Back to School Effort

Like others who have seen the devastation in New Jersey in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, NJEA members are asking how they can help. As educators, we want to make sure that students get back to school, and back to normal, as soon as possible. The damage to many schools makes that a real challenge, but you can make it a reality.

The NJEA Hurricane Sandy Back to School Effort will help our members replace and rebuild the learning environments our students need.

The NJEA Hurricane Sandy Back to School Fund will be used to support member volunteer efforts in New Jersey’s hardest-hit communities and schools. Through donations of money, materials and time, NJEA and its members will help our hardest-hit schools and communities rebuild.


At the state and local levels, members of NJEA—indeed all residents of New Jersey—have responded to Hurricane Sandy with a force to match its winds and waves. While the storm closed schools and cancelled the NJEA Convention, members left relatively unscathed used the unexpected time off to reach out to their students and their neighbors to offer help. This page offers just a sample of the great work our members have been doing.

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  • Scholastic is accepting book grant requests from heavily-damaged schools and libraries in the tri-state region.

  • The Buyers Edge, an NJEA member benefit, offers access to pre-approved vendors for major purchases that guarantee the lowest prices and most expedient service on your immediate needs. Details