offer nine hours of training in a three-day period spread over six parts. A longer workshop providing 18 hours of training over four days is available for newer presidents.
Teaching and Learning Symposium
Improving the academic achievement of their students is the goal of all educators. NJEA’s Teaching and Learning Symposium, held on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Hilton East Brunswick, will help you do just that. Learn more
Colleen Curren elected Northeast Regional Director at NEA RA
Black Horse Pike EA member Colleen Curren has been elected to the Executive Committee of the NEA’s Young Professionals Caucus as its Northeast Regional Director. Read more
NJEA has partnered with Thunder 106 and B 98.5 to recognize the significant contributions our members make in the lives of their students. Read why Allison Brown, a teacher from Southern Regional Middle School, was chosen as the Thunder 106 School Spirit Award winner for May. Read more
Giving students a national view
NJEA and BEN-FM have partnered to educate the public about the important role Educational Support Professionals play in our schools and in our communities. Joann Houck is the 6th grade Administrative Assistant to the guidance counselor and the principal at Maurice and Everett Haines 6th Grade Center in Medford Township. As the front desk receptionist, she is the first person the children, parents and public meet when they come to school. Read more
Nominate All-Pro Teachers!
The Philadelphia Eagles and Axalta Coating Systems are teaming up again to recognize outstanding 6th through 12th grade teachers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware for their contribution to their students, school and community through the Axalta All-Pro Teachers program. A teacher can be nominated by a principal, fellow teacher, student or parent of a student. Ten (10) teachers will be chosen by a selection committee based on education drive, innovative teaching methods, use of STEM education and commitment to students beyond the classroom. Read more
NJEA salutes Scholar Athletes
NJEA and News 12 held its 19th Annual Scholar Athlete Awards Luncheon on June 18, 2016, at the Pines Manor in Edison. Zavion Bell of Willingboro High School in Burlington County (center, pictured with his girlfriend, Athletic Director Leon Owen, Burlington County President Mary Steinhauer, and NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer) was named Scholar Athlete of the Year. Read more
Special promotion for 2016 Jets home opener
Don’t miss the Jets season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, Sept. 11 at MetLife Stadium. This special offer includes five different seating options to choose from starting at $55 per ticket and discounted parking. The first 50 tickets purchased through this offer will receive post-game field access following the game! Details
The Philadelphia Soul arena football team, based in Voorhees, are Philadelphia’s winningest team since 2004. In partnership with NJEA, the Soul are visiting schools with their “Activate Your Soul” school program and they invite every school in New Jersey to join them in helping keep our children active and healthy. Learn more
Have you submitted a photo using the NJEA app? Check out the SNappSHOTS gallery to see if your photo made the cut!
Teachers are using Snapchat in the classroom
A small but growing group of teachers is using the social media app as a way to push more learning outside of the classroom and onto students' smartphones. What educational value could it possibly have? Check out these ways teachers are using Snapchat for instruction. Learn more More On-the-web resources