Parents and Community

Free labor art classes for children

American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark to host sessions

The American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark has received funding from the Puffin Foundation to host Saturday Labor Art Classes for students from grades 3 through 5. The classes begin on October 3 and end on December 19, 2015. The purpose of the program is to introduce students to the history and contemporary issues of working people and immigrants through the visual and performing arts.Read More

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PRIDE in Public Education


Since 1994, NJEA has conducted the PRIDE in Public Education campaign, a statewide effort to share the successes of public education with all New Jerseyans and build strong community support for and involvement in our public schools.

Read Across America

Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss. Sign up to have the Cat in the Hat visit your school for this event, find ideas to celebrate, and share your photos.

Teacher For A Day

Teacher For a Day

Teacher for a Day is a program that allows individuals from the community to experience an entire school day. Under the watchful eye of a regular classroom teacher.

Partnerships & Contests

NJEA has many partnerships that offer NJEA members discounts on tickets to events. Find special offers and contests that can win your school a visit from a famous athlete or tickets to a sporting event.



The goal of the Families and Schools Together (FAST) program is to encourage families to be involved in their children’s education, to enhance their academic progress, and to feel welcome in public schools. FAST is a coalition of education advocates, community groups, and schools working together to foster family involvement in education. All Abbott Districts are eligible to participate.

Family Involvement

Working hand in hand, school staff, families, communities, and policymakers share responsibility for a child’s education. When families and schools work together, our children are the winners. This area offers resources for parents and educators on building a strong bond between home and school.