PRIDE in Public Education

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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.

School performance

Through comprehensive research on the performance of New Jersey’s public schools -- from authoritative sources including The College Board, Educational Testing Service, the State Department of Education, and the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education – we know New Jersey’s public schools are working, improving, achieving.
Check out the good news for yourself.

Sharing the Good News

Unfortunately, the good news about New Jersey’s public schools doesn’t often make the front page of your newspaper or get covered by TV and radio. So the PRIDE in Public Education campaign includes TV advertising to share the good news about our public schools. Every ad features actual New Jersey teachers and students, and provides solid facts about the performance of New Jersey’s public schools.

Classroom Close-up, NJ

For a more in-depth look at the success story of public education, New Jerseyans can tune in each week to Classroom Close-up, NJ.  Each show includes segments, shot on location in local schools, which feature innovative education programs and the public school employees, students, and community members who make them happen.

This 30-minute weekly series is currently airing on NJTV on Sundays 7:30 a.m., 12:30 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays 11:30 p.m. Saturdays 5:30 a.m. Where to watch The show is sponsored by PSE&G.

Local Pride Grants

NJEA also provides grants to its local affiliates for projects that bring the public schools out into the community and the community into the public schools. Family involvement programs, participation in community fairs and events, Read Across America celebrations, and senior citizen outreach efforts are among the hundreds of local “PRIDE” projects conducted each year by NJEA members. Sign in for more information and to apply for a grant.